This absence was from a few things that happened to the Bevan family- first of which was finding out we were about to expand...(well i would expand first then the rest would follow suit) Yes, we found out we were pregnant.
Much to our surprise though as we had a complication in theatre when I had Aidan, and were told that having a second baby was very very slim indeed, - so much for the slim chances, when we got to the doc for our first check up she was gob smacked, although extremely happy with this news we went into this pregnancy with much more caution, as we would have to keep a very close eye on my placenta to make sure it didn't do what it did when we had Aidan, my diagnosis with him was Placenta percreta (the more dangerous form of accreta.
I had to have scans with the specialist (aside from my regular check up scans) on a monthly basis, however this pregnancy went pretty smoothly, I even put on only half of what I had with Aidan (maybe it because of having to run around after him so much??!!)
We also decided we wanted to find out what baby's sex was, I think mainly due to my dislike of surprises and also we (whole family unit) were too excited to wait... BUUUT baby Bevan was having none of this and made us wait long into the pregnancy, and even then when we managed to 'trick' baby with a serious under bum shot, we were only give a 60/40% of what baby was going to be, even having to double check at our 30 week 4D scan.
Anyway Aidan was awesome with this whole new baby coming story that we didn't even have to worry about the 'new baby jealousy routine' he was convinced that he too had a baby in his tummy and that that was why his belly button was sticking out...(oh the innocence of a 3yr old!)
Well the due date arrived and mom went into hospital, all cool calm and collected- which shocked some of the nurses (dont think they have seen many calm Caesar moms.)
Cera Lei was born at 8.48am at 48cm tall and 3.230kg and already had daddy wrapped around that teeny weeny pinky finger when she did the full on 'sulky dropped lip cry' she had perfected in the tum...
She looked JUST like her big brother...
Check what's coming soon guys...
2 days before the big arrival
Happy 3 (soon to be happy 4)
check my heartsore cry everyone
Proud big brother
Happy to have his sister home
Hmm I love this nude feeling...
Fat chats with daddy
Me thinks Im hungry again
Sleeping fairy Princess
A month old
Sitting with my big brother
We also had to deal with the death of 2 pets, this year which has been heartbreaking to say the least...
In April we had to put Tigger down because he had developed septicemia following an attack from another cat in the complex, the fact that I was 8months pregnant and having to have the 'death talk with Aidan just got me, but what I had overheard Aidan saying to Tigger before I could talk with him both broke my heart (even more) and warmed it all at the same time. He told Tigger that he mustn't worry because he will be going to live by Jesus, and that Jesus will make him better and he will have fun there.
But then this last weekend that was so icy cold, his Guinea Pig, Winnie (which was a present from Cera) died from cold. The thing is we don't know exactly how to break the news of this death to him as Winnie was in perfect health and was played with right up until she passed, for the time being we have told him that she has gone to live by her friends house until it gets warm here again.
Aidan and Winnie.
Aidan has Also been going to BIG school (Kloof Pre Primary) and has been loving EVERY minute of it, he is always excited to tell us what he has done. We can definitely see the change in him, he has grown into such a special caring little boy.
My handsome little guy.
We truly are blessed to have such wonderful, gorgeous children .
I am hoping to get into the swing of blogging again as life in the Bevan household becomes a laugh a minute with the thing Aidan says...
The next blog will focus on all the funny things that come from him.
Until next time