Welcome to the world...

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We are very happy to announce the arrival of a new family member, aka Bean.

His arrival into the world didn't exactly go smoothly (something that I may or may not share in more detail in the future, I have yet to decide) and we are currently in the process of trying to remember everything that is to be remembered about looking after a newborn. At the same time, we are still getting to grips with looking after two children under two and have gone into what can only be described as "hibernation mode" over the past couple of weeks.

I am so grateful for the time that we get to spend together as a family, supporting each other in this new stage of our lives and helping each other through the sleepless days and nights. It may not be as big an upheaval as the arrival of our firstborn but it has been an upheaval all the same, and that support has been essential. 

As for Bo, she has been a wonderful big sister - expressing concern when her little brother cries, rocking his Moses basket (sometimes a little too vigorously) and helping me put his cream on after a bath. She has found it a little difficult to come to terms with sharing the limelight but we are trying to ensure that we spend as much one on one time with her as possible and have been asking visiting family members to do the same.

So now that we have our new family member (and our little family isn't so little anymore) I am looking forward to celebrating the upcoming Christmas period, and then seeing what exciting things 2017 has in store for us. I am hoping that the new year will be a slightly calmer one than the past two, giving us a chance to grow closer as a family, get used to our new roles as the parents of two children, and generally sit back and enjoy life without changing too much. 

Sometimes, you just need that bit of a break to collect yourself and recuperate - and that is what I plan to do. 

I have linked this post on the following lovely linkies:
Blogger Club U.K. on the Mudpie Fridays blog.
PoCoLo on the Morgan's Mileu blog.

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  1. Oh congratualtions on your little bean! Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year :)

    #POCOLO

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    1. Thank you! Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year too! X

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  2. Congratulations - have a lovely Christmas and look forward to hearing more about your adventures together. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you! Looking forward to being involved in future linkies!

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