I’m just home from a lovely morning of swimming and…. drum roll please… meeting my friend’s new baby. We went straight from swimming and spent almost an hour with her. She was looking brilliant, especially, considering she only gave birth less than two weeks ago never mind the fact she?has a toddler to juggle. They said that baby is not sleeping great at night, which doesn’t help them, and I can’t imagine how hard it is with a toddler too, but fingers crossed it will get better soon. We went with two other friends and their toddlers too. I loved my cuddles with baby, he’s just so cute. What I also noticed was, I was quite shocked that H didn’t get jealous. To be truthful, she didn’t seem to notice as she was too busy playing with all the ‘new’ toys with her friends. I probably could have left and she wouldn’t have noticed either. I had two cuddles with baby and he was just so scrumptious.
It’s funny how you forget the newborn scrunched up-ness, the facial expressions, the squeaks, the little noises, the eyes shut, the big eyes when they do open them, and of course the little sicky moments. But, what I really had forgotten was just how tiny they are. baby fitted right in my arms on my lap, teeny tiny, scrunched up-ness. Teeny tiny thin fingers with such minuscule?nails. And, how quite they really are. I remember when H was born friends telling us let right and centre how quite her cry was, and we did not believe them. Sorry, friends, we didn’t believe you one iota. But, you were so so so right.
I do have to mention the joint new baby gift our swimming group gave… this AMAZING Nappy Cake by Baby Creations…
?It includes?a gift for baby, a gift for toddler (a book, not pictured), and importantly a gift for mummy (mummy time voucher) as well as some chocolates for mummy and daddy to enjoy (ok, keep them going!). These nappy cakes are so well presented, thoughtful and above all personalised! There was also a cuddly toy with all of baby’s birth details on which was the icing on the cake! I definitely 100% recommend Baby Creations for all your new baby gifts!
I say all that, how lovely it was, how cute baby was and it makes me think of how I’d love to have another child. Another little baby, a?little brother or sister for H to play with. A sibling for her to bond with, someone who will be there for her throughout her life. Yes, I know they’d fight too, but hopefully at some stage they’d get through that and be there for one another. Be there keeping their secrets from hubby and I. Them protecting us as we do our parents. But what will be will be and I don’t hold any expectations. I don’t really know how I really feel about doing it all again, and I say this because H is such a live wire, into everything, non-stop, learning constantly, and, at times incredibly clingy. Yes, she’d adapt, and so would we. But, for now I’m happy cuddling all my friends’ newborns. Happy that we’re soon off on our first plane holiday as a family of three. Happy we have more first still to do as a family of three. I’m incredible happy we’re as we are and so unbelievably happy for all my friends who are pregnant, who are expecting little ones soon and who’s little ones I will be more than happy to help with.