I'm Sophie, married to Simon and mum to Jeremiah (10), Isaac (8), Malachi (5), Ezekiel (3) and Zechariah (2). Also our 2 little ones in heaven, Eleanor (2005) and Elisha (2011).

Jeremiah has Autism.

Isaac has hypermobility syndrome/Ehlers Danlos type 3 and uses a wheelchair for anything other than very short distances.

Malachi has hypermobility and wears piedro boots to support his ankles

Ezekiel has a cleft palate, hydrocephalus, hypotonia and development delay

Zechariah was born with sepsis and has mild development delay.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Legoland and Malachi's 9-12 month check

On Saturday, nine of us went to legoland windsor.  We all had a lovely time.  Isaac enjoyed the adventure playground although he needed a lot of help.  Thankfully nobody had a camera handy when I was coming down the slide!  I didn't go on many rides but I was happy to watch and I enjoyed seeing the models in miniland and watching the show by the lake where there was lots of slapstick comedy and people pushing each other in the water.  Jeremiah was old enough to go on more rides this time.  We could easily have spent another day there, there was so much to do.

Yesterday was Malachi's 9-12 month check with the health visitor.  His weight was 7.6kg although he had just been fed.  The health visitor gave him 2 cubes and tried to get him to bang them together.  He just held one in each hand and gave her his best "you're being daft" look!  He picked up the raisin no problem and shoved it straight in his mouth.  I got a telling off because we haven't got socket covers (although Jeremiah could get them off from this age so I didn't see the point).  We got our free books and she was explaining how to read to him even though I've got 3 children and a degree in early childhood studies so I know all this stuff.  She stopped after a couple of pages and he shrieked and tried to take the book off her lol.  She asked me if I was worried about his development and I said no but I know he is behind.  She said he needs lots of stimulation which I already knew and that he should be going to a baby group at TOG which I don't agree with.  We have to see her again in a month.

1 comment:

  1. Loved reading this post! I have Elliott's 8 month check up (a bit late, no?) today so must let you know how it goes. Could totally imagine him not 'performing' and doing the opposite to what they'd like him to do haha. I LOVE your positive attitude and the way you don't allow that health visitor to speak negatively over your sweet boy. Sophie you rock!!

    PS eek, was I meant to cover the sockets?...