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
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
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.
I came to midwifery much later in life, beginning study at 30 years of age when my eldest was just 1, and graduating 5 years later when my youngest was just shy of 3. It was a gruelling path and I would not have stuck to it through all the trials, tribulations, sacrifice and anxiety … Continue reading Midwife Emerging.
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
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.
My last post about my intermittent fasting "it's not a diet" weight loss journey was 2 months ago. It's fair to say I dropped the ball there! I had been doing mainly 5:2 (5 days fasting with 800 calories-ish, 2 normal days, and on average 14 hours fasting overnight) for 8 weeks, and had lost … Continue reading Intermittent fasting: 10 weeks to Healthy
https://youtu.be/KFSM9Az-kms Love these random freeze frames, don't you? I love this song. I love it so much. As do millions of other people all over the world since it was first written and released by Dolly Parton in 1973. She says she wrote it as something all women could relate to- please don't take my … Continue reading Being Jolene
#midwifelife "How are you going here Mia?" my colleague asked me as we made our way from the building after knock off today. "I just sometimes feel like you don't always enjoy it, like you don't love it." I'm not surprised she thinks this. If she's read any of my blog for a start, that … Continue reading The loveliest thing happened today…
https://youtu.be/-bl5BsCDmDI Well it's Tunes Tuesday, a way for me honour my second favourite creative endeavour, singing, (writing is no. 1) and share what casual creative expression can look like in a suburban setting. It's not flashy, but it's real. If it encourages even one viewer to honour their own neglected creative soul, it will be … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday- From Silly to Serene