John in a green nappy


When it’s hot, a baby doesn’t need to wear a lot.

I thought you might like to see some recent photos of John in his leak-proof green nappy.


practicing walking


studying rainbows


playing with blocks


having cuddles with his bigger brother

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Today I took John for the last in a series of hip checks, which are routine following a breech birth. He has had two normal ultrasounds and today had a normal x-ray showing a 22° angle on the roofs of his hip bones. The orthopaedic doctor I spoke to said that he was checking the hips now to screen not for walking or other developmental delays or difficulties, but for potential hip replacement in John’s 20s, 30s, or 40s. I’m a big fan of preventative medicine, so this sort of early screening and potential intervention makes me happy, as did the news that John’s risk of needing hip replacement is virtually nil.