6 April 2016

and then there were four

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 satchel...it 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! ; )

61 comments:

  1. i've been waiting for this post! so happy for your little family. congratulations to you all. katie x

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  2. Congratulations..! He's adorable as is your daughter..!

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  3. Congratulations to you all, your wee bundle of joy is gorgeous .

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  4. Congratulations - he's gorgeous!

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  5. Congratulations! Wonderful photos.

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  6. Eeeek what a gorgeous name! I absolutely love how studious he looks with his satchel! Congratulations again to you all xxx

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  7. Congratulations....he looks so cute.

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  8. Congratulations! What a beautiful little man. A very special spring messenger. Wishing you all the best, and lots of rest!

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  9. Congraulations!! Handsome son and beautiful daughter. Get some rest!!

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  10. Congratulations! He is lovely! I hope you're all feeling well. I'm 4 months pregnant and last week we found out that we're expecting a boy. I'm Norwegian og my beau is Cornish. We've been discussing names and so far Leif is on the top of our list! As we live in Norway, we would choose the 'life' pronunciation. It's more natural for us scandies, but still pronunciable for the english-speaking part of the family. We won't decide untill he's here though. But it is cool to see the name pop up just as we put it on top of our list.

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  11. Congrats, he is delightful!

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  12. I was just recently wondering when the little one would make an appearance. Congratulations!

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  13. Félicitations! So beautiful (the baby and the name). Enjoy the babymoon. Being a family of four is lovely.

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  14. Oh Artemis & Nao - I just LOVE the name you've picked and I have to say I can truly see these two "little-uns" thick as thieves in no time at all. Playing, making (no doubt arguing a little too!) and just generally being bestest friends! I only have the one & often wish we'd been able to give him a sibling but when I think that I was told I wouldn't have any kids well then I just revel in my miracle. In August mine will be 18!!!!!??? I swear (& I know it sounds so cliche) that it just flies by. It's going to be such fun watching these two grow up together and I wish you all the very best. Thank you for sharing the delightful adventures along the way. Also . . . that satchel! ��������

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  15. Aw, great happiness. P's face is glowing. So thrilled for you all. Xoxo

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  16. Hugs for all FOUR. Beautiful wee boy, beautiful Pehr. Congratulations all.
    Joy

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  17. Congratulations! Leif is so handsome! Pehr is a big sister! She will be awesome, I know. Glad the pregnancy is behind you now. Don't work too hard.

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  18. Congratulations!!! I've been checking your blog every day for news, and how exciting to finally see him. Love the name too. I wish all four of you the very best of life.

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  19. Yeah! Hurray! I've been checking your blog for this news. So glad you are all healthy and well- and cute!

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  20. Congratulations! Wishing you all the best.

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  21. What a handsome little boy! That portrait is awesome! Congratulations!!

    Rowena

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  22. Congratulations mummy for bringing Lief safely into this world. He is gorgeous. Try and get some rest. x

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  23. The post we've all been waiting for! Gorgeous pics of your little family.
    We have a friend with the same name - a great big Aussie/Norwegian bloke! We pronounce his 'layfe'.
    Hope you heal up soon and watch out for that maternal adrenaline - it's often followed by a crash, be gentle with yourself x

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  24. Congratulations lovely family!

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  25. What a poppet! His lovely little face does look a bit like Pehrs, so pleased she's chuffed with the new addition as well x

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  26. Huge Congratulations - by jingo he looks so like you!! Here's hoping for a beautiful Springtime for you all, it's a delicious feeling moving from being a 3-unit to a neat foursome, I remember it so well...fun times ahead :)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  27. Congratulations! Leif looks mischievous :D He's going places with that satchel. Rest up :)

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  28. Congratulations to you all - he is a tiny delight xxx

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  29. Huge congratulations, he is very beautiful.

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  30. Huge congratulations! Leif is very beautiful.

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  31. Congratulations! Just enjoy!

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  32. He's adorable, congratulations!! And lovely name xxx

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  33. He is gorgeous and I love his name ! Congratulations !

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  34. Ahhh complete cuuuteness!!!!! He looks so happy and content already, probably thinking about those 'important things he needs to do.' *swoon* His name is just fab, so masculine yet soft. Congratulations to you all!! All the best from a long-time follower and fellow recent mom to baby nr 2. (and I bought the same adorable hedgehog romper <3)

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  35. gorgeous baby boy, wonderful name ;)

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  36. Congratulations. Adorable baby and beautiful name!

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  37. What a darling boy and I love the name! Currently half way through my pregnancy with a girl and having so much trouble with names!!! How lucky for you to have both a boy and a girl.... Can't wait to see the crafts for this little guy! Congratulations to your family.

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  38. Hooray! Gorgeous! Congrats to you all. x

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  39. What wonderful news! Welcome sweet baby.. thanks again for sharing with us. Congratulations to all!

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  40. Congratulations to all of you! It's special time......I hope you can relax and enjoy it. I think he looks like Pehr, too. Thank you for including your blog readers in this happy news. ☺

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  41. Absolutely lovely little man! Congratulations and have a nice calm time! I'm still waiting for my little first one...

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  42. Congratulations, what a little sweetie Leif is, love the name too!

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  43. Very best wishes. He is beautiful!

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  44. He is lovely, his name is lovely and I hope your family will continue to be very happy together! My very best wishes and many congratulations!

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  45. Congratulations! He is wonderful!

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  46. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!

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  47. Congratulations!! He looks wonderful! Have a wonderful time with your family...these are the years.

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  48. Beautiful name, boy and family. Felicitats xxx

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  49. Huuuge congratulations to you all. He is beautiful and the name is too. I am still about 9 weeks away (give or take, you know how it is) Not too excited about the labor but looking forward to meeting my little boy.

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  50. He is utterly gorgeous, congratulations to you all. Love his Scandi name.

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  51. Fantastic, beautiful family. So pleased for you all xx

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  52. Congratulations!
    What a adorable family you have!

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  53. Congratulations. Wonderful to see Mama and baby doing so well. Beautiful family.

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  54. ah congratulations. He is a little beauty like his big sis. Best wishes to you and your family. :)

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  55. Wonderful news! Welcome Leif!

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  56. Congratulations, he is gorgeous x

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  57. Congratulations to you and your family! Beautiful boy with a beautiful name. Very much looking forward to seeing your adventures as a family of four. Happy, happy times ahead!

    xxx

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  58. well done, the three of you... new life, leaf!
    :-)))
    n♥

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  59. Congratulations to the max! Welcome to the world little Leif. XXX

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  60. how wonderful! such a sweet little babe! a big congratulations to the four of you, but mostly you, since you did all the actual hard work ;-)

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  61. Congratulations to you all....he's gorgeous! And am looking forward to keeping up with all of your adventures at work and at play. Can't believe you actually got to do some work already....is your name Superwoman????

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