Sunday, 10 December 2017

4 years on

Today we should have been walking around in the cold at the Manchester Christmas Markets, but the snow over the North West we decided we wouldn't risk the journey. We've watched Christmas films, painted our nails and just had a  proper chilled out day together.

Today's Timehop reminds me that 4 years ago I was probably at one of my lowest points in our journey with Martha Grace.



We'd just found out that Martha needed her 3rd Open Heart Surgery and I was convinced they were only suggesting further surgery so that they could have her bed back if she didn't make it. I refused to

Thursday, 30 November 2017

There are worse things that working on Christmas Day


This will be the 11th Christmas that I've been a Mammi. The last time I worked on Christmas Day was 2005, 18 weeks pregnant with Osh and when my shift was done I went home to tell my brother and sister that they were going to be an Aunty and Uncle. Fast forward to Christmas 2006 and I had a 7-month-old baby boy and my Christmases had changed forever.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

My Christmas

We didn't let ourselves believe that we would be celebrating Christmas at home until our most recent outpatient's appointment on the 9th October. Her new Consultant was very happy with her progress and agreed that she wouldn't need to be seen again for another 6 months (April 2018)

The last time we had a worry free Christmas period was in 2014; Martha Grace was recovering has been recovering from Open Heart Surgery over Christmas 2015 and 2016. Furthermore, Christmas 2013 was spent at Great Ormond Street Hospital with Mark and Martha, with Osh and Isabella at home with my parents.

One of the things I promised myself at the end of 2016 was that if we were lucky enough not to need further surgical procedures Christmas period, then I would treat myself to one of those super indulgent beauty Advent Calendar. That's exactly what I've done, the day the M&S Advent Calendar was released in early November I made sure that I had one. I've resisted the urge to peek inside but I can wait for Friday morning when I can open my first little house to see what's inside.