Maybe it’s that I live in Australia? Or, maybe it’s that it’s winter? Or, maybe it’s that my budget won’t allow me to buy anything I’m only going to wear for a few months, unless it’s from Kmart. But, the bottom line is that almost 90% of maternity clothes that I see in the shops are black! Sure, I have a few odd bits of black clothes in the closet. If I were going to a funeral, I would seek out some black clothes. If I were Emo or Goth (nothing against the Emos and Goths), I would certainly wear black. If I were Darth Veder or the Grim Reaper, I would wear black. But, I’m pregnant! I’m carrying a life!
Tag Archives: pregnancy
‘You’re planning a home birth!?’ (Insert disapproving looks and unnerving comments). Anyone else been in the same boat?
At the time, everything about the birth of my daughter seemed fine. I had a great hospital water birth. No inducing, no pain killers. It was a very long labor, looking back, I’m surprised they let me deliver naturally. Read the rest of this entry
Who on Earth would bother taking their newborn baby to a bucket every time the baby had to ‘eliminate’, or do a wee or poo? Well, I did, and here’s the story of how it started.
Like so many parents-to-be, throughout my first pregnancy, I kept having this nagging feeling somewhere in the back of my mind: Was I really going to have to deal with dirty diapers and wiping a kid’s bottom until she was 3 or 4 years old? How hard would toilet training be? Read the rest of this entry