Teddy’s Treats

You know those people who are genuinely nice and good?  Like if you cut me open, you would probably find a bit of green slime and a few cobwebs; but if you cut these people open, it’s all rainbows and butterflies. Well let me tell you about them…. This group of seven girls started off…

Holland Vs Paris

I’m sure I have this story wrong but the principle is the same so here goes…… You book a holiday to Paris. Its somewhere that’s been on the ‘to do’ list for a while so you’re really looking forward to it. You research the best restaurants, places to visit, plan your day trips to visit…

Not Usually Associated with a Full Life.

By the time Teddy was 6 months old he was racking up a long list of things that weren’t going his way and we were now on first name terms with plenty of staff in our Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. We knew he had hearing loss and although he had his hearing aids, they brought…

It all Started with a Failed Hearing Test

These audiology appointments very quickly became the bane of my life! Teddy failed the routine new born hearing test, but I was able to come up with plenty of reasons to reassure myself of why this was nothing to worry about. 1) The ward hostess was being quite noisy while the test was ongoing- maybe…

SCBU

So, I know I finished my last post by saying ‘it was time to be happy’, but that was short lived. The rubbish feeding had started just hours old. I was trying to breastfeed Teddy and he was not interested at all. Fancy that- having your boobs rejected! Pfft! Within a few hours, Teddy was…

Labour Day

It was March 2017 when I found out I was pregnant again. I had been taking the recommended higher dose of Folic Acid which in theory should help lower the risk of another neural tube defect so we were feeling fairly confident- surely, we had had our bout of bad luck?! Again, it was another…

Louis

Friday 2nd December 2016, Adam and I arrived at Delivery Suite at 10:30 ready to have our baby. We were under the impression I should have delivered within 24 hours, but it seems the only effect the induction medication had on me initially, was to give me the runs! Fantastic! Then add the extra anxiety…

20 Week Scan- Nothing to be Worried About, Right?

My pregnancy was as plain sailing as they come, zero morning sickness, no cravings, minimal weight gain (which is just as well because I’m no size zero!). Me and Adam sat in the waiting area before my 20 week scan discussing how the ‘nervous’ one should be the twelve weeker, not this one…. Talk about…

It’s All About Me!

So I am Steph, a 33 year old Nurse from Liverpool. To be honest, there’s not an awful lot to say about my childhood and early adult life- which is a good start to an interesting read! At home was my Mum, Dad, Sister- Claire and Brother- Nick and we had a very bog standard…

Intro

Hi everyone, First of all, welcome to my blog ‘Take a Walk in my Shoes’, which will be about the rollercoaster of life- well my life!The main reason I have decided to do this is for a bit of self-help. I don’t know what the right way is to deal with life’s events. But what…