I can’t believe Charlie is 4 weeks old on Sunday….the last few weeks of my pregnancy seemed to pass by at a snails pace, yet since hes been born time has flown by. I’ll do a separate post about his birth soon as I’m still processing parts of it, but I feel very lucky that in the end I had a pretty easy pregnancy and straightforward birth at home. It’s hard to put into words the mixed emotions of giving birth. There’s the complete elation that you’ve actually managed to bring a new human into the world mixed with extreme tiredness, relief that the birthing experience is over, sadness that it’s over and then a general readjustment of life to fit a new, very needy little person into.
We’re doing really well so far and Charlie has fit right into our crazy over scheduled life. The bigger children completely adore their little brother with not a hint of jealousy. He is kissed, stroked and cuddled most of the time and the girls’ are obsessed with his poo and what colour it will be next as well as wanting him to wear real clothes and show him off to their friends.
I am trying to make the most of every second. I’d completely forgotten how scrummy newborns are. I love his milky smell, deliciously soft skin and hair, cute little noises and the way his little eyes fix on you like you’re the only person in the world. He’s just lovely and most definitely worth the wait. It seems like an awfully long time since we found out about our new addition and I still can’t quite believe he is here.
Congratulations. He is beautiful. I miss my kids being that size. Best feeling in the world xx
Bex @ The Mummy Adventure
Oh he is just too cute! I love this newborn stage, it just doesn’t last long enough!
Oh wow how adorable! Newborns are definitely my favourite. Bet his siblings are so fussy with him. Enjoy! xxx
Oh he is so precious and those images of him with the others are adorable. Enjoy this special time with him. I can not imagine having a new born again!
Aww congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous.
What a sweetie! They do grow so quickly don’t they? Bet you’ll be making the most of the time when he’s tiny.
Penny A Residence
Oh Emma, this is so wonderful! He is gorgeous. So happy for you, takes me back, ah that smell and all the snuffly newbornness. You lucky thing you xxx
How fast has that gone by! He’s so grogeous and looks really content x
congratulations! He is absolutely gorgeous. It’s lovely to see how much the older kids adore him. My older daughter is the same with my one month old! xxxx
What a beauty baby Charlie is! You’ve reminded me just how amazing their milky smell is – the newborn haze is exhausting but amazing, enjoy!