Wednesday, 20 April 2011


...and so it has a name! Ever felt like you might be the only person in the world who feels a certain emotion or has a particular thought? Well, for a while, I thought I might be the only woman in the world who was petrified of giving birth! I used to wake up in the middle of the night and then wake up my husband because the thought of giving birth scared me that much. The bigger my bump got, the more scared I became. I kept trying to tell myself that so many women had done it before me so therefore I could too but it never worked. And then on Monday, after taking the little one for a swim, I picked up the latest Mother and Baby magazine and there it was - tokophobia. It has a name! And a whole article about it.

Ahwoo 10

The little one still says "Ahwoo" instead of "Love you". I asked him the other day how much he loved his Mama. He thought about it and then said "Ahwoo 5". I then asked him how much he loved his Daddy. He answer was almost immediate "Ahwoo 10!"

I wasn't having any of that.

Now he loves us both Ahwoo 10.