I have lived in England for almost eight years. I embrace and use
British English in my daily life but I don’t have a British accent.
I’m not one of those Americans that attempt to affect a British
accent, but instead sound scary and frankly ridiculous. I’m also not
naturally susceptible to accents. Yes, my intonation has changed and I
say isn’t it and doesn’t it rather than ask a question
outright (this used to annoy me but I’ve… Continue
Added by Tanya on June 19, 2010 at 6:27pm —
Like a hesitant child, I dangle my feet in midair off the side of the hospital bed and feel slightly out of my depth. I’m not a child though; I’m 42 weeks pregnant and in keeping with my decision to go with the flow, am at the hospital for my first session of daily fetal monitoring.
I slowly take in the whir of unfamiliar bleeps, pulses and machinery and hope that I’m doing the right thing. I hope when they hook me up their not going to detect something is awry with baby, who thus… Continue
Added by Tanya on January 22, 2010 at 5:09pm —
I just finished my second cup of raspberry leaf tea for the day. I read about its uterine stimulating qualities in one of my pregnancy updates and kept meaning to buy some. I didn’t get around to it until earlier this week, so hopefully I’m not too late to reap its supposed rewards!
I know that less than 4% or so of babies are born on their due date. Still, I can’t help the emotional and mental attachment I’ve developed about tomorrow....it has been my lighthouse on the horizon, the… Continue
Added by Tanya on January 7, 2010 at 1:50pm —
Ask any pregnant woman and she will tell you that now she’s expecting what once smelled delicious - like roasting coffee beans for example, has suddenly become the one smell that induces an overwhelming feeling of nausea. For some women the pregnant nose goes into smell overdrive…