Mum Blogging

Mum Blogging
I’ve been thinking about the future of this blog A LOT. While I’m not saying my marathon days are completely over over, for now, they are definitely on the shelf. A pretty high up shelf.… View Post

My Maternity Photo Shoot

Maternity Photo Shoot
Throughout my pregnancy, I took weekly photos (which I used in my weekly recap posts on the blog) – but I also wanted to have some nicer shots of what I looked like when I… View Post

Stella’s Birth Story

Stella's BIrth Story
I feel like I need to pre-empt this post with a bit of a warning – but a warning of what, I’m not exactly sure. Basically, if you are squeamish or don’t want to know… View Post

Forty One Weeks Pregnant

Forty One Weeks Pregnant
If you haven’t caught up, Stella arrived on January 13th. Here’s a look back at my final week of pregnancy… 11 January Honestly, I thought I would have a baby by now. Having done EVERYTHING… View Post

Introducing Stella

Stella Topp
Introducing…Stella Iris Leah Topp, born at 11.15pm on Friday 13th January (yup, 9 days late), weighing 4.050kg (8lb 9) and 55cm long. We decided we would name her Stella after we found out she was… View Post

Forty Weeks Pregnant

Forty Weeks Pregnant
4 January Happy Due Date to me! And yes…it’s arrived without any baby movements at all. Since we hit the 39 week mark we have been taking things day by day, making sure we get… View Post

Thirty Nine Weeks Pregnant

Thirty Nine Weeks Pregnant
28 December  I’ve made it to watermelon stage! Woohoo! This week we said farewell to Charlie, before welcoming Jase’s parents to Auckland for Christmas! I managed to squeeze in an amazing pregnancy massage at East… View Post

Thirty Eight Weeks Pregnant

Thirty Eight Weeks Pregnant
21 December  Wow…I made it to 38 weeks, the baby could actually come ANY day now! In a way it feels like my maternity leave (the on-my-own-time-to-prepare-bit) has come to an end – from now… View Post