Monthly Archives: February 2011

A diary of sorts

Day 11 The sound of bells from the Bristol Cathedral, an ambulance towards Clifton, loud rain on the windows and the baby’s soft breathing. A grey day. Day 12 Today the baby was restless all morning. Usually there are three … Continue reading

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Relying on the kindness of the strange and not so strange

10 days old Baby and I left the hospital eight days ago and hadn’t left the flat since. If it had been up to me I would have waited a few more weeks but I had to get to my … Continue reading

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The amazing NHS

I talked to my midwife today, well I say ‘my’, and she is, but she was one of a team of midwives who I would see on regular intervals. The one who I talked to today was the one who … Continue reading

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Drifting in and out on Valentine's day

Six days old I’m not quite ready to talk about the labour. At least not in any narrative styled format. There are some fragments which feel a little more accessible so I will pass those on instead. Light contractions started … Continue reading

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Baby photos on Something Doing

I have yet to be able to post properly about the baby but wanted to share some photos from Something Doing’s blog www.somethingdoing.com/blog/2011/02/bugalugs/

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Gratuitous baby photo

Good night all

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Welcome to the world baby girl

Mersina Papageorgiou was born at 12.39 pm on 14 February 2011 weighing 10 lbs and two and a half ounces.

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Baby: the perfection of patience

There was once a monk who spent twenty-five years up in a mountain cave meditating. A yogi came to visit this monk and asked him, “What are you practicing?” The monk replied, “I am practicing the perfection of patience.” The … Continue reading

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Baby: waiting and love

40 weeks, four days I have to write this sentiment down because I suspect it will be one of those things I shake my head at later. I am looking forward to the pain of child birth so long as … Continue reading

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How the baby went from mine to ours

For a few days in January I thought that I had lost my unique selling point of being a single mother doing it alone and making all my own decisions. I chose the baby’s name, where we lived, what religion, … Continue reading

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