Milestone

A new milestone – 20,000 downloads!!

A new milestone – 20,000 downloads!!

In August this year, 11 months after I started the podcast I announced I had reached a big milestone, I had reached 10,000 downloads. I launched the podcast in September 2015 and 11 months later I felt like I had hit something momentous (for me, not for most podcasts.) Today,… Read more

Memories of Eva day 3

Memories of Eva day 3

I had a fairly relaxed attitude when it came to Eva’s physio work outs. I had a lot of equipment, I mean a lot, where I was supposed to put her into all sort of positions to strengthen her neck and core. I did use them, but not as much… Read more

She knows what she likes

Eva has been increasingly telling me what she likes and letting me know to keep doing whatever it is. Since being introduced to the forehead swirl by a new friend to me and Eva, she’s become quite a fan. It’s hard to see at first, but each time I stop… Read more

Look who's talking

I would have called this Wordless Wednesday, but clearly this girl has a lot to say. Read more

On the move

The Peanut is on the move. She can now roll onto her tummy and keep going back onto her back again. It’s really in one direction only at the moment (she will be an ambi turner, yet!) but it’s still pretty cool. I can look away for a few moments… Read more

The variety contained within the common

Yesterday I reblogged a post by Star in her eye about Strange Luck. The piece talked about the luck the writer felt at the issues her daughter didn’t have, in comparison to other children with the same syndrome. Issues most parents don’t ever have to feel lucky about, or don’t… Read more

Sitting up – whoever knew it could be so exciting?

First there was the smile. Then the giggle. Next up came rolling onto her side. Then the head lifting in tummy time. Then the rolling onto her tummy and back onto her back (with a lot of effort). Our next big goals are pushing up through her arms and weight… Read more

Laughing – a milestone

Today I heard the Peanut’s first honest to goodness giggle. I was tickling her before her bath and she let out a breathy, continuous giggle. I’ve heard the beginnings of this before where she would sort of hmmm of enjoyment as if she was about to start laughing but it… Read more

Tummy time!!

Holy smokes I am proud of this girl. In the last two or three days her tummy time has gone from licking the carpet to this! [wpvideo xCYrFxG1]   I usually try not to post twice in one day so I have material the next day, but sheesh I was… Read more

The tug of expectations

Today is a good day. A great day, even. Today we had the Peanut’s Visiting Neuro Developmental Therapist (VNDT) over to see us. She has been over the last two weeks but the Peanut has chosen that exact day and time to nap the morning away. She is normally a… Read more

I'm sending back the soup

I have never been good at standing up for myself. I avoid conflict wherever possible. I apologise when I know things aren’t my fault just to settle arguments. I’m a people pleaser. I don’t complain when my coffee is too cold, or there’s a fly in my soup. I defer… Read more

I’m sending back the soup

I have never been good at standing up for myself. I avoid conflict wherever possible. I apologise when I know things aren’t my fault just to settle arguments. I’m a people pleaser. I don’t complain when my coffee is too cold, or there’s a fly in my soup. I defer… Read more

Milestones!

The Peanut has a big question mark hanging over her in terms of milestones and whether she is delayed, or whether she will ever meet some of the major milestones. While it’s something I think about a lot, the Peanut just gets on with her day. Oblivious, and mostly happy.… Read more

A day for optimism – what the Peanut can do, instead of what she can’t

I don’t know if it’s because I slept for 12 hours straight last night, or just because I’m sick of complaining, but today I want to tell you about the things the Peanut CAN do. I’ve always thought of myself as a realist. That’s my euphemism for pessimist. But in… Read more

A day for optimism – what the Peanut can do, instead of what she can't

I don’t know if it’s because I slept for 12 hours straight last night, or just because I’m sick of complaining, but today I want to tell you about the things the Peanut CAN do. I’ve always thought of myself as a realist. That’s my euphemism for pessimist. But in… Read more

ONE MORE SLEEP!!

One more sleep and my baby girl is coming home. One more sleep and I get to see those smiles every day. One more sleep and I get to know the ins and outs of her schedule, be the expert on all that is the Peanut. One more sleep and… Read more

Something to smile about

In the last 15 weeks I have felt worse than I ever thought possible. When I think back to those first two weeks in the hospital I remember walking as if my legs were filled with lead. The grief was physical and heavy and weighing me down. I walked around… Read more