Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: The Ordinary Moments: A New Baby Boy

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Ordinary Moments: A New Baby Boy


This week I thought I'd join in The Ordinary Moments with something that's actually not so ordinary...this last week saw the arrival of a new little person into our lives...something that doesn't happen very often at all!

But as extraordinary a moment as that is...it also feels like little Noah has never not been part of our lives...it feels as though he's always been here, and always been part of our little family unit.

This week has been full of lots of hustle bustle, with visitors coming to see the new arrival, cards and gifts arriving and so on...and of course our little family of 3 just getting used to having a fourth member around.

My nieces and nephew came to visit this week to meet their new baby cousin, and they were delighted with him...the girls in particular love to have a baby to dote on!

My living room is over flowing with cards, flowers and gifts for Noah & I - we've been overwhelmed by everybodys kindness and thoughtfulness.








Of course this week has also been Easter!

I was only a few days post c-section when Easter rolled around and I had worried that I wouldn't feel up to doing anything nice to celebrate - I ended back up in hospital on Good Friday as my stitches opened up, but luckily by the time Easter Sunday came around I felt much better and was able to get out of the house for our first outing with our two boys!

We headed just down the road to Torquay where we had a nice leisurely stroll around a Continental market and Tyne had fun on the bouncy castles and trampolines.

We stopped to an enjoy an ice cream and share some yummy paella from the street vendors.





We had an easter egg hunt in the garden, and a delicious lamb roast dinner - on Easter Monday we visited my sister for more Easter fun for the kids, all dressed in our best matching Easter Nautical outfits of course!!! 











So yes...this week has been hectic, chaotic, life changing, tiring, emotional, and crazy...but there have also been moments here and there where we've been able to glimpse how life will be once things have settled down...moments like this one I captured...where the four of us are just sitting in the living room, each going about our business...



Life with two little boys around is now our new "ordinary" and we're so excited for the all the Ordinary Moments the future will bring!


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23 comments:

  1. That baby bed is absolutely gorgeous!
    And congratulations by the way :)

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  2. Congratulations on your little bundle, he is such a cutie! It's crazy how fast a new baby fits into your family creating a new ordinary when they are so extraordinary themselves x

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    1. Ah thank you so much. It is funny how quickly they blend in! :) xx

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  3. Hayley you look absolutely amazing for having only recently given birth, I hope I look as good as you do when baby number two comes along. I am so thrilled for you all, Noah is absolutely gorgeous and Tyne seems to have adapted so well to him. I've watched your lovely video of Tyne meeting little Noah twice now, as I just had to show Adam. xx

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    1. Ahh thanks so much Alex! I don't feel it most days but thank you, its nice to hear lol. Ahh I'm glad you enjoyed the video! I can't wait to see how Ethan reacts to his new baby brother, so exciting! :) xx

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  4. Ah Hayley I am super excited to have found your lovely blog. Being pregnant I cannot get enough of seeing people's newborns and reading their stories. Noah is completely precious and you are glowing. Thank you for sharing your story - you've got me all excited over here!!! x

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    1. Ahh thank you so much! Congratulations on your pregnancy, you're in for an amazing journey :) xx

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  5. This is such a lovely post Hayley. I love the first picture with all the balloons and little Noah have a sleep for himself, so broody just looking at it! :) x

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    1. Ahh thank you lovely! :) I love that photo too, though he looks like such a little chunk in it lol! xx

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  6. Congratulations again lovely- such gorgeous photos, i love the first one of Noah all snug in his chair with all the boy pressies and cards around him. It sounds like life with two children is working out perfectly so far. Take care of yourself and make sure you get a rest! He is gorgeous. xx

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Katie :) Our house is a sea of baby blue at the moment lol! xx

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  7. Aww congratulations! And yay for the most unordinary of ordinary moments! I love that he feels like you've never been without him, it's how I've always felt about my children; I can't quite remember what it felt like before they were all here!

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    1. Thank you so much :) Its funny how quickly they make themselves feel part of the family isnt it?! xx

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  8. precious pics and memories of life with ur newest little family member two gorgeous little boys that will melt the hearts of anybody they meet :-)xxx

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  9. Just wanted to say congratulations to you! The 2nd just slots straight right in like they've always been there then it's hard to imagine what life as a 3some was...got that feeling now as a 5some!

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  10. Congratulations! Such a beautiful boy, two lovely boys you must be feeling so happy! Yey, for getting out and about too xx

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  11. What a lovely post Hayley and a busy week for you! Little Noah is just gorgeous and I'm so pleased to hear Tyne has adjusted so well. I hope you are healing and getting a chance to rest in the middle of all the mayhem. Take care of yourself too! xx

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  12. Oh how wonderful - many congratualtions. My youngest is also called Noah! #OrdinaryMoments

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  13. Aww congratulations! I do love a new baby photo or two.

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  14. Lovely photos! Congratulations again x Popping over from #ordinarymoments linky

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