I have a feeling I am going to be a errant blogger for the next while. Not so much that my new baby is keeping me busy, but between the baby, the new house and my business, I don't have much time for anything! Business is v v busy (thank goodness), and I am trying to cram a full day's work into the few hours here and there that I have free. Yes, yes, I know - I am supposed to take it easy. I am, kind of. Easy in a Tertia kind of way. Ok, not easy but I am not taking strain, I am fine.
I am fine because baby Max is an absolute sweetheart. I know it is still early, but he really does seem to be a chilled baby. Maybe because he has a million arms waiting to hold him if he just goes 'wah'. I have to physically wrestle him away from Rose and my poor mother doesn't get a look in at all if Rose is around. She is like a mother hen on steroids! My mom has resorted to taking Max to her house so that she can get some alone time with him. Marko is also really sweet with him, but you will remember from long ago that Marko doesn't really do newborns. He loves his children, but prefers the newborns to be in the mother's arms while he coos from a distance. And that works perfectly fine with us as he does the twins at night etc. Win win situation for us all.
The kids are super cute with baby Max. They just adore him. Adam fed him and burped him yesterday (Adam much more maternal than Kate, she was busy helping the gardener at the time).
I am fine. Already driving. Just couldn't wait any longer. My cut feels fine, no pain. I am a little tired, of course. Max still hasn't figured out that night is for sleeping and day is for reading books or watching TV, so we spend quite a lot of time staring into each others eyes at night (when I would far rather be staring into the back of my eyelids) but being tired goes with having a newborn. There isn't much you could do about it except grab the occasional nap (must work on this) and soldier on regardless (am expert in that).
So, all good in the land of the Albertyns. House is coming along slowly but surely. There is still so much that I want to buy and do, but I've resigned myself to the fact that it is going to take time. I know you want photos, but it seems so unfinished still! I am waiting for my new chairs to arrive and the kid's new bedroom furniture. Give me another month or so and then I will post photos.
In the meantime, you'll have to be satisfied with photos of the kids, the big ones, and the newest addition as well: