Loveable Little Lucy
The date was 6th December, the time was 6:45am (give or take) and it was at this point that, with some assistance, Lucy Philippa Taylor decided to join the world. Strictly speaking she decided to join us earlier than that but her grand entrance wouldn’t be for a couple of days later. After a bit of worry with regards to an oddity here and there Lucy was deemed good to go twenty-four hours later and so we all went home. Chloë joined us a few hours later from daycare and properly met her baby sister for the first time. It was at this point I was glad the manic nature of the last couple of days were over but, at the same time, realised that the manicness wasn’t about to cease!
Chloë, to be fair, has been awesome so far. She’s wanted to share lots of things with Lucy, proudly announces her name to anyone who asks if she has a new baby sister and, for the most part, is very gentle and caring around her. We’re working on her being more aware of where she’s putting herself like hands as, even before Lucy arrived, she’s pretty pants at knowing whether it’s a good place to be dropping her weight. Other than that we’ve not had too much conflict though we’ve had the occasional tantrum when daddy has had to look after Lucy for a bit and, as such, is cutting in on daddy and Chloë time. Overall though she really has been very good and better than perhaps even I thought she would be. It’s early days though and I’m sure we’re in for some interesting times but part of me thinks, and hopes, that this continues.
Beyond that, the past few days have been pretty good if tiring for one reason or another. Lucy has been sleeping pretty well, feeding regularly and generally acting like a healthy baby. We’ve been asked to keep an eye on one or two things but, hopefully, nothing major will occur. We’ve had a few visitors and some newborn pictures taken which were beautiful! Chloë’s in daycare till the end of the week now so we’ll get a couple of days worth of quality time with Lucy without fear of Chloë feeling left out. I’m on paternity leave till January 4th which is great so yeah, looking forward to the next few weeks. There’ll be the usual newborn ups & downs but fingers crossed some of the lessons we’ve learned will make some of the transition to being a family of four that bit easier.