Category Archives: BabyBlog

3 months on

I can’t believe how quickly the last 3 months have gone. Oscar is a great big boy now – he now weighs over 14lbs and he can hold his head up really well. He rolled over properly (all the way from his front onto his back) at 10 weeks and it feels like he is… Read More »

Pease porridge in a pot…

9 days old. Both feeling a lot more human today. We had what amounted to a full night’s sleep last night. Hannah went to bed just after 9 and got about 2 hours of uninterrupted sleep. In we were both able to get sleep in between feeds and nappy changes so in total it was… Read More »


There are a bunch of photos of Oscar at

Birth Story

This section of our story, which is both final and introductory, begins with a visit to the GP. Actually, I’d better backtrack a day or so. On Tuesday (06/03/2007) we had an appointment at the antenatal clinic with the consultant obstetrician. We also had an appointment for a detailed scan of the placenta booked for… Read More »


A very short post, lots more to follow when I have a chance and many more photos after I’ve sifted through the 150-odd I’ve taken so far. Oscar James Zoltan Wrigley, born 7th March 2007 at 10.10pm by emergency caesarean. Birth weight 8lb 9oz. Mother and baby well, father buzzing (still). A quick pic.

Another weekend at the hospital

I am sitting at home today feeling rather cross and am still pregnant! After spending 5 hours at the Day Assessment Unit (DAU) on Friday, (for what was supposed to be a routine check-up after my hind-waters broke and I had some bleeding last weekend – I’d spent 3 days in hospital and was told… Read More »

Giving blood

This isn’t really baby related, but I gave blood today. I’ve been meaning to do it again for ages, but not got around to it. My Nanny was given 4 units over Christmas and it made such a difference that I realised anew how important it is that people give blood. Plus, there’s always the… Read More »

Stupid Kidneys

Well, I have another kidney infection! Just 2 weeks after having the last one and I’m back on the antibiotics. Hope they’re not doing anything horrible to the baby because I’ve had a LOT of antibiotics during this pregnancy. Unfortunately, the infection is with Group B Strep which is a really nasty bacteria. If the… Read More »


Hooray to have escaped the hospital. Since Joe’s last post I had to stay in for an x-ray which they made me wait from 8.30am until 5pm to have. I was sitting in a chair waiting for a porter for all that time! Worse still, they claimed they’d lost my menu card (even though it… Read More »

Another update

Another night, another reason for Hannah to stay in hospital. After being told unexpectedly at around 11am that she needed a chest x-ray and discussing it with me Hannah waited for the doctor to come back to talk to her about it. Then she waited a bit more. Eventually a different doctor came round on… Read More »