What I packed in my hospital bag……

Written by Lauren. Posted in Pregnancy

Upon being admitted onto the maternity ward in early labour with Spud, the midwives all had a laugh and joke about the size of my hospital bag. I had been given a list at my antenatal class of everything I might possibly need and I had stuck to it. Truth be told it did look like I was moving in or planning to stay for at least a month but as a first time mum I had no idea what I would actually need. With Spike my bag was somewhat smaller but just as heavy. We only stayed in for 24 hours so most of the stuff stayed put.

Pregnancy – The end

Written by Lauren. Posted in Pregnancy

So here I am 40 weeks pregnant and about to become a mother for the third time. No matter how much I have bitched and moaned about this pregnancy it hit me whilst lying in bed the other night that I will miss it. This is most definitely my last pregnancy, the hubby is booked in for the snip in early November, and I wish I had been able to enjoy it more.

My Maternity Photoshoot

Written by Lauren. Posted in Pregnancy

Every week during every pregnancy I have taken a bump picture.  I have albums from all of my pregnancies and don’t think I look half bad with a bump. Because this is my last pregnancy I decided to get a proper maternity photoshoot done. I was 36 weeks pregnant and still sporting a tiny bump so some of the poses didn’t work quite how I imagined – the ones of me lying on the ground were difficult to capture because my bump disappeared when I lay down!  I am mostly happy with the final images, I have struggled throughout this pregnancy with body image so not entirely happy with how my body looks but I have captured a memory of something that I won’t experience again and that makes me happy.