I read an article this morning on how you know you are a parent and I realised how insensitive these types of articles can be. There are so many posts similar to this and I have read a few over the last few months and although the intention of these is never to cause upset… Continue reading How You Know You’re A Parent…
1258 days. Thats how long I have had to go on without you. I can't say ive lived each day but I am surviving although I have no idea how.
Usually when someone dies their memory lives on in stories, in their family and their friends memories. Their name is still spoken, maybe less than before but it is socially acceptable to talk about them because they lived. So why is it still socially unacceptable to speak the names of babies/children who have died? Society… Continue reading Say Their Name
28th April 2015 Our final goodbyes. I don't know how we got to that day, the month after Jason's birthday seemed like a whirlwind and not for the reasons we wanted it to be. Looking back I realise that we didn't know how to plan Jason's funeral and there was no-one to really offer any… Continue reading Saying Goodbye.
"If you are ever going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books." Roald Dahl It's never too early to build a love for reading. World Book Day might almost be over but we continue to give Ellie the best start in life and a love for books is one… Continue reading World Book Day
The first time we saw you. I'm the first to tell people I hate FaceBook. I created a new private account just so I could keep up with groups/pages I liked without being hit by unwanted posts or conversations with people. I have since reactivated my old fb account to plan Ellies 1st birthday and… Continue reading 7th October…
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and to me is pretty important. As you may know October is also Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and for me, both go hand in hand. A year ago a documentary was shown on BBC Two called A World Without Down Syndrome, a documentary that I'd been dying… Continue reading October.
Baby Groups. A topic that can show you exactly what type of mummy you are talking to. You get those mummies who absolutely love baby groups with their best friends (who also have babies) who 'do' lunch afterwards and you get those mummies who shudder at the thought of attending a baby group and interacting… Continue reading Baby groups.
Babies, children and adults get ill. That is a fact that everyone knows but when you are parenting after baby loss, parenting through grief and trying to cope with your own emotions these illnesses can feel so much worse than they really are. Okay, I dont think that any parent hasnt dealt with a poorly… Continue reading Illness.
Thought I would write up an update on where we are. The last few weeks have been awful. Since returning from our break away sleep is been nonexistent for all of us. Ellie refused to nap in the day and was waking up every 2 hours at night. I was seriously losing it. Hubby isnt… Continue reading Sleep Training…part 2