Friday 21 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

It's been quite an end to the year, far more exciting than this time last year when Christmas was spent in hospital. My concerns have shifted now from whether Rosie will be well enough to spend her first Christmas at home to whether I will manage to get my presents sorted in time! Obviously I prefer the latter worry and my heart really goes out to those who will be spending Christmas on a ward.

The first bit of excitement came in the form of our first magazine interview. It is an open and honest insight into our life with Rosie from the beginning and features as part of a really positive three page article about DS in Elite Magazine. If you fancy a read you can download a pdf copy for free by clicking here... (it may take a short while to load depending on your internet speed).

The other bit of excitement came (rather bizarrely you may think) by the slow destruction of our tree decorations!

On Wednesday night Karen, Nanny and the boys headed over to Buxton Opera House to watch my really rather talented niece performing in Pantomime. This mean't the Bud and I got to spend some valuable uninterrupted time together. I had, sorry I mean 'she' had loads of fun playing with her toys, we had lots of laughter from tickles as well as endless amounts of cuddles. She was also rather taken with a 'Christmas present' hat that Karen had made for Joe, she would pop it on her head and laugh away to herself whilst peeping out at me.

It was soon time for tea and so I placed her in the middle of the living room floor (out of harms way) then rushed into the kitchen to heat up her 'pre-prepared by Mum' tea. I popped my head back in the room to check she was okay only to find her sat by the Christmas tree happily pulling down the lights and baubles! Unsure whether to tell her off or applaud her I moved her away slightly to assess the damage (after taking photo's of course!) and immediately she leaned forward, arms outstretched and shuffled on her bum back to the tree. She has managed to move around on her bum before but this is the first time to our knowledge that she has shuffled with any purpose. At this point I decided a round of applause and a great big cuddle was in order!

There are lots of potentially exciting things in the pipeline for next year which I'm having to bite my tongue about, but for now I intend to down tools and stay away from the computer (as best I can) and enjoy every second of our first family Christmas altogether at home.

Thank you to each and everyone of you that continue to read and share my ramblings, I have been truly humbled by every single comment sent, both here and on our Facebook page. I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.



  1. As ever Rosie brings a smile to my face. Just love the pic of you and her the look on her face says it all. Enjoy your first at home Christmas and best wishes to you all for 2013. Alison Pete Natalie and Iona

  2. Happy Christmas :) I hope you have an amazing time together. I look forward to many more gorgeous pictures and updates in 2013, thank you for all that you do in spreading the word that our beautiful children should be embraced and not feared. Tomorrow our Christmas tree is going long before Eva pulls it down :) love from laura and Eva xx

  3. Superb. Love the photo's - just too cute!! So good to hear about what other parents are doing and encouraging to see so much fun being had, particularly as we often have the difficult times as well. Have a great Christmas.

  4. Love the Present photo of her peeking out! Way cute! And I love her expression at the tree...Such a cute angel! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to you!