So here we are at the last day of another month (happy leap day!) and time for my Me and Mine Family Portrait post. This is an important one for us as it marks our last monthly pictures as a family of four. Next month, all going well, we’ll be joined by our newest little member who is due in the next three weeks.
We are now more than ready for the arrival of little baby Lavender but if I’m honest, I still can’t believe she’s really on her way and will be here so soon. This pregnancy has flown by so quickly!
My biggest worry is how it will change the family dynamics and limit the one-to-one time I have with my girls. Poppy has been the ‘baby of the family’ for so long and is very comfortable in that role. I’m worried that the new baby will have the biggest impact on her. Lili is already an amazing big sister, with a big heart and a massive amount of patience. She shares everything she has with her little sister without a moan or a grumble. Unfortunately, Poppy doesn’t have that same sharing mentality. She’s used to having her own way and demands most of our attention.
On the other hand Poppy is always the one that surprises us, we think she’s shy, then she gets up (by herself) and sings at her pre-school Christmas concert, without a second thought. We thought that starting pre-school would be a big challenge with tantrums at the door but we’ve had none! Maybe I worry about her too much because she’s my current baby – and underestimate her strength of character. Also, truth be told, she is the one that seems to be most excited about the new baby, kissing and talking to my bump on a daily basis.
Only time will tell how we settle into our new roles but one thing I do know, is that this little lady will be loved and cared for by us all, from the moment she comes into the world.
This month I’ve been…
– Struggling to sleep, so I’ve been getting up and watch soppy ‘girlie’ films on Netflix and Amazon Prime. I’m not proud of this but to be honest at 4am, they’re the only things my brain can handle.
-Eating way too much chocolate!
-Had a lovely day at a spa at the Brooklands Hotel with my good friend Bonnie from MamasVIB.
This month Dom has been…
– Helping me get ready for baby Lavender’s arrival by putting up the buggy, bouncer chair and cot bed.
– Enjoying the BBC’s new drama The Night Manager.
-Searching for our new family car. Yes, the search continues and he’s now left it a bit late!
-Loving his new FitBit watch. I now get a daily run down of his step count and sleep patterns… whether I want to hear them or not!
This month the girls have…
– Been getting excited about the arrival of their new baby sister.
– Lili has been made Fairy Godmother in her school play.
– Enjoyed Valentine’s day and got excited when they both got a card (from daddy).