This post is a complete flip to what I had pre-written in my head, but words matter, written, spoken and even thought. As I write this post, I have come to realise that blogs can have a lasting effect, even after we are gone. This world has just lost a wonderful talented young man, and the skies have gained another rainbow filled star. Continue reading “The Words left behind”
I have just had a stretch of 5 days off work as it’s half term. Leading up to the time off I had a few things I wanted to do while off work. Did I get any of these done? No, I have been walking around fueled on caffeine and very little sleep and achieved very little.
What do you do when your child’s toy, that is he’s comfort, his friend who he cuddles and tells his stories to, comes to the point he has been overloved? This is what I am contemplating today. Continue reading “Retiring Marv, the Very Loved Robot”
** Warning – This post contains a photograph of gastroschisis that some readers may find graphic **
When I was born 37 years ago, I was born with a birth defect called Gastroschisis. This is a birth defect of the abdominal wall, where the wall does not form completely, so when the intestines move from the umbilical cord to the stomach, the bowel remains outside of the body and is exposed to air when born. The survival rate was not high when I was born and in my case was not detected before birth. Continue reading “Gastroschisis and Me – 37 Years on”
10 months ago Ro was born, and although I felt like a first time mum again, clueless in every way, one thing I was determined to do was breastfeed.
Before I went to be induced, I couldn’t bring myself really to plan to bring home a baby, anxiety had set in big time, I couldn’t imagine I would be so lucky to bring home a baby. Continue reading “10 Months In”
Normality is finally being restored to it’s normal level of chaos. These past few weeks have been so crazy and stressful, but in a space of a few days, I found out if I still had a role at work, J had his pediatric appointment for his heart palpitations and Ro had her development assessment. Then to add to the mix weekends where Mr was away for part or all of it has made for interesting times. Continue reading “Organised Chaos has Resumed”