It’s Sunday so it’s the end of another week, it has been a hard long week that I am happy to see end, although this one shall probably be etched in my memories for a long time I still love taking part in Katie from Mummy, Daddy and Me Makes 3 weekly My Week That Was Linky, if you fancy go take a look.
It was an early start as at 7am we took the 3hr drive to Evelina Children’s Hospital where Grayson and I would spend the next four days.
Grayson had the EEG equipment glued to his head and we got settled into our room, Ashley stayed with us till 3pm and then he left to go and collect Addison, unfortunately he had an awful drive back but finally got home with our little girl in tow at 8pm. Where he took to his 1st night of ever being on his own overnight with one of our babies.
Much the same for me, Grayson and I confided to a sealed hospital room, I found it very difficult to concentrate on completing my 101 tasks that I had decided to do, I became quite down being stuck in that room and even didnt venture onto Twitter.
Luckily my day picked up a little as a lovely Instagram Friend Katie surprised me with a visit and gifts, I was so shocked we have spoken a handful of times and never met before so her kindness made the day all the better.
To finish off the evening Ashley also sent me a lovely picture of Addison watching Waybaloo which was quite funny as all those miles apart Grayson was sitting pretty much in the same way.
Luckily I managed more sleep on the Tuesday night so I did not feel so upset on the Wednesday morning, our lovely Nurse Anna allowed Grayson and I to escape from the room for 20 minutes for fresh air, this was totally amazing as we were both getting cabin fever, it really cheered Grayson up for the rest of the morning.
His afternoon was not so good, he was pulling at the bandages and had a mini seizure. Ash kept me updated with a picture message of Addison, I found it very hard being away from her for so long, but I know this shall be our future.
Ashley also rung me with the awesome news tat Addison took 2 steps all on her own, not holding onto furniture of anything, she is a right dare-devil my little one.
Going home day, was an awful day, the electrodes proved to be quite glued to Grayson’s head, it took over an hour to remove them, which caused Grayson to have panic screaming attacks, by the time Ashley and Addy arrived to pick us up he collapsed asleep in exhaustion, it took me till 4pm to calm him down and stop the tears and has left him with scars which I am praying will fade.
It was lovely seeing my babies play together (kinda) on the living room floor in the evening, even if it was past their bedtime.
After a crazy week we spent the day at home in our Jammies, I tired to catch up on a little lost sleep, we played and relaxed so Grayson could train his brain back into being back at home and Addison just liked having us home.
Such a lovely day, we had a little family day, after Ashley returned from an early morning doctor apt, we got in the car and headed to a little town hours drive from us called Tenterden.
We walked along the lovely high street enjoying the boutique shops, treating myself to a couple little trinkets for our home, we took pictures of the bubba’s smiling in the fresh air, Addison was testing out her new Stokke Xplory Pushchair (review to follow) which she loved, we stopped at a little Tea Rooms and had lunch outside in the sun, yummy sandwiches and a cream tea.
We then walked down to the local park, the babies had their lunch followed by an incredible milestone for us, both babies managed a sit and gentle rock in the swing, we had tried the swings with Grayson last Summer and he was still too weak but today he sat and giggled as he swayed, finally some progress, Addison was more intrigued by all the other kids than the actual swinging, but this moment brought tears to mine and Ashley’s eyes.
The kids after the fresh air were both asleep by 8.45pm and Ash and I relaxed with some of our favourite TV Catch Up.
As we were all up early and the sun was shining we took a walk around a local boot fair, we did not buy anything but enjoyed the fresh air and being out together.
We went home so the babies could have lunch and nap and then we were out for lunch for my Stepmum’s belated birthday celebration. This ended up with us in te wrong restaurant nearly an hour from the one they were in but finally at 2.30pm we all ended up together and had a nice late lunch, Grayson being so cheery and enjoying being out and about (which has been rare of late).
So although my week was very tedious it ended up lovely, having some quality time with my gorgeous little family.