Sad news about my cousins new baby

Remember a few days ago I told you my cousin christine had a baby? And we all thought everything was fine with them? Well it wasnt.

When the baby was born he looked ok. But he didnt make any sound. He cried I think at birth but then once in the ward afterwords he never made a sound, or moved. He had tiny ears, and he wasnt feeding properly.

The doctors came that evening, and looked him over. It turns out he has downs syndrome. He is also deaf. His ear canals arent developed properly.

His heart and lungs are very weak too. He’s gone to neonatal and is in an incubator now. We dont know if he’ll make it. We’re hoping he will but literally its hour to hour. He’s very very ill.

If you pray please pray he’ll pull through.

We’re all devastated. Its awful. How something as happy as the birth of a new baby can turn into heartache within hours. Its so so sad.

Please pray he’s going to make it. I know he’s badly disabled, but my cousin can deal with that. We just want him to live.

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A new baby in the family

This morning, we welcomed a new baby into our family, my cousin Christine had a baby boy. She is calling him Josh. He weighed in at 6 lb 8 oz. Isn’t he beautiful? She had an emergency Caesarian section after her waters broke last night late in the evening. Mum and baby are both healthy and doing well.

Going to my cousins baby shower tonight

I am going to my cousins baby shower tonight. She’s 8 months pregnant, she’s due her baby at the end of september! She’s having a boy, but she doesnt actually know that, the only reason I know is her mother in law knows, and she told a few of us in the family so that we could get appropriate gifts for her. The gender reveal is tonight, at the baby shower, so she’ll know tonight what she’s having. I am excited to go to the baby shower, its my first time going to one. I think it will be a lot of fun. I got her some cute outfits for the new baby. Two different ones I bought. I am going to dress up nice, wear make up and all, so I will post pics later this evening before I go out. And I will probably take a bunch of pics at the baby shower too so will post a few when I get home.. The baby shower is in her motherinlaws house. I dont really know her motherinlaw, so I am nervous because I dont know that side of her family, but it will be fine, all of my aunts and my mom are going so I will be fine. I will just enjoy myself, my aunt is picking us up at 8, and I am sure we’ll have a fun time!

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Cousins wedding

today I am going to a wedding. My cousin is getting married.

The wedding is in a very posh hotel in killarney. I’m going with my mom and sister, my sisters partner, and her two kids. We’re all staying over in the hotel tonight. It is going to be a fantastic day.

We’re driving there in a little while. I’m currently in the process of getting dressed, and putting on my make up and doing my hair.

Look out for some photos from me later on today! I’ll share some on the blog when I am able to get a few minutes to myself.

I wish you all a fab saturday!

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Cousins communion

My little cousin Jake made his first communion today. He’s 8. He’s autistic so his parents had it in the house. The after party I mean. I didnt go though. They were going to have a lot of junk food at it, like pizzas, and other fast food, and I didnt want to eat that. I didnt want to jepordise my weight loss. So I chose not to go to the party. Thats ok though. Instead I had my dad make me a pot of chicken curry and I ate thatj for dinner. And I have to say it was absolutely delicious.
At first I was just going to go to the church, to see him make his communion, and then not go back to the house for the party, but then I figured I wouldnt go to either one. So I sent his card with some money in it with my mom. I’ve talked to mom twice today, she said its all going off ok so thats good. I’m happy his special day is going well for him.

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7 years

You remember my cousin who died this year of liver cancer? Her name was Alison. She was fifty remember?
Well her son was on remand, for a drugs charge, he’s 28. Well, found out today he got 7 years, I guess drugs charges are serious, I didnt think what he did was that bad, but then tonight my mom told me he was caught selling drugs, so yes, it is that bad.
I feel sad for him. Now he’ll be in prison until he is in his mid to late 30’s. I know it was his choice to sell drugs, but really there was more to it, he grew up in a part of london that is full of gangs, and so it was kinda a given he was going to do something like this. His life was mapped out for him.
Now he’s in prison, and also grieving the loss of his mom, who he was very close to.
I think when he does get out of there, he’ll be far worse off than he is now. He’ll probably be angry, and rebel or do something else, I think his life wont get any easier once his time in prison is done.
The family didnt need this devastation, his sister and grandparents and aunts and uncle all didnt need more on top of what their already dealing with. A sad sad situation for everyone involved.

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Cousins funeral

The funeral all went off ok. We’re home now. It was a lovely day. Very long day though.
Our cousin got a fantastic send off. She was cremated. But first there was a church service. The service was beautiful. Her daughter read a piece and it made me cry it was so beautiful.
She came to the church in a carriage, with two horses pulling it, her body was in a glass carriage, and a black and a white horse pulled it.
Her mom and dad were devastated. So, so devastated. Her son whose in prison was there, but he was handcuffed to a guard. I still got to hug him though.
The music in the church was lovely. And also at the crematorium. It was really lovely. Her family put flowers on her coffin, and as they did that a song played in the background.
We all cried buckets of tears. It was just so sad.
After the funeral was finished we went back to a nice hall and ate some food and had drinks. Then we all came back to our aunts house. The family have just all gone home a few minutes ago.
I’m so glad everything went off ok. At the afters alisons daughter jade let balloons go, with messages from her grandkids pinned on to them. More tears were shed then but it was just a really sweet thing for her daughter jade to do for her.
Her mom and dad are devastated, her mom was begging them not to close the curtains in the crematorium, they didnt as jade had requested them not to, but her mom didnt know that, and she got herself in a terrible state because she didnt want Alison to be taken away to be burned.
It has been an incredibly sad day. But she had a nice turnout, a nice send off, and everything went smoothly.
And thats all any of us could have asked for.

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