I’m aware that I haven’t written for a while, things have been somewhat busy on the day-to-day, but here’s a little update on how life is going with our gorgeous boy.
Jude is continuing to impress us everyday with his sheer determination. He’s cruising around the furniture all the time and can walk along holding a hand – albeit wobbly! He’s so close, I literally cannot wait to see him take his first proper steps, I will almost certainly burst into tears with happiness and pride. I can’t believe how much I took for granted with my other two. This little man is working so hard at it, he’s such a courageous little soul.
We have started the Hanen Course which is a speech and language therapy programme for parents of children with communication delays. It’s really good to meet others who are facing similar struggles to us. We’re learning to be even more patient with Jude, to wait longer for his cues and let him lead. We are imitating him constantly and trying to extend his sounds. He definitely understands waving now and tried to copy ‘bubbye’ the other day. Such small things, but so huge in his world. Despite the difficulties our life is absorbed by, we’re so enjoying the little character he is becoming. He makes us laugh all the time.
In other news… I have just been offered a place in the London Marathon (!!!) running for the charity Unique. I have always wanted to run in the Marathon and it seems like the right time now, to do it for such a wonderful cause that is very close to my heart. I am terrified and excited at the same time. I know this will be the hardest thing I have ever done – way more so than giving birth – alone with no drugs(!) – but I’m up for this challenge, for Jude, for myself, and for all the families out there that Unique have helped and continue to support on their journeys.
I will be setting up my sponsorship page soon and will be so grateful if people can support me. I’ll need all the encouragement I can get! I will try my best and keep an update of how my training is going… so watch this space!
That’s all for now folks, I’d love my next post to say that Jude is walking independently – but these things take time and he’ll do it, in Jude time.