Diagnosis Day

In the days after LittleJ's diagnosis of down syndrome, when I was 18 weeks pregnant, I fell into a place of deep grief and began searching for hope. I was stuck between not wanting to accept his diagnosis but needing comfort that our future was going to be 'okay', this required some level of acceptance... Continue Reading →

How can I help?

Throughout my pregnancy, the birth, LittleJ's special care stay and returning home with two babies, friends and family gave us much needed support and love. This post is a list of things people did to help, and a few things I think would have helped. So if you've found yourself in a support role and... Continue Reading →

Part 5 – 23 Weeks in.

How do you like to take a swim?┬áDo you run through the surf and dive into a wave? Jump off a jetty? Or, perhaps you're like me, bit by bit edging deeper, pausing to let your body adjust as the cold water hits fresh skin. Then occasionally a wave rises further than your tiptoes can... Continue Reading →

Part 3 – Vulnerability when comforting others

"Vulnerability: Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally." The Oxford Dictionary I once saw being vulnerable as the ability to open up to others about the things going on in our lives. That we 'exposed' a part of ourselves which was emotionally fragile and at times shameful. That's all... Continue Reading →

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