Oh boy!

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!

Sleep deprivation: Readmission part 2

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

Readmission

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