I would like to say a very big thank you for the many prayers, thoughts and kind words as well as encouragement as we have welcomed our little Trahaearn to our family.
|A not so good photo of Mummy and Trahaearn after birth|
He was born at 3:03 PM on Monday 23rd May.
Divine Mercy Baby, as when in labour my thought focus for prayer were the words "Jesus I Trust in You" which are a key feature in this devotion and he was born at just past 3:00pm which is when we pray this devotion each day.
I LOVE IT
We are slowly adjusting to new routines ~ well no routine at the moment - we are attempting to have a very slow and welcoming time adjusting to the new life we have been entrusted with.
Over the next few days we will have a look at the major things that we want to stay the same and some of the new ways we need to deal with things.
Interestingly enough he has been seeking more responsibility and regularly checks on his baby brother to ensure all is OK with him. He also is more interested in being able to do more grown up chores.
I know the children enjoyed her company on Monday and it made the day a little less consumed with waiting for news of the birth.
Of course some crafting and DVD watching occurred as well as puzzles and play time, so it made the day more enjoyable for those waiting at home for news of the baby.
our little girls have a joint birthday on Sunday, so of course this meant that I had to go shopping on Friday for presents and food items to ensure they had a special day.
Obviously Moran and Trahaearn will have back to back birthday's from now on so I need to be organised for this as well each year.
As it was shopping for the birthday just reinforced how not ready I am to return to full days at top speed.
We had enjoyed this service with Arwen when she was a baby and truly benefited from the home visits of Mandy, in fact we came to know "Milly Molly Mandy" as she was referred to by our children last time, fairly well as Arwen had quite long term feeding issues that Mandy came to help us through, in fact for about 5 months.
What I didn't know when we had left hospital that he had lost more weight than he should have, but the nurse never mentioned it to me, thank goodness or I would have stressed out a fair bit thinking we were going down the same road again.
|A very tired daddy|
Family speech and traditions are such a wonderful shared event.
I just love the home made gifts that they bring to me. A child's love is so transparent and yet so venerable.
This was his gift to me when he came on his own to visit in hospital and this is the story:
I am always asking Braedon when he comes home from work ( he works on an organic vegetable property while studying part time) 'Did you bring me any vegetables'.
So obviously when your mother has had a baby and most people bring flowers, if you are Braedon you bring your mother vegetables.
To do this though he had to come up to my room by passing by the Accident and Emergency department. Obviously there are a lot of people waiting to be seen along the VERY long corridor.
As he walks through this department, which you can see from the start of the doors, everybody is quiet, nobody says a word.
When Braedon gets past all the people and out to the new corridor everyone burst out laughing and he could hear people saying things like ' he's carrying broccoli ha ha'
Of course I thought this was hilarious too and just the kind of thing I would expect from our Braedon.
|Trahearn is all ready to come home on Thursday.|
At home Trahaearn is wearing the little nighties and longings while wrapped up in a warm bunny rug and a little hat on his head too.
Arwen is adjusting to being the big sister too. She really is loving hugging and holding him too.
She comes up to him while I am holding him and says "Trahaearn loves me" with such faith in the truth of the statement.
I guess the the term multi-tasking has it's own place when you are the oldest brother at home.
As we slowly adjust to our precious little baby and the new routines I hope to be able to spend some of my free time blogging. However, if that is not possible, I pray that you will be still be here if I am unable to do daily posts for a while as has been my custom in the past.
Once again I enjoy being able to share some of our lives with you and thank you for (or if) your patience in getting to the end of this quite long post on ~ Life as we know it......... well so far!
Blessings to you and your homes,