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Autumn past & present...

It that time of the year again, where everywhere you look you can see the trees are littered with multicoloured leaves & fall to the ground..Its my favourite season of the year purely of the colours, the nights drawing in so that I can light my candles & most of all go for woodland walks with my boys... Today the whole family went to Vogrie - a local country park - for a walk through the woods as the boys were desperate to look for conkers! This year we were able to go through the forest path instead of the normal paths on the outside as we had fund raised for a Special Tomato Jogger for Roo and its perfect for country walks. It means Roo gets to experience a proper woodland walk alongside his brothers...We must have walked almost 5miles and in all that time he sat happily in his buggy, totally engrossed in his surroundings as it was so colourful. He found watching Pepper our dog running around crazy quite funny as every now and then he would let out a little giggle..I took s…

Sleep is over-rated...

Title says it all really...according to Roo sleep is over-rated...
Since Roo came into this world his relationship with sleep started off good but then they became bitter enemies...the first 4wks of his life he slept a LOT...needing to be woken up for feeds..I remember asking midwife and hv if it was normal! They told me to relish every moment and that it wouldn't last...how true were those words were to become...
Once those first blissful weeks had past we were suddenly thrown into a world of sleepless nights...no longer did he settle, instead crying many tears...everyone said it would pass, that it was just a phase but now he is nearly 3 yrs old and still has big issues with sleep..
At the beginning of this year he was put on a low dose of melatonin to help him sleep...it was amazing as it worked really well with him...we got 8 hrs sleep a night which was total bliss and more importantly Warren and I got our evenings back where we could just chill and watch tv with no disturbances.…

A letter to my other children...

This post is dedicated to Roo's two older brothers who I feel deserve a mention in this blog...I got the idea from two other blogs by - areyoukiddingney & theaandnatesmam
Dear Leo & Lucas,
As you both see this blog is all about your younger brother, the struggles and achievements of his life & raising awareness of life as an undiagnosed child...there have been many times over the past few years that you both have heard the words "he has special needs" & I want to say that you both are special too in your own unique ways...I don't want you both to think that Roo is the only "special" one...he isn't as you both are as well...
Its hard to put into words how much I love you both...you both along with your brother Roo are my miracles as you all were conceived with the help of fertility treatment so we got the family we always wanted. I feel so blessed to have you both in my life and no matter what happens you both will always have my love along…