The months seem to be passing us by quickly and March is no exception, I can’t believe we are already half way through. I don’t know about anyone else but I feel like little signs of Spring are starting to emerge, albeit it slowly. Some days it’s mild enough to go out without a coat, daffodils have sprung up, and the shops have got their usual array of chocolate eggs ready to entice us ahead of Easter. More so than ever before, I honestly can’t wait for it to get a bit lighter and warmer. It feels like every day I wake up and it is just so grey, dark and bleak outside.
But while I am really looking forward to the warmer months, I am also wanting the time to slow down, mainly cause I am not ready for our baby boy to be one. Even the mere thought of it is making me feel so sad and sentimental, so in some respects I want April to not arrive so quickly. I cannot comprehend that he is soon going to be one and these tiny baby days will be over, yet at the same time I couldn’t possibly imagine life without him in it now. When it was approaching April last year, I remember seeing these little signs of Spring and willing time to hurry up so I could meet my baby. I remember spending hours imagining me pushing him around in his buggy in the sunshine, I was so excited to have a Spring baby. Indeed the day we came out of hospital it was warm enough to just wear a t-shirt, which felt weird after being cooped up inside the hospital for two days without seeing any natural light. I remember sitting at my mums house when he must have been about three days old, I was still struggling with that initial pain in breastfeeding, and I sat in the sunshine in her garden clenching my fists and swearing while he latched on. I can’t believe that we are nearly at his one year milestone- please time slow down a little.
Life with these three has been busy as usual this month, as can only come with having three young children, but rather than out of the ordinary busy times, we have just been getting stuck in to routines, lazy weekends and not much on. I’ve enjoyed it, while I adore travelling and having new adventures, I also just really love being at home. We have deliberately been having some quiet weekends as April is really busy for us, and it’s been so nice just enjoying days at home together. I love this time of year, the anticipation and promise of the Summer ahead of us.
All three of them are still incredibly close in that wonderful relationship that only siblings can have. The girls warm my heart on a daily basis with how cute they are, yet also stress me out on a daily basis as they constantly bicker too. But ultimately they adore each other and I love watching my sisters together- it’s a privilege to be able to witness their bond. This month LL has become even more obsessed with her baby brother. She has always been like that, with both of them fighting to hold him first thing in the mornings, but she has become even sweeter with him if that is possible. It is hard to explain really and put into words, but she’s just always there for him. She is like his shadow, constantly cuddling him and playing with him, and I love watching their relationship develop and grow. It’s almost like LL is the glue that holds them together, I often joke that she is the filling to our sandwich and that is so true. She has a wonderful relationship with her big sister and the same with her little brother, she spreads herself around and gives so much to both of them. She’s just lovely and I am so proud of her. Don’t get me wrong Mads is also just as lovely with her little brother, but I can’t explain LL. She sort of fills a role of being the middle child and yet I can’t even really explain what that role is.
We took these photos last night, as I probably don’t need to say that I left it till the last minute again. We went over to my mums after school as it was my stepdads birthday, and we had a little cake and sung happy birthday. The weather was quite nice so I took a couple of photos in the garden and also a couple of photos on the window seat in her kitchen. Unintentionally they sort of matched the window seat which made us all laugh…