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.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Properly introducing Zechariah

With all the problems with uploading photos I never did this when he was born.  So here is my very belated birth announcement for Zechariah.

Zechariah Joseph was born on 13th June 2014 at 1:53 am, 3 weeks early.  My waters broke at 35+3 and I developed an infection at 36+5.  I was induced, but for various reasons it failed and Zechariah was born by cat 1 emergency section 5 hours later.

He was very poorly at birth, mainly because of his prematurity.

And this is him now, aged nearly 15 months.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Summer holidays

Finally whatever happened to stop me uploading photos has resolved itself.  We're now halfway through the summer holidays.  Jeremiah is on his way home from Scotland after climbing ben nevis.  Isaac is mostly resting and refuelling ready to start year 3 in September.  Malachi is excited about starting school.  Ezekiel has had 5 lumbar punctures and 3 MRI scans so far and still no further forward than we were at the beginning.  Zechariah is crawling and generally getting into everything.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Still here, still plodding along

I haven't had much time to blog lately.  5 boys keep me busy and with Simon working from home a lot lately I'm struggling to get on the computer.  Jeremiah is much the same, still interested in weird facts and lego.  Isaac has lost his first tooth, making more friends at school and desperately trying to keep up with them.  Malachi is now fully toilet trained in the day and still causing chaos.  Ezekiel is his usual happy self.  Zechariah is just plodding along, meeting milestones a bit later than average but getting there in the end.