I’m so excited to join in with the Sibling Project!
Oh how wonderful it is having two fantastic children. After an ectopic pregnancy in 2015, there was a short time I wondered if we would have any more children. We were, of course, really lucky to have G, but it’s been so fantastic to add B into our little tribe.
We talked about the baby throughout my pregnancy, explaining to G that his baby sibling was growing in my tummy, and as the due date neared we talked often about the baby coming out and coming home. G was so lovely, cuddling my bump and saying ‘aww! baby!’ and making cradling actions. He was really excited.
I was sure that he’d be great when the baby arrived at first, but the novelty was bound to wear off, and poor baby was in for a few digs or sly pinches. After all, it’s not easy to share your toys at 2 let alone your parents!
But honestly? G has been amazing! Any jealousy or frustration has been taken out on us and not the baby. Which isn’t lovely, but it’s better than it being taken out on B! And he’s just so loving towards him. Wanting to cuddle him and give him kisses. He tries to share toys he thinks are appropriate for a baby to play with, soft toys etc, and talks about what he’ll share with him when B gets bigger.
He is such a great big brother.
Now that B is 3 months old, his personality is coming through a bit stronger.
He clearly adores his big brother, giving him huge smiles whenever he’s near, and often lets out a big cry when he goes away.
He’s never phased when too big toys come playfully towards his face, or when the cuddles are a little bit smothering.
I’m so excited to watch them grow together, and hopefully become the best of friends. And to record their special relationship through this linky.
We love our boys so much!
Mrs H xxx