An Unexpected Adventure to Hospital

This morning my alarm woke me up at 6.30. I stretched my arms and legs and dragged myself into BBGs nursery. She had slept through the night and for anyone who breast feeds you will understand the ache I was feeling, plus BBG never sleeps through the night.  Bleary eyed I bent down and scooped…

Move day is approaching

We are moving house! So as MO has autism you can understand why I’ve been slightly quiet on here for a while.  We hired a skip and have been clearing away a lot of things. I can’t believe how much stuff a house can hold without even realising! However this has really had an impact…

Educational Worksheets

I was recently approached by Education.com to review their educational worksheets. I chose to do the Autumn Subtraction Worksheet with MO. This was perfect and so simple to use that MO once we explained how to use the sheet, sat and worked through everything by himself. It gave him independence and completely boosted his self…

Why milestone emails break my heart 

I got a milestone email today about what my baby should be doing at 14 months, it broke my heart. Every month for about a week I get a milestone email from around 5 websites that I signed up to when I was pregnant. Every month I open it up, then go onto the different…

Date Days 

I haven’t written for my Looking After Mum section for awhile. I haven’t been looking after myself and so felt like I couldn’t sit and be hypocritical.  Tonight however I feel rejuvenated, and why is this I hear you ask? Date days! In my calendar I have now marked out 4 date days between now…

Kids do the funniest things

So as many of you have read I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed and  low recently. So I decided to write a more upbeat blog post today. Kids do and say the funniest things, so I have been thinking about what my kids have done in the last week or 2 that made me smile!  Here…

I hate this unknown 

I feel awful writing this… I hate my daughters condition. It has robbed me of her first year, her first year is meant to be exciting and yet for a year I have been worried senseless.  I feel robbed of her future!  Will she just need a tablet? Probably not!  Will she grow old and…

A day out with our Autism Family 

Today we had the pleasure of doing a 3km sponsored walk for The National Autistic Society.  To most 3km sounds like nothing but to us it potentially could have been a nightmare! MO doesn’t do new places well, MO also can walk and does walk however sometimes he flatly refuses, we also had to contend…

Why I’m grateful for being under GOSH

This week, we had a few appointments and it made me realise how although we are undiagnosed and that is extremely emotionally draining we have it a lot better then some in similar situations.   We went to our local hospital who just advised that we see GOSH so much, there is no point going…

Fighting

As soon as I became pregnant with BBG I would fight for her, I would defend her I would protect her. Her life was going to be as easy as a I could make it. I thought that there wasn’t any more fight I could give my children then I already gave. I was the…

5 things I won’t skimp on with my baby

As most of you know I have 4 kiddies! My youngest being 13 months this week!  As she has global development delay she is more at the 6 month mark which means I have really got to use all my baby equipment for a while and get my money out of them.  Being a blogger…

Getting close to an answer?

This last week we have had a big old report back from GOSH detailing their findings from the neuro muscular team; we still haven’t had the results back from our long old stay up there but that’s under the neurology team.  It said everything we knew before, she’s globally delayed, she has fluctuating skills, kidney…