As some of you may be aware – if you follow us on Facebook my wife recently gave birth to our second child little baby Dax. The first few weeks has been quiet a different experience from when we bought Lola home. It is similar in so many ways but I think that is why it is so different, with Lola we were running blind and learning as we went as you do with your first – not knowing if we are doing things right and following every bit of parenting advice to the letter of the law. This time around there is a certain comfort in knowing that we have done this before and survived, it is amazing how everything just comes back to you like it is sitting at the back of your brain just waiting to be recalled for the next baby.
I remember being quite nervous bringing Lola home, I would go in and check on her if she hadn’t woken or made a noise for more than 20mins just to make sure she was ok. On occasions I ever poked her just to be certain. This may have something to do with the fact that she was a terrible sleeper and rarely spent any time in her cot those first few months.
In many ways Dax is the total opposite of Lola, he is a boy, bigger, a great feeder and a good sleeper but yet they have some many small similarities when they cry, smile etc that you know they are cut from the same cloth – and both exceptionally cute!! – Below is both of them at around 1 week.
Bringing Dax home has really reminded me how fast the last two years has gone from when Lola was born and how quickly they grow – I am determined to make more of an effort to take it all in and enjoy the moments as they grow which includes plenty of photos!
Below are a few photos I have taken of Dax in the first few weeks and one of Lola because I couldn’t resist.