Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Horse Riding

As I have already mentioned we have started to take Noah horse riding. I have compiled a montage of the photo's and video's which we took during the two sessions. He had to wear a hat underneath the riding hat as his head is so small, bless. He doesn't appear to be smiling in the photos but believe me he did enjoy it. I also just want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Sophie for arranging it. Thanks Sophie and Noah hopes to see you soon. xx

Saturday, April 11, 2009

No Free Time

Right it has only taken me about two months to try and get this post out, and I am getting pestered by my mother to update the blog. Although I did suggest she could update it for me but she didn't accept my proposal so here goes.

I am getting less and less time to post blogs. Running around after two little munchkins, who are getting bigger and bigger every day. Or in Noah's case cheekier each day.

At the moment we are trying to organise nursery for Noah for September. Noah's proposed statement has come through and we are in the process of negotiating with SENAS as they failed to include any of what the Speech and Language therapist included in her report. Why do SENAS try to include as little as possible and see whether they can get away with it. Having a child with special needs shouldn't mean that we have to fight with authorities all of the way through their lives. First I had to fight with the DLA to get high rate for Noah and now this...... It can become very disheartening when everything is such a battle.

We have been taking Noah horse riding. Sophie my cousin has a horse and helps out at the stables every weekend. So we took Noah over to have a ride on her old horse Shadow. Shadow is a gentle horse. The first time we took Noah he sat on Shadow and clung to Jo my sister, he wouldn't hold on or stroke Shadow.

The second time he sat on Shadow and held on to the saddle hold and he stroked Shadow, you could see he was more confident. Sophie was really great she set up a little routine for Noah to do with Shadow.

I have been taking the boys out walking a lot lately. So we have been going to the park, feeding the ducks etc. Noah loves going down the big slides and he loves going on the swings. Now Finley also loves going on the swings he chuckles and chuckles.

I will try and do a separate post on Finley as he is now 7 months old.

Ok so what have we been up to with Noah, February half term we took Noah bowling for the first time with his cousins. He actually came first out of the kids go Noah.

We had a hospital appointment last month for Noah at the ENT department. His hearing was down a lot and they have suggested that Noah is fitted with a BAHA which stands for a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid.

If we go ahead with this, which we will make our final decision on Thursday when we have another appointment, for further tests. Noah will have to have two operations. I will go into more detail once we have made our decision.

Right it is now 12.20 am and Im off to bed Happy Easter everyone and I will post more photos soon.

I will leave you with my cheeky little man........