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One Month Gift

August 8, 2019
One Month Old Baby Sawyer xx

Sawyer turned a whole month old recently and I realised I have never posted a picture of him here on my website and I have know idea where that time has gone. When we chose his name I knew that we would struggle to ever find personalised gifts for him, but a few weeks ago I had a small U.K. Instagram business @cookiedoughkids contact me to  kindly gift me an item of clothing from their website and I jumped at the chance…

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Hindsight

August 2, 2019
Me from the back in an infinity pool looking out to the sea in Croatia. I have my hair down and a neon green bikini on.

This picture was taken last August in Croatia. I felt like my life was very surreal at this point after my Stargardts diagnosis. I felt pretty lost to be honest and panicked that I needed to see more and experience more of this world that we live in, before my eyesight declined. In hindsight, I would love to see more beautiful places and travelling does make me happy, but I get just as much joy at home daily watching my…

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Two Years Today

June 13, 2019

Two years ago today I went by myself, to the opticians, for what I thought was just a 2-yearly check-up. 10 minutes into my appointment, and Stargardts had changed my life forever.  2 years on and although I have devastatingly already lost 2 lines of the eye chart in both eyes and there is deterioration on my scan pictures (although I am hoping with all I have that my eyes get slightly better once my baby is here) I am…

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36 Weeks Pregnant

May 24, 2019
Me at 36 weeks pregnant.

So tomorrow I will be 36 weeks pregnant. This pregnancy has really flown by and it’s scary to think I had Harvey at 38 weeks so may only have a couple of weeks left, eek! I have come out in a horrible cold the last couple of days and I’m struggling to sleep at night as much as I was because I can’t get comfy at this stage anymore. I have noticed a big change in my eyes the last…

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May – Healthy Vision Month

May 8, 2019
Me with my makeup done for eye health month.

May is health vision month. A lot of people who know me and my incurable eye disease may wonder why I bother to promote eye health and urge people to go to the opticians for regular check-ups. The reason I do this is because about 75 to 80% of eye problems picked up by opticians are either curable or manageable with the correct and prompt treatment. Wet Age-related macular degeneration can be held off with regular injections to prevent vision…

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4D Scan Day 💙

April 15, 2019
30 Weeks Pregnant - 4D Scan Day

After the sadness of my appointment last Friday, and dealing with the fact that my eyes are progressing, I had totally forgotten our 4D baby scan was booked for the following weekend. At the time, I booked the scan after Moorfields, in case I received bad news and needed something to look forward to. When the reminder came up on my phone last Sunday, excitement washed over my upset. I can’t deny I was slightly apprehensive about the 4D scan…

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My Upcoming Eye Appointment

March 29, 2019
Katie B - Pregnancy Pic - 28 Weeks

A week today and I will be at Moorfields and will find out how much my vision has changed in the last 18 months. The last 18 months have flown by and I really can’t believe how quickly it feels that this appointment has come around. My anxiety is still high about this appointment, nobody wants to hear they have lost vision, or their vision is progressing, it’s devastating and I’m just worrying if this is the case, then I…

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