Thursday, 12 June 2014

#helpingharryhear - Where We Are Today..


Today we took this little watermelon (daddy thinks he looks like a girl) for a test at the hospital, one we have been quite apprehensive about. The test was to try and see how much Harry is hearing with his hearing aids in. Now up until today we haven't been sure at all as to what our bug has been hearing or reacting to, we know he babbles away to us and himself but weren't too sure if he was startled by sounds or reacting to our voices

It turns out that hearing aids just aren't enough for Haribo and we need to be going down another route to give him sound. Unfortunately they didn't get the responses they were looking for and have decided his hearing loss is more profound than we first thought

We have been reffered to Southampton to start the tests and processes involved in getting Harry a cochlear implant. Our doctors are sure that this will give him an amazing level of hearing so he can gain access to speech, music and all those lovely sounds we take for granted! It involves a major operation most likely before Harry turns 1, which is daunting but amazing as he won't even remember it and should hopefully pick up speech from a very young age!

Today I felt sad, scared and happy all at once. I was sad that my son can't hear my terrible singing, scared for the operation but happy for the future and the thought of him hearing all the wonderful sounds the world has to offer him!

So tonight, as I write this I'm sitting cuddling my baby boy in his sleepy milk coma in absolute silence, realising that even with no sound or words spoken he knows how much we love and adore him and life's going to be just fine 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

My 1st Vlog: What's in my Changing Bag?!

My 1st ever YouTube video is now live!! I hope you like it! Please excuse the "ummm's" and "errrr's"

You can watch my video here

If you do like it then it would love it if you would give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel! There are lots more vlogs to come :-)

Monday, 2 June 2014

Saviour Snack Box*

There is rarely time in a busy mums day to prepare a healthy, balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner let alone nutritious snacks as well. I am definitely guilty of reaching for a sneaky packet of Walkers or a few cubes of choccie to curb my hunger pangs whilst seeing to my attention craving 6 month old! We all know that carb heavy sugary snacks do nothing for our energy levels in the long run and result in unwanted love handles and a sluggish feeling only minutes later!

I was delighted when I received this mega box of healthy treats through my front door from Saviour Snacks! What a fabulous idea for mums who like me who have limited time to take care of themselves when it comes to food!

As you can see my box was full to the brim with delicious and varied nibbles! My fave scrumptious snack was the Primal Bar a paleo option which surprised me as it looked the least appetising.. It had a nutty almost chocolatey taste that instantly took away my craving for a chunk of Cadburys! I also loved the almonds, the spicy popcorn and the olives!

Saviour Snacks have thought of everything.. They have a range of options tailored to suit your dietery needs, including a skinny box for those looking to slim down, a dairy free box, gluten free box and a super box which is big enough to feed your whole family!

Not only are the Saviour snack boxes perfect for a mum, like me, but they are great for all the family especially those who are constantly visiting the "junk cupboard" for their next fix! The boxes cost £15 a week which I know is a lot more than boxes such a Graze, however they are jam packed full of all the snacks you would need for the week unlike Graze boxes which let's face it you could easily consume in just one day!

What's your favourite healthy snack??
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