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It feels like a life time ago when I think back to been pregnant. I re-read some of my pregnancy diary posts this morning and I can’t believe how calm and relaxed I was about everything. I’m probably more anxious now than I was then! I was so well looked after during my pregnancy and had visits to the hospital every two weeks and sometimes weekly so I think that support really helped chill me out and I just felt what would be would be. My anti-birth plan also helped because I was educated by my consultant so I knew all…

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C-Section Awareness Month | My Experience

If you didn’t already know, this month has been C-section awareness month. Since the girls were born last June, I have received lots of questions about mine and so I thought, following on from writing my twin birth story a post containing some of my thoughts might help a few people.

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Identical Twin Diaries: Things I was unprepared for

I’ve never hidden the fact that despite been in my late twenties when I found out I was pregnant, I was totally unprepared for motherhood. Don’t get me wrong I love my girls so much and I wouldn’t change a thing but I enjoyed my baby-free lifestyle. Having only got married in the summer, myself and Jay were selfishly enjoying lazy Saturday mornings, eating out whenever we felt like it and planning holidays left, right and centre. I went shopping whenever I felt like it, booked myself random spa days and called in places to get my nails done. Having…

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Introducing our Identical Twin Girls Edie and Mabel

If you follow me on Instagram, you will already have seen our news. Two days after my last post, our beautiful identical twin girls, Edie Caroline Tate and Mabel Alice Tate unexpectedly arrived into the world via an emergency c-section at 9.02 and 9.03pm on June 22nd. Though my pregnancy had been rather smooth running, there were a few complications in the last couple of days and though both the girls were perfect weighing 4 lbs 2 and 3 lbs 7, my recovery has been a little bit harder than expected. I will of course be writing about their birth…

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Twin Pregnancy : The Anti-Birth Plan

On my last update post, I announced that we’d found out our d-day in our latest appointment with our consultant and provided our girls don’t make an early appearance of their own, they’ll be joining us at 36 weeks, in June. It was a surreal experience finding out the birthday of your babies before they’re here but I’ve known for a while because of our twins chorionicity that the process would be much more clinical than a singleton pregnancy. Our type of twins, mo/di share a placenta and are separated by a thin membrane (our doctor describes it as a…

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