This is a recent experiment, one that was suggested to me as a writing prompt for university. It is the first of, what I'm hoping will be, a series of advice based letters to future mamas (and daddy's). Others will be more age or topic specific, including being a mama with Epilepsy. I hope you like it, and please give plenty of feedback :).
I’m tired of being tired Try not to let it bring you down. Try not to give up hope. Try not to let it affect your dreams. Try not to let it win. Make the most of what you have. Be thankful, it could be worse. But, you look so normal. You will get better.… Continue reading I’m tired of being tired
This June we are going on our first family holiday, to Spain, to visit my parents and siblings.
My short lived experience with breast feeding ended in the hospital after, even the midwives couldn't get my stubborn Gremlin to latch and eat.
‘Of babies whose mothers take Sodium Valproate (Epilim) during pregnancy, up to 1 in 10 (10%) are at risk of having a birth defect, and up to 4 in 10 children (40%) have problems with development and learning as they grow.’ Epilepsy Society
I am a young, first time mama and when I fell pregnant at the age of eighteen, I didn't know the first thing about looking after a baby, let alone with the added hindrance of my disability. It's not easy caring for a baby, or even a toddler, as well as yourself. When you have… Continue reading Mama Vs Epilepsy – Staying safe
On the whole, my pregnancy was actually really good. I mean, don't get me wrong, the morning sickness was awful. I was sick throughout the duration of my pregnancy and even ginger biscuits did nothing for me. I say it's because of how many of them I ate, though, that Oscar’s hair is such a bright orange.
The explanation of the inbetween, and lack of memory. I never remember I've had a seizure, not until I feel the after effects or I'm told.