Short gut – so what? HUGE milestones today and why I needed to read our story before I wrote it

Today, Clara turned 18 months old. Can we just take a minute to celebrate that? She's a year and a half on this earth and she is beyond THRIVING. I started this blog the night before. The night before the operation that would tell us if Clara was "viable" - except I didn't know that … Continue reading Short gut – so what? HUGE milestones today and why I needed to read our story before I wrote it

Switching from formula to Oatly Barista (dairy free milk)

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)

Hearing, talking, signing – Auditory Neuropathy at 14 months old

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