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The Pregnancy Diaries: Week 41 (The BIRTH!)

The Pregnancy Diaries: Week 41 (The BIRTH!)

Woop, woop! It’s the final instalment of The Pregnancy Diaries! I’ve never stuck at a blog post series before, and I’ve definitely never found 800-1000 words as easy to write every single week. Okay. Sometimes I really had nowt to write about and other weeks I wrote WAY too much but either way, I wrote. Every week, without fail. And I took endless pictures of my bump too, watching it change and grow and move around like there was a wee alien inside.

Which there was!

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 39 Weeks (What’s Inside My ‘Hospital’ Bag?)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 39 Weeks (What’s Inside My ‘Hospital’ Bag?)

Ooooh, is this my first ever Mama packing list? Obviously, this is a small holiday and it may not even happen given my plans to have a home-birth, but I am nothing if not a planner, so I’ve planned for the eventuality I have to transfer into hospital.

And that means packing a hospital bag…which, I’m not gonna lie taps into one of my FAVE activities ever. Packing, y’all!

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 38 Weeks (What is Self-Employed Maternity Leave?)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 38 Weeks (What is Self-Employed Maternity Leave?)

If you are one of my Facebook friends or Twitter followers you’ll have seen my rantings on the topic of maternity leave. Yep, apologies for that one…..not my finest hour. I had a truly terrible week after being assured by my accountant I was eligible for maternity allowance, checking on the handy Gov.UK’s maternity entitlement calculator and filling out a whole heap of horrendous forms. Which, FYI, I filled out about 12 weeks before my due date as I wanted to go on mat leave a couple of weeks prior.

Then I got the letter telling me I wasn’t entitled to anything. Zero. NADA.

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 37 Weeks (Sciatica vs. Pelvic Girdle Pain)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 37 Weeks (Sciatica vs. Pelvic Girdle Pain)

Woah there, how am I only three weeks away from my due date?! Okay, the due date is BS anyway so I’m more like a month off right? Yep, that feels way more acceptable.

So this week I’ve had my first bit of pregnancy discomfort and YES I know, I’ve been very lucky and deserve to have a bit of pain now but FML does it have to come in the form of waddling like an actual dying duck?

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The Pregnancy Diaries: 36 Weeks (On Toxic Friendships)

The Pregnancy Diaries: 36 Weeks (On Toxic Friendships)

I’ve actually had this post sat in my drafts for yonkers, but been too scared to hit publish. In its original iteration I wanted to write about friendship in general because I’d recently had (by recently, I mean over the past year) a fair few thoughts about my mates. Some good, some bad, some downright icky. But I worried about pressing publish because I didn’t want to ‘out’ anyone as having been a crappy friend. Then I realised, who cares? The crappy friends aren’t gonna read it anyway, and even if they did — I guess the fact I’m calling them crappy friends is enough to let you know I give less f@cks about whether they are upset by this post.

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