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Elfie

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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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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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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A Weighty Issue

September 23, 2010

This post originally appeared in my old blog, www.the-alice.co.uk Last week I was distraught to find out that Elfie’s weight had dropped to a tiny 8lbs 4 oz. Obviously at 10 weeks old, this was not a good thing. My local health centre has cancelled their drop-in weight clinics so she hadn’t been seen for 4 weeks – in this time she had only put on 6lbs. We had been feeding to a loose routine but pretty much on demand,…

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