Welcome to my attempt to live fully and honestly, to sing out the song of myself, to truly know who I am......

.....either that or the ramblings of a barely coherant, tired out mum of two!!

Monday, 31 October 2005

Back after long absence!

Well, it is a very long time since I last posted anything on this blog. So what's been happening in the lives of the family Blog? ....

I have had a very healthy, bouncing baby girl weighing in at over 8lbs. Eleanor is now 5 1/2 months old and is adorable and very chatty!

Peter continues to do well although he has had some struggles. He is currently recovering from a bout of Glandular Fever and has managed to catch a cold on top. As a result he is very tired.
Peter continues to have therapy for his foot and hand. His walking has much improved and he is now attempting to jump and run. Peter is using his left hand more although his thumb still has a tendency to turn in.

It is an interesting experience to see the differences in the physical development of the little ones. Ellie is keen to be sitting up at five months whereas Peter showed little inclination until he was about eight months. With Peter being our first it took longer to cinvince professionals that his slowness was something more than natural variation. I knew there was something wrong but I guess they had me down as an over-anxious first-time mum.

Peter's hemiplegia though mild has become such a part of who he is. He is developing mannerisms associated with his condition that are so endearing. Of course it would be great if he did not have to face the challanges his hemiplegia brings but I can't help thinking I would miss his little ways if he could be cured tomorrow.

Wednesday, 19 October 2005

Baby Blogger - Hello again!

Well it's been ages since I last wrote anything - I am now walking, running and occasionally jumping although I haven't quite got the hang of the last bit yet!


Mummy had a little girl - so now I have a new sister. Mummy and Daddy says she is called Eleanor or Ellie but I just call her 'baby'. She is now 5 months old and she doesn't really do a lot - I'm not really sure what she is for but it's kind of funny when she smiles and makes funny noises at me.

I still have to wear a splint on my foot - I'm now on to my third one - it seems to help but sometimes my foot gets a bit sore.

I am supposed to wear a splint on my thumb to help me use it but I can take it off really quickly!

I spent a day and a half at the hospital at the beginning of the week. I have a lump in my neck and I have been feeling very tired. I had to have some blood taken, but it didn't hurt as they had put some magic cream on. Mummy and Daddy seemed quite worried and mentioned scary words like leukeamia and lymphoma. It turned out that I have had glandular fever so now I am allowed to sleep whenever I like!