With just under a week to go until her first birthday, on Thursday 13th December, Clara finally mastered the art of being on the move. I've often wondered if she'd crawl. Until the last week or so, she'd shown little interest. She'd rock, then drop to her tummy. Or, she'd learn as far as she… Continue reading Clara can crawl!
It's been three months since we last saw Clara's Gastro consultant, Dr Rodrigues, to check up on her progress. For all of us, the focus was weight gain. Was she putting on weight? We'd all hoped she was at a faster rate than before. Whilst her weight had been going up, it was slow, the… Continue reading Gastroenterology clinic appointment: an update
It's amazing how stepping away from reality is good for the soul. And there's nothing quite like a European Christmas market to get you in the festive spirit, especially a trip to Bruges. We decided to book a last minute trip away. Just a couple days of Belgian waffles, steaming hot milk with strong Belgian… Continue reading Bruges, December 2018
I didn't like November very much. The first weekend was amazing - my husband turned 30 and Clara was christened, but after that it was pretty much downhill from there. I think I was fearing the winter. How would I feel as the nights got darker? As anniversaries of last years events crept closer? As… Continue reading November greys and December golds
It's like she turned 11 months and grew up overnight. My little Clara is growing up fast. And based on the amount she's napped and eaten today, I don't think the growth spurt is stopping anytime soon. On Monday, Clara hit the big 8.0kg in weight - a huge relief considering she'd lost weight the… Continue reading 11 months old
With most babies, weight gain is considered a sign of success. After the early stages, you get baby weighed every few months to check all is well. With Clara it's a little more complex. We're getting her weighed weekly at the moment since she lost a chunk of weight when she had rotavirus. Clara had… Continue reading Short Gut Syndrome: diet and weight management
This week wasn't quite what we had planned. On the to-do list was pumpkin picking, play dates, and more. Unfortunately, Monday didn't start too well. We - and in the end it was all three of us - weren't going to be going to any pumpkin patch anytime soon after all. Clara usually sleeps through… Continue reading Rotavirus