Ba boom, Ba boom

Albie’s first checkup at Wellington Hospital last Thursday went super well. As he is striding ahead now, they reduced the amount of medication he is on. I should have taken a ‘before’ photo but his breakfast supplements now look like this:

He is doing so well on the weight front now, that he will now only get weighed weekly, instead of twice a week.This is excellent for my frayed nerves. I swear my esteem rides on those scales, and for once in my life I am wishing them up and up! And his cheeks are getting chubbier and chubbier:

They also said that he doesn’t have to be woken every three hours for a feed anymore. Yuuuuus! So no longer do we have to rouse our sleepy babe through the night. It was nigh on impossible anyway – once this guy is under he is under. Instead, we are allowed to let him sleep till he wakes which is awesome. Finally, some decent sleep for us all.

So yeah. High fives all round. We won’t be back to the hospital for a couple of months and then that will just be to check that his shunt is shunting. Sweetbix.


  1. such wonderful news chubbie cheeks, this mean you are going to be even more cute wow can we handle it …….. OH yes bring it on chubbie cheeks

  2. WAAHOO! That is o for awesome. Can’t wait to see you guys again – Albie is getting cuter by the day. Those cheeks and that cheeky grin are simply adorable. xxx

    • Who know why the picture of Jimmy K comes up – seriously this inter web has a mind of it’s own sometimes. x

  3. Yay! Well done all of you guys – so wonderful to hear that things are getting better by the day. Sending big hugs!

  4. Awesome news Sarah!! Sooo stoked for you guys. Go Albie and the chubbie cheeks! That is the cutest pesky smile ever. Love you guys hard out xxxxx

  5. wahoo!! more great news!! your whānau is awe-inspiring!! that ‘supplements’ photo is epic 🙂

    enjoy the sunshine and your lovely boy

    noho ora mai, Ed

  6. Thats so great guys. Well done for hanging in there! He looks amazing and yes go the chubby cheeks. Hope to see you soon xx

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