Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Big Sister to be...No longer a family of 3


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...

...until now.  

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.  

3 Years

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.

We will always love you darling, we will always be here for you, continue doing what you do.


11 comments:

  1. Love grows, duplicates and multiplies. You will be awesome, and so will Belle!

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  2. Now I am crying! Belle is such a special little girl and will be an amazing big sis. Dont worry, there is always enough love to go around. You were great with your 'little brothers' and she will be the same! Cant wait to see her with her new brother or sister!

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    1. Thanks so much sweetie pie. I really hope I can be. I already feel so much love for baby boo but I just worry about getting the balance right x

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  3. I had the same concerns before having my second, but love really does grow and you will have more than enough to go around. xx

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    1. Thanks Emma, everyone is saying that love does grow and you will always have enough :) x

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  4. Ahhhh, a lovely post that you could have taken straight out of my heart. It's so confusing at times to be so excited about having another baby, but at the same time so sad to be seeing a particular chapter as a family come to an end. I just keep reminding myself of the gift we are giving both of our children in giving them a sibling to share life with.
    Like you, I don't have any fears about how my big baby will react, I just sort of know he'll be great. It's me I'm more worried about and how on earth I can have the capacity to adore TWO little people in that way. I guess we're about to find out though.......! X

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    1. Thanks Lucy :) Not long for us both now!! Can you believe we are full term, ahhhh! So many emotions to come. I have loved following your blog and bump updates by the way xx

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  5. Baby number two brings a new rhythm into the house. You won't get those precious times you did with a solo baby but seeing the sibling bond makes up for it.

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  6. Aww I bet she will be a fab big sisterx

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  7. Awww, you'll be fine! It will be enough love -promise! Take care x

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