Siblings (March 2016)

March. Finally I think we can say that spring is here! Hurrah! I feel like we have been waiting for it forever. The nights are starting to get ever so lighter and we are finally eating our tea whilst it’s still light rather than it being dark outside and all the lights in the house on. There’s something about spring that makes me feel fresh and ready to start a new beginning. Finally, I feel motivated to start that diet that was supposed to have commenced in January and I feel more inclined to have a walk to the park with K and D after tea instead of slumping out in front of the TV.  The mornings are lighter so it doesn’t seem as horrific when D wakes me up at 6am ready to get up for the day! K really benefits from the nights being lighter and the weather being better. She is such an outdoors girl so she is thriving now we can actually fit a park run in our day or take a day out to the farm. It also means she sleeps better at nap time and bedtime as the fresh air has tired her out. Surely there’s a win-win in that!? ha!. Our life is a super jam packed one this March so having time to photograph my two together has been a bit tricky but we managed to do it – just.

My siblings in March

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I mentioned last month that the bond between K and D was so fierce and so strong and I can only comment that this month has seen it go from strength to strength! They absolutely adore one another. The look of love that D gives to K is so amazing, it makes my heart melt.

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K is an amazing big sister and I am finding this month that she is desperate to help out with him a little bit more even if it’s something as simple as fetching me a clean nappy or a clean dummy. The help is always appreciated and it makes her feel like she has a purpose. D is the first thing on K’s mind from the minute she wakes up and is desperate to see where he is and what he is doing. She is particularly fond of sitting next to him whilst he is in his bouncing chair and watching baby TV with him. It’s the one thing they can do “together” at the moment.

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D is getting to the age now (nearly 6 months old) where he is paying attention to a lot more stuff and reaching out to grab items such as toys and teethers so K “plays” with them with D. He is also trying to sit up and lift his head up more and every time he does it K shouts “Good boy D” or “Well done little fella” (she copies her Mummy and Daddy a lot haha) It’s so great that she is there to encourage him and cheer him on. I hope she continues to be his cheerleader when they are older and I hope he does the same for her.

It’s so lovely as a mummy to hear your children giggling together. I mentioned last month that K is the one person that can make D laugh and this is very much the same this month. She’s currently at a stage where she’s learning to share a little bit more and is enjoying sharing her toys with D (whether he can play with them or not – he is having them).

 

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I feel excited about the future and look forward to seeing over the coming months how my sibling’s relationship grows.

XOXOXO

The Me and Mine Project

Siblings (February 2016)

This is my first ever month of the siblings project and I am so excited to get documenting and photographing my babies lives together. Ok, slight disclaimer: I was excited to do it last month…then I forgot. Shameful, I know. As usual life just got in the way! But I decided that life could get in the way for every situation and every memory and before I know it my children will have grown and I will have nothing to look back on. That makes me very sad. So here I am!

It’s February now. I’m not sure how that happened. It feels like yesterday that K was born never mind D, and now she is 2.5yrs old and he is 21 weeks. It really is scary how fast time is going. Our lives are full of things we need to get done and things we need to tick off our list, it will be nice when life slows down a little bit. But when that will happen I’m not sure. One good thing about it being February, is that we are that little bit closer to spring time and the lighter nights. We are definitely in need of them. K is very much an outdoor girl and spends a lot of her time outside burning her energy off but with winter comes cold days and dark early nights so that stops us going out as much. Spring and summer will see us at the parks in the late afternoon rather than on the sofa watching TV. We can’t wait!

My siblings in February

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From the minute D was born, K has absolutely adored him. There was an instant bond between them that no one could break. She was so understanding when we had to leave her for a few weeks when D was poorly as a newborn. It was like she knew we had to do whatever it took to get her brother back to her as quickly as possible. For that, I will be forever proud of her for. Although D is still a young baby and can’t do very much the connection they already have is amazing. K is the one person that can make D laugh, she relishes in that fact. His face lights up the minute she walks in to the room or he can hear her voice. He is mesmerised by her. K is so loving of her little brother, always wanting to hold him, kiss him, cuddle him and play him. We just have to be careful as she can be a little bit rough with him without her knowing. But D doesn’t seem to mind one bit. She is fiercely protective of her little brother, especially around strangers but loves to show him off when people stop to look at him. She is quick to remind them that it is HER brother. I am so grateful that I was lucky enough to have my babies so close in age because now they will grow up together and continue to grow that bond. I am excited to see their love and relationship grown over the next few months.

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XOXOXO

The Me and Mine Project