Author: Lauren

Rediscovering This Day

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Google prompts me with a chance to visit the past. A collage pops up of moments from a year ago, presenting glimpses of my previous self and my previous life. As I scroll through them I think:

26 Things I Learnt Throughout My Pregnancy

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My pregnancy was nothing like I would have imagined. I moved twice. I was lucky enough to have financial help at every point. My mental heath was really fucking bad at some points. I had a daughter (I always thought I would be more prone to having boys). It was more of an alien experience than …

How I’ve Been Writing Recently

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I’ve been writing in my journal a lot more. It’s easier than opening the laptop for some reason. Being able to grab a pen and my cherished journal, the one that says “Professional Dreamer” on the front, the one bought as a gift from my dearest friend several years ago – it just seems easier …

The Tale Of My Birthing Experience

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We had had a really lovely afternoon. After waiting around the hospital all morning for a ten minute discussion with my consultant, we decided to spend the afternoon in the city rather than going back to our apartment. We went for a coffee, browsed some shops, picked up a few treats. We even went to …

Things I Learned From You

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I learnt that being myself was okay. It was enough. I could be my own person and still be liked, adored and even loved.