ABIGAIL NEWTON SMITH

4th March - 10th March 2002

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Hello again everybody, welcome back to Abi world. The wondrous and hectic world of a baby in demand....

This week has been fairly eventful for me really. It started off really well with my oxygen being turned back down again to 200cc, as I now seem to be over the worst of the cold I caught from Mummy and Daddy. This is great as the oxygen cylinders will last longer, my nose is not quite so dried out and I get more chance of having my drugs reduced. Mummy seems quite pleased with me as over the course of the week I have been smiling, cooing and generally chatting more and more to both her and Daddy, I suppose this means progress. Daddy keeps trying to get me to say "Daddy", but I just coo and smile back at him and he shuts up for a bit. I have also been using the toy Mummy's friend Nick gave to me, to chew on. It is great to play with, but no substitute for Mummy... I have been trying out new foods again this week, Mummy had got into a new order of feeding me, Baby Rice for Breakfast, Savoury at Lunch Time and Fruit for Supper. This week I tried out Sweet Potato, which is quite nice and Swede for lunch, with Nectarines and something called a Paw Paw for Supper, both of which are lovely, especially when mixed together. Mummy has noticed that I really enjoy my fruit, especially banana which I can just eat until I am bursting and do not want any drink from Mummy at all.

On Tuesday one of the nurses from the hospital, Joan, kindly came and gave me a baby massage, very nice and it was good to see her again as it is now a whole month I have been at home. Not sure about the push ups but the rest was fine. Grandpa and Grandma visited as well and I got fed by Grandma, what fun, she made my lunch lovely and creamy with lots of milk.

On Wednesday I knew something was going to happen as Mummy kept talking about us going out. So this made me fed up all day and I found out late on in the afternoon as we got in the car and went to see the nurse for my next course of jabs. Horrible, horrible, horrible.... Luckily this is the last lot apart from a easy to swallow Polio one next month. By the time Daddy got home, Mummy was fed up. Daddy did not know what all the fuss was about as I was asleep when he came home and woke up later and as soon as he cuddled me I fell back into a deep sleep. So he never found out about me really....

On Friday, Julie the community nurse came again and weighed me. I have gone up this week after my cold and now weigh a whole 10lbs 6 ozs.

On Saturday, we went to see Grandma and Grandpa at their house because Mummy wanted to give her a card and see them before they went away next week.

On Sunday, my first Mother's day with my Mummy, luckily Daddy and I had planned it in advance and we had some of Mummy's favourite chocolates and a lovely card from me. Just when she was thinking I had forgotten there they were waiting in my pram for her to find. I am having a trace done tonight to see how well I am doing on the reduced oxygen, lets hope it is good and we can think about turning it down further still soon.....

As you can see a busy life I lead, hopefully next week will be less hectic and I can have a rest from all the never ending meetings, cuddles with new people etc. It is a really hard life.... See you soon..

Pretty in Pink.... Just Getting Up, This Bed is Nice and Big... Me getting my first massage at home
Press Ups !!!! What ever next A Hard Days Play These fingers are made for sucking...
Winnie the Pooh my Favourite
(Especially from America)
What a Colourful life I lead.... This Spider Really Gets in the Way...
Me and My Chewing Ring Frustration...... Bye, Bed time now...

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Last Updated : 17/03/02. The Newton Smiths 2002.