Weird thoughts that go round in my head part 265

Sometimes I feel like I'm in Rachel's Holiday. For anyone who hasn't read it, it's a classic Marian Keyes novel about a girl with a sizeable recreational drug habit who goes to rehab. Only she sees it as a chance to take a break and get in some quality time with the jacuzzi. Of course …

SUCH a boy

Regular readers might be forgiven for thinking my life is one big ball of pain and heartache. It can be, of course, but it's somehow easier to blog about the bad times so you hear about them more. I'm happy to report that there are good times. We even manage to have a laugh. Yes, …

The waiting game

"Some people will do anything to make me look silly in a photo" If only it were that simple, Teddy boy. The rather delightful bonnet is actually keeping all the probes in place while Ted had an EEG. For those who don't know - and why would you? - an EEG is a test to …

End of an era….

...if an era can be ten weeks. I'm en route to my Thursday morning group therapy session. It's a 'keeping well post birth' group so the ladies are there for lots of different reasons. No one has a disabled child, but it's amazing how many of our thoughts and troubles are the same. The day …

Time to toughen up

My dad always used to tell me I was too sensitive. Part of me was quite proud of that if I'm honest. it appealed to my angry, angsty, oh-so-misunderstood teenage self. But the days of being a delicate flower are over. I'll never get through this if I don't toughen up. Although it's getting easier …

Living in limbo

I'm in a funny place at the moment. Having a diagnosis so early is tough. It's very difficult to face the fact that your child could be severely disabled and (the killer) mentally retarded. Funnily enough that takes the shine off the babymoon pretty quickly. Yet if I didn't have it, I'd be worrying even …

Bath face!

One of the questions I get asked a lot is, 'Does Ted like the bath?' People are *very* interested in this. As he's not yet a giggler and definitely not a splasher, the only indication of his enjoyment is that he doesn't cry. Definite bonus. You can also tell by his face. We don't get …