Monday, January 20, 2014

The First Few Days

So it's been about 11 days now since we finally got to say hello to our new little boy. The whole thing has been a brilliant experience so far. I have to admit, this whole taking-care-of-a-small-human thing feels a lot easier the second time around. It helps that E is such an affectionate big brother. He always wants to hold and kiss and cuddle and carry his baby brother. The only time this gets to be a problem is when he's convinced that he can carry the baby around the house without any assistance. Yup, I did spend part of the morning chasing the boys around the house, trying to keep my hands around Tristan while Ethan did his level best to wander off with his brother.

So what have we been up to besides changing nappies and chasing little boys?

  • A James Bond marathon: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall. Complete with pizza, chips, and lots of fizzy drinks.
  • A few walks around the neighbourhood: one to the playground and another to relax with a hot cocoa at Costa.
  • Rewatching old seasons of The Unit over dinners: sausages & egg fried rice, chicken kievs and creamy potatoes, and frozen pizza. We've been keeping it simple for now.
  • One expenditure of actual effort in order to have blueberry pancakes for brunch. Like the most interesting man in the world, I don't always cook breakfast, but when I do it's because I want pancakes.
  • Being weirdly fascinated by being able to say things like, "let's take the boys to the playground" or "it's going to take a bit longer to get the kids in the car."
  • Catching up on Pinterest, Twitter, and the blogs whenever I have sleeping children.
My latest discovery on that last one? I win least in the scarf department. My Christmas present to myself was a plaid blanket scarf from Zara, which has been showing up all over Pinterest lately. Just have a look:

via, Street Style Seconds
via, Simply Whit in a Sequined Life
via, exPress-O
For now, though, it's back to those nappies that need changing, babies that need feeding, and the 95th viewing of Finding Nemo. Oh yeah, and these beauties. So glad to have the owner of these baby blues back in the house after visiting his grandparents for the weekend...

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture of the 3 of you!! Sounds like things have been going well for y'all!!!