Thursday, 28 July 2011

Good news and bad news.

Today has been pretty crazy. I've had amazing news, and awful news. I spent the day with one of my best friends from Australia, Caitlin. I drove down to Robertsbridge where she's Au-Pairing, and we went for a good old pub lunch and then went into Hastings. Had a lovely day...until I got home. I got a 'Penalty Charge Notice'. Apparently, I performed a prohibited turn - no right turn, on Gayton Rd Junct Station Rd. Urm...I don't even remember seeing a no right turn sign!? And apparently this is a common mistake...seeing as this 'SINGLE traffic camera may have earned Harrow Council £1m in little over a year.' (Harrow Observer)
I don't even know Harrow, I had never been there before, and I was following my TomTom. Apparently they have CCTV evidence, but won't let me view it, and have only sent me a photo of me in a straight line in the left hand lane!? Weird huh.

Anyway, the good news. About 20minutes after getting this horrid letter, I went onto a friend of mine's blog. Sarah had a dreadful pregnancy, suffering from HG (Hyperemesis gravidarum). And when she delivered her baby boy, Nate, at 36 weeks, he was rushed to NICU, where he stayed for over 2 months after being diagnosed with PHA (psudohypoaldosteronism). Through Sarah's blog and facebook I have read about the ups....and many downs, of Nate's first couple of months. For a long time now they thought he might not come home, and might eventually have to be transferred to the PICU because he was so sick...but this morning a video was posted on Sarah's blog...Nathaniel Reed Good is home! There are no words to describe how truly happy I am for this family, after everything Sarah has been through the past few years, she deserves every bit of happiness! Nate is a true miracle baby, take a look at the video (I promise it will make you cry lots of happy tears!!)

If you would like to read Sarah's blog and learn more about their incredible journey, go here;

So that's my second blog. This was far too long to put as a Facebook Status :P
Sarah's news that Nate is home has literally made my day, and put my worry of my fine to the back of my mind. So happy prayers have finally be answered, and I wish them every bit of luck and happiness in their future with their little one.



  1. This is so sweet. Thank you Catherine. I have been awful about keeping up with blogs with Nate either in the NICU or at home, but I'm glad I finally saw this. You're the best! xo!

  2. It's totally understandable you haven't been keeping up! I'm so sorry Nate is back in the NICU...praying he will be home soon again so Zoe has her new puppy back to play :) xo


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