I am beyond proud of what we’ve achieved with CJ’s Mission so far, but I felt deep down something bigger still had to come. Real change HAS to be made. So I’ve made CJ’s Mission a bit more of an actual thing. CJ’s Mission is now a nonprofit organisation with a purpose of supporting, empowering, … Continue reading C’s Mission
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 where … Continue reading Gastroenteritis…again.
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 nights … Continue reading Clara’s development at 15 months old
For us, it's not been easy. But the story doesn't begin there. Since Clara's last bout of D&V which ended her in hospital for a day early March, her stools have never quite recovered. Her dirty nappies are looser resulting in 1-2 outfit changes a day. Uncomfortable for her, exhausting for us. It doesn't sound … Continue reading Switching from formula to Oatly Barista (dairy free milk)
Since Clara turned one I'd been meaning to check when her next review was with her community paediatrician. The role of community paeds with Clara is to check she's meeting her development milestones, considering the start in life she had - both in terms of exposure to hard medical drugs, time spent restricted in a … Continue reading Community paediatrics development review
We all knew parenting wouldn't be easy when we signed up to it - but we all had this teeny tiny (okay, huge) feeling it would be so worth it. What has surprised me is how hard it is to know if you're doing the right thing. And especially if your baby is. I have … Continue reading What is “normal”?
Your baby is always your baby, right? No matter how little or grown up they are. Clara is 14 months old today and has noticeably grown so much in the past 4-6 weeks. We sat in Pret in the children's hospital this morning, before Clara's latest audiology appointment, and she was contently reading her book … Continue reading Hearing, talking, signing – Auditory Neuropathy at 14 months old