I feel very at ease this time around, well third crack at it you'd hope so. But having been there done that twice before, it's nice to just be able to cruise through these first few weeks knowing that the concrete soccer ball boobs, itchy stitches, maternity pads, constipation, incontinence and flabby belly will soon be a thing of the past!
Amelia's 11 yr old cousin and newly appointed Godfather James is devoted to her and a great help.
Cousin Thomas and brother Charlie also love giving her cuddles.
Sister Poppy smothers her with love - literally! Can't leave them alone together....
Amelia is being an angel, is such a relaxed and easy going baby, it has made the transition so much easier. I'm just enjoying her so much and I'm trying to savour each moment and every little thing about her from the sweet smell of her and the little mewling noises she makes, to the way she snuggles into my neck and lays her little hand on my chest as I feed her in the early hours.
We have spent the past five days at my parent's farm having a lovely and relaxing time with the family and getting wonderful and welcome help from my parents managing the older kids, who had a great time with their cousins. Nothing like your mum cooking a delicious dinner every night when you're trying to juggle two kids and a newborn. The kids enjoyed a bonfire on the weekend and Amelia joined in the fun, all rugged up to face the Southern Highlands cold.
I am going to ease myself back into the blogging world, so will be popping in sporadically over the next few weeks until I get into the swing again. With school back next week it will be a test of my organisational abilities to see how we manage the transition from family of two kids to one with a newborn. Getting out the door in the mornings will be a challenge.....so I will be doing what I can, when I can here. I'm also trying to finish off Poppy's room and Amelia's room so I can show you photos, but have a little sewing to do for each and heaven knows when I'll get around to that!