His hair was a bit long…

…and he looks so grown up and good looking like his dad with it short.

Jude has bounced back from his operation and will be back at school tomorrow – which means he can start reducing his daily TV intake. Because we’ve never been sure what Jude can see and because he’s never shown much interest in it Jude has never been exposed to children’s TV but in recent weeks it has become more and more apparent that he is transfixed by something – the sound definitely but I just feel that he’s seeing something in those magical moving pictures that is stimulating him.

Another thing he’s mastering is the art of side lying. This has always been a comfortable position for Jude and in the dark, dark days I would often lie him on his side and we’d both lie in a fetal position trying to comfort him. Now, he seems to be liften himself up and flipping himself over – of course he hasn’t mastered flipping himself back which can irritate him a little.

The council have finished off the plans for Jude’s room and extension and they will be in to start building either in July this year or sometime in 2012. It’s a bit grrr and a bit raaah and I bite my tongue and say nothing – it’s great that the government will pay for these adaptations but do they have to be sooooo slow.

Onwards and upwards, or any direction…not that fussed as long as it isn’t backwards.


Not bad…..

In and out of theatre in an hour and just the morning in Intensive Care. Jude has slept a lot and isn’t terribly happy when he’s awake but his tonsils are gone as are his addenoids. Hopefully out tomorrow and it will really have been all pretty normal.


It’s now March and a whole month without even a hint of  post – I think Rachel’s facebook page is now the place for Jude news. That’s OK.

Social networking – blogs, twitter, facebook….so many ways of knowing and re-knowing people. I turned 41 on Sunday and had an inbox full of birthday wishes from all corners of the world. Just as I want to start forgetting my birthday it seems the rest of the world wants to remember it.

This is probably where I should state that Jude keeps me young. But no, he (along with the other two) will be looking down at me soon. He isn’t a baby any more. Jude’s at school, he’s got school friends.

Apart from another chest infection in February he’s been fine – looking back on this blog it is quite pleasing to recognise the massive strides he has made. So no news is no blog.

But there’s news. Jude is going back into hospital next Monday…..for routine, normal, everyday kids stuff. He’s having his tonsils and adenoids removed. Of course, being Jude all is not quite as it seems – for a routine, normal everyday kids stuff operation they are reserving him an Intensive Care Bed. But apart from the likely visit to ICU, just a normal, everyday kids stuff type thing for Jude. Quite normal.