He’s here!

He’s here!

As you might have guessed, little baby 2 has finally arrived. He was born 2 weeks ago tonight and we are all totally enchanted by him. I know by blogging standards 2 weeks is a long time to go without telling the world but I’ve wanted to enjoy this family time together before everything changes again when M returns to work after this weekend. Weighing 10lb 8oz, his arrival wasn’t the easiest but I felt far more at peace with this birth experience than I did with Pip’s.  I felt completely besotted with him from minute 1, despite being pretty anxious all pregnancy that if he were a boy, which I felt he was, that I wouldn’t know what to do with him. That all fell away the moment he was placed in my arms, and we haven’t looked back.

This past 2 weeks has been a real indication of what we can do a family of 4 – I’ve been amazed by my body’s ability to recover – 2 weeks on and I’ve managed to do a 6 hour car journey. 1 week on and we hosted a 4th birthday party for Pip, complete with a cake that I managed to bake to her precise specification. We’ve also dealt with M being struck down with a bout of tonsillitis and I’m still breastfeeding despite a migraine, his constant eating and fairly horrendous night sweats. Not perhaps the struggles some families encounter of course, but all the same, I’ve been proud of these past two weeks.

I’ll be back with more soon, but in the meantime, I’m sure you’re all keen to see what he looks like. Here’s a few photos that Polly took of us when he was 5 days old – I could have filled pages and pages of posts with these images but I’ve restrained myself and limited it to just a few.
baby 2 | The Little Pip | Little Kin photography
baby 2 | The Little Pip | Little Kin photography

baby 2 | The Little Pip | Little Kin photography
The Little Pip | Little Kin
baby 2 | The Little Pip | Little Kin photography
baby 2 | The Little Pip | Little Kin photography
baby 2 | The Little Pip | Little Kin photography
baby 2 | The Little Pip | Little Kin photography
baby 2 | The Little Pip | Little Kin photography

All photos by Polly of Little Kin photography.

Fashion notes: My striped shirt is Teija and my white blouse Monoprix | Baby wears Petit Bateau suit, Cam Cam muslin & vintage shawl knitted by my grandmother.

Please note, this is not a sponsored post.



  1. Helena May 1, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful son! Lovely pictures, especially the one of the three of you.

    Well done for achieving so much already. Those early days can be so tough…. Actually the days later on, pretty tough too! Hope you’re managing at least a little rest too though?

    I also felt worried about “what to do with a boy”. But now I just love having a son in my life, I feel like a whole new world has opened up to me.


    • Rachel May 3, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks Helena. I can’t believe I worried so much about having a son – now he’s here I can’t imagine anything else! x

  2. Polly May 3, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    congratulations!! He is so gorgeous! Hope you’re all enjoying these early days xx

    • Rachel May 3, 2016 / 3:28 pm

      Thanks Polly. Despite the exhaustion the first two weeks were actually pretty fantastic. We were lucky x

  3. Alison May 3, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    These are beautiful photos Rachel! It’s so lovely to read an update on how you’re all doing – even if it’s not going entirely to plan. Lots of love xxx

  4. Alice | More Than Toast May 3, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    These photos really are the most gorgeous Rachel! huge congratulations to you all (and I love love love your shirt) xxxx

  5. Jess @ Along Came Cherry May 4, 2016 / 6:47 am

    These photos are so unbelievably gorgeous! He is adorable and well done for doing so much in those first 2 weeks! x

  6. Kelly May 10, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Congratulations to you and your family!
    Your son is simply gorgeous.

  7. Penny Alexander July 12, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Hugest congratulations, what a beautiful family 🙂

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