Apologies to you all my dear readers, I have been remiss in keeping you updated since I went on Paternity leave.
As discussed in my last post, Monkey Boy Two was born on the 8th of September and has since officially been christened Bug and moving forward will be dropping his original name.
Bug and Mrs Bunny Chow came home to us after two nights in hospital and are doing brilliantly, there were some early concerns about Bug’s weight dropping once home but he seems to now have a handle on this and is certainly looking healthy although the official discharge from the care of Croydon’s midwifery team is yet to be forthcoming, Mrs Bunny Chow, Bug and Ouma Bunny Chow are going to see them later today and I have every confidence that this will now be a mere formality.
Ouma and Oupa Bunny Chow have been a great support to us and have been acting as chauffeur’s to Monkey Boy as well as fetching and carrying tea, beer, wine and food so that Mrs Bunny Chow and I have been able to spend lots of time settling back into having a new and demanding master.
I think that we had both forgotten all about late nights, unsociable demands for feeding, changing, cuddling etc, although we are a lot more relaxed about it all this time around and also have the knowledge that whilst the early days are tough they also pass and become something new and exciting as routines are established and order of some sort comes about.
Monkey Boy has taken very well to having a brother and whilst he has been a tad attention seeking, he also enjoys pointing at the Bug and very solemnly stating Baby. He also enjoys patting and stroking him.
My biggest worry with the Monkey Boy is that he has become very attached to Ouma Bunny Chow and is going to be very upset when she returns home to the dark continent on Friday.
Anyway, that’s the end of my spiel for the time being.
Normal service will resume in the coming weeks.
Take care and as always
Mr Bunny Chow