Introducing Reuben Eric James Crowther, the cutest damn baby the world did ever see (if I don’t say so myself!).
Where to start! In the month since he arrived so much has happened. It sounds cliche, but we are absolutely besotted — as you’d expect any new parents to be.
The joy that comes with growing your family to include a bouncing bundle of love is immense and more than I could have ever imagined.
Our little chunky monkey or Roo-Bear as I’ve so affectionately knick-named him, made his grand entrance on Monday the 12th of February 2018 at 4:26pm / 37 weeks 6 days gestation.
In that minute, our incredibly precious baby boy came into the world looking up at me with curious wide-eyes. Ever so calmly, he surveyed the room and people around him before nestling into my chest and realising the sweetest little cry. Cue heart melt and tears from Aaron and I.
After months of questioning what he’d look like, feeling little kicks and jabs from the inside, and a year of prayer, heartache and hope, having him here was nothing short of everything.
I was incredibly lucky to have an uncomplicated birth, and despite the most horrific pain I’ve ever encountered, I actually really enjoyed the experience. Call me crazy.!
While I certainly won’t be going back anytime soon, I’m in total awe of my body and the serious strength it showed. I didn’t know I was so tough. Seriously, birth is a bitch.
Since his arrival earth side, my days have become an endless parade of sleep deprivation, feeding lows and triumphs, and ‘how do you look after a baby’ freak-outs, but my God it’s all worth it for the cuddles.
I often (and by often I mean 50,000 times an hour) catch myself staring at him asleep in his bassinet feeling like my heart could literally explode with love.
I could go on all gushy for days so I’ll halt it there, but as those who follow my Insta stories know, I’m currently riding a wave of all types of wonderful.
And so Aaron and I start life as a family of three.
Stay tuned for uddles of pics (a few below too) to coo at and my birth story (I keep writing it but its so long, and you know, I now also have a baby to look after as well!).