Reuben: Behold a son!

Over the last two years I’ve missed writing my blog. I was so chuffed when my friend Vayda enthusiastically encouraged me to start writing again. She said I should start with a come back post about Reuben. So here it is.
Reu-Ben. It means behold a son. Behold…. A Son!!!!??? 

Precisely how I felt when, at the end of the 20 week scan, I was told I was carrying a little boy. I couldn’t imagine having a boy, after having an absolutely amazing girl, and being a girl myself. Well… He’s now 9 months old and I am beyond delighted with this welcome addition to my family. 

One of my friends recently told me that when she had her second child, she felt like she had everything. I couldn’t describe it better. To have my little boy, as well as my girl, and their wonderful dad,  is to have everything I’ve ever wanted!


The truth is that I was absolutely terrified of having another baby, and it took me 6 years to brave it.  Now there are good reasons for that, and they are nothing to do with my beautiful and much adored daughter. More to do with the 3 day labour, emergency c-section, and the ill health and hardship that followed.  I’ll maybe write about that some other time. 

For now, I can safely say, that the second time round has been so very different. And I am in fact loving beholding my son. And who can blame me? Just look at that face!