When you become a parent people often say, ‘Welcome to the club,’ what they perhaps should say is ‘Goodbye to life as you know it.’ Life changes dramatically when you have a child. Nothing can quite prepare you for becoming a parent.
If people ask me what sort of pregnancies I had, I say good. I was lucky. Bar the odd trip to the hospital to check tricky baby heart beats, and a fall that meant everything needed checking, I felt lucky. Very lucky. I had long and difficult labours, but still, I have always felt lucky. […]