Last week we welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Chloe Margaret into the world. In the hours and days following Chloe’s birth, I understood perfectly why people have 10 children – because newborns are intoxicating. I loved my precious days in hospital with Chloe where I didn’t have to worry about daily tasks and I could just stare at my baby and enjoy every second with her, watching her pull funny faces and feel her nuzzle into my neck. I loved that blissful little bubble with my newborn and will always treasure that time we had together.
I wondered how Ava would react to meeting her new baby sister. She was a little bit shy at first and then she couldn’t wait to touch, kiss and hug ‘her bubba’. It was love at first sight and Ava is so very proud and helpful, getting nappies and wipes for Chloe… even decorating her with stickers and putting lip balm on her! Oh how much more resilient second children have to be! (We’ve since talked about this).
We’ve had a big week following Chloe’s birth. I celebrated my birthday on the day we took her home (best present ever!), had my first weekend at home with the girls while my hubby went away for work, and celebrated Fathers Day with our first outing as a family of four.
Life is definitely different with two little ones, and we’re slowly finding our feet and figuring out a routine. Luckily Chloe is a sweet and content little bubba which means I can still spend lots of time with her very busy and energetic big sister.
I can’t even begin to describe how very lucky and grateful we feel to have two beautiful little girls. My hubby said he’s going to be very well looked after and life will certainly never be boring with a house full of girls!
Thank you so much to everyone who has sent us beautiful messages, e-mails, cards, flowers and gifts. We’re amazed and very touched by how kind, thoughtful and generous people have been.
A x x x x
Do you have any advice or top tips for this new Mumma of two?
How did your oldest child react to the arrival of a baby brother or sister?0