Parenting

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

December 13, 2012

As we sat in the small office of the psychologist and she told us our daughter had Autism Spectrum Disorder – mild to moderate, it wasn’t a surprise. It was what I had been expecting. But still. The reality of it, to see it in writing in the report, the knowledge that this was something […]

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Wordless Wednesday ~ My baby turns two.

Wordless Wednesday ~ My baby turns two.

October 24, 2012

Today my gorgeous girl turns two years old. Sometimes it is hard to believe that she was ever that teeny tiny little prem baby, she has come so far in two years. We are so proud of her, and love her to the moon and back xx

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Things I Know ~ Fighters Keep Fighting.

Things I Know ~ Fighters Keep Fighting.

September 21, 2012

I am linking up with Dorothy from Singular Insanity this week, for “Things I Know”. I know I have an amazing daughter. She is beautiful and funny and smart. She was born fighting, at 32 weeks, and is about to turn two years old next month. She has always been slightly delayed, particularly in her gross motor and […]

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Wordless Wednesday ~ The Little Girl That Could.

Wordless Wednesday ~ The Little Girl That Could.

September 12, 2012

Originally this post was going to about my daughter, her developmental delays, and the fact that our paediatrician wants her to be assessed for autism. The trouble is, I don’t know what to write. I don’t know how I feel. Some days I’m convinced that nothing is wrong, other days I’m certain the paediatrician is […]

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Counting My Blessings.

Counting My Blessings.

June 4, 2012

There is really very little I can say in this post, that I haven’t already written about in Baby Baby Baby and One Pink Line. Since developing Proliferative diabetic retinopathy during pregnancy, and losing a lot of my sight, it has appeared unlikely that I would be able to have another pregnancy without risking complete blindness. However, earlier this […]

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Mummy Fail?

Mummy Fail?

May 22, 2012

“Mummy Fail”. I had never heard or used this term, before I had my daughter. I had always believed there were either ‘good mothers’ or ‘bad mothers’. I know, how could I have been so naive, so black and white? I had no idea. I have no idea. 19 months since becoming a mother to my […]

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Hospital Daze.

Hospital Daze.

May 14, 2012

On the 24th of November 2010, we finally walked out of hospital with our daughter, after a month in the NICU and Special Care Nursery. As far as I was concerned, I never wanted to see another hospital ever again. Ironically I had planned on writing a post about our NICU experience this week. Instead, […]

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The Way Forward

The Way Forward

May 1, 2012

Welcome to the new home of The Hesitant Housewife. Thank you for embarking on this journey with me. I have been simultaneously excited and terrified of launching my own blog, on my own website. First and foremost, I must pay credit where credit is due ~ to Michelle from Little Hero Hosting, who fixed my blog, […]

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Bears of Hope.

Bears of Hope.

March 20, 2012

In 2007, my whole world changed forever when my first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, made even more traumatic with the discovery that I was carrying twins. For 12 months, I suffered in silence, not understanding my grief, thinking I should be ‘over it’. Crying every day, in secret, trying to ignore the ache in me that […]

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Missing “ME”.

Missing “ME”.

March 16, 2012

I want to preface this post, with the fact that I love my daughter and husband more than anything in the world. Would die for them, either of them, in a second. I know how blessed I am to have them, not for one day do I forget that. But still. Tonight, this Friday night, […]

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