“She”

Firstly I want to share a photo with you from yesterday;

Today we had a visit from our physio and the Jenx rep to try my small person with a walking frame. It went better than I could have hoped and we now have to wait and see if we can get funding for the frame. Please cross your fingers for us, our little girl really needs this and we desperately want this for her.

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The weather has turned lovely here, we’re trying to get more outside time now the days are getting shorter. I’ve enjoyed taking the small one out in a sling. We chat, we sing, we scrunch leaves and tickle eachother’s faces with long seeded grass. She is understanding more and more, she is opinionated, she is confident, she is humorous and even her own version of helpful. Today she has a cold brewing but is still chirpy and smiley, fingers crossed she is still happy tomorrow as we have slingmeet! Poor thing spent all night fidgeting and growling, it was like co-sleeping with a bear.

I’ve not been able to get any sewing done these past few days but I have ordered a bit of cord from eBay so looking forward to that coming through the post soon.

Just a short blog post today, there is plenty to come so stay tuned!!!!

Small-talk

Wow! Feeling tired lately…not sure if its the changing season or keeping up with the busy small person. The wind was blowing a gale last night, it still is. I didn’t sleep all that well, might have been something to do with the mini spider related freak out at bed-time coupled with the fidgety co-sleeping toddler. And I keep dreaming of cord! Brown cord with birds on. Just need to figure out what I’m supposed to do with the cord before I invest in it at £9.50 per 1/2m!

I think I’m getting the hang of my sewing machine, just waiting on some Bondaweb from eBay so I can crack on with the appliqué. I’m ridiculously excited, trying to run before I can walk and discovering that a ‘helpful’ toddler on my lap is not the best way to practise my technique!

I’m also waiting on a gorgeous handmade lampwork Rockpool pendant from Lush Lampwork, my treat to myself for my upcoming birthday. I think I might have a look for a new silver chain too as my snake chain has kinks in from being tugged by small hands. I LOVE Julie’s beads, last month I got a set of her pretty Rolling Stones big hole beads in the purple colour-way and they lovely. Thankfully she has a facebook page which in my opinion is the best way to keep up with stuff I like without having to constantly check websites!

Anyway, must go, my favourite little person is blinking sleepily at me as she wakes from her lap nap….and I *think* I have a plan for the cord!!

Taking the time it takes…

If anyone had ever told me while I was pregnant that my little girl wouldn’t be sitting unaided at the age of 2, I’m really not sure how I would have felt. I sometimes wonder what other people make of our situation, I sometimes get the weird feeling that we are out of touch with the general baby-raising population, floating above them in our bubble. Many people find it difficult to relate to us and I think its because of a few reasons.

Firstly, its the perceived ‘hippy’ thing. Breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, attachment parenting, baby-led…it scares people.

Secondly, no matter how beautiful and bright and funny our little girl is, there is clearly issues. It must be awkward for them, not knowing what to say

And lastly, its our attitude. We are easy, we don’t believe in too much pressure. We just rolling along. We were planning on home edding anyway and kind of makes even more sense now.

So on the surface I guess we are living life from a very different viewpoint. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt is that you’ve just got to take the time it takes. There’s no winning post in life, success in life is about how happy you are. We plan on being very happy!!

We are busy this week, we are attending the Heart of the Dragon Festival this weekend so are working on some costume type stuff. It’s nice to go out as a family, just hope the weather is nice for us.