Having a short gut baby means regular loose bowel movements are normal, sometimes restricting, often requiring extra considerations and planning. But for us gastroenteritis is a whole new level. Through diet and loperamide we’d managed to get Clara’s stools somewhat under control. There was still something I felt was a challenge though, we weren’t whereContinue reading “Gastroenteritis…again.”

Clara’s development at 15 months old

I know I say this every time but I still can’t believe I have a 15 month old daughter. It feels so old! And boy, oh boy, is Clara growing up. The 15 month mark seems to have brought on a massive development spurt for Clara. She had a number of unsettled days and nightsContinue reading “Clara’s development at 15 months old”

Finding our ‘normal’, settling into life after maternity leave

You’ve probably noticed, but I’ve had writers block. That, and settling into life has got in the way. We’re now just one week from the end of January and I thought it was about time I shared an update for those of you who don’t follow along our daily ramblings on Instagram. January marked myContinue reading “Finding our ‘normal’, settling into life after maternity leave”

Happy 1st Lifeday Clara!

January 10th is Clara’s Lifeday. It’s like a birthday, except we’re not celebrating her birth (oh no, that’s too normal), we’re celebrating LIFE. For on this day, Clara was given a chance at life. Today, a year ago, was the day we talked (very VERY briefly, ie we shut that conversation down) about palliative care.Continue reading “Happy 1st Lifeday Clara!”