With 4 weeks left until baby number 2 is due to join us I am feeling all emotional about our precious little girl, whom you know as Belle. For more than 3 years she has been our world.
The only baby in our life...
She is all we have known and she has made us smile and laugh until we have cried. Our love for her is something we could never have imagined, it is a love so strong and unconditional, a love that makes you want to give up everything in this world so long as she is happy. I am speaking for myself and daddy when I say this.
From 1 year
We could not be more proud of her. Her love of life, her smile, her manners, her sweet and caring nature, her cheekiness, her spark, her wit. The way she makes us do a 'family cuddle' each day.
From 2 Years
Belle is so excited about baby arriving. She is so gentle with 'bump' and snuggles up close to say hello, we can already see what type of sister she is going to be. She has been looking after her old books for baby so he/she can have them, her idea completely. We don't question how she is going to be as we simply know she is going to be amazing.
But I feel anxious. Can 'I' be good enough for my angel and our new angel, having to share this insane all consuming love I have. Can it be divided? Or does the heart just grow and the love gets duplicated so nothing has to give?
I am so excited that we will be a family of four, that we have continued this journey from our family of 3. That Belle will have a sibling. Hubby and I sit there at night feeling baby boo kick and turn in my tummy, such a lovely warm feeling, thinking about how it felt like yesterday that was our first born doing the same things. We would not change a bit of it, it is what we wanted and what we want. But for these next couple weeks we may just be secretly holding Belle that little bit tighter at bedtime, as this seems like such a big step in her little life.