Showing posts from April, 2014

Just a Penelope Update!

I know I haven't posted much lately because of my back so here are a couple more videos of the Little Miss just being herself and some photos as well.

She's very very close to walking. She can stand up by herself with no problems, even when there isn't anything to hang on to, although she's a bit wobbly in that case. She has almost done it a couple of times, you can see her thinking about it but she always changes her mind at the last minute and sits back down.

She frustratingly won't say Dad. She has said it a few times, but never when the Awesome One is actually around so I don't think he believes me, haha! She does say Mum and 'sings' along to music a lot. She loves to dance, and starts bouncing her little butt around when she hears any music at all. It's very very cute.

 She was so close to taking a step in this picture!  You can see her big brother in the background. He's been pretty good at keeping me company while I've been out of ac…

A Busted Back, A Birthday and Finally Some Sleep!

Image's been an eventful couple of weeks and not really in a good way either.  It all started like an any other day; I got up when Penelope woke up and took her straight to the change table and changed her nappy. And that's where the comparison to any other day ends. My back went into a spasm which I at first ignored, then as I lifted her up the pain was so excruciating that ignoring it was no longer an option.Turns out I actually ruptured a disc at the top of the lumbar area of my spine.

 In layman's terms what has happened is this: the disc which cushions the two vertebrae (L1 and L2) has protruded out of it's allocated spot right at the centre of the back bit of it and is heading right for my spinal column. Then it's ruptured on the top bit of that, so that the gel stuff inside it is heading upwards along my spinal column. The disc which has ruptured is the L1/L2 disc, which is almost halfway up my back. Apparently the lumbar region is the most co…