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Those First few Days..


Honestly, I don't think I can think of anything that feels more magical to me than those first few days with my new baby. I felt it with Ethan, despite feeling unwell and I've felt it again with Logan. It's a sort of magic that you can't put into words, it's a feeling that's overwhelming in the very best way possible. It's a feeling that on more than one occasion has brought tears to my eyes seemingly out of nowhere, they're happy tears - the absolute happiest. My heart has felt more full than I ever imagined it could. I'm so in love and I'm so happy, perhaps the happiest I have ever been. I look over at my two boys with my Husband and I almost feel like I should be thanking someone, I'm so eternally grateful for them. I want to bottle this feeling, I want to feel it over and over again.

Life feels pretty perfect, but it doesn't mean that it's without it's challenges. Life with a toddler presents random meltdowns and the normal frustrations that you expect from a two year old. Life with a newborn presents sleepless nights (and apparently the requirement to be okay with being urinated on occasionally). It means always coming last, it means juggling more things than sometimes you're actually physically able to. Parenthood, like most of lifes greatest achievements, is no easy task, but is so utterly rewarding. 

Wanting to capture and to bottle the emotion of the very beginning of our lives as a family of four, I made a short montage of a few of the clips that we've taken over the first few days of Logans life, which can be found at the very end of this post. They're just little clips that we've taken for us, little moments that we want to remember forever along with a few photographs. Because as much as I am looking forward to the rest of our lives, I want to be able to feel and to remember those first few days over and over again.. 
   
My little man being weighed at birth, he was 9lb 1oz, his brother was 9lb 9oz. I seem to be quite good at growing big babies!
The proudest parents alive. 
My Mum, Logans Nanna, who accidentally ended up being at Logans birth after popping in to see how I was following her hospital appointment. I'm so glad she was there. 
Logan less than an hour old with his Grandad. (My Step-Dad).

A tiny hand and tinier yet fingernails.

Newborn toes!

Ethan giving his baby brother his gift - Bunny.
Ethan's taken so well to having a brother, he continually makes me such a proud Mummy.
Daddy feeling the effects of life with a toddler and a newborn!
My two boys with their Great-Grandad (Adams Grandad).
Logan using his pram for the first time and looking so tiny.
Our first family outing, a trip to our local park on day three of Logans life.  
Wrapped up snug after his first bath.
Logan enjoying lots of newborn sleep - I think he looks so much like his Daddy here. 
Ethan checking to make sure that there's nothing hiding up inside of Logans nose (as big brothers do!),
Logan with his Grandma.
Our first summer (veggie) BBQ at the in-laws. Logan having cuddles with his Grandpop.
My whole world. I love these three so much.
The very first time that Ethan held his new baby brother.
My two boys and me - I honestly couldn't feel any prouder.



 


23 comments

  1. What a beautiful post, Alex! Such lovely moments captured and I hope I can capture such precious photos in my newborn's early days. You look a beautiful, happy family :)

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  2. You have such beautiful family Alex! I know what you mean about bottling up the feeling, newborns grow to quickly don't they xx

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  3. I couldn't agree more about how amazing those first few days are - I miss them, even though my daughter is only 13 weeks old, they feel like a lifetime ago! Logan is so gorgeous - massive congratulations :)

    Helen x


    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Just gorgeous! Such special memories xx

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  5. Oh gosh, this made me cry! Such beautiful moments and Ethan looks like the sweetest big brother ever! :)

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  6. Logan is adorable such cute photos Alex.
    Congratulations once again
    :) http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk

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  7. Congratulations, what a little cutie. You certainly do grow big babies haha - you didn't look that big while pregnant! I'm sure I was around the same size as you and my little lady was only 6lb15oz. She's 6 weeks today and weighs what Ethan did when he was born now! Enjoy those lovely newborn days, hope you're managing to get a bit of sleep! X

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  8. Beautiful images! Lovely names they both have. Has anyone ever told you. You look like your mum. http://joytotheworldblog.com

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  9. These are such gorgeous photos! Oh it's making me broody!

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  10. Oh Alex he is just perfect and somehow you still look stunning even just after giving birth! Enjoy these first days and that little bubble

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  11. Congrats to you all! You have a wonderfull family and those boy are the cutest :D
    Wish you all the best!
    x M. / http://nevermindnm.blogspot.com/

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  12. How gorgeous Alex, I feel a bit teary! What a lovely family you have xxx

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  13. My goodness he's beautiful. That hair is just gorgeous! Being a mommy is just the best isn't it?

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  14. Oh Alex, he is absolutely precious. And your words in this post are just beautiful, it's such a special and exciting time where you feel like you are in this bubble of amazement at what you created. I really couldn't be happier for you all. x

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  15. Alex your video had me in absolute tears! I loved the moments that you captured of Ethan meeting Logan. He wasn't aware he was even there at first by the looks of it. Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

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  16. beautiful photos and you look amazing xx

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  17. You've captured these first moments so beautifully! Such a special time and looks like you guys are adapting amazingly to being a family of 4. Congrats again on your newest addition, he's a real cutie like his big bro xx

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  18. Oh I know what you mean about the first few days hunny with your newborn they are so precious aren't they? You look stunning after just giving birth oh my goodness. Way to go girl. The boys look so cute together. Love that family capture of you all at the park too. How you are out about at day three and blogging and taking photos you are truly superwoman. Video was amazing. You are making me so broody.

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  19. Beautiful post, Alex. Congratulations on your gorgeous baby boy. I love the video montage, really wish I'd taken more videos of T as a newborn- it's such a special time and over so quickly.

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  20. Beautiful photos, congratulations! A really special time for you all, so I hope you enjoy evey minute!

    Lauren
    http://en.emoi-emoi.com/blog/

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous words and pictures there Alex. I loved the video as well. Can't wait to hear more about little Logan and how the family dynamics change. I can't wait to be able to give my two a younger sibling. :)

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  22. exactly how we felt! Well done than mum! looks like you have a lovely family, if you get a moment to pop over to my mum blog then I'd really appreciate it, (our baby is far more grubby looking but never mind!) www.dotrogers.biz x

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