Monday, July 07, 2008


Well, what a month June was. I made up my just after I wrote my last post to cheer myself and stop being so bloody miserable and bleagh. It wasn't fair on my family, my husband or myself. This was a decision that I had to make myself and I wouldn't have been able to make it 2 months ago as I just wasn't in the place to do it. Being positive is hardwork, but it becomes easier each day. Post Natal Depression (Post partum depression) is a horrid illness, as is depression in any shape or form. The road to recovery isn't just medication, you need support and lots of it. I am so lucky that I have my wonderful husband, gorgeous children, fantastic Mum, wonderful Barry, a brilliant health visitor (although she hasn't been in touch for about a month, I'd better phone her soon) and all the great girls I have met through going to Victoria House Childrens Centre breastfeeding group. I am still taking my tablets, 40mg of Citalopram and I am in no hurry to stop. I'm not going to fall into the trap of thinking that I am better, stop taking my tablets abruptly and then spiral down again! Thanks for all your kind and positive comments, they really do make a difference. I know I have let down a couple of people from the online knitting community and I promise to make it up to them. It's a horrid feeling.

Mum and Barry came down recently, we had a wonderful weekend - it goes so quickly. Have a look at her blog for some wonderful photo's of the weekend ;)

I'm going to do an update for each of my angels so that I don't miss anything out!


She is off to junior school in September and is getting very excited about it. As all parents say - I can't believe how fast she has grown up! - It was watch day at her dance school this saturday and we sat through a very enjoyable 1 and 3/4 hours of ballet, tap and modern. She is definitely going to be something artistic when she is older.

She has spent a day in hospital as she banged her head during a swimming lesson and gave herself concussion, she was okay but the Dr wanted to keep her in for a while as the headache and sickness lasted longer than 24 hours. I've lost the little camera so I don't have a photo of her for you today :(

Oh - look at Mum's blog for a video of her doing a cheerleading routine in her school summer fair :)


Maddie has been her usual jumping, hopping, skipping, bouncing self. She is off to Infant school in September and can't wait. She has really enjoyed the four visits she has been on and keeps wanting to wear her school uniform.

She was delicious when we watched her doing ballet this weekend, she has very 'good' toes!


He's now almost 8 months old, he is sitting up but thankfully he is not on the move yet! I breastfed him exclusively until he was 6 months old. He's now on 3 meals a day plus puddings and breastfeeds. He is so active during the day I think he needs all the food he can get. He loves finger foods and things such as lentil soup and cheesy mashed potato. His favourite is pasta stars with a creamy tomato sauce.

He was poorly last week and has had a course of antibiotics for a perforated ear drum. He's absolutely fine now though, back to being our little happy chap who wakes us up in the morning by blowing raspberries!

I finished this jumper for him last night., It is Jake from Rowan Babies by Kim Hargreaves. Knit in patons Washed Haze Aran, size 6-12 months. I love it, perfect for this wet summer we are 'enjoying'!

I have finished Elspeth - yet to take a photo and put it on ravelry. It's the first thing for me that I have loved. I think I am going to make 'A cardigan for Arwen' next, just have to find the perfect yarn....suggestions?

Well, Maddie is off to preschool in a minute and needs to take lunch with her that I haven't made yet and then I will be trying to find space to move in the house. We are doing the kitchen and most of the kitchen is now in the dining room and most of the dining room is now in the front room! Arrgghh!


Batty said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better enough to work on feeling better! Depression really, truly sucks and it's impossible to get out of without a very patient support network. It's tough, but you've made a start.

I hope all of your kidlets feel better soon! Ear infections and bumps on the head, oh my. Kids bounce back quickly, though -- I gave myself a high-speed concussion by going down a water slide head-first and smacking into this other kid's shoulder. And I turned out OK.

Oh... well, didn't mean to scare ya! Your kids will probably turn out nothing like me, promise. : )

picperfic said...

you are doing fine honey...I could see the difference in you when we saw you last weekend. Those children are wonderful, so sad about their various ailments but I know they are all fine now. Sullivan looks so delicious in his new jumper, it is a perfect fit on him. Oooh I love you all so much! xx

razmabaz said...

Keep going! Ever onward..... your smile is something we all thrive on.

Hugs all around.... (((((x)))))

gilraen said...

Just wanted to say I think you do a fantastic job!! To manage 3 kids with all that entails, be a wife and have PND and stiil knit is a real achievement :)

Way to go! :)

It is lovely to hear something nice about HVs too :)

I hope the road to recovery is as short as humanly possible too :)

TutleyMutley said...

PND - bummer. Glad you can see the light at the end of the tunnel... Your creativity despite the black dog amazes me. YOu are obviously a very strong woman (with a lovely mum :-)

LOve Sullivan's jumper, mmm.