8 weeks

This week I become two months old. I feel so happy and beloved for my family.

Like I said in the last post I am smiling already and my mom melts every time I do.

The pediatrician said that I am growing up well, my weight is 4995kg, and length 57,7 cms. That means I am eating good enough.

I also want to tell you that I went to the Hospital in Rotterdam for the appointment with the audiologist and the results were positive.  However We must wait for the next check in my ninth month.

The doctors said that I hear good, but a bit lower than normal, this is due some water there is in my ear, but this will go out at the time. But we’ll see that next time in the appointment.

I just hope everything go well from now to that time.

My parents and I are not worried about, because we know everything will be fine, we are very positive people.


5th june

I am already 43 days old. I am very healthy, but I got a bad result in my ears exam of the first week after being born, so I had to get a new one two weeks after it, but this was not good either. It looks like my right is fine, but the left one is not. That’s why we have an appointment in the Child Hospital in Rotterdam the next 9th june to see what is happening my my ear. We are thinking that might be a error otherwise we would start a treatment or something.

On the other hand, I am a good girl, I don’t cry much, unless I’m hungry. I sleep almost the whole night. The last bottle I get is at 10-11pm and this is until the next bottle around 5 am, so during that time my parents can rest as well.

My mom is surprised because she lost 8 kilos the first 2 weeks after I was born, and since she is not breastfeeding me she is happy she could lose some weight easily. Oh wait, she says she got one kilo more again!! Now she is 63kg.

I am a happy baby, I love being held and cuddles.

I started to smile to my mom when she talks to me. Dad also make weird faces that I have to laugh.

I am drinking 150ml of Formula milk with a thickening powder (Johannesbroodpitmeel), that prevents me from throwing up the milk.

Last week we went to the pediatrician and she said that I gained one kilo in my first month which is good and means that I am growing up. Everything in that appointment was positive.

Today we went to the beach, just the three of us, because Emily was with opa and oma (granma and grand pa), because she was feeling sick the last days. It was very warm at the beach so we didnot stay long because mom and dad were worried it was not good for me. But I have to say that I like it even if i did not show it to them.

First days

My first days were easy for me. I just drank milk and slept. My dad was working hard, he was in charge of the house and other things, I had a busy time while mom and I spend time together and rest. My sister Emily was a lost with oma and opa, so we could sleep a bit more. The kraamzorg woman was very nice and helpful.


The maternity care, kraamzorg, in the Netherlands is totally unique. No other country in the world has this kind of maternity care, where a professional maternity nurse looks after a mother and her new born baby during the first days after birth. The nurse will show you how to care for your newborn baby, eg how to breastfeed properly, and how to bathe him.

The nurse will look after older children and make sure that meals are prepared, take care of laundry and light household cleaning. If you have visitors she will help arrange a time which doesn’t interrupt with your own or baby’s rest, she will prepare refreshments or even politely turn guests away if you’re feeling too tired ! If you have a home birth she will also be there after the birth to help clean up.

Usually she will be there to help you 3-6 hours per day.You are entitled to maternity care during the first 8 days after the birth of your baby. After that period you should be able to look after your baby yourself. ‘Kraamzorg’ is not to be confused with ‘thuiszorg’ (meaning ‘home care’), which are local organisations providing professional care in your home. The thuiszorg shops are the place to go for some things you may need to hire, eg breast pump (industrial strength, really makes you feel like a diary cow), special stilts to raise the height of your bed (required for home birth), etc.

While the maternity nurse is looking after you she will keep a special diary for you called a kraamdossier to make notes about you and your baby’s health and progress. This book is used for reference by your doctor, district midwife, consultatieburo etc. When the nurse is due to leave she will inform the district nurse at the consultatieburo, who will then be responsible for giving you help, support and guidance in looking after your baby.


The day I was born

I was born  the 23rd of April of 2015, in the Hospital Michiel de Ruyter, in Goes, The Netherlands. At 3:02pm I finally came to this beautiful world, excited to see some many things around me and how nice were they.

My weight was: 3185kg

My length was: 49 cms

I was born very healthy so I could go home one hour after my mom delivered me.

When we came home we went to rest right away. My mom was very tired after all and so was I.

The kraamzorg woman came together with us and helped my mom a bit with everything related with me and the house. She came to help everyday for the next  week.

My mom was very enthusiastic about introducing me to my sister Emily, she wanted to handle it the best way possible. You know it can be a bit sensitive with the kids when a new born come to the house, but my mom was positive about.

My sister Emily was sleeping with my grand parents that night so the next day when she came home to see me it was epic. Her face was very confused she did not understand what was happening even if she knew already about me, but I think she could not believe it yet.

Later on that week she got more comfortable about the new baby at home.

On the other hand, my mom tried to breastfeed me, but sadly she could not, the milk did not come out. She was very sad about it. But for me it was fine, I found the Nutrilon (Formula milk), very tasty and it filled me so good that I could sleep longer at night.

My mom thinks I got her feet, hands and ears and my abuelita (grandma),  from Colombia thinks I look the same than my mom when she was born.

I am a bit hairy, not my head, but my arms and around the shoulders. I am also a bit thinner than Emily.

After the 5th day after being born I started sleeping longer, that makes mom and dad happy, because the could rest more. It’s kind of busy I can see!

From the 30th of april to 1 may I have been more awake during the day.

I cry a lot when Mom is bathing me, but her hugs comforts well.