Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Doesn't time fly!

Yesterday was Aston's 3rd birthday. It's hard to think that this time 3 years ago, I was recovering in the hospital and my special little boy was up in the SCBU in an incubator, having only come off the ventilator just over 4 hours ago. He was so tiny and I had to get taken up to the unit to see him in a wheelchair because I was getting dizzy spells from the blood loss during the labour. He weighed only 4lb 10oz and was kind of like a baby bird that's fallen out of the nest. He was being fed through a tube and wired up to all sorts of machinery.

Now that little scrap of a boy is a strong, healthy boy of almost a metre tall and weighs just over 2 stone. He's happy and chats away pretty much all day, either to me, or making up little scenarios with his toys ("Oh no! Thomas is in the ravine!"). He's such a clever little chap and rather proudly, I can say that's all down to me since I've been the one looking after him single handedly for the past 18 months and might as well have been doing it on my own for the 18 months before that!

Next big milestone will be starting nursery after Easter - if I can ever get a response from the local school office!

2 comments:

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

well done Aston! here's to the next 83 years!

Sheila said...

awh happy belated birthday Aston, hope you have a lovely day and had birthday cake....
well done Rowena...
hugs sheila xx

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I'm a stay at home mum (yes it IS a non-profit industry - I've never had a penny for doing it and I don't know any mums who have!) to Aston who's 2 years old. I have 2 pet rabbits - Malcolm and Jimmy. I'm seperated from my husband and now live back in my hometown of Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey, Kent UK. I have also lived in London and West Sussex so I've knocked about the South East of England a bit! I'm a pagan and am inspired by natural things and love anything that's not been tampered with too much. I love watching rugby and football and my fave teams are Bath Rugby (cuz Matt Stevens plays for them! lol) and Fulham FC.