PARENTING

Two weeks with Wilkie

Hello from baby love bubble land!! Oooh my goodness, you guys! The past two weeks have been the most wonderful, magical, sleepy, messy, happy, dreamy….! These really are the best moments of life, aren’t they? I haven’t opened up my computer for the past couple weeks, but I just wanted to quickly check in and say hello and share a little update of life with our baby boy.

Little Wilkie is such a dreamy baby, so peaceful and calm, and the amount of love in our house is completely off the charts!! It has been such a joy to watch the four big kids fall in love with their baby brother. There has been a constant queue of eager baby holders, all of them so tender and sweet with him, and as he gets passed around from one child to the next I can’t help but think how lucky he is to be so loved by so many, and how lucky I am that I get to watch these five little humans navigate the world together.

Five! I still can’t quite believe it. ♥

My mum left earlier this week, and while it was sad to say goodbye to her, we are just thankful we get to keep my sister for a couple weeks longer. Having them both here for Wilkie’s birth made it all that much more special. I will never forget the moment he was born, holding our healthy baby, looking up and seeing the four kids and Michael, plus my mom and sister, all standing there in a circle around me. My heart nearly burst into a thousand pieces right there and then.

I promise to share the details of his birth soon. I’m still letting it all sink in…

Thank you for all your sweet comments and support.

Courtney xx

PS: You might like to read How to reassure soon-to-be siblings with a simple video, and this post about siblings and how many children you would like to have.


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Comments (26)

Helen
March 31, 2017

Pure magic ✨ Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures and words!


Janneke
March 31, 2017

WoW how incredibley beautiful I am melting 😍🌈🦋🍀


Adèle
March 31, 2017

Congratulations Courtney ! I haven’t had children yet but you’re such an inspiration to me as a mother ! Welcome to baby Wilkie !!


Tegan
March 31, 2017

Magic ✨ I just got goosebumps xx


Mirijam
March 31, 2017

You are stunning Courtney!


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Siobhán
March 31, 2017

Just wonderful!


Nina
March 31, 2017

So wonderful to see you and your lovely family! I more and more desirous to have my fourth baby …


Maria
March 31, 2017

So dreamy! Enjoy it 🙂


Katie
March 31, 2017

Congratulations to you and your family! What a special, special time and how glorious that all your nearest and dearest were around for the birth! Just magical!


Anna
March 31, 2017

Such a sweet post Courtney! I am sending you some sunshine from Athens, Greece 🙂 Congratulations on Wilkie!


Lisa and dan!!!!
March 31, 2017

So happy for you and what a lucky baby boy to have you and as his family!!! Love from all of us xoxoxo


Paula vandenbroek
March 31, 2017

It is almost 20 years for me that I last was living in that bubble, but the memories are still so vivid. I’m so happy for you Courtney that you and you’re family are experiencing this right now.


Aja Lake
March 31, 2017

The sweetest! Sending love! xA


Paula
March 31, 2017

How beautiful to see you all bathed in so much love! It’s so sweet to see your children with their baby brother, you can see the wonder in them! Love to you all, wishing you continued health and joy 😊✨❤️


Paula
March 31, 2017

Also, your son Quin changing Wilkie’s nappy?! How great!! Well done big brother.


MelTown
March 31, 2017

Congratulations, Courtney! When I had my first baby I thought nothing could be more magical, but then I gave her a sibling and I was proven wrong. My favorite part of this parenting journey has been watching my kids fall in love with each other. Your pictures have made me weepy in my anticipation of doing it all again this summer! I’m so glad to hear you are soaking up this special time!


Estelle
March 31, 2017

The most precious of times. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.


Diana
March 31, 2017

So so beautiful. We really can feel love all over this new baby.


Kim
March 31, 2017

Your baby and family positively beautiful. Congratulations. Enjoy this wonderful time together ❤️ X


G
March 31, 2017

Congratulations, Courtney! He’s a blessing! He definitely has Ivy’s eyes and Michael’s forehead 🙂 I can also spot Quin and You 😉 Whom of your family do you think Wilkie looks like most? Do you think that all your babies looked kind of alike or completely different ?


Holly
March 31, 2017

I can see the love flowing in these pictures. Such a special time for you all, soak it all up and enjoy!
Xx


Fiona
March 31, 2017

After all, that’s the most normal thing of the world, of course it’s special for every family, but happening thousands of times every day, and probably most babies are loved by their family. I have many friends and acquaintances and have never experienced anything else.


Rachel Cohen
April 3, 2017

Thank u so mauch for sharing 🙂 beautifull pictures, you can see the love!
Where are those beautiful changing and sleeping baskest from?


se7en
April 8, 2017

Oh the darling… welcome to the world little one!!! Lovely to meet you… You have arrived in the sweetest family!!!


Mary
April 27, 2017

Congratulations!

I was just wondering, who makes that beautiful changing pad basket?


Courtney in Australia
April 27, 2017

Hi Mary,
The changing basket and also the little moses basket come from Indego Africa: https://indegoafrica.org They’re a wonderful shop who work with artisans in Africa to make the products. x


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