Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Almost One

Two weeks today and Joseph will be one year old, I know it's a cliche but it has gone so quick. I'm not ready for him to grow up just yet, but then neither is Joseph who is still very much a baby. He's still not moving around, he still spends most of his time crying or sleeping, yes I admit I don't want him to grow up, but I am started to get a little worried that he's not meeting his milestones. He is having his 1 year review on Friday so I'll see what the health visitor says.

Last week Lucy had a working diagnosis of high functioning autism. Not a total surprise as I'd suspected it from very early on. I already have a child with autism so I know what to look for and what to expect.

Tomorrow is Leila's 4th birthday. We had a party for her on Sunday which went really well. She has been so naughty today though, such nasty behaviour that she has definitely not picked up at home so must have learnt at nursery. I just hope that tomorrow is a better day.

Monday, 11 July 2011

11 Months

Well, just one more month to go until Joseph's first birthday, I can't believe how fast it's gone. I'm kind of glad my little man is still a baby though, he's still not mobile so he's not a toddler just yet. He's a little happier than he was, well, he's quite a lot happier really, he can occupy himself for a while and he's ok without me so long as he can't hear or see me (if he does then he wants me to pick him up)
Time for some photo's

The little man
The little man with his sisters

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Planning the christening.

I called our local church last week as I want to get Joseph and Leila christened. Lucy was christened when she was one at the same church.
The minister called me back on Saturday and asked if we would like to go in and meet him for Sunday service, and he also mentioned that there would be a garden party after the service that we would be welcome to attend.

So we all went. The girls went off into Sunday School which they loved. Joseph was fine at first but he'd missed his nap and got restless so Graham took him outside where he promptly fell asleep.

The garden party was with a big BBQ in the rectory garden. It was a gorgeous day and we had a great time. The girls mixed in straight away, and Graham was given a guitar to play so he was happy. Joseph sat with me on a mat on the grass and played with some of the many toys around. It turned out to be a truly lovely afternoon and we didn't get home until four hours later!