Tuesday, 2 November 2010

One month

Dear Charlie

Today you are exactly one month old.

I know it's cliche, but in many ways it really does feel as if you've always been here. In other ways, of course, we are all still adjusting. I am adjusting to the lack of sleep that goes hand in hand with the arrival of a newborn and their tiny tummy. Papa is adjusting to the avalanche of laundry and the seemingly never-ending array of parenting & household demands that comes with having two young children. Your sister is adjusting to the changes in her routine and, particularly, in my availability.

That said, all of us are so very happy to make these adjustments in order to welcome you into our family. Lily seems to melt whenever she looks at you and will spent ages stroking your head and thinking of new ways to entertain you. She can't wait until you're big enough to play with her, but seems content for the moment just to gaze at your cuteness and laugh at all the new noises you make.

I'm almost reluctant to say this, in case I jinx things, but it should be acknowledged that you are an incredibly calm little person. We have taken to calling you Little Buddha, because your default mode seems to be so relaxed and content. It's rather a change from your sister who has been a whirlwind almost from day one.

So welcome to the world Little Buddha. I am so excited to get to know you better and to watch you grow!

with all my love,

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