I have been saving my placenta this whole time (nearly 17 months) so I could (a) make beads with a bit of placenta in them and (b) bury it with a bit of a ritual. Well, I have finally sent off the dried placenta slice,* some breast milk,** and a lock of my son’s hair… Continue reading Ipu Whenua and DNA beads
My period came back yesterday, after over two years of absence. Heavier than it used to be, but hopefully that is just a first-period-back thing. Not enjoying the cramps. I got used to my nice, comfortable uterus. ***** In other news, here are two good blog posts by SMBCs about having a second baby, still… Continue reading The Communists Have Returned
My (currently aged 38.5 y) AMH level is apparently 26 pmol/L – about the same as the result when I first had the test done (aged about 33 y), and *more* than the result of the second test (aged about 34 y)! I guess it is just the fluctuations one can expect with any test… Continue reading Weird
No, this is not a second-pregnancy announcement – I am just at the stage where I am thinking about whether I can have another one. My boy is turning one in just over a week. Most people seem to link single mothers by choice with just the one child – like we have achieved all… Continue reading An Heir and a Spare?
My son was born exactly a month ago today. It was a more difficult birth than I had anticipated – we knew he was big, but he was also slow to descend, so in the end they used forceps to bring him out (and an episiotomy). He also had his hand in front of his… Continue reading So The Baby Is Out
I know I should be updating, but my brain is currently not up to the task… I hope to get to doing an update soon, before the baby arrives. I am at 38 weeks 1 day at the moment, so I had better get a wriggle on if I want to be sure of fitting… Continue reading Just a quick note
I am now fairly well settled in Mum’s house, although there is still a lot of unpacking to do to make the move fully complete. But the actual moving of stuff happened (and went smoothly), and I have started to do nesting-type things. Like: the washing of baby clothes and nappies, ready to use! This… Continue reading Moving: Complete