»  Letter: Saturday, January 16, 1993

    E.A. Derbyshire to John & Lynette Derbyshire

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Jan 16th 1993

Lister House
105 Boughton Green Rd.
Kingsthorpe
Northampton
England

Darling John & Rose,

The little picture is lovely. She looks so serene, and at home in her Daddy's arms. Judith told me you had been having some feeding problem. I do hope it has settled down now. Rosie, dear don't be upset if she is to have a supplementary feed from a bottle while your nipples are sore. I know how distressing it is, I had the same problem with Judith & shed many tears at the time, but she thrived very well on the bottle, far better that she gets some nourishment & you get some rest & a chance to recover. It's early days yet for you both & a first baby can be a daunting challenge to you all, but believe me love, babies are tough little things & it will soon be Spring with better weather — we hope! She'll soon be smiling & gurgling at you  I hope by the time you get this Rosie you are feeling better. I think of you constantly & wish I wasn't so helpless to you. & old & far away. Rest when you can Rosie & don't be afraid to accept help from anyone who offers to give it if you know them

Ever in my thoughts

Your loving

Mother

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