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The School Gate

Sometimes I am suddenly struck by the contrast between Nathan now, and that tiny baby Nathan in the incubator 3 and a half years ago. It comes unexpectedly, a flashback, built on a detail hardly recollected until it is triggered … Continue reading

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What children teach me about God

After a time away from blogging (I could claim I was busy, but actually I discovered mother and baby cinema in Greenwich) I am returning to you with a thoughtful post. It’s a faith based post so if you’d rather … Continue reading

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Baby bats and reflux

Samuel seems to have developed reflux, which is quite common at his age.  He spends a lot of the afternoon and evening arching his back and crying in pain, then being sick.  It is caused by an immature sphincter muscle … Continue reading

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The spoken word… finally!

Nathan is not a big talker.  His expressive speech delay means he has very few sounds and until recently no words at all. I was a bit worried because he’s so far behind his peers in this one regard – … Continue reading

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Donation – it’s not just about money

Yesterday I took a trip into Central London to volunteer as a donor.  It made me think about all the ways we can donate, and this post is the result.  It’s a bit preachy because I feel quite strongly about … Continue reading

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3 years ago today

Today’s post is quite a long story about the birth of my eldest son, Nathan.  *WARNING* this contains details of birth and surgery, so don’t read if you’re squeamish. I meant to post this on 1st May, however 2 children … Continue reading

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These lungs go up to eleven

Last time I had a new baby at home he could not cry.  The 9 weeks of being ventilated had stretched his larynx and it was too wide for him to create noise. We were told he would “grow into” … Continue reading

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