My first born son Ren (蓮) arrived a fortnight ago. He’s a tiny little nugget (0.4th centile for size) and he’s absolutely perfect.

When one expects a child, it feels like the arrival is the big moment, but of course it’s only just the beginning of the next chapter.

And with it comes the sharp reality – waking up multiple times to feed, changing diapers every other hour and making sure we don’t fall asleep and accidentally kill him.

I feel every important thing we create feels like this – the gruelling after care and sustain matters as much as the birth itself.

But when I see him smile for even a second it all feels totally worth it.

Creation is an act of love.

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