So it's week 5 of having a new Chadwick addition to the family..... our little man, Ethan James Chadwick was born on Thursday 19th at 10.30am and he's just perfect. Well of course he is to us! perfect in every way and he looks just like his gorgeous dad! lucky man.
It's so much easier the 2nd time around and we've settled in quickly at home and into our routine. Being a structured type of person (and I think you have to be that kind of personality for this to be of use!), I found Gina Ford's "The New Contented Baby Book" my 'little helper' when it came to our first little one and it's made life so much easier using the book the 2nd time around again. In the first few weeks I used the routine loosely, but as with everything, practice makes perfect (well not perfect..but you know what I mean!). My daughter who is now 16 months is still in her routine and knows when she sleeps and eats and plays and it helps me to structure my day accordingly. She never gets overtired and so we rarely have to deal with tantrums etc, although impatience is a trait unfortunately she has probably inherited from her mother (don't tell my husband I admitted that)!
I recently recommended it to a friend and would recommend it to any other new mum out there that has absolutely no idea what they are going to do with their baby when they bring him or her home for the first time. As with all things to do with children, it takes time, patience and persistence but it's all worth it in the end.
So this was just a short post to welcome our little bundle into the world! Now we are four!