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Day 5

by Clare Mansell
Day 5

Wow, what a week it has been – It seems incredible how much the world has changed for us in the last 7 days.

We’ve had a bumpy first few days (and nights) at home, but today we seemed to have turned a corner and at this precise moment the house is quiet (2 dogs and a baby fast asleep) and tidy. (Why does tidy matter? I don’t know.. but somehow order on the outside, reflects growing order on the inside)

My sister and mum have come and gone, their arrival on long ago booked flights ended up being timed to perfection. I am thankful in so many ways for their sharing of knowledge, and the many many practical ways they helped us get on our feet. In my dizzy hormonal state I could all too easily shed a tear of gratitude thinking about the gift of family. No one else can really support you so solidly.

I won’t bore you too much with baby photos, but if you are interested, there are plenty more on Flickr in a set which will be regularly added to. We have yet to get one of him and me together, let alone one of the three of us, but we will soon.

Thank you all for your wonderful warm comments on the last post, it is lovely to celebrate his birth with friends old and new, far and wide.

We’ll be back soon, in the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!

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Kelly September 4, 2011 - 12:50 pm

those first few weeks can be tough! but are so magical & really will be treasured when you look back on them {but most defiantly through rose tinted specs!}congratulations on your wonderful new baby boy.

lindsey September 4, 2011 - 7:08 pm

Congratulations and such a cute little boy…love the name too, good choice. Glad your family were able to be with you and I am sure they were as blessed as you were!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ September 5, 2011 - 12:54 am

Hello Clare!! I’m so thrilled to visit your blog and see pictures of your precious new baby!! He’s so beautiful and I’m glad that all has and is going well!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS and all the very very best of thoughts and wishes coming to you from Virginia!!!!!

Sharon September 5, 2011 - 8:40 pm

Oh we can never get bored of baby pics believe me!!! Little Theo is just gorgeous!! The moment you bring your little bundle home is such a precious, overwhelming moment – the beginning of being a little family – enjoy this special time xxx

Ninny September 6, 2011 - 3:02 am

Clare. He is gorgeous. Being a grandmother (That’s where my name Ninny comes from), I adore babies, and Theo is absolutely beautiful. Your photography skills are going to be so useful in the coming 20 years! Thank you for sharing him with your bloggy buddies.

Would Like To Be a Yummy Mummy September 22, 2011 - 2:14 pm

Sounds like you are doing really well and he really is beautiful. I know what you mean about tidy, if the house is tidy I feel all in control and like a good wife and mum. If its a tip and we are not in the middle of playing I do feel a bit out of control! Enjoy and make the most of those peace and quiet times xx


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