Linda was born on Thursday 13-02-1997 in Groningen. An ordinary baby of 2980 grams and 48 centimeter length. Her birth was through induced labour, but this was because of me, not her. She was born by natural way. Fortunately Caesarian section was not necessary although that's what the gynaecologist had expected.
Linda's first year of life was
trouble-free. She slept well and I breast-fed her until the end
of 1997, beginning of 1998.
Shortly after her first birthday
(when she was about one and a half years old) she suffered terrible
eczema almost all over her body. The doctor gave her several
ointments. With them she had to be rubbed every morning and every
evening. Furthermore she was given a special medicinal bathing-oil.
But Linda didn't like "bath" so much. Therefor we let
her blow bubbles while taking a bath. There was a time even that
she did like it very much and never wanted to get out, even if
the water was getting cold. But slowly it started to work. During
the years the eczema decreased. At first she had checkups with
a dermatologist, later on just with the family-doctor.