It's a boy 😍 21 weeks today. The son we never thought we'd have is growing at lightning speed (80th percentile!) as is my girth. Somewhere in the past 5 weeks I've gone from 'what baby?' to 'whoaaa baby!'. A lovely colleague I hadn't seen in a few weeks cast her eyes over my enormous … Continue reading Pregnant and Fighting F*t
Tunes Tuesday…on Wednesday
https://youtu.be/jl0tADiwBz0 I've been in a funk lately, as detailed in this morning's blog offering about my adulting fatigue. Check out https://soulsearchinginsuburbia.com/2021/04/14/fatigue/ to feel my first world pain. I even missed last week's sing song and almost missed this week's, despite having gotten together with Dee for some soothing creative expression over the weekend. We were … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday…on Wednesday
Two years of breastfeeding wasn't enough, this child is still obsessed with my boobs. I have adulting fatigue today. And yesterday. And most of these school holidays to be honest. Perhaps that's why I've not written a word for 2 weeks. Or perhaps it's the other way around. I already know that writing every day … Continue reading Fatigue
Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Losing weight is such a fraught endeavour. I've written extensively about my struggle with this before, in particular; the terrible shame around the hypocrisy of trying to mindfully raise girls who like and accept their whole selves, body heart and soul- when I cannot honestly claim to be one, … Continue reading Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
More on Why Making a Birth Map Matters- a midwife’s perspective
Photo by Marcos Flores on Pexels.com I ended my first article on Catherine Bell's fantastic concept of a comprehensive, evidence-informed 'Birth Map' instead of a linear, poorly researched 'Birth Plan', with a plea to women everywhere: "Women, please. Embrace your power. Express your power. Don’t keep it hidden. This is your birth, your way. Knowledge … Continue reading More on Why Making a Birth Map Matters- a midwife’s perspective
Extreme Self Care
Raisin toast and coffee, writing and rest, crystals and cards. This is what extreme self care looks like at my house today 🌷 I need to practice this today. Last night was a difficult shift with a beautiful labouring woman, for several reasons. I am very hard on myself, in a way I would not … Continue reading Extreme Self Care
Tunes Tuesday- Always Remember Us This Way
https://youtu.be/Vq0dyiyRqJY Taking on Lady Gaga is pretty terrifying. The woman is insanely talented and this piece is just perfection. I could never perform it as well as she does, the way she does, so I won't try to! Dee and I made a few little changes here and there to better suit our style and … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday- Always Remember Us This Way
Ladies: Lose the Birth Plan. Make a Birth Map instead.
Photo by Ilzy Sousa on Pexels.com #soulsearchinginsuburbia #midwifery #birthcartography #informedbirth #positivebirth #birthtrauma #informedchoice #informedbirthpreparation #maternitycare #maternitycareinaustralia #itstime #birthtime I attended Catherine's "Birth Cartography" workshop last week. Yes, birth cartography. Sounds interesting doesn't it? It is. I am in my third year of working rostered shifts as a midwife across the birthing suite and the pre … Continue reading Ladies: Lose the Birth Plan. Make a Birth Map instead.
Tunes Tuesday and an Update – “Tell Him”- Done Differently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQS1gA-xslk If you like bloopers look out for Dee's facial expression at 2:46...It was take 4 and I wasn't doing it again! Well here we are, it's another Tuesday and I haven't blogged about something else since my last #tunestuesday offering, or the one before that (look at me go, experimenting with hashtags). On one … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday and an Update – “Tell Him”- Done Differently.
Tunes Tuesday: Edith Piaf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFKLroHvF0 I really didn't set out to sing a song about lovers taking their own lives together, but it seems that is what I have done. My energy is definitely low, but not that low! It did pass my mind today, my lovely Vals day bouquet still blooming, that it would be nice to do … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday: Edith Piaf