Hi readers of my blog
I am a forty something mum of three gorgeous children. Being a mum was really the only thing I wanted out of life. I never had any career plans, I was just waiting for my knight in shining armour to come and sweep me off my feet and to be a full time mum.
Strangely, it took quite a long time to meet him, and then he was different from what I had imagined, but he was the one. It didnt take too long before we were married, home owners and parents.
When I had my first child I knew that I was the best mother in the world. Dan slept, fed, gurgled and was a gorgeous and happy baby and everyone would comment on how lovely he was and what a good mum I was. It was all because of me. It never entered my head that I had nothing to do with how awesome he was, it was just that he was the most easy, most perfect baby in the world. I know that now.
Enter Emma, my miserable, red and scratchy allergy kid. She didnt sleep. Not at night and hardly during the day. Everything I thought I was doing right with Dan just didnt work with her. Slowly I realised that it wasnt me that had been amazing, Dan really was just a chilled out easy baby and now I am paying for that with the worlds most challenging baby. Of course as her life progressed we realised there were lots of problems with her and with the marvellous view of hindsight, I would have done things very differently, right from the start.
Lastly there was my Sarah bear. She was born different too. An easy, routine loving baby unfortunately born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. After a year of doctors and surgeries she is all fixed (more or less) and has grown into a cool person, somewhat strong willed and so very bright and scarily like me.
So thats me and mine. Whilst this blog will focus mostly on Emma and our struggles with her health and finding food she can eat, I'll talk about the others as well and other general family things of interest that come up.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I hope it may be of some help to other allergy families in finding new food options and ideas.
Thanks for stopping by.