Daisy, you are 3!

I can vividly remember your 1st Birthday. As the day drew closer I found myself thinking back over the birth a lot. We spent the day on holiday and made the best of celebrating you becoming 1. When you turned 2 we spent the day visiting family and I felt that it was your best Birthday yet. This year, as you turn 3, we are spending the day with lots of our family and making a celebration of the whole day. This morning we will begin with a special pancake breakfast, with Grandma, before we head over to a little tea party at Nanny & Grandad’s house. Auntie Jamie is even making you a wheat, gluten, dairy, soya and coconut free cake. That is no mean feat! I’m really excited for the day ahead but I wanted to start by sharing this post – Daisy, you are 3!

Living Arrows 4/52 - Daisy and I on holiday at Centerparcs

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5 places my child has vomited

My beautiful daughter Daisy was born in March 2016. The first few days of her life were amazing, with her being a great sleeper and feeding really well. After that, on the 1st of April, she surprised us with her first bout of projectile vomit. Since then Daisy has been diagnosed with FPIES. FPIES is an allergy syndrome that causes Daisy to have projectile vomiting episodes when she is having a reaction to a food she is allergic to. Today I want to share a slightly light-hearted look at what it is like dealing with a poorly child – by talking about 5 places my child has vomited.

5 places my child has vomited

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A whole year of Living Arrows

My lovely friend Donna, from What The Redhead Said, runs a weekly linky called Living Arrows. Parents are invited to share a photograph, every week on Monday, to show what their child has been up to in the past week. I started taking part every week from January 2017, as I wanted to document how much my daughter Daisy was changing each week. Now that I have completed a year of Living Arrows I’d love to share with you some of my favourite photographs from the past year. I hope you’ll enjoy looking back, and seeing how much Daisy has grown!

Living Arrows 1/52 - 2017

This was the first photograph that I shared in 2017 from Living Arrows 1/52. I was really excited to share a photograph every year but wasn’t sure if I would actually manage it!

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Global FPIES Day – The reality of living with FPIES

Our daughter Daisy was born on the 21st of March 2016. It was the happiest, and scariest, day of my life, as I had to have a c-section and Daisy was born, weighing 5lb 13oz at full term (38+4). My entire pregnancy had been difficult and when she was finally born safe I was so relieved. We went home, and started our life as a family of three. Then on April Fools Day, at just 11 days old, Daisy projectile vomited for the first time. We had a chuckle. She was just playing a prank on us after all – right?! Wrong. Daisy had FPIES and the beginning of a long battle was starting for us.

Daisy at one day old - Global FPIES Day

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