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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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A Winter's Tale by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health "It's the most wonderful time of the year", said Mama as she described Christmas to Reuben. "It's a time for giving and receiving, but most importantly, it's a ... Read on »
Christmas with Santa by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health My NICU friend Cassandra and I took Dylan (29w premie) and Callum to see Santa. Reuben spent another day at home trying to get back ... Read on »
Ctrl, Alt, Arrow by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Reuben and Callum have a fantastic knack of making commands on my computer: Ctrl, Alt, Arrow left turns the display orientation 90 degrees to the left. After an hour ... Read on »
Tigger bouncer continues by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health An October 10th post from Drafts Read on »
Reuben's photos of Callum by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Curious how Callum's image was appearing in the camera, I again gave it to Reuben and he took these 2 photos. I just put his right eye to the viewf ... Read on »
Who's walking up the garden path? by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Squished up noses against the picture window An October 14th post found in my Drafts, oops ... Read on »
3 faces of Callum by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health "I've seen something I really want" "Don't taunt me", a half laugh, half cry "Ah thanks Mama" Read on »
Tiny to, my how you've grown... by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Elizabeth, Oscar Antonio and Fernando in the UCLA school grounds Dad Fernando and Oscar Antonio Grandfather, Alturo, former Presi ... Read on »
The viscous virus by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health The viscous virus we all got resulted in Reuben being admitted to hospital on Saturday night for dehydration from vomiting and diarrhea with Jason looking after him whilst ... Read on »
Peeking out from behind the sofa by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I'm just going to post a lot of draft posts right now as I haven't been taking pictures over the last week during our illnesses. Read on »
31 and 13, month by month by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Reuben you Have sat on the same Santa’s knees 3 years in a row and I don’t believe we’re impressed on any of the occasions Are so happy to be in school ... Read on »
Reuben signing Special to Me from Baby Signing Time, Vol 2 by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is one of our favourite songs to sing together and Reuben, seen here with a stinking cold and 3 days post tonsillectomy op, signs it almost word perfectly. Loo ... Read on »
Reuben signing Special to Me from Baby Signing Time, Vol 2 by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is one of our favourite songs to sing together. Reuben will sign "special to me" to ask for the song. There are a few out takes for this video and amusin ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health With special thanks to all those who've made the last 12 months a lot easier practically, have helped us get some rest, have shared infinite knowledge with us, have read my bl ... Read on »
A child's view: Morning nap by Catherine Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Friday, November 13th, Reuben is having fun at school and Mama takes us for a stroll through Westwood Village. We make our usual stop at Wholefoods where I always ... Read on »