What a month it has been for all of us.
We started off, right after the last Siblings project with me trying to take each day as it came because of my pregnancy being so unpredictable.
It seemed each appointment I had, ran the risk of me being admitted to the antenatal ward which happened a fair few times.
Despite this, the two had a great time painting and playing on the farm with Boo pretending she too was pregnant
and a lovely trip to Knowsley Safari Park which really was our last trip as a family of four.
On March 2nd, my two siblings became three with the birth of Baby J. Due to logistics of getting the children to visit me, they actually came separately to meet their brother but I think it worked out well as they both must have missed me and it gave me time to talk to them and let them meet their baby brother in their own time.
Boo behaved similarly to when G was born in the respect that she won’t hold J and is not really interested in him but says he is cute and has a look when he is on my knee making funny faces whist being winded. She is however much better behaviour wise than when G was born-whether that’s because she is older or remembers what it was like with G, I am not sure but I have been very proud of the way she has handled the new arrival. I’d much rather her be like she is than crowding the baby like I know some children can do.
It was G I worried about. He has been the youngest for two years. How would he react to becoming a big boy over night?
In hindsight, we made a mistake with the sleeping arrangements. That first night, G’s cot was brought into our bedroom where he slept with Hubster while I went into G’s room with the baby.
In his head, his world had turned upside down.
We soon realised the mistake though and reinstated him in his own room whilst I have slept downstairs with the baby. It has worked so far.
Despite being a little distant with me for a day or so, G has welcomed his brother in the most adorable way, giving him little kisses, stroking him, taking him toys, covering him with blankets and reading him books.
It really has melted my heart.
It is early days. I am so proud of my now big two.
Let’s see what the next month brings.