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Our New Normal: Unrealized Expectations & Second Chances

There were babies everywhere: babies in carriers, babies riding in shopping carts, and babies being held by their moms. It seemed that no matter which way I looked, I saw a baby…except when I looked down at my empty arms. 782 more words

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Tip 145: NEC risk factors

The aetiology of NEC is multifactorial. The most important risk factors include:

  • Prematurity – median gestation of 29/40
  • Low birth weight, especially <1500g (found in 65% of cases in one study)
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Aiden's nine month update

Our hopscotchy, bunk-doodling, splendiferous, wondercrump, whoopsey-splunkers, phiz-whizzing, whipple-scrumptious ickle grunion is now nine-months old. The physical transformation I described in my last post is now going toe-to-toe with the emergence of a delightful personality. 398 more words

Baby Development

Tip 17: antenatal steroids

Antenatal steroids are recommended for:

  • women at risk of preterm labour between 24+0 and 34+6 weeks’ gestation;
  • women for whom an elective Caesarean section is planned ≤38+6 weeks’ gestation.
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Showing Malachi that life can be JOYFUL

“The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be” –Horace Bushnell

The life challenges Malachi has faced have made him grow; they have made our entire family grow. 2,233 more words

Adjusted Age: Strangers at the Mall

For about a year after my daughter came home, whenever a stranger asked me how old she was, I tended to quote her adjusted age… 463 more words