Category Archives: Life

Temperature Normal

The good news is that Ilias is doing well. The results of the urinal culture came back yesterday and showed E. coli bacteria in his urinal tract. This was as suspected. We’re hoping he suffered just a fluke and got … Continue reading

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Once You Get On, You Can’t Get Off

Ilias developed a fever in the small hours of Tuesday morning. It was oscillating between 37.5 – 38.75°C, so we called the doctor’s post (our own doctor is on holiday) and agreed to bring Ilias in for a check-up. You … Continue reading

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Which would you rather have? A root canal that lasts for three hours or your in-laws coming to stay with you for three weeks? I’m lucky enough that I get to have both: the root canal yesterday, the in-laws’ arrival … Continue reading

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Road Test

Ilias had his first bath on Thursday. Newborns have a uniquely lovely smell, a scent that supposedly aids bonding, so we like to let it sit for a week or so after birth. He was looking a bit flaky, though, … Continue reading

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Einde Kraamtijd

If I were writing this blog solely for other people, now would be a good, if somewhat belated moment to discontinue it. I don’t think anyone reads it any more. If you think I should abandon this blog, just let … Continue reading

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