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Newborn to Baby in the Blink of an Eye

Just a moment ago there was a freshly minted newborn in my arms. Snuggled up and sleeping deeply, unaware of the world around him. He didn’t look like a newborn – with his hundredth percentile height and weight, or his rolls of fat. But a newborn he was, complete with bobbly head and unfocused stare. […]

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Brotherly Love in a time of War

It’s been a brutal war. On one side a confused and angry 4-year-old pitches a tantrum at every opportunity. On the other, two frazzled and sleep-deprived parents try to keep on top of the daily demands of life. Caught in the middle, but making fierce demands of his own, is a newborn still trying to figure […]

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Those colicky evenings

  Colic. My old enemy… It’s back. And it’s bigger and badder than before.   He screams. I feed him. He screams. I rock him. He screams. I burp him. He screams. I pace with him. He screams. Brodie rocks, burps, paces with him. He screams. I cuddle him. He screams. And screams. And screams some more. Fierce. Angry. Mad. […]

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Those Newborn Daze

We will never get these first precious weeks back again. Time slips away fast amongst the chaos of the early newborn days. Blink, and you’ll miss them.   The Days The washing machine on an endless cycle. Wash, dry, wear, soil, remove, repeat. Still the piles of stained clothing grow uncontrollably. Sitting under a baby is […]

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Three becomes Four

It’s been a long long wait, but Boo finally arrived last week. In his own good time. Just before we hit 42 weeks. He was born at home with the help of our amazing midwives, surprising us all when he turned out to be a very large baby. A large, always hungry baby who is in […]

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