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Motherhood

Tomorrow is Mother's Day and I find myself thinking about what it means to be a mother. For as long as I could remember I have always loved children and dreamt of being a mother to a whole brood of children. It wasn't an easy journey as I was diagnosed with severe PCOS at 20yrs old and was told that I probably would never have children and that fertility treatment wasn't guaranteed to work...my heart shattered into a million pieces when I was told that I was infertile..I thought my world had ended, that I no longer had a purpose, my dreams of a big family were no longer realistic and would only be a dream...
Thankfully I went on to prove the doctors wrong and with the help of fertility treatment I fell pregnant with my firstborn shortly after I got married. I remember looking at the pregnancy test stick and thinking "this cant be right, it must be dodgy" so I went out and bought 5 more...each one gave the same answer... I was going to be a mum...there is no word…

Safety & Locks

All parents get to the stage when their child starts to become mobile that they need to make sure that their home is safe for the child and no harm can come to them. We didn't have to think about this till much later on as Roo didn't walk till he was 2 yrs old. Although he learned to crawl a few months before hand he didn't explore as his understanding was very poor and he was like a 6 mth old baby at the time... but as he has gotten older , he has made some progress but its clear to see that he has learning difficulties and is delayed in all areas of his development. We have had to go a bit further than just baby proof our house - we have to Roo proof it as he doesn't understand instructions, or you explaining something on very simple terms..we have to show him through expression and visual aids but he doesn't always even understand that and often forgets when we have told him "no" and he will just do it again and again every day... its a slow process b…

A little insight

My eldest son, Leo , loves entering competitions in the hope that one day he will win something!! He was  sitting next to me when I was on the computer the other day and saw a competition asking for a short story or poem about experience of being around someone with a disability and asked if he could enter ...I was surprised as he doesn't like writing and normally tries to make up many excuses to get out of it but I was pleased he took an interest so told him if he wanted to he could. Nothing more was said...a few days later Leo asked me to read something on the computer and check his spelling! This was what I read...

A STORY ABOUT MY DISABLED FAMILY
I live with my family who are disabled except for me and my middle brother Lucas. My wee brother is called Reuben and he has special needs because he has something wrong with his development. It is hard having a disabled brother because he can be annoying sometimes and cries or screams a lot. Sometimes when I want to play with him he alw…

The big appointment..

It's been a week of constant thinking...too much thinking is not good for you sometimes...I was told when younger that if you can't think straight then write it all down and it will make you feel better...this is one of the reasons I started this blog...in order to process what was going on in my mind during this journey I felt it might help just to put it in writing and it has...this blog has been a sort of therapy for me, helping me to deal with whatever is going on..I may not be a great writer but at the end of the day this blog lets me be honest with my feelings and process everything that's going on.
But this week I have been struggling a bit...on Monday we had an appointment at the hospital with our neurologist and the metabolic consultant who was meeting us for the first time. I was a bit worried about this appointment as no parent likes to hear about metabolic disorders or even be referred to see one but I convinced myself that it would probably be a waste of time…