Going to Canada, making friends wasn’t something high up on my list of things to do. Our plan was to go for only one year as per our visa, and who can make friends in a year?! Something that stands out about cities like Vancouver is that there's often a very transient population - people… Continue reading Unexpected Friendships
At 40 weeks pregnant I went for acupuncture in the hopes to get things moving with labour. A friend had recommended it and the only question I asked was where they put the needles so that I knew what to wear, so I didn't really know what to expect otherwise. It turns out, they have… Continue reading Top 5 Movies!
My mum sent me an article about a woman who's son suddenly weaned at 18 months. The woman shared the physical and emotional pain she went through as her son stopped breastfeeding and only drank from a bottle and ate solids. I had also recently heard a lot about post-weaning depression and the hormonal changes… Continue reading The sudden, unexpected weaning
It’s been… a while, to say the least, since I last posted. And the reason is the title of this post! Maisie is a handful, in the very best way. She’s curious, playful, and loving. And that requires most of my attention, most of the time. That means that, for a while, I don’t have… Continue reading Absence, presence, chaos & order.
I had read that travelling with a baby has airlines treating you like royalty and that’s not far off true! Checking in, we didn’t have to line up - just got ushered to the front of the line for family check in. At security there was only a handful of people in line, but I’m… Continue reading Flying with a Newborn
You’ll find thousands of these lists online, but I figured I might as well share mine too! I was so grateful for these items, I’d like to think I might help out even one other person with this list. I was lucky to have friends share some useful tips with me, I also read many… Continue reading Newborn and Postpartum First Week Must Haves
So here we go, a new section of the blog now that I am a MOTHER! I assume that if you're here, you are up to date on the whole journey so far, but if not, here’s a very brief catch up... I have kept a diary of my pregnancy here on my blog, and… Continue reading The First 48 Hours
So the final instalment of the pregnancy diaries is here. The moment it was all leading up to… the arrival of our baby! Maisie arrived on Thursday, July 22nd at 4.22pm. It started on the Saturday before. I had passed my due date by three days and had come to terms with the fact I… Continue reading Maisie’s Arrival
From week 37 I was scheduled for weekly appointments at the midwife clinic (common practice, nothing special!) and along with that also came the change in provincial rules around Covid so Tom was also allowed to join me from then on! Yay! It was exciting being able to have him there to hear the heartbeat… Continue reading The Shortest Week of Pregnancy (so far…) & Week 40 Update
I took a class in the winter term called Introduction to World Christianity. I loved the class so much - we spent one week looking at the history of Christianity on each major continent, learning about their introductions to Christianity, their indigenous influences and spirituality and what Christianity looks like there today - including hearing… Continue reading Essay on the Importance of Integration in Spirituality