Friday, 27 January 2017

This Week's Victories 2017 #4

It's been a strange week this week. I've changed my working days, which has thrown the clock in my mind all out of whack! But it's Friday again, and that means it's time to look back at the week!

- Samson had a paeds appointment, and this is now also 12-monthly as she's happy that he's doing well.
- The animal noises are still going well. This week we've learned 'moo'!

Other than that, it's actually been a really quiet week. But sometimes, that's really nice!

What were your victories this week?


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Friday, 20 January 2017

This Week's Victories 2017 #3

This week has actually been really difficult. I had a few nights of PTSD flashbacks which prevented me from sleeping and made me feel completely horrible - we're talking 24 hours straight of being awake on one occasion with just 2 hours sleep afterwards. But still, it hasn't been all bad...


- There's a third animal noise! He's learning one a week which is pretty good going in my opinion. The latest is a dog says "woof woof".
- We have booked a cheeky little weekend break for March - the 10th anniversary of our first date. It's really close to home (about 30 mins away, that's all!) but it's the change of scenery that's important.
- I had my second counselling session. I cried, but I do feel like talking is definitely helping.
- Samson had a review yesterday with the team who look after his oesophagus. They're so pleased with how he's doing that his check ups will now be 12-monthly.
- I also spoke to his dietician yesterday, who is really happy with how his weight is going and plans to see him in clinic in May and then probably discharge him!!

What were your successes this week?

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Friday, 13 January 2017

This Week's Victories 2017 #2

This is where I look back at the week and what has gone well!


- We're now up to two animal noises - in addition to last week's lion saying "roar", we now have monkeys saying "ooh ooh". Too cute!
- Today is payday, always a good day in my book!
- I have successfully avoided buying a coffee at the railway station all week. I do enjoy one on a morning but sometimes sacrifices must be made!

What were your successes this week?

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Friday, 6 January 2017

This Week's Victories 2017 #1

I'm going to try really hard to post every week about whatever victories we've had - no matter how small!


- This week, Samson learned his first animal noise (a lion says "roar", just in case you're wondering!) and I swear it's just the cutest thing hearing him roar.
- The first working week of the year has been survived!
- I've spoken to my boss and we've agreed a change in my working days from the end of this month. This means I can be at home on a Friday and take Samson to a new baby and toddler group the health visitor is starting up.

What were you successes this past week?

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

2017's Plans and Hopes







This is the first year we've started without something big looming on the horizon - be that IVF, the birth of our little handsome boy, or his heart surgery. This year is a completely fresh, clear canvas; ours to do with whatever we choose.

That said, we haven't got much by way of plans for the year. As much as I love making plans and having things to look forward to, it's also quite refreshing having an almost clear slate. Should we decide to be spontaneous, we can.

Our only real plans at the moment are a couple of trips away. We're taking Samson to Thomasland in February, to celebrate the one year anniversary of his heart surgery. He absolutely adores Thomas & Friends (I think it would be fair to say he's actually obsessed!) so hopefully he'll enjoy being in a Thomas theme park. There's a zoo as well, and we've been wanting to take him to a zoo for a while now so we hope he'll enjoy that!

We've also got a midweek break booked at Center Parcs in September. We enjoyed ourselves so much in November that we couldn't wait a whole year to go again!

As for the rest of 2017, I'm hoping that we get to just spend quality time as a family, making special memories, in whatever format it happens to take. It would also be nice if we managed to finally get Samson's bedroom done - he's still in with us at almost 20 months! Which is fine, but it would be good for him to have his own space.

What are your plans for this year?

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