Helping a child prepare for an MRI

Ayla’s Story Ayla has unexplained epilepsy. She had her first seizure around 8 months and has been on medication since she was 10 months old. With her current meds her seizures are controlled, and she’s only had a handful of seizures this year. Ayla had her first MRI when she was 10 months old. I…

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Rainbow babies and cloth nappies.

So as it turns out my two children are both rainbow babies. The babies born after miscarriages. The Rainbow of Hope that comes out of the Storm, as the quote I posted near the beginning of my journey said. As such they have both spent most of their babyhoods in rainbow outfits and I pretty…

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Christmas: Expectation vs Reality

Tonight we took Kyle and Ayla on a family outing to the Botanic Gardens Trail of Lights. As the day progressed I was getting as excited as my darling little three year old firecracker. Memories flooded back to me of going to the Wemmer Pan lights as a child. Wandering through the displays, looking at…

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Rainbow Baby 2.0 – Labour & Birth Story

** contains photos of nudity – NSFW ** 10 July 2017 Mrs G had just returned from her holiday to France and needed assistance. I’d had a lazy morning, we really needed the cash, so I agreed to go through. While I was there I had a few contractions, but nothing major. I thought it…

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Another miscarriage…

I found out I was pregnant just before my son’s first birthday party. Since all the family were going to be around, we told them a few days after the party. Everyone was thrilled as they know I want a big family. Once again my parents were sad that they were going to be in…

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To ALL Mothers everywhere!

I’ve accepted that I am not very good at keeping this blog updated, but I’m sure the time will come when I will be better at it again. I came across this today on a group I am in on Facebook. It really resonated with me. I’m just going to leave that here for everyone…

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The past 6 months

I can’t believe how bad I am at blogging! Kyle will be 6 months old next week, so clearly I have been very, very busy. Life with a baby is so different, than it was before. Even having au paired and nannied for 4 years, hasn’t prepared me for what life is like when the…

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The BSquirt has arrived!

Kyle Connor Johnson was born at 13h50 on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at Life Westville Hospital in Durban, South Africa. He came into the world via natural delivery after a relatively short labour at 40 weeks and 2 days. I began counting contractions around 19h00 on Tuesday evening. They were fairly regular, but quite far…

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