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!
We did our penultimate and ultimate cycles without too much hassle. Everytime E used the breast pump, which made her look like a fembot from the Austin Powers film, I had to take the labelled bottle to be put in a fridge for 3 hours, which was on the other side of the ward. A … Continue reading ‘We have a plan!’ – Readmission part 3
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
Just as we were about to be discharged yesterday a doctor came round to give us contraceptive advice. She went through our advice and E said that wouldn't be an issue for us as I was azoospermic and thus infertile. I had no issues with E telling the doctor because as a result of writing … Continue reading ‘And my infertility came up’