Archive for the 'baby' Category

A Day Near Versailles

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Usually when I drive towards Versailles, I’m going to see friends or taking friends to see the palace. Or it’s a wedding, since friends of Yasmina got married in the town hall there just last year. Today, Nathan was going for a follow up test after inconclusive results in a nationwide newborn screening program. Just […]

Best Wishes for the Coming Year

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Well, we didn’t make it to England for the holidays as planned. Nathan has been struck with bronchiolitis which has lasted for three weeks now. He’s been to regular physiotherapy sessions to clear his lungs. His lungs now seem relatively clear but he has a persistent cough which is still worrying us. Our trip to […]

Winter is Here

Monday, November 14th, 2005

It’s dropped below 10°C here which means it’s feeling very cold. The heating has been switched on in our flat and cars are already beginning to be frosted if left outside overnight. The riots have calmed slightly; every night on television the count of burned cars drops, but the figures are still alarmingly high. Gennevilliers, […]

Sleep Deprivation

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I’ve been busy with Nathan over the last few days, who is now at home and living it up in his bedroom with all his presents and toys. Yasmina left hospital just four days after the birth but I think she’s pleased to be home rather than staying in hospital. Friends have been round to […]

Introducing Nathan

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

On October 14th, 2005 at 10:30pm local time (GMT+2) Nathan Neil Faris White was born after a long day waiting for the slow dilation of his mother’s cervix and for his head to engage. It was a natural birth after all. Yasmina was very tired but did very well to push and with the help […]

It Should be Today

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Yesterday I spent a lot of time waiting with Yasmina at the hospital. She was monitored for a couple of hours in the morning and again in the afternoon but the contractions are still too far apart and not strong enough. She didn’t sleep very well and is started to get very tired of the […]

Mum in Hospital, but Baby’s Taking His Time

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Got up early to take Yasmina to the hospital for 9am this morning. I’ve just come back home quickly to have a little time to myself before I return. It already feels like it’s been a long day, and labour hasn’t even started yet. Here in France they will not let a pregnancy go beyond […]

It’s Going to be Soon…

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Yasmina had her last appointment with the doctor following her pregnancy today. She’s likely to give birth some time from this weekend to mid next week. I’m very excited, but naturally a little apprehensive. I think I’m prepared for the changes ahead by I have some doubts in my mind about how I’m going to […]