Tag Archives: Newborn

A Friend Comes to Visit

Last night was a difficult one with Robert. It all started after a nice dinner of chicken satay and rice; Robert had terrible cramps and gas and I had to spend the night with him in the lounge, semi-dozing on … Continue reading

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Robert the Fire-Hose Tips the Scales

Today was a very important day for me and Robert, because the outcome of our visit at the Well Baby Clinic determines the future of our breastfeeding relationship. I was positive that Robert has gained some weight; his face looks … Continue reading

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Expanding the Boundaries

Yesterday Robert turned three weeks. The focus of the past week has been his feeding schedule, and from my meticulous tracking of his feeds, I can now say that he gets between six and seven feedings a day. This means … Continue reading

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A Whale of a Time

On our walk today on the promenade we enjoyed watching some black whales frolicking along the coast. Their arrival at the Cape coast usually heralds the beginning of warm spring. This year though, the season has been very fickle, with … Continue reading

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Back at Birth Weight

I slept until nine this morning, after a rough night with Robert. This meant that I had to start feeding immediately then rush him into the bath, because we had to take him for his second assessment at the Well … Continue reading

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Robert the South African

At two weeks we are starting to have some good times with Robert. We had breakfast before he woke up, and after he fed we took him shopping in the baby carrier. He was asleep the whole time. Ron went … Continue reading

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Our First Walk as a Family

Yesterday night was exhausting, and today was dedicated to catching catnaps whenever baby rested. In the morning we dunked Robert in the bath as it was a warm day, later we went to soak up a little bit of sunshine … Continue reading

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Rough Times Thrown Into the Mix

After a couple of peaceful days with Robert, today turned out to be a mixed bag of some good time, and a lot of rough times. First bad thing I noted was that his left eye had worsened. I had … Continue reading

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First Weight Assessment

Today we wanted to take Robert for his first weight assessment at the Well Baby Clinic. Sister B is available for walk-in consultations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, whereas on Tuesdays and Thursdays she is only there by appointment. Robert … Continue reading

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More Presents for Robert

After a small respite of warm weather on Sunday, the weather man predicts another cold front on the way. The forecast until Saturday is bad, and there is still no spring in sight.I got an SMS from my friend Jackie … Continue reading

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