Saturday, September 19, 2009

Baby Book

When I was born, I was the last child and only daughter.
My first brother was born VERY ILL with a rare condition which caused his bowels to develop outside his body. In 1982 there were very few cases of this and he was not given a good chance at surviving, he beat all the odds and today is in very good health. My second brother was a blessing, and much needed. My mother suffered depression after both my second brother and I were born.

I do not have any pictures of my mother pregnant, it was a hard time when she was only 3 months along we moved back to Tasmania, which is where I was born.
It kills me that I have no record of her pregnancy, I only know things she'd told me.
I have the typical first photo's taken of me when I was in the hospital.
But its only the memories really..

Until I found my Child Health baby book.


Caragh Blank Blank (ha I know i've posted info on here before about my full name, but I googled me and it linked straight into my blog, that's not good)

Date of Birth: 15/02/1987
Weight at Birth: 2.520 kg or 5.5 pounds
Length at Birth: 46cms
Weight at Discharge: 2.625 kg or 5.8 pounds


23.02.87
8 days old
2.67kg or 5.9 pounds

05.03.87
18 days old
2.98kg or 6.6 pounds

12.3.87
25 days old
3.25kg or 7.2 pounds

19.3.87
32 days old
3.45kg or 7.6 pounds

Comments:
Continuing to make good progress.
Immunization 2nd Thursday this month 2:30pm.

26.03.87
39 days old
3.72kg or 8.2 pounds
Comments:
Smiling!

2.04.87
46 days old
3.86kg or 8.8 pounds
Length: 53cm
Head: 37cm (is it just me or did I have a HUGE head)

Comments:
Responds to noises.
Weaning- Substitute one bottle feed for one breast feed each week until having all bottle feeds. (I used to bite)

9.04.87
53 days old(7 Weeks)
4.14kg or 9.2 pounds

23.04.87
57 days old(9 Weeks)
4.23kg or 9.12 pounds


7.5.87
81 days old(11 Weeks)
4.6kg or 10.3 pounds
Head: 38.7cm (STILL GROWING)


14.5.87
88 days old(12 Weeks)
4.68kg or 10.5pounds
Length: 57.2 cm's
Comments:
Reaching out for toys
Responds to familiar voices.


4.6.87
109 Days old(15 Weeks)
4.89kg or 10.13 pounds



2.7.87
137 days old(19 Weeks)
5.36kg or 11.10 pounds

Comments:
Teach to drink from cup.
Rusk (I have no idea what this means)


17.8.87
186 days old(26 weeks) 6 Month check up
5.78kg or 12.12 pounds
Length: 62.8cm
Head: 41.5cm (OH MY)
Comments:
Rolls
Appointing for heading check.



28.9.87
225 days old(32 weeks)
6.59kg or 14.8 pounds
Comments:
Can't read the comments about me, but there is a reminder note in there for my brothers appointment lol.


4.1.88
323 days old(46 weeks)
7.860kg or 17.5 pounds
Length: 70cm
Head: 44.6cm(lol)

Comments:
In very bad hand writting...

Says dad (this could be something else but it ends in ad so im assuming its dad
Crawling
Pulls to stand
Walks around the furniture
Takes one step alone.
Claps hands.


10.3.88
389 days old(53 weeks) 1 Year check up
9.16kg or 20.3 pounds
Comments:
Walks!
Wants to feed herself


15.8.l988
547 days old(78 weeks) 18 months old
10.90kg 24 pounds
Length: 80.7cm
Comments:
Has had chicken pox.
Developmentally seeming very normal.

9.3.89
753 days old(107 weeks) 2 year check up
12.35kg or 27.4 pounds
Height 8.6cm( 1/2 adult height) Um no, they were off by 8 cm I feel hard done by.
Toilet trained <-- Woo go me.


So there you have it. It may be the only thing I have, it might have scribles from my mum, notes about my brother.
But its so precious to me.

3 comments:

The Captain's Wife said...

you were a peanut!!! What a great keepsake that is.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great keepsake.....

Frankie said...

I still have my baby book too (from the 60's!). The nurse told my mum to give me a piece of raw steak to chew on for my teething pain.....ummm?