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(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
This was not going to faze me. I wouldn't put on any excess weight during pregnancy, I'd remain calm and in control and, of course, I'd be back at work within days of giving birth. It was not going to change my life." At least that was the plan. But a fortnight later - six weeks into her pregnancy - Alison Craig was already bursting out of her husband's jeans, a regular attendee at the "local vomitarium" and very, very tired.
Alison, 41, who was born and brought up in Aberdeen, lives in North Berwick with restaurateur husband David (owner of the popular Howie's chain) and Louis, who celebrated his ninth birthday yesterday. This week she published Alison's Diary - The Nappy Years, an account of her adventures through pregnancy and beyond.
The lows of pregnancy - morning sickness, exhaustion and a seriously curtailed social life - and early months of motherhood - sheer panic, exhaustion and a seriously curtailed social-life - must be all but a distant memory so why has she decided to rake it all up again now? "I'd thought about writing a book just after Louis's birth, but didn't get round to it," explained the lively television and radio presenter, who also writes a lifestyle column in a Sunday …