A newborn whirlwind.

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It’s now been two weeks since my 2nd boy, Axel, was born. It’s been a total whirlwind, magnified by the fact my first child, Zach, has just turned two.

I’m on paternity leave from work, and I’m incredibly grateful to Automattic for the extended leave (6 months in total). This has allowed me to take a lot of the strain off my wife and take Zach off her hands as well as bond with the baby in the evenings once Zach is down for the day.

I’m getting less baby cuddles than I did with my first, but I’ve been able to take Zach swimming more, to tumble tots (getting lost because Google Maps took me to the business address – a woman’s house) and not the play centre.

All in all – it’s been lots of fun but also incredibly tiring.

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