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Tennis balls and chocolate sauce

The next post was going to be about the marvels of juicing ginger and how that appears to have resulted in several almost pain-free days this week, and how ginger and grapefruit juice will basically save your life. But fear … Continue reading

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Managing pain in pregnancy

So the last few weeks, aside from being fairly excruciating, have been a fascinating learning curve into managing pain. So I’m writing this in the hope of offering some ideas to anyone else who (like me) might be scouring the Internet for answers … Continue reading

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Pain

Five months pregnant, and my body has kicked in with some vicious pain. The left side of me is entirely unscathed. But on the right side, something’s going on between my back and my hip that’s making it excruciating to sit, … Continue reading

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Diary of a pregnancy – part I

Mid-December. Roughly 3 weeks: Wedding. Not aware that I’m pregnant. Top button pops off my wedding dress, and there are some flattering comments about cleavage. We put this down to my wonderful dressmaker. Few days later. Roughly 3 1/2 weeks: … Continue reading

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A letter of appreciation

This email bounced. So I’m hoping to invoke the powers of the fabled seven degrees of celebration, sorry – separation! – in order to get it to its intended recipient. Or just to spread the appreciation. Please could someone pass … Continue reading

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A conversation

Kolya’s nanny returned back from her end-of-year holidays this week. Today she requested a Conversation. She was very afraid to tell me this. Had I noticed that she had lost some weight? she asked. I hadn’t. Yes, she lost weight. … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned in 39 weeks

The baby’s due date is 3 May, so he could arrive any day now. I’ve been meaning to write some of my experience of pregnancy, but have managed to procrastinate for a whole 39 weeks – unless I blame deadlines … Continue reading

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