Again: I've been too busy enjoying being a mum to Theo to write my blog regularly - seriously: I cannot get over how fabulous being Theo's mum is - but this week I was approached by the Press Association to pen a piece entitled Seven things no one tells you about being a mum of a … Continue reading Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
I was emailed by a mother towards the end of last year who had just received a diagnosis. It plunges a new mum and her family into unfamiliar, frightening territory which robs us of so much at a time when everyone else with a new baby seems to be celebrating. I composed the following piece for her but thought with the turn of the year, the NIPT testing being rolled out and her original email still very much on my mind, I should share it. (I have changed the name of her little boy)
Over the summer I was approached to participate in Abortion on Trial, a programme the BBC wanted to make as the law is 50 years old. I agreed straight away which may have seemed like an odd decision at first. But I saw it as an opportunity on mainstream TV to speak up about the startlingly normal … Continue reading The hardest choice of all..
So that's summer over and I've not been making hay whilst the sun shone: I have never left it this long to pen a blog piece. Perhaps it's because I'm immersed in all that is motherhood, working and - oh - the washing!! But I've also been reticent as my emotions and resilience have fluctuated … Continue reading Navigating Through…
The first: to A and E; the second to Scotland so two precious babies can meet. Theo was due his one year immunisations back in March and I'd delayed them if I'm honest. Something was telling me to and now I know why. I hadn't heard much warning from other mums so I no … Continue reading Two Trips…
This is the stand-out phrase from a letter we received after Theo’s recent hospital appointment at one year corrected, a few weeks ago. We’ve got it in writing and I couldn’t be prouder. Or more relieved. I whimsically wish I could have waved the letter in my face last spring when I had been shunted … Continue reading ‘Excellent progress’
I’ve been thinking it must be around a year ago I started this blog. I was convinced I began it in March as February was so, so awful. Turns out the blog is OVER a year old; I penned my first piece a mere 13 days after Theo’s diagnosis. Wow. I know I was in … Continue reading A rainbow. An anniversary. A tv appearance!