I can’t believe we are finally in March, I have been counting down the days till I could say I was having a baby next month and now it is here. I am very much counting the days, minutes and hours now until our baby boy is due in April. All being well we will have one more Siblings post just my two ladies as our baby boy won’t be making an appearance until towards the end of April but I can’t believe that soon there will be another little person in the photos with them.
I am feeling very emotional at the moment about just how much our family is going to change over the next few months and the implications it will have on the girls. This has coincided with a real shift in the bond between them both recently. They have been close from day one but this month it’s almost like it has intensified even more. They truly are the best of friends and they constantly play together, cuddle up to each other and babble away together, and while of course they argue and bicker a lot, it really does seem that they are the best of friends. Mads is going through a bit of a mothering stage and always wants to pick LL up and carry her about, which is quite amusing as she’s probably not far off her weight.
At the moment I often sit and imagine what our family dynamic will be like in months and years to come. I remember being like this with LL, worrying about the what if’s and the worst case scenarios and of course from the moment she arrived she slotted in just perfectly. But I would hate for the arrival of our little boy bump to somehow stop the girls bond from developing. But likewise I would hate for him not to feel as much as a part of it when he is a bit bigger. I guess only time will tell, but I would imagine for the first few months when he is newborn and not particularly communicative, that he won’t really cause them to be any different towards each other.
This month we have allowed the girls to do two things. The first one is every Friday night we let them have a sleepover with each other. Even though they already share a bedroom with bunk beds, for some reason a sleepover is the best thing ever, so much so we have let it become a weekly tradition. They both sleep in LL’s bed, in the bottom bunk, and I often go up to check on them to find they have fallen asleep cuddling each other. The second thing is that we have invested in a Gro Clock and when the ‘sun’ comes up we let Mads go in LL’s bed until it is time to get up properly. Mr E and I wake every morning to the sound of them giggling and chatting away together. I am not sure if these are contributing factors to them becoming even closer, but something has definitely developed in terms of their bond.
The photos of them this month were taken when we took a little trip to the seaside last weekend to Norfolk. (I made a little video and lots of other photos which you can see if you click on that link) I love them, it was one of those perfectly lovely impromptu days out and I love these simple but happy snaps of them together…
Caught in the act throwing sand. Mads looks rather unimpressed. Happy photos of my happy girls. My heart bursts with pride when I see them together.
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