Friday, 8 August 2014

In six short days

E turns one!

I have no idea where the last twelve months have gone. They flew by so fast. My baby girl is no longer a baby but not quite a toddler yet. She has done amazingly well and is really flourishing. All the early concerns, so far, have come to nothing. We will continue to watch her as she grows and continues to develop.

At her 9 month review (which was done at 10 months, 8 months corrected) E was hitting almost all her milestones.the biggest issue, which they were not at all concerned about as she was hitting the corrected age, was visual. Part of this for example is holding a spoon and being able to bring it to her mouth. Everything else scored between her actual age of 10 months up to 15months.

I have been extremely lucky and enjoyed the full twelve months off work with her. I am stressed out about returning to work in a weeks time. It isn't the work or the job but leaving E. If we could afford for me to stay home that is definitely what would be happening but for now that is not possible so off to work I go. I am sure after a few weeks everything will settle in to place and we will be just fine.

We were hoping for a second little miracle but so far that is not to be. We have been talking seriously the last few weeks about it though. If I am honest I am not sure that a second pregnancy would be the best for us, or should I say me and maybe the baby. I am very worried about a second premature birth and with my heart condition I also worry if something were to happen to me.

I have enquired about adoption and we are looking at this as a serious option. If any of you know any blogs on adoption in the UK please let me know. We almost didn't do IVF at all as we were going to go straight to adoption. I guess we needed to try at least once and I am now so glad we did.

I will probably be back in another six months for an update :0)

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