• UP THE DUFF Week 38 + 39: The waiting game.

    By on August 20, 2014

    Very cheeky of me, I know, cramming two weeks of Up The Duff into one, but allow me a little leeway (I barely know my own name at the moment). Mr Chick took me for a Last Hurrah / babymoon / belated birthday weekend at my favourite hotel in Sydney last weekend, which was awesome, although I was very...

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  • UP THE DUFF Week 37: Use the cleaver, spare the beaver? Not so fast.

    By on August 6, 2014

    I have a confession to make. No idea if I've already made it because I have massive baby brain, but here it is: I was always, always, no doubts, no-talking-me-out-of-it going to have an elective caesarean.

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  • UP THE DUFF Week 36: These are a few of my favourite things.

    By on July 30, 2014

    I think it's fair to say that I am starting to get over it. And, when you're pregnant and so many things are out of bounds, you start to really care and rely on a few key items to keep you comfortable and on the level, mentally speaking. Here are mine, in no particular order.

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  • UP THE DUFF Week 35: The muffin punch.

    By on July 23, 2014

    I'm at the pointy end of pregnancy and by that I mean something big is pointing south. Dr Sharon tells me it's the chicklet's massive head. She didn't say it it so many words, but according to her tape measure, he is a chunky monkey.

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  • SP | UP THE DUFF Week 34: IVF and the chicklet.

    By on July 16, 2014

    A few weeks ago, I touched on the whole fertility post-35 issue. For me, it became scarily personal around the age of 36, but it would be another three-odd years before I had to make some tough decisions about whether we needed help.

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