February 2021 Round Up

Daisy (3 Months Old)

She’s getting so big!

Photo of Daisy on her superhero styled milestone blanket, with a red caption shape around the number 3, and a shape around the word months

Health Visitor

Our health visitor came out for Daisy’s 12 week appointment, well technically Daisy was 13 weeks old at this point but anyhoo… we knew Daisy would be weighed and Ewan guessed 12lbs, Mum guessed 12lbs 4oz, and I guessed 13lbs 5oz. Guess Mummy knows best as Daisy’s weight was 13lbs 3oz!

She spoke to us about when it’s time to introduce solid foods, so that will be interesting. I had a quick read on the website she told us about, First Step Nutrition, and I actually found it very interesting. I like how they display how foods would appear as smooth, mashed or finger food. That really helped me as I know I would get easily confused.

Overall, our chealth visitor is very pleased with Daisy’s development, and happy that my moods have improved significantally, so the next appointment will be when Daisy is 10 months old. So weird to think how big she will be!

New Laptop

After doing a lot of research, I finally settled on the ASUS 2-in-1 Chromebook 14 inch. This means I can use it as a laptop and a tablet. I’ve only used it the once as a tablet, and let me tell you, it’s the biggest one I’ve ever had! Get your heads out of the gutter…

It really is the perfect size, I can’t say anything to do with it’s size now after I made that comment… but it really is. It’s very sleek too. The keyboard is the right size, and the keys are nicely spaced out. I can’t see what’s on the keys but I’ve done plenty of typing over the years to know which keys are which. I’m really happy with it and it has increased my motivation massively, especially with writing.

Disabled and Pregnant – The First Trimester

I’m pleased to have finally published the first part of a new series – Disabled and Pregnant. Not sure how many parts there will be, I reckon 8 at the least. Disabled and Pregnant – The First Trimester covers everything leading up to our first scan. The First Trimester Continued will be published within the next couple of weeks so keep a look out!

Finally!

Not going to lie, this really made my day… I finally learnt how to put 2 images side by side on my blog! Woo! Only taken me over 2 years to realise, yes I know, I’m hopeless. I genuinely have no idea how things like that work, so I’m always looking for a simplified explanation as how to do things. Ashley, from Mental Health @ Home, very kindly shared with me her notes she made about CSS, I’m still trying to find time to read it through.

I’m actually ashamed to ask because everybody makes it look so easy, and I’m just sitting here like what am I doing wrong? Why has it taken me so long to realise? So if you know how to do all the fancy stuff on your blog, please feel free to share your tips and tricks, I would be forever grateful.

Guest Blog on Scope

I wrote a guest blog for Scope about our experience when I was just over 13 weeks pregnant. Inaccessibility, ignorance and lack of compassion – my experience at A&E is a detailed version of how we were treated, the ignorance we faced and the inaccessibility of A&E. This is the first time I’ve spoken openly and publicly about what happened, it was a very scary time for us but I wanted to talk about it because hospitals and some staff need to be more aware of how inaccessible departments actually are.

Also, I hope that nobody else gets treated the same way we did.

What’s Happening in March?

I suspect March will be emotional for me, as it marks 3 years since I was hospitalised, and it will also be 1 year since we found out we were having a baby! Strange how life pans out, ey?

I actually have posts scheduled throughout this month, feels good to plan ahead and be consistent. Hopefully this will be the way forward!

I’ll let you into a little secret, I’ve got 2 big opportunities coming up over the next few months and I’m so excited! Watch this space!

How was your month?

Coming Back on Friday 2nd April is ‘The Reality of…’ series!

Would you like to feature in the series and help to raise awareness of living with a disability, mental illness, learning disability, impairment, etc? Or any barriers you face as a disabled person or carer, etc? Please get in touch!

– Ami 💚

12 thoughts on “February 2021 Round Up

  1. Glad you and Daisy are doing well!
    I always find a new gadget helps spark motivation, it’s like sometimes you get a bit stuck and need a fresh feel.
    Oh I’ve no idea what I’m doing tech wise with blogging, so you’re ahead of me!

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    1. Definitely agree about finding inspiration when new gadgets are involved! Haha, I still have no idea what I’m doing 😂 i hope you’re doing OK 💚

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  2. I am so pleased to see her in her full height. My daughter’s first food was mashed sweet potato. She love it. My granddaughter started with mashed green peas. Not for a few more months in our cases.

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      1. In a bit she will be able to mimic all sorts of faces that you make. I, of course, as the grandmother had to teach my grandkids to stick out their tongues!(Thanks a lot, Mom.)

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  3. Poooow! Go, Daisy! The term health visitor always sounds odd to me when I see it. I guess it makes sense, but we’d call it a public health nurse or a community health nurse.

    I’ve spend absurd amounts of time faffing about with CSS. Once you get the hang of it, the basics like playing around with headings are pretty easy, but the fancier stuff can get really frustrating. If you ever have any questions, shoot them my way, and I’ll try to help!

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  4. Aww little Daisy is a cutie! I’ve got zero idea on food for kids so I’d be Googling constantly as to what to feed her and when to introduce solids. I’m glad you’ve had your health visitor come around to check everything’s all good.

    Enjoy playing around with the new, perfectly sized laptop 😉 A fresh start on a new laptop can work wonders for motivation with writing, I agree.

    It’s easier said than done, but really don’t worry about feeling like you don’t know as much as other bloggers who make it look simple and easy. You know, I don’t think I know how to do two side-by-side images. I’ve done something before but it got messed up. I don’t think you can easily lay out images as you want them with the block editor. Hmmm I’m curious now. Will have to give it a go. Looking forward to more of your The Reality Of series in the future!

    Caz xx

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    1. Thanks Caz, the side by side image option is the gallery icon when you add something to a block. I don’t know what the others do, I might get there in about 20 years 😂

      It really is the perfect size and it is silver too! 😛💚

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