Our Reflux Journey | Part One


Our Reflux Journey autistic and pregnant autistic mum life sharing pregnancy and parenting experiences from the autism spectrum

What is Reflux?


Reflux occurs when the oesophagus is underdeveloped and allows stomach contents to flow back up into the mouth and throat. There are two types, Reflux and Silent Reflux. Reflux tends to manifest as significant vomiting whereas silent reflux tends to be where the stomach contents flow up to the mouth and irritate the area. 

Most Used Items | Weaning

Tried and Tested Review Weaning Essentials autistic and pregnant autistic mum life sharing pregnancy and parenting experiences from the autism spectrum

Weaning can be scary and just like with breast vs. bottle you will be judged on how you approach it. Sad but true. We personally adopted the baby led weaning approach and it worked exceptionally well for us and Iris is a fabulous eater but it won't work for everybody. Weaning is like the entirety of parenthood, it's down to you to work out what's best for your family and the types of product you use for weaning are also very much down to personal choice but for us these are the things that have worked the best for us.

Living Arrows | One Year Old

Living Arrows One Year Old autistic and pregnant autistic mum life sharing pregnancy and parenting experiences from the autism spectrum

'You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth' Khalil Gibran. 


This week's Living Arrows is a thought provoking one. It was Iris's first birthday and I anticipated a glorious collection of photographs celebrating a glorious weekend of activities. We had a family day on her actual birthday, just me, Iris and Daddy. Then we had plans to go to the football match on the Saturday and then we were having a party with all our friends on the Sunday. In my mind it was going to be 'Insta-fabulous' but in reality the photos are largely just blurry smudges and nothing like the perfection I expected.

Gift Ideas For A One Year Old

Gift Ideas For A One Year Old autistic and pregnant autistic mum life sharing pregnancy and parenting experiences from the autism spectrum


I can't quite believe that Iris is approaching a year old! How has that helpless tiny little baby grown into such an independent little lady in such a short space of time? They always warn you that they grow so fast but until you've had a child of your own you don't really understand just what that statement means. As Iris birthday approaches I started to look into the kind of toys she might like at this stage in her development. At the moment her attention span is quite short and she seems to be bored of most of her belongings so I did some research into toys that can keep her engaged and allow her to exercise all her newly developing skills. Here's what I found:

Books We've Been Reading | August 2018

What We've Been Reading August 2018 autistic and pregnant autistic mum life sharing pregnancy and parenting experiences from the autism spectrum
The local library has always been one of my favourite places. A peaceful and quiet haven. A chance to get out of the house but not expose myself to too much social pressure. I have also always found comfort in reading and wanted to share this world of wonder with Iris. We read together daily and have a collection of books at home but we love heading to the library to see what new adventures we can discover. This month we borrowed...

Living Arrows | Finding My Feet

Living Arrows Finding My Feet autistic and pregnant autistic mum life sharing pregnancy and parenting experiences from the autism spectrum


'You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth' Khalil Gibran. 

So here we are. Stood up. Putting one foot in front of the other and getting scarily close to walking independently and i'm not ready. Where did my baby go?