This week has been all about raising awareness of CHDs for heart week and nearly all of my blog posts this week have been focused on this. It’s also a week where I’ve been a little more anxious over Jessica as she has seemed very out-of-sorts and tired this week. Chances are that it is just due to her completing her first half-term at preschool and it has all caught up with her but fatigue is also a possible sign that her heart is struggling to cope with her current circulation. Whilst I knew that her tiredness could just be down to preschool, I wasn’t sure where the line between ‘normal’ and ‘sinister’ was but a quick call to the cardiac liaison nurses helped reassure me. At the moment, Jessica doesn’t seem to be any more blue than normal and she isn’t more breathless than normal which are other signs that her heart might be struggling. Hopefully the rest over half term will help her regain some of her energy levels but it’s definitely something I’ll be keeping a very close eye on.
Out and About:
We enjoyed an afternoon in Fassnidge Park last weekend and whilst Sophie slept for the whole time, Jessica enjoyed wandering about, collecting leaves and having fun in the playground.
We had a little milestone with Sophie this week at toddler group when she worked out that she needs to climb up one side of the Little Tikes Activity Gym and then go down the slide (rather than try to climb up the slide which is what she usually does). She then spent ages climbing up and sliding down and had a wonderful time doing so.
Fun at home:
We’ve had the toy cars and train track out most of this week and have had a wonderful time sitting on the floor playing with them. However, both Jessica and Sophie have had a lot more fun with the box that these are usually stored in – Jessica has filled it with cushions and likes to sit or lie in it with a book whereas Sophie just uses it as a means to try and climb on to the table!
We tried doing some wax-resist painting with Jessica although it didn’t work very well. She did enjoy using a toilet roll tube to stamp some hearts though.
Time for me:
Most of my ‘me-time’ has been spent focusing on Heart Week posts but I did get to enjoy a nice long soak in a bubble bath the other night which was rather blissful. I was also very pleased with my lovely stationery parcel from The Reading Residence which I received as part of this month’s stationery swap and have already used some of it to write a couple of letters.
My most popular post this week has been ‘To us on the day we became heart parents’ sharing what I would tell myself if I could go back.
Thank you to everyone who has been sharing my posts this week and helping to raise awareness.
My happiest moment:
Sophie being very cute and giving me spontaneous kisses then running across the room and running back again to give me another kiss. Just adorable.
Next week I would like to:
Well I still need to clear away that clutter before my sister and nieces arrive on Sunday so I’d better get on with it!