Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Good news from the eye appointment. She doesn't have a squint. WE got there a little bit late because the height barrier in the hospital carpark meant we had to drive over to the neighbouring Tesco - that saved money too, though. We were seen straight away by a lovely consultant who when I told him I had eleven children responded, encouragingly 'very good' - he told me that this was his 'record' since he had met a mother in Limerick while he was training who had 21 children! I told him that I felt pretty good about having 11 children! Victoria was still drinking her milk while he checked her eyes for a squint and compared her pupils. One of them was slightly smaller but they have evened out and while we have been waiting for this appointment her eyes are a little less unruly. he wants to check more thoroughly when she is a bit older - in November. So she is OK for now and we will continue to give her lots of 'tracking' opportunities with children running about all around her. I was blowing bubbles in the garden for her yesterday and she followed some of those. it is still a disappointment to me that she didn't look at many of the animals when we went to the zoo- esp. the elephants - I mean, how can you NOT see ELEPHANTS!

You be the judge, is Victoria not the most beautiful baby in the world - all her brothers are sure she is. One of them suggested, at the end of last week, that we should find out if there is anyone who is expecting a baby with down syndrome that they don't want and then we could offer to have him/her and adopt that precious little person.
It's sure hard to believe that it is almost a year ago since the birth of Victoria. What seemed on that day has proved daily an astonishing, unutterable blessing.


  • At 6:36 PM, Blogger Sue Perks said…

    She certainly is a "stunner"!

    ... and what a pretty dress.


  • At 6:53 AM, Blogger julie said…

    Wishing Victoria a very happy birthday....where did that year go?

    Julie and all the family


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