It's crazy to think Clara has now seen her second Christmas. That means a whole year has gone by since her story began. Christmas in 2017 was a reminder that our world had now changed (at the time we didn't know just how much!). Up until then, mid December was a blurry haze of new … Continue reading A very merry Christmas 2018
My darling Clara, if the internet still exists in 20 years in the way it does today, I hope you haven't minded me sharing your story. It's been so much more than just helping your mummy get her thoughts out so she can focus on every day being a new fun day with you, it's … Continue reading Now you are one
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