Meet Freddie Ocean!
He arrived safe and sound at 3.1kg on 11th August 2015 by Caesarian Section, all went as planned! I’ll write another post about our experience in hospital another time!
We were discharged from hospital on Friday 14th and we took a flight back to Praslin the same day, so Freddie had his first flight at just 3 days old!
We are now settling in back home and loving figuring out new routines and adjusting old ones!
Arthur helps us with Freddie’s bath before having his shower and the four of us all cuddle up in Arthur’s room for bed time stories!
Arthur always makes sure that he kisses Freddie goodnight before he goes to sleep!
Yesterday Freddie turned 1 week old (already!!) and so we took him to the beach for the first time, just like we did with Arthur! As we were back on Praslin we got to take him to our favourite beach, Anse Lazio! It quickly became clear that we would not get the ‘perfect’ posed family photo but I love these ones so much all the same!!
I was so so worried about how Arthur would be affected by Freddie’s arrival, wondered if he would be jealous, if he would accept his little brother, if he would be upset by the change. I could not be prouder of how amazing he has been. How accepting. How much he has absolutely embraced Freddie into our family! This morning we came downstairs and Freddie was still asleep so we left him for a little while before getting him up. Arthur was looking everywhere for him saying “Bwana Bwana” (his word for brother!!!) and was so happy when we brought him downstairs!
It already feels like Freddie has always been with us! I can’t believe how much I worried about how we would adjust as a family of 4! Freddie has fit right in and we all love him so so much!!