I honestly don’t know where the time goes, it flies by doesn’t it? We are so busy at the moment that half the time, I don’t even know what day it is.
Leo of course fills all of our days with smiles and giggles and just keeps on growing and growing. You will be very pleased to hear that we have broken a barrier over the past ten days or so… Leo is eating proper food at home.
I’m not sure what it was but something triggered in me a couple of weeks or so ago to get upset about Leo not eating food like other children his age and I really felt like I was really holding him back… Something had to change or I know that I would have just left it and left it (I know, I know … All at our own pace…. But I just feel it was heading a bit too close to STOP rather than keeping moving).
I am very pleased to report that Leo is now eating and thoroughly enjoying Weetabix, Cheerios, dairylea on bread, yoghurts and baby rice cakes; all things his big sister Millie loved. Of course, this is clearly not an extensive list but long enough for us right now. Leo absolutely loves his food, this is what happens when I’ve told him that it’s all gone …
As you can see, not a happy chappy!
And yes.I’m petrified.That’s never going to change.But I can live with that.
Getting Leo eating actual food (just at home for now) is a long hard process for us and I know that we have still got a long way to go and as long as Leo is happy through the day and sleeping through the night, we know that he is getting what he needs.
Most of you who read my blog will know that last year Dan and I decided that we were going to give blood (click here to find out why) which is something we can do to help someone else out when they most need it without it costing us a penny. Well, a few weeks ago I received a message from a lady who could do something for me to help my health – if needed. I was asked if I would like to attend a Cardiac Heart screening (available for people aged between 14-35).
As long as you sit in this age bracket, you can have a screening done through CRY who work all over the UK. You can use the link above to see if there is a session near you.
The session I attended had been fundraised for by a lovely couple who I met on the day called Simon and Joanna who unfortunately lost their son Joseph to an undiagnosed heart condition in 2012. You can see their story by clicking here . Simon and Joanna told me that Joseph was a very fit and young healthy young man and it was a complete shock when they lost him. I felt privileged to have attended this session that Joseph’s parents had fundraised for in his memory and privileged to meet these two wonderful parents who have done so much in their son’s memory.
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I am very happy to be able to let you know that my heart is very fit and healthy and I actually like the fact that I have had this very short and easy test done and that I now know that.
I would encourage anyone between the age bracket of 14-35 to take a look at the CRY website and think about attending a session. I was told that after the day had ended 4 people out of just over 100 that had actually attended the same session that I had been to had actually been referred on to specialists following their screenings! So it is worth going if you fit in the age bracket and have a session near you.
Little man wasn’t very well last week, full of a cold, a river running from his nose that could have filled the local swimming pool and eyes that looked so puffy and tired. It’s awful isn’t it when your little one is full of a cold and all they can do is feel sorry for themselves, obviously I don’t like my little man being ill but I did enjoy all the extra cuddles that he wanted. His cold made us miss Messy Monkeys which we (I) were gutted about but he was back on top form by this Wednesday and really enjoyed the St.Patrick’s themed day, he came home rather green and I was still wiping orange paint out of his ears later that evening!
Dan has had a bad week this week. He won’t mind me saying that. He’s gotten emotional over certain things on the tv and we haven’t been able to watch them and he’s just generally very low at the moment and it’s really hard to see the man that you love like that and there’s absolutely nothing that you can do to help him. I’m not sure what it is at the moment but we both aren’t quite right and we are both having low days where things just don’t feel good. We’ve been here before though and we know that we’ll see it through, we always do. We are having a bit of time off work over Easter and it couldn’t come quick enough for us, we need to just stop every now and again and recharge and luckily we can always tell when we need to. We aren’t going away when we have the time off, it’s just to chill out and be a family at home with no stress. Probably what we both need right now. xxx
Update from Leo:
Mummy took me for a walk the other day because it was sunny and daddy had gone out for a verrrryyyy long run because he’s in training for that long London run, what was it called again?
Well, we came home and he was in MY BATH. I couldn’t believe it, he was in there with all my bubbles and there I was just stood at the side of the bath with mummy! Well I’m not sure what was going on but I’m certainly not used to seeing daddy in the bath covered in my bubbles. Actually, why doesn’t he smell funny if he doesn’t have baths like me?
He told mummy that he was broken after his 18 mile run. I don’t know how far that it is, but it must be a long way if it broke him, does that mean that he is broken like when I broke my toy the other week?
Love Leo xxx
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