Six months ago today we held Reindeer in our arms for the very first time! Months of anticipation and worry finally ending in the safe arrival of our little boy.
The combination of exhaustion and medication has slightly blurred the memory, but I can remember the moment he was handed to me vividly. He had one eye slightly open and was peering at me around the lavender hospital blanket, calmly taking it all in.
If anything, he amazes me even more today than he did then.
He has such a calm and happy nature; even when poorly (he currently has a chest infection) he will smile and laugh and want to see everything! My parents have been with us the last couple of days and Reindeer has been happily playing with them and chatting to them, it is wonderful to see the joy this has given them.
The time has gone so quickly and he is growing so fast. This is both metaphorical and literal – we weighed him today and he tipped the scales at 22lb!
I’m really looking forward to what the next six months will bring 🙂