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Archived: Elfie – one week in

June 29, 2011

As Elfie comes close to celebrating her first birthday I thought it would be nice to look back at the time she first came into our lives. Here were my thoughts one week in to motherhood, on July 14th 2010: – I’m feeling really great after the C section – so much better than I expected. I’m trying not to let this lull me into a false sense of security and go mad with the housework but am really pleased…

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In photos: 9 months of pregnancy

June 7, 2011

I am constantly amazed at the brain’s ability to warp ideas and memories. Like how I just ate 5 chocolate hobnobs in one go, even though I knew it wouldn’t be a good idea. Or how every time I walk past a pregnant lady I feel nostalgic and just a little bit envious. I loved the time I was pregnant with Elfie. Er, no I didn’t, I was sicker than a dog and didn’t have the energy to blow dry…

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Archived: Hospital Beds

April 12, 2011

I originally wrote this on 22nd October 2010, around the time Elfie was first diagnosed with her condition. It’s still hard for me to read; I feel a lot of guilt even though I logically know it wasn’t my fault she was so very poorly but the thought that we could have lost our little girl is unbearable. I write this in hospital, sitting by Elfie’s bedside, which is where I’ve been since 5pm on Tuesday. We have been so…

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