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
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 my … Continue reading Finding our ‘normal’, settling into life after maternity leave