Human nature and a baby in a bucket

By on January 29, 2015

I drove to Eva’s plastics appointment with my hands clenched on the wheel. I was expecting to be told that they would not be doing anything to fix her eye because it was purely cosmetic. In my pocket I had the letter Eva’s day care provider had written supporting my idea that this was about Read More...


Communication through movement

By on January 18, 2015

Eva is both profoundly blind and deaf. I am sure she has light perception in her right eye and maybe can see large shapes because of this, but her hearing is next to nothing. She has been recommended for bilateral cochlear implants this year, and while this is fantastic, it is no guarantee for hearing. Read More...


I am the expert

By on January 16, 2015

Eva has two paediatricians at the moment. One is at the local hospital and is her main doctor, and the other is in Wellington and saw Eva when she was there in the NICU as a new born and specialises in neurological issues. Thankfully, once we move into Wellington we will just have the Neuro Read More...


Fun with abaci

By on January 13, 2015

Over the holidays I didn’t spend as much time practicing things like Eva’s sitting skills as I would have liked. We were busy doing summer things. So when I put her in the high chair today I was very happy to see her sitting up really pretty well. I put the abacus she got from Read More...


The Woman I Was Before I Knew

By on January 13, 2015

This blogger never fails to make me think and reflect. After a bit of a mini panic yesterday over life and doctors and work and everything else I have to fit into a day, it’s very nice to know there are other mothers out there who are doing and feeling something pretty damn similar. Read More...



Equilibrium

By on January 11, 2015

Let me preface this post by saying I am not a poet. While I love to write, and I love to read poetry, writing it has always felt like fumbling in the dark. Any poetry I write feels trite and cliche and clunky to me. I search too hard for the right description and come Read More...



Sun, surf and sand

By on January 5, 2015

The Peanut is having a week of firsts. Not physical milestones this time (although the girl is pretty darn squiggly these days and can make her way across a room very quickly when she’s determined) but life milestones. First summer holiday. First swim in the ocean. Heck, first trip to the beach! Eva and I Read More...