• Birth and Delivery
    4th Trimester,  Mum Life,  NHS,  Pregnancy,  Whipps Cross Hospital

    Positive Labour And Delivery Story; It’s A Girl!

    I had originally planned to film my whole labour and delivery story but as things happened so quickly, we didn’t get the chance to, so I decided to vlog about it instead. In my last post I was a week past my due date and wrote about what the plan would be if I had to be induced, but haven’t given an update since. (Coincidentally the post went live the day I went into labour, funny how things turn out…) This post is so late, it was meant to go up when little bubs was four weeks, but mum life is so hectic, let me tell you! You essentially have…

  • Due Date
    3rd Trimester,  Mum Life,  Pregnancy

    Our Due Date: It Came & It Went, Now What?

    Like so many women out there, my due date has come and gone with absolutely no signs of labour coming on any time soon… Also like many women out there, I have had messages since the due date to be like ‘anything yet?’ or daily calls from my momma to check in and see if everything ok. Like I wouldn’t tell people when things kick off…. On the one hand its lovely as people are just as excited as we are to meet baby. But on the other hand as I’m not stressing about baby ‘being on time’, especially as Hubby and I are always late, everyone else should be…

  • Hospital Go Bag
    3rd Trimester,  Haul,  NHS,  Pregnancy

    Labour Go Bag; What You Need…

    The week before last marked a month exactly until my due date. Until our last antenatal class that week, we were both just happily chugging along and then the midwife leading the class said there’s a 5-week window of when babies arrive: 3 weeks before their due date and 2 weeks after. 5 whole weeks! If that was the case last week is the start of that 5 week window and although overall, I feel great and no twinges to suggest any movement soon, I did have a mini freak out; our go bag wasn’t packed, car seat hadn’t been taken out the box yet alone fitted, we hadn’t finished…

  • 2nd Trimester
    2nd Trimester,  Mum Life,  Pregnancy,  Symptoms

    2nd Trimester Update

    I feel like I floated through the 2nd trimester in all honesty. Lockdown, for me anyway, meant less stress, more relaxing and more time for me and Hubby, which I think has allowed me to enjoy my pregnancy properly. To be honest I haven’t really had any symptoms of being in my 2nd trimester. I am well and truly in my third trimester now and throughout the last three months everyone’s been asking how I’ve been, if there’s anything to note. And my honest answer has been: “nope, not really. I’m fine”. Since my 1st trimester, I’ve had no mood swings mood swings, no crying at ads/shows/movies, no cravings, no…

  • nursery
    Bargains,  Mum Life,  Pregnancy

    Nursery ‘Tour’

    It’s been a couple of weeks guys as I have been getting sorted to start work as well as sorting out the house, not just the nursery but also finishing touches in our other rooms. But I am super excited to be able to share with you our little nursery for baby! Again these are not sponsored/ads, everything I mention below, we bought with our own monies. Nursery Furniture: I love all things Mamas & Papas! I know they’re a little more on the pricey side, but think their items are beaut and great quality. So of course we bought all the nursery furniture from there. We started off looking…

  • God's Time
    Career Journey,  Life Lessons,  Perseverance,  Personal Growth

    God’s Time Is The Best

    God’s time really is the best time. It’s crazy how, when you clear out space in your life and get rid of all the negatives or things that were dragging you down, God (or the universe or whatever it is you believe in) brings so many positives to your table. the last couple of weeks were the weirdest and greatest weeks I’ve had for a while. There I was just plodding along, enjoying my time in lockdown, learning how to work on things that bring me joy (blogging and coding) and then BAM, work opportunities come and slap me in the face! Opportunity 1: I saw this job ad for…

  • black mother-to-be - BLM
    Black Parenting,  Life Lessons,  Mum Life,  Pregnancy,  Race,  Speaking Up

    A Black Mother-To-Be: The Harsh Realities

    It’s been a really difficult week as a black woman in the world. That coupled with the fact that I’m a black mother-to-be of a child that will also be black, the events of the past month have weighed heavy. No, I’m not in the US, but that doesn’t mean institutional racism doesn’t exist here in the UK either. I was always raised to be proud of who I am, where I’m from and what I look like. My father is very political and was more Malcolm X than MLK back in his hay day. The first time I went to Ghana (my mums Ghanaian), I was 6 and we…

  • celebration
    Career Journey,  Coding,  Online Learning,  Perseverance

    I Finally Finished Pset0 – I Created A Game!

    In my last coding post, I planned to be done with Week 0 and pset0 in a week. I have since learnt that was way too ambitious – it took me 2 weeks. But I got through it and submitted a game that hit every requirement set out! Pset0 Requirements Pset0 required us to use a program called Scratch to create any project of our choice, be it an interactive story, game, animation, or anything else, subject only to the following: Your project must have at least two sprites (characters), at least one of which must resemble something other than a cat (the cat was used in all examples in…

  • happy baby
    Being Heard,  Mum Life,  NHS,  Speaking Up,  Whipps Cross Hospital

    Whipps Cross Hospital – My NHS Experience (Part 3)

    We’re making progress! I had my phone consultation with a midwife from Whipps Cross Hospital on Thursday and I cannot tell you how much better we feel about sticking with the NHS for the duration of our pregnancy. We had a lovely woman ring (Swee Harris is her name), bang on time, and went through everything in so much detail, she: explained that I would be getting a new file and therefore my first appointment would be at Whipps Cross Hospital to get my height, weight and to test my urine and blood, as well as pick up my file. made sure I was taking Pregnacare and told me which…

  • Enlightened Woman
    Career Journey,  Life Lessons,  Personal Growth

    The Saturn Return

    I’m not a massive believer in astrology, though horoscopes have always intrigued me, but I definitely believe in the Saturn Return. Everyone I know at or approaching 30, says they feel like there’s been a massive shift in their life. Believers in astrology or not, it does seem like this time, around the age of 30 is critical; people are more self-aware, righting past wrongs, facing their fears, settling down and finding or redefining their career path. There must be some truth to this astrological cycle. What Is The Saturn Return? In astrology, the Saturn Return occurs when Saturn returns to the same place in the sky that it occupied at the moment of a…