I cannot believe little Alexander is 3 weeks old already-the days (and unbelievably the nights) have flown by.
I feel so lucky to have had an easy pregnancy this time round with no pregnancy liver condition OC and a fantastic elective after a stressful emergency section with Oliver and I’m loving every minute of motherhood x 2.
The second seems somehow easier-I’m not muddling through unsure if I’m doing ‘the motherhood thing’ right and I feel more confident and in control this time.
Breastfeeding has luckily been easy for me again and expressing means the husband and I can share the night shifts, even getting some sleep. Breastfeeding has also meant I shocked myself recently when I managed to fit into UK size 12 dresses on a hunt to find non maternity clothes. Le breast is not just good for the baby!
…Having my amazing family around to help has meant recovery has been super quick and I even gave a lecture about my career as a writer/director at a University the other day whiles my Mum cared for A.
I was desperate to get back to the baby as soon as it had ended but it was cool to watch some of my work and have a couple of hours connecting with enthusistic students, eager to work in the industry too and getting out of the house.
I love my job (so much so I can’t believe people actually pay me to have so much fun) but nothing is sweeter and feels a greater success than having my two boys. Last night I gazed into Alexander’s eyes and could see my late, beloved Grandma Annetta and all the other people I love in him and I felt so utterly happy and complete. Motherhood can be tough at times but wow what a joy it is too!
Photographs ©Vicki Psarias-Broadbent.