Charlotte

PlaySchool

PlaySchool

People who know me know that I love the children’s television show PlaySchool. As a teacher I can see the planning that goes into the show to educate and entertain children; to facilitate their learning through play and song; and to help parents learn how they can encourage their children to engage in imaginative play […]

Charlotte’s first angelversary

Charlotte’s first angelversary

It has been a year since Charlotte was stillborn. It still feels surreal and it still feels like it didn’t happen. I guess that’s how we deal with tragedies like that. I assure you that we have grieved deeply for our precious baby, but we are glad and relieved that the first year is over. […]

Rainbow

Rainbow

After the storm comes a rainbow. Beautiful, bright and magical. A promise of good things to come. A reminder that beauty and love and goodness exists in this world even in the midst of sorrow. A reminder of hope. A deliverer of joy. Deciding to make another baby after losing our precious daughter was easy. […]

Charlotte’s Hat

Charlotte’s Hat

I had planned to make Charlotte a hat before she was born – something for her to wear when we brought her home. Something pink, because I had not knitted her anything pink. But I never made it in time. And instead, after her birth, I knitted this hat with my mother. Something for my […]

June

June

I’d have to say that June has seen me transform, a lot. In January, when we lost our precious baby (no cause was found – she was perfect and I had a perfect pregnancy, so her death will remain a mystery), I thought I would never, ever be happy again. Ever. Five months later, and […]

From little things, big things grow

From little things, big things grow

The past two months have taught me to (try to) live each day like it’s my last. To enjoy the little things. To embrace the goodness in my life. To honour Charlotte by making each day the best I can, not just for me but for my family. It’s not easy. I know it’ll get […]

Awesome pyjama party

Awesome pyjama party

We’re doing our best to make life fun for the children. Making as many moments to laugh together and enjoy each other as we can. It’s good for all of us. One of the most recent fun things was Friday’s pyjama party. It was organised by Matthew. It started at 5pm. We all had to […]

Charlotte Patricia Anne

Charlotte Patricia Anne

You never think you’re going to have to write this. Not when you have a big (apparently) healthy, active, highly monitored baby growing and doing kickboxing in your belly. Not when you’ve done this three times before and it has been better than perfect. Not when you are really really excited. Not when you’re really […]