Category Archives: Any Other Baby

Something Just Like This

Disclaimer: you guys KNOW what I’m like. Anna calls me the Baby Loon…about sums me up. It’s long, it’s wordy, it’s two birth stories in one and you’ll need a cup of tea and a packet of biscuits to get through it…but here it is… At the end of March in 2015 I was 39 [...]

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The unexpected

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it? I’m sorry we’ve been gone so long.  We fell out of love with blogging, and raising tiny humans was all-encompassing, and and and… But I don’t think either of us ever fell out of love with writing.  And we know many of you miss the space that this [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Family, Friends and Relationships, Life Experience, Written By Anna
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Having Ellie

When you think about giving birth, there’s a certain expectation.  You go into labour.  It’s going to hurt.  At the end, you have a baby. I’d spent most of my pregnancy not really thinking about the labour part, and trying to focus on the having-a-baby part.  It’s my wedding-marriage analogy; labour and a wedding lasts only a [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Written By Anna
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Now at last

…they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before. -C.S. Lewis Eleanor Victoria Joyce Kasparian 7lb 11oz 15th January 2014, 10.29am Adored.

Categories: Any Other Baby, Behind the Scenes at AOW
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This week, you are one.

A love letter from a mother to her not-so baby-anymore boy on his first birthday… Happy Birthday, Toby x This week you are one. A year ago on  13th November 2012, under the light of a new moon and in the darkness of an eclipse, you were pulled in to this world, changing it forever. [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother
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Things I need to tell you before I forget*

It might have taken 4 feeds, 2 hours of rocking and seventeen verses of ‘Sally the Camel’ to get you to sleep; but every evening at around 10pm, without fail, your Daddy says ‘I miss her. Can we wake her up?’ You love Katy Perry. You ‘roar’ along to her song, the predictably named ‘Roar’, [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother
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What being a mother has taught me

Having a baby can do all sorts of things to you. It can quite literally (and almost certainly will, one way or another), change your life.  It will probably make you examine yourself and your choices and priorities, and the way you’re living your life, because now you are Setting An Example.  On top of that [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Wise Women
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On Miscarriage

I should warn you all right now – this piece contains graphic descriptions of a miscarriage. We’ve decided to post this though, because if it gives helpful information to just one person who is going through what Laura went through, or even to friends of people going through a miscarriage, then it has been worthwhile.  [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Health
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Wards 6 and 7

Rachel writes so beautifully. So thoughtfully and evocatively that even if you don’t have experience of what she’s talking about, you can almost feel what it would be like to be in her place. What I love most about this post from Rachel is the image of her brand new family leaving the hospital, ‘passing [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother
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Are you judging me?

Ok…are you prepared for a brain dump? This post is chaotic, and not remotely well written, but that sort of sums up my feelings on this at the moment – they are also chaotic, and not entirely clear. So…after that disclaimer, here goes: Emmi is eighteen months now. (I KNOW. When did this happen?). NB: [...]

Categories: Any Other Baby, Becoming a Mother, Money and Career, Politics and Feminism
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