My first born by three minutes. The day my boys were born, the nurses took away my glasses and as blind as a bat, I could not see my babies being wiped and checked right after they came out though C-section. Braedan as tiny as he was had some mega lungs on him.
We did IVF with this pregnancy and my ultimate moment was when I saw the Dr replace the first embryo. I saw this tiniest dot moving along to find it’s home. Mind blowing.
Second super moment was when we saw the first little bump of the heart beat…. now imagine all my happy moments times two!
Braedan arrived at 3:45, 1.35kg and stayed in NICU for 10 weeks, he gave the nurses a run for their money. He cried so much and always needed attention. He was always hungry but could only tolerate small amounts of milk until his digestive system was strong. We had so much up and downs with him, but he is a true fighter.
I remember the first time we had our kangaroo bonding moment. This tiny body filled with tubes tugged between my breasts. We have found each other’s heart rhythm. Lost in priceless moments.
Braedan started to sit on his own at 6 months, crawling at 8 months and started to walk at 10 months. Fearless he didn’t care if he got hurt. He was so determined to reach his goals.
His first word was “Oh dear” after he dropped his toy on his foot. Omg, the cutest thing to hear! Now at 1 year and 5 months his vocabulary has improved do much. Next words was “All done; No,No,no; dog; woof; shoes; car; yum yum and Peppa Pig, he touch his head when we ask him where his hair is. There is honestly no stopping this clever dude.
He is obsessed with planes. Whenever there is a noice up on the air he points his finger up and turn his face to look. He loves feeding this village Koi carp fish. Trying to throw them bread pieces, but they always seem to just all around his feet or end up in his own mouth.
Braedan is a very affectionate guy. Always ready to give hugs and he likes to have his hand rest on his brother arm when they sitting or playing.
He is also a mischievous monkey. With a twinkle in his eyes he always check how far he can push boundaries. He sometimes use his head to bang Lachlan from behind. He does not have much patience and likes to take Lachlans toys away.
His got the cutest smile and his arms are wide open running towards me when I arrive home. He loves to walk around bare bottoms, so we don’t let him around with only his nappy because he always takes it off, wee on the floor than go ahead and play in it!
He loves the outdoors and our afternoon walks, he likes turning around in circles, make clicking sounds with his tongue and blowing bubbles with his spit.
He loves splashing in water and love trying out new food, his favorite is broccoli and spaghetti Bolognese. He only likes a dummy with a bigger sucking tube give him the wrong one and we will be on our hands and knees looking under the bed and couches for his favorite one.
This handsome guy loves people and is very friendly making him an all time favorite around town.
Mama love you so much little guy. You a true blessing