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Catherine

I'm Catherine, the author of Reuben Jack & Callum Andreas. Reuben was born with CHARGE Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 births. This is the story of the challenges I as their mother faced in conceiving after 6 years of infertility, surgery and IVF, the miraculous story... Full Bio
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New Year's Love by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Candy canes on the Christmas tree show that love, actually, is all around us. Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree! How you've warmed our evenings with ... Read on »
While you were sleeping by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health When I stepped into your room this morning, I could only marvel at the sight of your plump pout, sleeping in your new star pajamas from Ste ... Read on »
On the 6th day of Christmas: When Callum wants something... by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Callum pulls up the brown leather chair, the one that makes him look like a huge baby (see Blip: Santa Baby) and proceeds to climb up so that he can reach the ... Read on »
Callum is a walker! by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Oh my sweet boy, you really wanted to do this at your own pace! Meanwhile, the two of you scoot round the house with trucks, the Retro rocket and wagons, causing ... Read on »
On the 4th day of Christmas: Newborn Henrik by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Newborn Henrik - best of Click here for Slideshow - Best of Henrik & Family Honoured to photograph newborn Henrik at ... Read on »
Boys and jeans by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Jason neither likes being in front of or behind the camera, so maybe this is as good as I can get. ... Read on »
Happy Boxing Day: The second day of Christmas by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Fun around the Christmas tree on Boxing Day, Reuben placing Hopkins from Baby Signing Time on the tree. Boxing Day or St S ... Read on »
Merry Christmas across the miles by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The beauty of the modern age: I can get to see mum and dad (Mary and Joseph) and my sisters, Anne-Marie and Geraldine, niece Aurora and brother in law Ma ... Read on »
Santa baby by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A mini armchair or a huge baby? Ask the kind nurses Dollie and Jenn who bought it for the boys for Christmas. LOL Read on »
Santa's helper escapes by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health At the end of a marvellous night of fun with the boys, I took Reuben into the playroom bathroom to do the nightime routine of cleaning around his trach and chang ... Read on »
And the greatest of these is Love by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is the magic that a neighbour has created for Christmas, his garden utterly transformed to a mesmerizing array of lights, c ... Read on »
Rocking around the Christmas tree by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Today is a very good day for Reuben: his throat has healed beautifully post tonsillectomy and his sleep study has b ... Read on »
Mama & Callum: before the party by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Beside our gorgeous tree (which has since had a good shake by the boys, been skinned of its ornaments and had the presents partially opened).  How sweet is Cal ... Read on »
Christmas party late night preparations by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Santa is due to make an appearance at this evening's Christmas party at home. I had a 10hr cook fest in the kitchen yes ... Read on »