The Mercedes Update


If the past few months have been eventful for me, they’ve been eventful for Mercedes too. My brave girl managed to keep it together so well while I was in hospital despite all the disruptions, but immunodeficiency is an opportunistic beast and sure enough, within a couple of weeks of finishing the long course of […]

Staying alive.


So I got sick. And I nearly died. And I stopped blogging because even though I had all these words bouncing around in my head, I just couldn’t get them to come out in a way that made any kind of sense. Which is not to say I haven’t been busy, because I have. I’ve […]

Five baby sleep ‘experts’ who’ll never suggest ‘Crying It Out’


There’s been a lot of talk about ‘baby training’ around the interwebz of late, much of it in response to this New York Times blog post which tells of a paediatrician advising a mother to ‘sleep train’ her eight week old baby. Eight weeks old! It sounds quite ludicrous, but in fact, there are plenty of so-called […]

An update


I wish this was a good update. Well, in some ways it is. I am better! A thousand times better. My wound is healing nicely, and the CMV is being beaten into submission by the scary antiviral drugs. But I’m back in hospital. Still in hospital. Today makes it 45 days in hospital this year, […]

Sucking it up


I’ve always been a pretty independent kind of person. I like being in control, and I like calling the shots. I hate needing to rely on other people. But this past couple of weeks, I haven’t really had a choice. Lying in hospital last week, I didn’t have control of anything. I didn’t have control of […]