20160409_182200“A portrait of my boys, once a week, every week, in 2016″.

This week lots of people have been asking me how I’ve been getting on with three. We’re all still alive, I don’t feel like standards have slipped too much, I haven’t had to send Jared any frantic texts and I’m getting enough sleep, so all in all – pretty good. However, I won’t be getting too comfortable; as I know children have a habit of shaking things up once you get cosy.

This is the boys at bedtime – they always like to have a play with their electric toothbrushes before Jared and I clean them properly, and I love how the sun streams in to mark the end of the day.

W: Whenever O is crying Win tries so hard to make him happy – going up and down the stairs bringing him toys, stuffed animals and talking to him too.

R: Ru takes every opportunity to get his fuzzy head as close to Otto’s face as possible. His favourite lines are: “Mum, I want that baby”, “Mum, can I cuddle that baby?”, “Where is that baby?” and “I want to kiss that baby”.

O: I’d definitely forgotten what it’s like not to have evenings to myself any more. All three boys take up my day and then O is fussy all evening from about 5, but there is enjoyment in it that wasn’t there with my first because I know it doesn’t last forever.

E xx

Living Arrows


  1. 11th April 2016 / 7:58 am

    I’m so with you on the being able to take things in your stride b/c you know things like sleepless nights won’t last forever. I’ve had this so much more with Elodie and I still feel it now. I used to try to ‘train’ Charlie & Noah to stop emptying draws and cupboards onto the floor, but can see much more clearly with Elodie that it’s just a developmental stage that she’ll eventually grow out of and that she’s learning.

    Our standards have definitely slipped though, the house is never tidy and the washing baskets have a tendency to overflow!! Xxx

    • Esther
      15th April 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Kerry! I know exactly what you mean about the stage thing and learning.
      Plenty of time for standards to slip!;) xx

  2. 11th April 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Your so right E, losing the evenings to yourself is hard to get used too again but it none of these baby stages seem as tough as they did first time round as you know they are fleeting really. You must be so thrilled though looking at this photo, three beautiful boys xx

    • Esther
      15th April 2016 / 9:30 pm

      Absolutely Hayley! And you used to have two babies each evening!!! xx

  3. 11th April 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Ah bless. I saw my friend and her new baby today. I do miss that stage and I don’t like the thought of not having another. Your boys sound adorable together, I bet they’ll be quite the team when they’re bigger.

    • Esther
      15th April 2016 / 9:31 pm

      A team against me I reckon! 😉 xx

  4. 12th April 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Such a beautiful capture hon. It really sounds like things are going well for you at the moment which is fab. Xx #livingarrows

    • Esther
      15th April 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you! x

  5. Louise Macken
    12th April 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I love the comments from Ru. The first thing Conor said to Logan when they visited me in hospital, after having Rhys, was “Logan, don’t drop that baby”. How funny that they refer to a new sibling as ‘that baby’.

    • Esther
      15th April 2016 / 9:36 pm

      How funny Louise that yours said that too! I love it! x

  6. 13th April 2016 / 11:15 pm

    What a lovely photo of them, and nice to see it in black and white. Sounds like the older 2 are settling in well having another brother.

    • Esther
      15th April 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks Emma xx

  7. 16th April 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Keeping everyone alive was my main aim when T came along – anything else above that was a bonus! It sounds like you’re doing pretty well and that photo is so cute – just a little snug moment in your lives x

    • Esther
      17th April 2016 / 10:08 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one that has the sole aim of keeping them alive – for now anyway! 😉 xx

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