Saturday, October 25, 2014

I'm terrified of butterflies, moths and lizards. When I say terrified, I mean freak-out-and-scream terrified. If there's a lizard in my bedroom I sleep on the couch.

When I was young and silly I had THE BIGGEST crush on Regan. This was like 10 years ago. It was so ridiculous! If you'd told me then that in just 10 years we'd be happily together with a child I probably would have passed out with happiness.

I have a serious nail polish addiction. I used to only wear Essie but I've since come to love the AVON gel finish polishes.

There is nothing in this world more important to me than my family. I love them fiercely.

If there's one thing I am desperate to achieve before the end of this year it's to stop smoking. Every cigarette I smoke makes me feel gross and unhealthy and I just want to quit. I don't want Sophie growing up with parents that smoke. I mean she already says smokes!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

I think every parent lives with the fear that one day something will happen to their child. I go to work and it’s always in the back of my mind. Is Sophie ok? Has she hurt herself? Did I remember to tell my mom to keep the kitchen door closed? Is her car seat safe enough? It’s always there. Those thoughts. That lingering parenting stress.

Two weeks ago I got a call from my mom. It was midday, I had just come out of a meeting. It’s important that you know my mom never calls. I knew there was something wrong with Sophie. Before I even answered the phone I just knew. My mom told me that she’d just changed Sophie’s nappy and that it was filled with blood. I can’t even describe the terror I held in my heart. Was it really that much blood? Was my mom exaggerating? She had to be… Sophie seemed fine when I left for work that morning. She seemed ok. Not sick. So why?

I called Regan immediately after talking to my mom and we rushed home to take Sophie to the hospital.

Sophie looked pale and a little sleepy when we got home. She was happy, playful, chatting and walking around. When I saw the nappy my mom had changed I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t understand how she could have passed this much blood and still be ok?


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