Anencephaly, Anxiety, Baby loss, family, glamping, Grief, Holiday, nature, Pregnancy loss, Sunrise, Sunset, The great outdoors

Embracing My Inner Hippie: How Nature Has Helped Me This Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Every October, for the last few years, I've felt like I've been cast adrift. While I still go through the motions of daily life, it's as if someone untied the rope and I am gradually floating away from the world and everything in it.  I know it's because of the anniversary of my first pregnancy loss. The devasting day… Continue reading Embracing My Inner Hippie: How Nature Has Helped Me This Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Anxiety, Baby loss, Failure, family, Freya, Grief, Health, love, New mum, Parenting, pregnancy, Pregnancy loss, Things that make me angry

Giving birth – was it the best experience I could have hoped for?

I wrote this the week before Freya's third birthday but didn't post it. I held back partly because I didn't want to cast a shadow over her celebrations but mostly because I was worried it might seem like I didn't realise how lucky I was to give birth in a safe place to a healthy baby, which couldn't be… Continue reading Giving birth – was it the best experience I could have hoped for?

Anencephaly, Baby loss, Parenting

Gone But Never Forgotten: A Third Birthday.

Trigger warning (and spoiler alert): This post mentions pregnancy and baby loss as well as giving away part of the plot to the final episode of BBC’s Poldark. In any normal week I would have been furious at a story that even hinted at the plot of the final episode of Poldark, which I've been watching… Continue reading Gone But Never Forgotten: A Third Birthday.