Last week I ended my birth story, it’s been quite strange to look back on it. Right after having him I told my husband there would be no more, I couldn’t do it again! The midwives laughed, I guess they must hear that a lot and already I know I’d do it all over again.
This week though, I’d just like to share some of my favourite photos from that first week with our new baby boy, Lucas. I started this blog when Lucas was one year old so a lot of those little newborn moments were lost and I took hundreds upon hundreds of photos. As much as I wish I had started recording Lucas’ early days right from the start I’m not sure I was with it enough to be able to sit in front of a computer and write away.
The first week as a new parent is overwhelming, so many new things to take in and I honestly think it took me months to realise just how much my life had changed and that it was never going to be going back to what it was before. It was tough as we all figured out how we were going to adapt to our new roles, he wasn’t an easy baby, he struggled with reflux and eczema and I regret a little that this time wasn’t as enjoyable as it could have been. In the end I look back at these photos with so much joy. I hold so many precious memories of Lucas as a newborn; the little boy who stole our hearts.