Up the Junction http://www.catmuir.com Pregnant in Clapham Fri, 20 Apr 2007 07:12:07 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en The scare So it's been a while I know - life, in all its different permutations, got busy! So last weekend James and I went for a long walk - nothing fancy, just a tour of bathroom shops of Brixton and Clapham. Such are the things you do when overtaken by alien hormones ... http://www.catmuir.com/?p=13 And another thing… ..today I've got my first booking appointment with the midwife at Kings College Hospital. I am 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant and this is my FIRST appointment with a NHS midwife. I found this: The National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommends that the booking appointment takes place before 12 weeks ... http://www.catmuir.com/?p=12 The weakest Link Here's an interesting take on the whole midwife debate - Camilla Cavendish writes in The Times that it is the midwives who are the weakest link and that the world would be a better place if we had larger, more centralised birth centres with fuller access to obstetricians: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/camilla_cavendish/article1350502.ece Well, it's an argument. And ... http://www.catmuir.com/?p=11 The Courtesy Cup Back when I was at school we had a thing called The Courtesy Cup. Of course, at the time, I thought this was a pretty stupid thing. In fact, I remember deliberately being quite rude most of the time - positively taking pleasure in being rude actually. But recently, Ive found ... http://www.catmuir.com/?p=10 Life and Death matters The weather here in London at the moment is seriously glorious - waking up in the morning is an honest-to-goodness enthusiastic experience, even with the leg cramps, the urgent need to pee and the Sahara-like thirst which glues my tongue to the roof of my mouth. Yep, it's spring - ... http://www.catmuir.com/?p=9 Wriggler Wallis Just so you can see what all this fuss is about - here is a first photo of Wallis Junior. It took four attempts to get a snapshot as our child seems to have a problem with sitting still. Can't think who it takes after... http://www.catmuir.com/?p=6 The uterine wars So I thought I'd just write a bit about some of the choices I've made in terms of my ante-natal care so far. When I first discovered I was pregnant, which was about a day after my period was due - so only about 4 weeks pregnant - I called ... http://www.catmuir.com/?p=4 The bean So we got married on the 11th November 2006 - James had this idea of starting his speech by promising everyone that we'd be starting a family in, oh, about 3 hours - he thought he was joking. We went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and found ourselves in a ... http://www.catmuir.com/?p=1