Speed bumps

Albie is growing into the finest of young boys. He is sharp and curious and funny. He says all sorts of wonderful things. I wish you could all spend some time with him.… Continue reading

Snow in the Lakes

I’ve got crazily behind on here and now there is this log-jam of things I want to tell you about – the magic time we had in the Lake District a few weeks ago, and York (again),… Continue reading

CHD Week: What to ask at the twenty week scan.

I have a few regrets. And this is one. At our twenty week scan with Albie, we didn’t want to know if it was a boy or a girl, we just wanted to know… Continue reading

CHD Week: This heart-shaped blog.

I remember when Albie was young, spending ages online reading other families experiences, trying to catch a glimpse of what might lie ahead for us. In the end, everyone’s journey is their own,… Continue reading

Kings.

We went to a corner of Northwest Wales for six nights over New Years. We booked a cottage from a lovely lady called Fran by using airbnb. Is it just me or does this… Continue reading

The Yuletide Log

And so, to Christmas. Albie was beyond excited about Christmas this year. He knew the Nativity Story, some carols, had a  wish list of presents and a myriad of logistical questions about Santa… Continue reading

Frozen

21 December Sunrise: 8:25am Sunset: 3:53pm I know it’s not Alaska, or Scandinavia, but boy is it dark and cold right about now. I must have lived this when I was a twenty something… Continue reading

Dear Dennis

We took this photo of you when we visited the UK on holiday last April. You’d just been ill in hospital with a chest infection but had recovered some and we all went… Continue reading

Albie’s heart

I remember in the midst of when Albie was a baby, and he had his NG tube in, and his sweats, and his medications, and his physical therapy and his weigh-ins and his… Continue reading

Freddy Pops

And suddenly, in photos like these, I can catch a small glimpse of the boy our baby is growing into.