The newborn phase Cloud nine, or storm cloud? Before the baby arrives you fantasize about what it’s going to be like once the baby has arrived. Well, I did. I was fantasizing about it before I was even pregnant. It seemed to me that it would be wonderful to have my own baby: a baby …

Our birth announcement card During my pregnancy I wrote a blog about choosing an announcement card, and why we chose Hippe-Geboortekaartjes. The key words were: simple, personal, with a photo, and postcard style. Cards are very personal, and this was what matched with us. Tadaaaaa: At Hippe-Geboortekaartjes you can also get your birth announcement card …

Reflections on the birth Everything I could plan for the birth, I planned. I had years to think about how I wanted to give birth, and the preparations I would do. I did a hypnobirthing course with Denny, I wrote a birth plan, and I planned everything you can plan for something like this, because …