and then there were four

6 April 2016

Yay! A little boy! He came into the world last week. I'm absolutely thrilled with him... he has almost blonde hair and brown eyes, and he has long skinny arms and legs, practically the opposite of our daughter. His name is Scandanavian (like our daughter's name too) and is pronounced like 'layfe' in Sweden, or like 'life' in other countries. In England we'd pronouce it like 'leaf' so I think we'll go with that! I think it is an old fashioned name, like Roger or Arthur ; )
Anyways, we didn't want a Japanese or English first name, and we both like Scandanavian names for some reason! As with our daughter, I don't write her name on the internet for privacy reasons so I might refer to him as 'nipper' 'littlun' 'son' or 'tot 2' ha ha.... : )

Today I had the notion to take a portrait of him, and remembered I had this tiny vintage is exactly the right size for him, as if he has got some important things to do.

It's early days, but already he seems to be a good feeder and sleeper and seems quite laid back. Of course that could all change over night so I won't get too hopeful.

I have been back to work today, and slowly finding my feet again, still a bit achy after an intense birth, and so very very tired (a few hours sleep in a the last week) but I must be running on maternal adrenalin or something!

Our daughter loves her little brother and keeps kissing him on the head. Our son finds the sound of our air cooled engine of our camper van very soothing, which is handy! can't wait for the summer to arrive so that we can all chill out on the beach and I can relax knowing that long and painful pregnancy is all over...ahhhhhhhh! ; )

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