A phrase exclaimed by the fictional lead, Dr Sam Beckett, of the great sci-fi drama 'Quantum Leap', was something I felt like saying in the early days of fatherhood and still do now, but less so nowadays. I now stare at my gorgeously cute 14 week daughter as she plays on her bouncy chair, plays … Continue reading Oh boy!
I am currently sat in a cafe up the road from the hospital having eaten a panini and had a flat white. 🥙☕️ Since readmission, we have started the 3 hour feeding regime: Breastfeeding for 20 mins Give expressed breast milk (EBM) taken earlier and done in arrears Give formula milk Express breast milk from … Continue reading Sleep deprivation: Readmission part 2
Despite everything appearing to have gone well when we left yesterday, when the Community Midwife came today and checked the baby's weight, it had fallen approximately 12%. The cut off at day 3 is 10%, which meant our baby needed readmission to the postnatal ward for a blood check and a feeding schedule. E was … Continue reading Readmission
Approximately 4 years ago, our penultimate fertility doctor said this to us post myomectomy and today we are sat on the postnatal ward after E has given birth to our new baby girl. 😍 Since our first doctor-led antenatal clinics, we have known E would be having a planned (elective) Caesarean delivery and she has … Continue reading “Have a happy baby”
It's been a busy old few weeks. E gradually felt more and more baby movements and started experiencing the oft talked about 'bladder kicks' as the baby increases in size. We didn't expect to get this far and because we were unsure (but hopeful) we booked in builders to do up our bathroom. In hindsight … Continue reading Somersaults and bladder kicking