One things for sure and that is that our family looks vastly different to our last months family update. We were delighted for the safe arrival of little Alice in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 19th and she is an absolute delight! She is the 6th member of our family and our 4th child (though many will and do think she makes us a family of 5)! She is a little cutie who has lightened our hearts, brought joy to our home and is keeping us super busy. She has stolen the spotlight for pretty much every other aspect of life, dominating our schedules, social media and hearts!
I love this 1st family pic we had in the hospital the day she was born and the start of a new chapter with her in it…
Other than prep for her arrival and Nathans Graduation, July has been all about her! We have spent these almost 2 weeks that she has been in our lives just chilling out, resting, watching movies and enjoying her. Megan adores her little toes and bursts with glee over her cuteness, and recently in the car has tried to convince us she’s misbehaving (really??? an almost 2 week old baby??? ). Ethan, whilst still overjoyed and easily giddy over her, takes his role as big brother very seriously, and has been caught too many times already trying to lift her up to comfort her or carry her to “be helpful” to me..His favourite things are to hold her and push her pram and tell me how lovely she is! They both love that they have several weeks of no school to be with the baby, be with me and be with each other. They are looking forward to lots of adventures and days playing out!
Just yesterday we attempted our 1st little family day out. We decided on a National trust spot as we could be certain for a good time and lots to do and so headed to Nunnington Hall in North Yorkshire. It was such a lovely place with lots of fun Knight themed things going on for the kids. The hall was intriguing and the scenery splendid! It was perfect – at least on the surface, but we were quickly reminded of what life with a new born is really like… breastfeeding on the lawn/in the car/by the rd side…weed on when changing her in the car and walking around with wet jeans… the list goes on and needless to say both Nathan and I were done in by home time! Whilst having a lot of fun and laughs together we are more than aware who rules the roost now and how very demanding an extra member can be!!!!
Despite the crazy moments when I look at the pics we took, I just LOVE this next one so much and it is possibly my most fave family pic from this month and that trip – I love how happy we look but also how chaotic it is with none of us looking at the camera. I love how we parents are doing our best to organise things. I love I am wearing my skinny jeans again so soon and how I am holding a random muslin in my hand (just in case) and being the eager new mum… Its just our new normal right there in one shot – Fun days out mixed up with chaos! I wouldn’t have it any other way… July we have loved you and everything you have brought (minus the lack of control some days but ssshhhh)!