This little man is just over a week old now, and other than our trip to Ikea a the weekend, we hadn't really ventured out as a family of four with him. So these pictures are really special to me, as it is the first official time we have been out and about with both children! Daunting, yes a little. But utterly amazing too! It was still very hard to believe that there was actually going to be another baby in our lives when I was pregnant. And now here he is! Alive and kicking and crying and up all night, but perfect in every way.
My birth wasn't quite as event-free as I had planned. I ended up back in hospital the following night with an infection and spent the entire weekend on an IV drip before finally being discharged with strong antibiotics... but seeing Alice and Thomas together, and having the chance to do this whole motherhood thing again is utterly worth every second. I am so lucky to be a mum again, and that Thomas is so healthy, and that Dave is so helpful and supportive at a time when I really relied on him. It's easy to forget those things when you are tired from night feeds and controlling a 2.5 year old...
Going from one child to two is huge. It's much harder than I thought, and tiring. But I can not wait to see what the future brings.
You can catch more of our day to day life as we muddle through with two young children on my YouTube channel: MyPrettyMummy