Sibling bonding

Sibling Bonding
I remember just before going to the hospital, looking at my daughter and thinking this is it. This is the last time that I see you that you will be my only child. This is the last time that you will be the youngest. The last time that you will be my only baby. Although I am not an overly emotional person I couldn’t help but feel all the feels at this point. What if I failed her, what if she did not want a ...
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Birth photographers and birth

birth photographer chrido is born
To make use of a birth photographer is not an easy decision to make, or at least it wasn’t for my husband and me. To choose to share such a personal experience with a stranger was a big step for us. I know at that moment you really couldn’t care less who is there and by then more people would have viewed your private parts than the Grand Canyon in silly season. Still, this person will be just as much a part of your journey ...
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My birth experience

birth experience ceasar chrido born
I’m a planner, a researcher. I like to have control over a situation. When I found out I was pregnant we were still in Malta, but I immediately started looking for places in Cape Town where I can have a water birth. I put hours of research into facilities and doctors, planning my perfect natural birth. I purchased loads of candles, carefully compiled a relaxing playlist, packed my bath pillow and my mother even made me a labour skirt for the bath (I decided this ...
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My wish for my daughter

wish for my daughter
Too often we are so busy waiting to become what we want to be that we forget to stop, look and see that we have already become that. I listen to women, read what everybody says and wonder – why can we not be enough right here, right now. Now do not misunderstand me – ambition is great. I am an extremely ambitious woman but, what I am saying is – have we been so pretuned by society to be the perfect homemakers, mothers, have ...
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The waiting game, a last date and getting ready to meet this little boy

waiting game and neighborgood market
I know they say treasure each moment and it goes by so fast. I know by experience that I will miss this bump and stare at photos of my oversized belly for hours wishing to have it back but, right here. Right now. I am so over this. I once heard someone say that every month of pregnancy is on average about 30 days except for the last month – that is more like 1 639 days! They honestly could not have said it better! ...
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