Having had the baby book in the loo for the past 2 weeks, it has done the trick of putting me off having another baby for a bit longer. I read, in the bath, the chapter on the first six weeks and it all seemed a little too recent to want to do it again. So, the book has been joined by my new copy of "What to expect... the toddler years". The previous version for pregnant women was my bible while I was pregnant, and this one is similarly practical, sensible and covers most eventualities.
The only problem, however, is that the appendix has a rather comprehensive list of all the awful diseases children can get with lots of bold letters scattered around to scare you. I am now, on Eve's behalf, becoming a hypochondriac. Reye syndrome anyone? I know all about it now and it is SCARY.
Kevin does the care home
6 days ago