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June 26, 2010 / Me and my girl...


After 3 double dose pregnancies I had started to give up hope of ever becoming a parent. We knew adoption would feature in our lives but right now this seemed more complicated than trying to dodge a double dose bullet. I fell pregnant for the fourth time and this time we were not ‘trying’. We braced ourselves for bad news again and it was to our great shock when we found everything was going to be ok and we could finally start to hope that this pregnancy may go all the way.

To be small or not to be small….
The next question was whether this was going to be a achon baby or average height. D and I both didn’t dare mention what our preference would be without pre fixing it with ‘ as long as it’s healthy touch wood etc’ but secretly or actually not so secretly we wanted it to be small. It just made sense someone to carry on us and everything about us and also someone that could continue to create difference in the world. To our hidden relief we found our hopes had come true and we were expecting a dwarf baby.

June 26, 2010 / Me and my girl...

Pregnancy at 4’2

After getting over the initial shock we were still incredibly cautious, for anyone that has lost pregnancys then you know what it’s like. My good friend was also pregnant and she and her partner threw themselves into it and good on them, NCT classes, personal baby shopper at John Lewis and buying out the whole of T K Max. Whilst we sat at home and continued to use the word baby in inverted commas -” if this ‘baby’ is ok then we will have to get a cot”

I was a ‘special case’ so was seen at our main city hospital, everytime we met someone new there I managed to work into the conversation that this baby was going to be small almost testing their judgemental radar and daring them to make a comment. I don’t know why this was the first time in my life I had been confrontational and defensive about my height. And no one seemed to care I was treated with the same respect as everyone else much to my embarresment.

June 26, 2010 / Me and my girl...

New world

I’m writing this with great trepidation and excitement. In my mind it’s just for me to read but in my pretend I’m in a film mind, I imagine I’m going to get lots of followers and be talked about in the New York Times, reality is my partner will barely read it and I will be lucky to get a mention in the Stockport times. Who I’m really writing it for is my daughter, so when she grows up she will be able to look back and read what her mum was like and probably cringe!

June 26, 2010 / Me and my girl...

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