Yearly Archives

2010

Pregnancy

13th November 2010

November 23, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk What a special day. It left me feeling a bit weird, as it had been a year exactly since our lives changed for ever. A year since I’d taken my positive pregnancy test. The day was filled with happiness tinged with what if’s… Elfie has of course been the best thing that has ever happened to us but that one day changed the course of our lives more profoundly than anything…

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Life

Why Blog?

November 20, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk I‘ve been pondering writing a post about this for a while, about why I like to blog. And I can’t quite put my finger on it. I’ve always enjoyed sharing my thoughts with the world, something that was considered a bit odd when I started my first online diary in 1998. Thankfully times have changed and blogging isn’t considered such a freakshow – 126 million bloggers worldwide can’t be wrong. I…

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Christmas Elf(ie)

November 19, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk I‘m not putting the whole photo on here as my Mum is using the image for her Christmas cards this year (and would be mortified it had been ‘leaked’ on the internet). I’m sure no recipients of Grannie JT’s cards will be reading, but you can never be too careful. Today Elfie and I had a little photo shoot: The amazing outfit was bought by Grannie as a tribute to my…

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Sleep Regression

November 18, 2010

This post originally appeared at my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk. My gorgeous, lovely, slept-through-the-night-since-six-weeks baby girl has become a nightmare. Last night she woke up at 3am for the day: in the last week we’ve had a couple of 5am-ers but that was the absolute worst. I’m guessing she’s sliding into the four month sleep regression stage? I’ll put this into context: before this week Elfie was happy to go down for the night at around 7, feed at 11 and…

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3 Months of Baby

November 9, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk And what an October we’ve had! I spent another day in hospital today – madam has developed another UTI but luckily this time I noticed her wee smelling a bit whiffy and got her to A&E straight away. It seems like we have caught it very early and the hour and a half I spent this morning holding my wriggling baby over a sterile urine collector was worth it. This means…

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Life

A Huggies Day Out

November 8, 2010

This post originally appeared at my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk. In the midst of the horrible situation that was Elfie being in hospital I received a lovely invitation in the post. Huggies wanted me to join them and the other Huggies mummies for Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester! After we got out of hospital on Friday I umm’d and aah’d about whether or not I should go, but decided a day of being spoilt in London was just what I needed.…

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Hospital Beds, part II

October 29, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk Saturday and Sunday were great. It was so nice to be home, to have a glass of wine in front of the TV (my latest business idea: wine bars in hospitals). Proper food tasted amazing! On Monday morning we were back to the hospital for more blood tests. The results were fair, a couple of dosages of drugs were increased but that’s to be expected as her diagnosis is ironed out.…

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Homecoming!

October 24, 2010

This post originally appeared at my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk. Phew. We are home. We got back yesterday afternoon and spent the rest of the day all snuggling on the sofa, exhausted after our 5 night stay. My home was a fold-out camp bed next to Elfie’s cot, lumpy and cold. Will stayed with us until 4am the first night in a hard chair next to us, then the next night in a free hospital bed, but was made to go…

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Hospital beds

October 22, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk I write this in hospital, sitting by Elfie’s bedside, which is where I’ve been since 5pm on Tuesday. We have been so concerned about Elfie’s weight and after another disappointing visit from a paediatric nurse last week I decided enough was enough and rushed her to the GP. He referred her to the Paeds clinic at the hospital and after alarming results from a blood test on Tuesday morning we were…

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Tick Tock

October 7, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk I know I am seriously broken record-esque here when I go on about how I can’t believe anybody has the time to be a mum and look after a house and husband, but really, who has the time??! I have a baby who really doesn’t like to nap unless she’s snuggled in someone’s arms, a husband who works about 12 hours a day and a house that’s fairly old and therefore…

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Time Flies

September 27, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk Where does the time go? I seem to be struggling to keep up with life at the moment – the internet is far down on my priority list, unfortunately even further down than dusting and ironing. Elfie has been a little trooper since we’ve introduced her new three hourly feeding routine and has been putting on around an ounce a day! She’s now back on the weight charts which is fantastic…

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