Chubby Phat Kisses centres on our baby girl, Giselle.
I want to give parents, guardians, godparents
and anyone alike a peace of mind
by sharing our triumphs and turbulences
raising Giselle with you.
The picture perfect scene of bringing our babies home, snuggled in our arms, is one of the many memories we will cherish and we would give anything for that precious smile on their adorable little faces.
Giselle was exactly that. She has been such a dream to raise - sleeping through the night at 2 months, never fussed when we’re out and about, happily dozing off in our arms without a peep until one fine day, she had a temperature that escalated from 37.5°C to 40.0°C that caused a seizure.
For 5 minutes that felt like an eternity, her body jolted non-stop while her eyes stared blank into space and she didn’t make a sound. Not one sound. With much difficulty, I called the ambulance and I was trying my best to stay calm but really, I was dying inside thinking I’ve just lost my baby girl.
She was never one to cry but at the time, I begged so hard for her to cry. Just a sound. Something!
By the time the ambulance arrived, she finally gained consciousness. We reached the hospital within minutes and were admitted for 6 days.
We were so well taken care of by the doctors and nurses at the Acute Paediatric Unit and we’re forever thankful for what they do. Giselle is only one of the many, many patients that they see every day and whether it be a day or weeks, they build a personal connection with you and your baby. Any parent would feel at ease.
Through the help of the APU staff, I learnt that Giselle had what I know now as a febrile seizure and that it is actually very common but again, if only I had known, the seizure wouldn’t have haunted me to this very day.
I still wake up abruptly in the middle of the night thinking I have to rush Giselle to the hospital. It truly was the most traumatic experience in my entire life and this is the reason why I started Chubby Phat Kisses. I don’t ever want anyone to have to go through an episode of feeling so helpless - desperately seeking for an answer that won’t come. I knew there was so much more to learn, so much more to gain from health professionals and specialists alike. I couldn’t help but want to gain as much valuable information as possible and share them with you.
I really hope that by bringing awareness to the health and wellbeing of babies would give you peace of mind and help ease things when parenting throws you a curve ball. If you do have any topic you would like to know more of, please feel free to let us know or if you have some tips and insights, we’re all ears.
We want to learn with you.
We want to grow with you.
Here’s to a rewarding parenting journey.
Jo San & Baby Giselle