Life has turned topsy turvy under the Gifford roof, and it's for the absolute best reason.
On April 17th, at 8.57am, Nathan and I welcomed our second born, our sweet little Ivy Grace into our arms and our family. She weighed 7lbs and 13oz, a whole 1lb and 5oz more than her brother Mason did!
After two and a half weeks as a family of four, we are slowly all adjusting to our new roles and our new addition. Ivy is a dreamy baby, who so far wakes once at night and sleeps soundly for most of the day. We are working away at establishing our breast-feeding relationship, and while it is challenging, it is also very rewarding.
Mason is a champ of a big brother, waking in the mornings and asking first for mama, then for dada, and always third for "baby? Where baby?". He pats her soft hair with gentle fingers, lays kisses on her forehead and attempts to give her a soother when she cries and is "baby sad?"
I couldn't imagine before having two how there would ever be room in my heart to make space to love another child. Now I know that there isn't room, but your heart blossoms and grows to make space. And as it happens, the love for your other child(ren) will continue to grow alongside.
We are savouring these slow and gentle sunny days together, and I'm looking forward to getting back to writing and creating our new normal in the coming weeks. Thank you for taking time to visit this space - I promise, I'll be back!