My Baby’s Turning Two

Tomorrow my baby turns two, I’m going to write that again, tomorrow my baby turns two. To be honest it doesn’t matter how many times I write, say or think it, I can’t actually believe it. How can it be two years since this little star came into our lives?

Two.years.onThis pictures was taken two years ago today. It was my due date and based on past experience (with my first daughter) I thought we still had a good few days to go. Unknown to me, 24 hours later she would be out and in my arms. Poppy literally came shooting into the world like super girl and has been amazing us every day since.


Five things Poppy has taught me over the past 2 years

1) Not all babies cry for hours on end – my eldest daughter (bless her) had colic and suffered for 4 hours a day for three months. It was a difficult time but we got through it. The first few months with Poppy was calm and much more enjoyable.

2) How it feels to have a ‘mini me’ – Poppy is my double with her big brown eyes, cheeky smile and stubborn manner. My eldest daughter is like her dad in every way. When she was a baby a few people assumed I was her nanny because we looked so different. This time there is no question! I can literally see myself in her eyes, which is an amazing feeling.

3) That sisters who have been nurtured in the same way can be completely different. My two have a different temperament, personality, attitude and skill set. I now know that you are born with your own personality, of course the environment will shape a few things but on the whole you are who you are.

4) How special the relationship between two sisters can be – I don’t have a sister but watching these two together makes me very envious of this special bond. They’ll always have each other and I hope will always be as close as they are now.

5) That the amazing, overwhelming love you have for your first child CAN be repeated and IS as strong the second time. Before I had Poppy, I couldn’t imagine I could love anyone as much as I loved Lili. And so, as prepared as I was to give birth, I was scared that I wouldn’t feel the same for my second child. It turns out that I had nothing to be worried about, the love was there straight away, in a big wave just like the first time!


Happy Birthday to my little Star!




  1. November 4, 2014 / 9:55 am

    This is lovely hon.
    What beautiful words and lovely picts. Poppy is a very special little girl just like her mummy (and of course Lili). Hope she had a wonderful birthday xxx

    • Heledd
      November 4, 2014 / 2:23 pm

      Thank you!! We’re having a lovely day, just been to see the poppies at Tower Bridge. H x

  2. November 4, 2014 / 11:45 am

    Such a lovely post. I wish I had taken more tummy photos when I was pregnant with my second. I hardly have any photos of me, which I now find sad. I hope Poppy has a lovely birthday. Her party looks fab! And thank you for linking up! xx

  3. November 4, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    What a beautiful read! Thy grow up so fast! My little one is 4 months and I wonder where the time has gone! Just feels like yesterday I was in hospital! Hope you have a lovely day and take lots of photos! Xo

  4. November 4, 2014 / 7:07 pm

    lovely pictures she is sooo cute! i know exactly what you mean on number 5, its something that i really worries about when expecting my second i felt a bit mad for thinking it but i think alot of parents feel the same x

  5. November 4, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Lovely post! She sounds adorable (they both do). Gorgeous post about having two girls and how special both are to you. Jess xx

  6. November 9, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    Aww she’s a gorgeous little girl – happy birthday for tomorrow!

    • Heledd
      November 9, 2014 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you! I think so too. Are you allowed to say that about your own child?

  7. November 9, 2014 / 10:19 pm

    What a beautiful photo of her at the end. She sounds and looks absolutely gorgeous. I too have learnt what an incredible bond sisters can share, even at a very young age- it is very special. I hope she has a great birthday tomorrow.

    PS It really was such a pleasure to meet you and spend some time with you yesterday, you really are a very lovely lady. I hope that we can do it again soon. x

    • Heledd
      November 10, 2014 / 12:48 am

      Thank you. The feeling mutual, I really enjoyed meeting you yesterday. You’re such a cool woman and I look forward to getting to know you more. x

  8. November 10, 2014 / 6:33 am

    Happy Birthday Poppy, she’s such a little cutie. Hope you have a great day celebrating! x

  9. November 10, 2014 / 10:34 pm

    Lovely, and Happy Birthday Poppy! It really is amazing how two sisters can share such a remarkable bond yet have so many differences. beautiful to witness though isnt it? x

    • Heledd
      November 10, 2014 / 11:17 pm

      Oh Natalie, it’s just the best! I love, love, love watching them together. xx

  10. November 11, 2014 / 12:26 am

    Oh my goodness – the cuteness!!!!! poppy looks so adorable in that last shot in her little fairy outfit (making me really want a girl here!!). This is such a touching post xxx
    thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou xxx

    • Heledd
      November 11, 2014 / 7:56 am

      She is a very cute little girl but can also be a little monster! Those big brown eyes means she gets away with so much. Thanks hon xx