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Freddie was born on Saturday 21st May 2011 @ 17.42pm, 28 weeks+2, weighing just 730 grams (1lb 9ozs). He was born 11½ weeks premature. Prior to birth, Freddie was transferred from Royal Free in London to the NICU (Neonatal Incubation Care Unit) at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent; the only incubator available, 86 miles away & delivered! We traveled to visit him everyday & finally, after 35 days & an exhausting 3000 miles, he was transferred to Barnet Hospital, just 4 miles away from home! Six weeks later, after a total of 12 weeks (82 days) at hospital, Freddie was finally allowed to go home, on oxygen support for his due date - his 0th birthday! His weight today, is 8400 grams (18lbs 5ozs) & his next weight recording is 1.12.12. He has had 2 hernia operations at Great Ormond Street and is due another at his 4th hospital. This is our story...

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Winter 2014

I've been meaning to update Freddie's blog for several weeks. I continue to receive emails for families who read Freddie's blog as a source of inspiration, so this gives me the passion to keep it alive and updated.

I write this on Christmas Eve 2014. On that note, I do hope Freddie reads this one day ...

Freddie is a joy. He is playing, laughing and cracking jokes, as well as having myself and my wife running all around the house playing trains! He is obsessed with Thomas The Tank Engine. Over the past 6 months, Freddie has thrived at nursery and we have managed to find him a school for 2015. He has rarely been ill, other than a winter cold and managed to pass his final hearing test as a neonatal child.

Here are some photos of Freddie from June 2014 to December 2014.

 A day out at The Imperial War Museum

Final hearing test under NICU

A first winter outing as a family for lunch

At home unwell - November 2014

Freddie loves his Spiderman mask!

Ice Cream at Highgate Woods

Merry Christmas 2014

A day out with Daddy on the London Underground

With Alex and Leo (NICU twins)

And a reminder of scale

I promise to update @FreddieWM's blog much sooner. Wishing all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best wishes, @rossmcgill and @jennimcgill.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

@FreddieWM is 3 years old!

Rewind 3 years: <<<< 

Who'd have thought our miracle boy would reach such a milestone?

On 21st May 2014, Freddie reached 3 years old. He is growing from strength to strength and is a joy to watch develop. He is thriving at nursery school and is becoming a real chatterbox!

Here are some photographs from April 2014:

Freddie meets Percy at long last

With cousin Ellie

Rather eccentric outfit!

With best mates Alex and Leo

At day at Daddy's work!

Here are some photographs from May 2014:

Harmonica duet




Cutting the grass

In Mummy's heels!

Here are some photographs over Freddie's birthday week celebrations:

Saturday, 29 March 2014

@FreddieWM's Mothers Day 2014 for @JenniMcGill

Off for a haircut... Mothers Day and best friends 4th birthday party.

I have to look nice!

My 2nd ever haircut
The 1st time I've been to a Barber shop
I'm really enjoying this

Then off to the shops to buy flowers for Mothers Day...

Waiting for Mummy...

There she is!

I love my Mummy :)

June 2011

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Spring 2014 photos...

Here is a short update, about how @FreddieWM is getting on at nursery and at home.

and some recent photos...

It's cool to drink Milk!

Window-shopping at the Apple Store; watching Bob the Builder

With best friends, Alex and Leo

Acting as Fat Controller with Thomas The Tank Engine

Unwell and having a nap