If you know me, you probably know that I have never really been a lover of newborns. Hunter changed that, in more ways than one. He has come along and filled a part of my heart that I didn't even know needed filling, added a whole new dimension to our home and filled our house with so much love and warmth. The cruel part is that it all goes so fast. If money wasn't a concern, I would suggest that all mums hire cleaners, chefs and assistants so that we could spend 24 hours of each day solely focused on our children. The reality is that there are clothes to wash, dishes to do, errands to run, meals to make and a house to look after. It's not always an easy road, but I have learnt a lot in the last 12 weeks. Now that I understand that the next time I blink Hunter will be Cruz's age and Cruz will be in school, I am learning to slow down. Whilst I still pride myself on keeping a tidy house, I have learnt to savour the moments with these two little men. Life is just to short to live it any other way.
At the moment I am loving Hunter's dependance on me. He smiles every time I walk past him and gets so excited for each of his feeds. Although some people might call me crazy, I am even enjoying the late night (and very early morning) feeds that allow me to spend some one on one time with him because before I know it we both will be sleeping through the night again. This newborn stage is slipping away.
At a tiny 12 weeks old he has changed my life beyond what I ever could have imagined and our family is in such a happy and beautiful place because of him. We adore him. He has become Cruz's best friend, Tim's little mate and has stolen my heart.
And so I'm off to enjoy the day with these little boys while they still need me and want my attention. I am beyond blessed to have them in my life and hope that I will always remember that.