Each year I do an advent calendar filled with challenges and activities. It's a tradition I built into our lives knowing that both children would have issues surrounding Christmas and that tradition would be key to our survival through it! I was trying to write everyday, as it happened. However, due to a medical emergency, … Continue reading Advent ’21: Challenge and Activity Calendar
As the children were threatened by Milo's presence in our life and what that would mean for them as such we tried to ensure that their birthdays would be celebrated I'm big style. Beyond what we would normally do. For Caitlin this meant finding something she was physically capable of (which is hard at the … Continue reading Review: The Little Big Town, party, Stourport
As Logan and Caitlin were feeling like bits of their life would be threatened by Milo's presence in our life, we decided it was essential to make sure their birthdays were spectacular (and so that meant we had to outsource cake making... I can't even be guaranteed to make beans on toast, let alone bake … Continue reading Review: As You Wish Cakes, Worcester
When I first found out I was pregnant I struggled to accept it. 10 years with no interventions. 10 years of believing it impossible. I needed to book an early reassurance scan to verify it was ok, that it really was a pregnancy and that I really wasn't just experience side effects of my PCOS … Continue reading Review: Babyface 4D, Bromsgrove
****** THE FULL DISCLOSURE PART****** Without making this an essay, I want to give facts. I didn't pay for my shoot, but I had every intention of paying. However, you may remember from a previous post I made a quilted blanket (and the kids some artwork) for a friend's baby. Fox Cub's Jess was that … Continue reading Review: Fox Cub Photography, Worcester
So, as per my previous post about the pregnancy "An Unexpected Shock", the labour needed to be induced due to sudden onset, and rapidly worsening, Pre-eclampsia. I had to have 2 lots of 24 hour pessary before I was favourable for my waters to be broken. And after removal of the 2nd pessary at 8pm … Continue reading The big day(s)
Just as they were starting to get the hang of the routine a surprise hit - my health started to deteriorate. Having PCOS, I began to wonder if things had gone awry, again. To start the process of ruling things out, I took a pregnancy test. This pretty routine for me to do; when you … Continue reading An unexpected shock.
So, the pandemic had taken the wind out of my sails in terms of education provision for Caitlin. And thrown a spanner into the works in finding appropriate provision for Logan... But I had stepped up, I was more than capable for the task just a little ragged. Just as schools were readying to reopen … Continue reading The Gap: Part 4 – Summer – return to school 2020
Out hardest part of the year is always the last couple of months as birthdays (which trigger the children), Halloween (which scares Caitlin as she still has that young belief that things are real - and the props and decoration could burst into life and get her), fireworks (sensory nightmare) and Advent/Christmas (mega trauma trigger) … Continue reading The Gap… Part 2: Winter ’19-Spring 20
So after the burnout of the education and lack of support crisis, which lead to home education and lack respite, the fight for an appropriate school provision (which had only just been won for Caitlin, but Logan's journey was still outstanding), and a safeguarding enquiry... We roll straight into a global pandemic! Wow! What can … Continue reading The Gap: Part 3 – PANDEMIC – no one panic!