Rainbows aren’t the Cure | Saying Hello to Grief Again

I would describe grief as a living, breathing entity. Quite like the embers of a fire. They can sit, perfectly safe, but present for ages. Then a slow breeze can hit them, provide the much needed oxygen, and slowly the flames will reignite. Give it the right conditions, and you have a fire once again. … Continue reading Rainbows aren’t the Cure | Saying Hello to Grief Again

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What to #SimplySay to someone after a miscarriage

Yesterday, The Miscarriage Association launched their #SimplySay campaign to highlight the different things you could say to support someone following a miscarriage - as well as some typical things to avoid... It's really great to see organisations tackle this aspect of baby loss. It might seem like a small thing to some people, but seriously … Continue reading What to #SimplySay to someone after a miscarriage

Why are we Fundraising for Tommy’s?

I'll admit, I've been meaning to write a dedicated blog post about why we are fundraising for Tommy's for quite some time. So, with a week to go until Ride London - I've given myself a kick, and I'm going to give it a bash. Ride London is our biggest event so far, but as … Continue reading Why are we Fundraising for Tommy’s?

Q and A on Lesbians becoming Parents

So, a little while ago I opened up my blog to an 'Ask Me Anything' on the ins and outs of lesbian parenting... and finally I'm going to write it (newborn life, eh). Through the years, many people have asked us questions (apologetically) about our chosen route to parenting. Since Eli has been born, a … Continue reading Q and A on Lesbians becoming Parents

Eli River’s Birth Story

As the culmination of my Bump Day Blogs, this post first appeared on over on Pregnancy After Loss Support, here.  For quite some time, we had the 19th June scheduled for Eli's induction. It would place us at exactly 37 weeks, and felt like a safe time to plan it. Leo had died at 37 … Continue reading Eli River’s Birth Story

Dear Eli, today is your due date…

Today is Eli's due date. 40 weeks. This is not a date that we ever held as being significant in terms of his arrival, as we always knew our pregnancy would never last that long. But it does feel poignant, so we are going out to celebrate this would-be end to our pregnancy.  These past … Continue reading Dear Eli, today is your due date…

To Breast or Not to Breast

I really want to discuss our feeding journey for Eli, but I feel like it's a topic that can sometimes becomes far too political, so I've really debated how to approach it. Ultimately however, we started this blog to share the realities of our journey after Leo's death, and it's become a place (almost a … Continue reading To Breast or Not to Breast

Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 33 -35

Here are my final Bump Day Blog Updates for Pregancy After Loss Support. Week 33: Preparing for Birth and Beyond "I find myself quite comfortable with the pregnancy side of things, given we’ve done this before. I know an element of what to expect, it isn’t new. Although this pregnancy is different in response to … Continue reading Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 33 -35

Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 29 – 32

An update on some of the latest Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support, weeks 29 - 32. Week 29: A Shift "Throughout this pregnancy, I have never really felt pregnant enough. Everything always seems as though it’ll be when you get to X weeks or from the third trimester. And it feels now … Continue reading Magpie : Bump Day Blogs for Pregnancy After Loss Support Week 29 – 32

National Trusting through Tough Times

For my birthday last year, just eight weeks or so after Leo died, I really struggled to know how to process it, and especially how to answer the question what would you like for your birthday? My brain just screamed my baby, I want my baby. I wrote about it at the time.  For anyone new … Continue reading National Trusting through Tough Times