An update

It's Remembrance Sunday when pre-Sqk I would have attended a service but this morning we are at soft-play to give Daddy chance to do a few jobs around the house. Not certain how much longer I will manage as headachy due to poor nights sleep. We seem to be taking it in turns at moment – Sqk had bad nights Weds/Thurs, DH Fri and me last night. Anxiety still about due to DH's job situation – we had less than a fortnight free of it after I made my decision before his boss asked him to start looking for another job. Sqk picks up on this however much we try.

My work is just a case of keeping head down and finishing out this term. Two more colleagues resigned at end of October (leave end of Jan) which in one fell swoop with my previous resignation has pretty much wiped out robotics & embedded systems… but that is there problem not ours. I believe remaining colleagues will be informed on Wednesday what final plan is – only 7 months since we were told we were being shut down.

On Sqk front, he seems to be coping at school – had my first conversation with a teacher over curriculum this week following a request for a baby photo for science. Turned out to be just looking at how they have changed over the years and she did say the message should have been baby or toddler. I have cunning plans for when inheritance from your parents comes and also round family trees. Parents evening this week so should get a better idea of how he is doing – still behind on writing but making bounds forward in reading and maths (provided you don't want him to write maths down) is what I expect. He had a couple of bad days in assembly this week but then did really well on Friday afternoon when he would have been really tired so normally would have played up. Mind you he has slept he clock round and over e last two nights so is catching up on that lost sleep.

We have been trying to explain the significance of poppies to him – we went to Caernarfon Castle last weekend to see the Weeping Window. Stayed with our two great friends on Anglesey which was lovely. Sqk' weekend highlight however was e visit to Electric Mountain (DeNorwig pump-storage power station) which he couldn't stop talking about according to school & childminder. Gave me a chance to explain electricity generation to him – with his Uncle M's help. He happens to have worked in nuclear power industry his entire career hence they location on Anglesey as he is an important part of the development of the new plant at Wylfa. His husband (and DH's best man) works in path lab for North Wales trust. Made us laugh that it takes B about the 10 mins longer to get to work than M and he goes 3 times as far if not more. As DH says A55 has made a real difference. I will admit that I have been keeping my eyes open for jobs at Bangor Uni as DH loves the area.

Mind you if T gets the job he applied for last weekend we are not moving anywhere. His perfect job came up (combining pharmacy and computing) which would be closer to home then where he is currently plus being a lot more flexible and desk based. So at the moment we have everything crossed for him. If he gets at I might actually not always be doing everything with Sqk during the working weekend gives us a further emergency contact beyond myself and my mother. Be good as my new job means I will be 30-40 mins away as opposed to the current 15-20.

Sqk saw the paediatrician a few weeks back and there is nothing physically wrong she thinks that is causing his fine motor issues. Awaiting an OT referral and have hearing test plus we need to organise sight test. And I really need to get onto PAS about assessment of need as we really do feel much of his issues can be put down to sensory processing. However he is making incredible progress – is now 91st centipede for height having grown 30cm from August 13 to Oct 16. A little concerned over head circumference which is only 9th centile but paediatrician said she thought it in part could be down to him having a flat back to his head as there is little sign of any the issues that can be associated with a small head.