Sometimes the most off-the-cuff photos are the best!
I took these the other night, post-bathtime and in PJs of my three whilst they were hanging out on our bed. Often, once he’s been bathed, Arlo is SO ready for his milk and therefore not all smiles, but this time he was and I quickly grabbed my phone to take a few snaps. I am very thankful for decent quality cameras on phones these days, as it’s not always convenient to get my bigger cameras out and often you can miss the ‘moment’.
Whilst I don’t want to wish the time away at all, and nearly 4 months Arlo is starting to interact with his big brother and sister a lot more, and this will only get better as time goes on. Freddie and Sasha are so good at entertaining him and having a chat with him, and his little face just lights up when we go and pick them up from school and he sees them for the first time in several hours. They can also make him laugh now, which is a gorgeous thing to see!
Now we are just over a month in to a new school term (half term after this next though already, which is insane), I’m feeling in a much better routine when it comes to managing all 3, although we do still have the odd crazy bedtime juggle if Adam is not around for whatever reason. Even with the juggle, I really can’t imagine our little A not being here now, and he brings so much joy to all of us. It’s funny how nappies and feeding and broken nights become the new normal again and you just get on with it and factor it in. And the smiles make it all worth!
I know everyone’s situation is different, but if you’re umming and aahing about number 3 then i’m a positive advocate of ‘going for it’- i’m so, so glad we did.