Our Books for Baby project for SSNAP, Oxford Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

There’s nothing more satisfying than getting lost in a book, wanting to read just one more page. It all started when I was young. My dad would make up stories and tell us of epic adventures as we fell asleep in bed. I had to read to my dad every night, some good books someContinue reading “Our Books for Baby project for SSNAP, Oxford Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”

Clara’s hearing and development

It was unknown really, as it is with most babies, when Clara would hit ‘normal’ milestones. When babies her age start to sit, crawl, babble – what would Clara be doing? The crucial first six months of a baby’s life have a lot to do with this. Do they spend most of it laying down,Continue reading “Clara’s hearing and development”

The first week without a Hickman Line

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? A week ago today Clara woke up in the morning for the first time without her Hickman Line. She still puts her hand on her chest like she used to when the line was there, but there’s no longer anything to grab hold of or pull. Although theContinue reading “The first week without a Hickman Line”

Operation #8 Removing the Hickman Line

I can’t believe we are coming to the end of our first week post-Hickman line. It’s felt longer than a week – in a good way. Clara’s technically almost been off PN two weeks now. Those sterile procedures feel a long way away. The procedure itself was simple – so simple they tried to takeContinue reading “Operation #8 Removing the Hickman Line”