You could be forgiven for forgetting I had recently had a third child, if you go only by my blogging of late. (If you know me in person, he’s hardly forgettable – I wear him everywhere I go 🙂 ). I don’t really know why I haven’t been moved to share every detail of either my third pregnancy or every minute of Rohan’s life-to-date. There’s a slight feeling of wanting to keep this one to myself, I think. He’s my last. My never-to-be-repeated. I already mentioned the little grieving process I was going through. It has been harder even than I anticipated, watching each day and week go by (so fast!) and knowing I would never again hold my one-day-old or one-week-old baby against my face and inhale that sweet baby scent. I will never again watch each little ‘first’ happen – first reach for a toy, first smile, first little vocalisations. So very very bittersweet.

I’m trying to shrug all that off though, as I enjoy this beautiful boy. We had a wonderful day and a half all alone on the weekend, opting out of a family do. Dermot’s grandmother has thirteen children, so we have a very large extended family; each year near her birthday we book a school camp for a weekend and four generations celebrate her birthday together. It’s actually lots of fun, but this time, I just needed a break. I needed to be not talked at for a bit, to not have to mediate every little grievance, to just hang out with my littlest one and do as little as possible. It was excellent. I think we both appreciated it.


So. Two months on. Doesn’t he look like somebody? Actually, he kind of looks like this somebody too 🙂 At least he (seems to have) escaped the curse of the Vulcan eyebrows!

8 responses to “Rohan

  1. He is such an adorable boy. I’m glad you were able to enjoy some time together this weekend, just the two of you.

  2. He’s so sweet, Mel! I’m glad you got to have some time with your baby this weekend. Sometimes we just have to say “no”! He certainly looks like his siblings!

  3. I found your blog during the Sewn giveaway and popped back in today see what was new.

    Your baby is gorgeous. My little girl is 5 months now, I understand how you feel about ‘missing’ their little-ness. Hopefully there is another little one in my future.

    Enjoy the ‘firsts’.

  4. Hi to you too. Im reading your post and know exactly how your feeling with the last time thing! It goes by so fast, my youngest is one in two weeks! and im still treating her like a six month old. The things you do to slow down time! I would kill for a day and 1/2 all to myself. Lucky you. Rohan is so adorable.

  5. You already know how beautiful I think he is 🙂

  6. He is such a gorgeous little boy – you must be so exicted for all the adventures that are coming your way.
    Looking forward to catching up at the aquarium

  7. Hey Mel, you won my contest on my blog! Can you email me your mailing address please? Thanks!

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