Our Story

Our blog posts as we remember to put them through. Feel free to sort by the categories below. 

Unicorn Birthday Cake for Ayla

By Bianca Johnson | July 10, 2023

Unicorn Birthday Pull Apart Cake – instructions with photos and suggestions on how to improve on what I did.


Helping a child prepare for an MRI

By Bianca Johnson | November 4, 2022

Ayla’s Story Ayla has unexplained epilepsy. She had her first seizure around 8 months and has been on medication since she was 10 months old. With her current meds her seizures are controlled, and she’s only had a handful of seizures this year. Ayla had her first MRI when she was 10 months old. I…


Rainbow babies and cloth nappies.

By Bianca Johnson | August 10, 2020

So as it turns out my two children are both rainbow babies. The babies born after miscarriages. The Rainbow of Hope that comes out of the Storm, as the quote I posted near the beginning of my journey said. As such they have both spent most of their babyhoods in rainbow outfits and I pretty…


Christmas: Expectation vs Reality

By Bianca Johnson | December 17, 2017

Tonight we took Kyle and Ayla on a family outing to the Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. As the day progressed I was getting as excited as my darling little three year old firecracker. Memories flooded back to me of going to the Wemmer Pan lights as a child. Wandering through the displays, looking at…


Rainbow Baby 2.0 – Labour & Birth Story

By Bianca Johnson | July 29, 2017

** contains photos of nudity – NSFW ** 10 July 2017 Mrs G had just returned from her holiday to France and needed assistance. I’d had a lazy morning, we really needed the cash, so I agreed to go through. While I was there I had a few contractions, but nothing major. I thought it…


Rainbow Baby 2.0 – Pregnancy & choosing my birth team

By Bianca Johnson | June 7, 2017

I chose my birth team for my second birth based on my gut feeling of the people. The moment I found out I was pregnant, almost, I asked Leigh Jansen to be my doula. We’ve been friends for about a year and I knew that she was a doula – I’d been following her blog since…


Another miscarriage…

By Bianca Johnson | July 21, 2015

I found out I was pregnant just before my son’s first birthday party. Since all the family were going to be around, we told them a few days after the party. Everyone was thrilled as they know I want a big family. Once again my parents were sad that they were going to be in…


To ALL Mothers everywhere!

By Bianca Johnson | May 9, 2015

I’ve accepted that I am not very good at keeping this blog updated, but I’m sure the time will come when I will be better at it again. I came across this today on a group I am in on Facebook. It really resonated with me. I’m just going to leave that here for everyone…


The past 6 months

By Bianca Johnson | November 18, 2014

I can’t believe how bad I am at blogging! Kyle will be 6 months old next week, so clearly I have been very, very busy. Life with a baby is so different, than it was before. Even having au paired and nannied for 4 years, hasn’t prepared me for what life is like when the…


The BSquirt has arrived!

By Bianca Johnson | June 3, 2014

Kyle Connor Johnson was born at 13h50 on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at Life Westville Hospital in Durban, South Africa. He came into the world via natural delivery after a relatively short labour at 40 weeks and 2 days. I began counting contractions around 19h00 on Tuesday evening. They were fairly regular, but quite far…


It’s been a while

By Bianca Johnson | May 9, 2014

I apologise again for the delay. I’ve been really bad at even reading my blog roll, never mind updating my own blog. There really isn’t much of a reason really. My pregnancy is still going very smoothly. I am 38 weeks on Monday and BSquirt is expected to arrive any time in the next 3…


Everything is ok….

By Bianca Johnson | March 29, 2014

… I’m just really sucky at keeping my blog updated! I am 32 weeks today and can’t believe that I only have 8 weeks-ish left until we meet the BSquirt. I can’t remember when last I posted, and I’m on my phone so it’s complicated to check. I think it was before our 4D scan.…