My lovely Sister in Law after being nearly 2 weeks past her due date with her second son … On Saturday she gave birth to my newest nephew… Dominic.
I am so very lucky to have 2 nephews and a niece already that I see, but I came into their lives as Uncle Marks second wife and so didn’t see any of them from newborn, although this is of no detriment to how I feel about any of them.
So on hearing the news on Saturday morning and finding out Vicky and Dominic had been discharged from the hospital we had to pop in to see the family. We didn’t stay long as since it was less than 24 hrs since he had been born and we knew that it would only be fair to only stay a little while and then let them get some quite time.
On arriving the first beaming smile I saw was that of my nephew, big brother to Dominic, Daniel, who was obviously so very proud of his new brother and his new big brother status!
A few minutes after arriving some of Jon’s family decided to leave so we could get some cuddles in and I have to say … cuddle we did!
First in was Joshua, who was also relegated from the baby of the family status as Grandma has moved him up to big boy status now that Dominic has arrived .. and since his new status means he gets to cuddle the baby member of the family .. he took his duty seriously!
Then it was my turn for a cuddle and I have to say, he is totally totally gorgeous. There is also nothing like the smell or cuddle of a newborn!
There are some pearls of wisdom I feel I need to impart on you Vicky and Jon … Firstly you need to make sure you can dodge pee … its been a while since Dan was little .. Dominic’s fountain I have no doubt will be just as free-flowing as Joshua’s was!
Secondly don’t forget that Legal and General are giving new parents life cover for free for the first 12 months! … It wont help with dirty nappies or projectile vomit but it might make you feel better to know your covered … and when all else fails .. just remember it wont last forever!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post