look what we made #2

July 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm 10 comments

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities” – Eda J. Le Shan

8 weeks old - brothers* 4B

11 weeks ago E bounced ‘bum to bum’ with his brother for the last time before I went into hospital to be induced.  Two days later beautiful baby Luca arrived weighing 9lb 1oz. We’re all besotted with our gorgeous, sweet natured boy and can barely remember life without Luca.
1-7-16 - Luca in bouncy chair 4 4B

He’s 10 weeks old now but E has loved him with a passion since we first told him we were pregnant. Some said that would change when the novelty of having to share Mummy and Daddy wore off, that jealousy would inevitably set in, that the baby was sure to get bopped on the head eventually! These pictures tell a different story; one of unconditional love and devotion and the beginnings of a beautiful sibling friendship.
Collage - Brothers
I’m so proud of how our beautiful, kind hearted, forthright 4 year old has risen to the challenge of being a big brother. What a lucky boy Luca is.

ps. for anyone thinking how like E Luca is – you’re right! Check out E’s birth announcement here

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lucy Caitlyn  |  July 7, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Congratulations to you both on your very handsome sons,
    congratulations boys on your super brother.
    Wishing the four of you many blessings in the years to come.

    Reply
    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  July 30, 2016 at 11:36 am

      thank you Lucy, such a lovely blessing, we’re appreciating the joy of life with 2 boys every day

      Reply
  • 3. Everloving Dad  |  July 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Lovely bunch of pictures Nic. You and George will one day realise, like us, that being a parent is the best job you’ll ever have, even being a job for life.

    Reply
    • 4. Nip it in the bud  |  July 30, 2016 at 11:37 am

      completely agree (especially the bit about always being a parent, you’re a very fine example of that with all the love and help you provide :o)

      Reply
  • 5. skolrudfamily  |  July 29, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    A thousand congrats! Luca is so precious and handsome. Cannot get over those sweet sibling pics!

    Reply
  • 6. Nip it in the bud  |  July 30, 2016 at 11:35 am

    thank you, so lovely seeing the bond between siblings develop. Life as 4 is great!

    Reply
  • 7. 2016 in pictures | Nip it in the bud  |  January 1, 2017 at 10:04 am

    […] to R:  Es 4th birthday, visiting friends in Essex, Easter Egg hunt with bestie, new baby brother L arrives, playgroup sports day, extra play dates with Daddy, superhero cousins, bobble hat […]

    Reply
  • […] his egg to his chest saying ”my, my” when I asked if he had a bite for me.  If these brothers continue to be the best friends they are at age 2 and 6 then I know I’ll have done a good job […]

    Reply
  • 9. look what we made! | Nip it in the bud  |  April 11, 2018 at 10:25 am

    […] This story had a sequel four years later – look what we made 2! […]

    Reply
  • […] Footnote: Euan is 6 now and has a 2 year old brother. I’ve finally written the back story to this one to support the aims of National Infertility […]

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