On Turning Six

Angie is turning six tomorrow – SIX! Last year we started a tradition of birthday interviews. Here is what she had to say about being another year older. 1. What was your favourite thing about being five? Spending time with Daddy. 2. How do you feel about turning six? Excited! (She jumped up as she…

Choosing A Name For Baby

At different stages of my life, I had chosen specific names for my future children. In my teens, I decided my daughter would be called Catherine – the fault of Emily Brontë. (Wuthering Heights is still one of my favourite novels.) In my early twenties, I wanted an Elizabeth – this time thanks to Jane…

A Letter To My Son

My sweet boy, Today we finally get to meet you. I can’t wait to hold you in my arms, to see your face and feel your tiny fingers grip mine. For months I have felt you move inside me; gentle flutters at first, getting stronger and harder as you’ve grown and pushed and turned around….

Packing The Hospital Bag

One of the exciting things about preparing for the arrival of Peanut was letting the girls help me pack his hospital bag a few weeks ago. Despite the countdown chart we’ve been using to mark the time, Emmy thought that packing the bag meant I was going to the hospital that day to have him…