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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Update on May’s vision

May 30, 2011 at 21:23

Mama Lewis


A year ago, I took May to see a ophthamologist at the hospital to check the mechanics of her eyes. We’d already established that May’s vision was weak, but in what way? To what extent? And, what could we do to help? I struggled to get anyone to help her. I’ve found the medical community […]

May made the top of the list!

May 20, 2011 at 19:41

Mama Lewis


About a year and a half ago, we started the long and completely demoralizing road to finding May a nursery. We contacted over 50 childminders and nurseries and all, bar one, turned her away. Some placed us on waiting lists. We never heard back from any of those nurseries. In fact, we soon found out […]

It’s official. May has special needs.

May 15, 2011 at 16:23

Mama Lewis


Every child in Britain with special needs, minor to major, needs a Statement of Special Needs to receive funding, equipment and therapies in school. In recent weeks, everyone involved with May contributed a statement and these will be presented at a panel (of people who never meet May) who determine to what extent, if at […]

This week I’m… sitting in a Bumbo seat. Fun! Independence!

May 9, 2011 at 22:22

Mama Lewis


May has conquered the Everest of the baby seat world THE BUMBO. For those unfamiliar with The Bumbo Seat, it is one that babies can sit upright in as soon as they can support their own neck. The seat is made of a kind of firm foam that cushions and supports. The seat secures the […]

Finally – the birthday photos!

May 7, 2011 at 22:58

Mama Lewis


I’ve let my May down. There… I’ve said it. In some ways I’ve let motherhood as an institution down. That’s right. I’m not afraid to call a spade a spade (I think I’m the spade in this analogy). What mother would wait over two weeks before posting birthday photos of her daughter. What mother would […]