Posts made in July, 2011

Help! What do you know about physio?

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 | 19 comments

Help! What do you know about physio?

May has a physiotherapist. She is a member of May’s community team, so we don’t pay any additional money for her and she works alongside everyone else who works with May. She is professional and organized and I should feel like she is enough, but I don’t. She isn’t just May’s physio. She is also May’s key worker, meaning she organizes new equipment or referrals if we need them. If I have a problem with funding or with a member of the team, she takes care of it. But, she isn’t just May’s key worker. She is also the person at the center who...

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May’s reaction to Ieuan (VIDEO)

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 | 11 comments

In my last post, I discussed how May doesn’t understand the concept of a sibling, nor does she recognize that someone new has taken up residence in her home. Still true. (It’s okay. Don’t feel bad. We don’t.) She does, however, react to Ieuan when he is physically placed next to her, as demonstrated in the video below. The video is a bit longer than I normally post. This is down to my lack of any editing software. I would suggest you start the video about 2 1/2 minute in to get a full flavor for May’s reaction, if you don’t want to watch the whole thing....

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This week I’m… introducing May to her brother.

Posted on Jul 21, 2011 | 20 comments

This week I’m… introducing May to her brother.

Since Ieuan’s birth, there has been one question we’ve been asked more than any other, even more than “Are you getting any sleep?” (Answer: No) The question is: “How has May reacted to her new brother?” Sometimes┬ápeople ask who really understand May’s cognitive functions. Always, it is asked with genuine interest. But, it is not a comfortable question for me to answer. I’ve tried several answers: “She loves hearing him cry. She loves a crying baby! Very funny!” “She is being spoiled rotten so she is fine with it!”...

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Why new baby = zero posts (Also: Small Steps being evicted!)

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 | 7 comments

Why new baby = zero posts (Also: Small Steps being evicted!)

You can probably guess why I’ve been a bit under the radar of late. I have all the normal new baby joys and troubles (mainly: Joy! Joy! Joy!). In addition, there have been some particular troubles breastfeeding Ieuan that have left me feeling not only exhausted, but quite ill. You can read about them on BabyCenter. Besides that here are my top three unbelievable moments of the past nine days: 1. Hearing Ieuan cry immediately after delivery. Incredible. I knew he’d be fine just from his voice. He is! 2. That the staff discharged us from the hospital two days after we arrived. I...

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May has a little brother!

Posted on Jul 8, 2011 | 22 comments

May has a little brother!

Today, we brought May’s little brother home from the hospital. I still can’t believe they let us go! I am in total awe at how smoothly everything has gone – so different from our first experience. I will tell more later. I’m too tired now. I’m only awake because I have to feed the little nipper soon! Also, we have a name but I haven’t yet spoken to the whole family, so I will reserve the right to not say for a little while longer. To sum up: happy happy happy. Photos of May’s first meeting with Peanut, yesterday at the...

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