Pregnancy is suppose to be a happy/ exciting time for mums to be..... But for some it is nowhere near that! With my first child I suffered with really bad morning sickness which was constant day and night, I lost alot of weight right down to 38kgs, I was 56kgs pre pregnancy. That was due to vomiting and not being able to keep anything down at all. I have been so scared to have another child as I found my first pregnancy traumatic and didn't think I could cope with a child while being unwell. And fast forward 5 years and here I am again suffering, I spend most days in bed or on the couch, mornings are the worst I struggle to take my daughter to school without passing out which is quiet scary. People keep asking me are you excited and I say no (don't get me wrong I love seeing the scans and my little Bubba moving)but there's nothing exciting about being sick and not even being able to shower most days 😂 I'm glowing...with the stench of vomit A-ha.... But it's made me realise that it's not only hard on me but also my daughter she misses out on doing stuff, she is always home, she has to help hold my hair back while I'm vomiting 😂 even makes me have a shower 😂. She misses her mum who could take her bike riding, to the park ect. But I'm also so lucky to have such a beautiful child who loves me regardless ❤❤
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Early December 2017 my dad suffered a severe stroke. He lives with my mum. A few days leading up to his admission to hospital my mum expressed concern to me that my dad was starting to act strange. She said he was trying to use the remote control as a phone, thinking he had lost his car keys and not making much sense in what he was saying.
I responded to my mum by saying to just keep an eye on him.... I went through a list of conditions it could be such as a urinary tract infection and even said stroke but thought that was the worst case scenario.
As a nursing student my mum knows she can ask me for advice, even though I may not have all the answers.
The morning of his hospital admission my mum phoned me. She said that my dad was not speaking at all and looked strange. I immediately went over to her house.
When I arrived I walked straight in to see my dad sitting on the lounge. I noticed straight away that the right side of his face had drooped and he had saliva all over his face. I asked "DAD, are you ok???" I then noticed he could not communicate at all, he had lost his speech. I then pretty much determined it was a stroke and rang the ambulance.
I stayed on the phone to the ambulance until the paramedics arrived. They also thought it was stroke and took him to the hospital straight away for further tests.
At hospital it was revealed my dad suffered an ischaemic stroke (blocked artery) that effected 3 lobes.
After a week in hospital and seeing some improvements in my dads speech and mobility we got the news that my dad had been found out in the car park of the hospital and a further scan revealed he had a bleed on his brain and he went back downhill.
My dad spent almost 3 months in that hospital trying to recovery.
Now my dad is home with my mum and she is his full time carer with the help from us kids.
He is doing so much better now he is home. He was malnourished while in hospital and has been steadily gaining weight and eating healthier now.
His communication is still a daily struggle. He struggles to find the right words and sometimes it sounds as if he is speaking another language but is slowly improving.
He used to walk with a walking stick which he still uses now but is 5x slower.
We never thought this would happen to our family even though he ticked all the risk factor boxes. As a family we have all came together to do what we have to do. This incident has helped me understand the importance of family and has really made me think that we are lucky to still have him and to cherish the time we have together.
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
I hope everyone had a awesome Christmas and New Year. I cant wait to see what this year holds for me I really hope it's a lot better and easier then last year. We're finally prepared for Cienna to start school (happy dance) and I'm excited to start my cert IV in mental Health. As a mum Iv always doubted myself and thought I'm not good enough or doing good enough, but I can say looking back at last year and having some of the biggest hurdles thrown at me and dealing with what I went though. I can say how proud I am of how far I have come and what I have achieved at such a low time in my life. Bring on 2018 I wish everyone happiness and success xxx
Monday, 11 December 2017
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
My daughter has started kindy orientation, first day was rough she kept telling me she hated it. She had been told off about 3 times before we got into the class room for taking her shoes off(she hates wearing shoes lol) and my god I have never felt so many eyes on me! I'm the youngest mum there, all others are well in late 20s early 30s. I wanted to leave I didn't want to stay I was so Overwhelmed with judgement. LUCKILY the teacher is aware of ciennas issues and spoke to me directly and assured me she's happy to work with us. I'm looking forward to next year, a little scared but excited :). Cienna rubs it in and says mum your baby is going to big school how do you feel? 😂
Bring on 2018