I am planning on doing a separate post all about his birth story, but I can't quite find the right moment to write that yet. It was a hugely overwhelming experience after a very traumatic birth with LO, and I can feel tears in my eyes just thinking about it all.
But for now, I just wanted to introduce the latest member of our little clan. He's now a week old and settling into life with us so well. He's a little dream baby and after a week of some fairly rough nights, we have come out the other side with a baby who will now sleep for longer stretches in his Moses basket, who has pretty much mastered breastfeeding and who has finally got used to having his nappy changed. I struggle to comprehend how he's a week old already and I'd really quite like for time to slow down a little. I just want to soak up every single minute of these precious newborn days. Every feed, every little guinea pig squeak he makes, every midnight milk cuddle, because life can so often pass us by in a flash. I am totally undecided if I'll have any more children in the future and so I really want to absorb each ordinary and magical moment. When I was in labour I swore that was it for me (during a particularly horrendous contraction) so I want to make sure I treasure every little moment, no matter how small.
But for now, meet the newest member of our little clan, Luca Daniel, who was born on 5th January 2016 weighing 7lbs 9oz. Here are some of our more ordinary moments from a very magical, unordinary week.
Very proud big brother. LO has been wonderful and loves pushing his baby around in his pram. We decided to go on a family trip to our favourite soft play as a treat when Luca was just 3 days old.
We have spent much of the week like this, just being at home, feeling cosy and enjoying scrumptious cuddles with this gorgeous little pumpkin.
I knew LO would be a fantastic big brother as he has so much love to give and loves nothing more than showering people with cuddles.
I missed the first week of The Ordinary Moments link up with Katie as I went into labour the day I was going to write a blog post, but it is something I have loved joining in with for a long time and will continue to do so throughout 2016. It's such a lovely way of documenting smaller, more ordinary moments which I might otherwise forget about.