• Motherhood

    Thoughts on becoming a mother.

    It’s funny. It seemed my pregnancy was never-ending. I was so excited to meet Ayda that I’d stare at the calendar counting down hours, days, weeks to when she’d be here. And today, while I sit here writing this blog during her nap time; I realise four months have passed, and I can’t quite believe how fast this time has flown. I was conflicted on whether I should write about my experiences as a new mother, and share stories of Ayda. On the one hand, I wanted things to remain between us: my family and me. But on another level, there are things I’ve experienced that I want to talk…

  • Motherhood

    My List of Newborn Essentials (and some nice-to-haves)

    It wasn’t until the 20-week scan that we started to think about buying things for our baby. The truth is, I began thinking about it way sooner, but my husband and I had decided to wait until this milestone to start planning and preparing. Like many parents, the main challenge we faced was figuring out where to begin. Information overload. We walked into Mothercare, had a cognitive overload and walked straight back out again. So much stuff. Where to begin? I then did what no-one should ever do. I googled it. It’s confirmed then. I have to amputate my leg and sell a kidney. It’s the only way to afford…

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    From PCOS to finding out I was pregnant

    Surreal. Disbelief. Hopeful. Those three words pretty much sum up my emotions in the first trimester. Earlier this year I got diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I knew that my body would need to go through major health changes before we began to think about kids again. So, imagine my surprise when a different type of line showed up on my pregnancy test a few months later. Five more (mega expensive) tests later I felt a little more convinced. How I romantically told my husband. I had always planned to tell my husband in a grand romantic gesture. In reality, this was an ultimate fail. The split second after test…

  • Motherhood

    The day I found out about my PCOS

    Earlier in my life, I’d experience symptoms that hinted towards PCOS, however it was only diagnosed recently (at the tender age of 36.) The doctor broke the news by the way of worse case scenario – I had: Borderline diabetes High blood-pressure Other health implications And I was given a real handy leaflet (all freshly printed out with half of the pages missing. Swell.) I’m not really sure what this means, but it’s something I’ll inevitably begin to talk about in my blog.  It’s something I am diagnosed with at the age of 36, and as I read more about it – I realise how difficult it is to diagnose.…