Adventures of Miss Poppy Lyster

The early steps of a girl about town

Archive for December, 2009

16 Dec, 2009

Bigger stronger harder longer

Posted by: kirwan In: During

The contractions have picked up in strength and where Tracey could previously deal with them with massaging the base of her back, that is no longer enough to cover the pain. She’s called the hospital a couple of times and they’ve suggested we hold off a little before going in as she was still reasonably […]

16 Dec, 2009

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Posted by: kirwan In: During

The contractions are getting stronger – I’m actually able to offer a little relief now. To distract herself, Tracey’s been watching Beverly Hills Chihuahua. It wouldn’t have been my choice but she’s enjoying it. Outside it snowed a little during the morning but now it’s coming down more heavily. It’s not settling, but it does […]

16 Dec, 2009

We have movement

Posted by: kirwan In: During

During the night, a week post Bump’s due date, Tracey started having contractions so it looks like we’re on the way. She also “had a show” during the night. For those not up with the lingo, that a sign that the moment’s nearing, not something to do with cabaret. At the moment the contractions are […]

15 Dec, 2009

My first post

Posted by: Tracey In: Before

Still no signs of the baby wanting to make her way in the world.  Due to my wild weekend, I ended up sick yesterday but am feeling much better today.   I did think that my coughing fits may bring on labour, but no, she is firmly wedged in.  I really didn’t want to go into […]

13 Dec, 2009

Wedding pictures

Posted by: kirwan In: Before

Just a couple of pictures from Friday. Still no baby, just in case you were wondering. I’m about to collect a curry so maybe that’ll do the trick. Otherwise I’ll have to go to work tomorrow.

13 Dec, 2009

Still nothing

Posted by: kirwan In: Before

Despite the increasing frustration levels evident from friends and family (at least in the UK) there is still NOTHING TO REPORT. She’s very active, giving Tracey a good kicking from time to time, but shows no sign of emerging yet. We’ll upload a photo of Tracey in her best man’s frock later.

11 Dec, 2009

Back from the wedding

Posted by: kirwan In: Before

Well, Tracey threw herself around the dancefloor this evening – to an Abba tribute act – but with no immediate result. If that wasn’t enough to get Bump going, I’m not sure what it’ll take. Despite multiple threats and some crying wolf, the substitute best man didn’t have to take over. The wedding was lovely […]

11 Dec, 2009

The day of the wedding

Posted by: kirwan In: Before

So Martin and Jenny’s wedding day has arrived. I write this as we head over to Greenwich and at this point it looks likely Martin will have his Best Man present (for those who don’t know, that’s Tracey). She had some twinges yesterday evening and didn’t sleep well last night but I think we’ll be […]

09 Dec, 2009

A princess perhaps, but maybe not a pink one

Posted by: kirwan In: Before

The BBC report a campaign against “pinkification” of girls. Whilst we are obviously very grateful for those things we’ve been given which are pink, I think we’re both very keen to use a slightly broader palette.

09 Dec, 2009

Due today

Posted by: kirwan In: Before

She’s due today… No sign yet though… Think it’ll be next week. (If I’m going to write updates this verbose, I could have stuck to Twitter.)



  • Aussie Gran: Thank you xoxoxxo
  • Lindsay AKA Grandma: Peanut the owl was a hoot and we must not forget Dave who was a bird with attitude and a partner called Tracey! A little gardener in the making - t
  • Lindsay AKA Grandma: Shame we didn't see the finished effect...or is more practise required? Gmaxxx
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