I don't even know where to start this month... I can blame the newborn haze, right? Because our little siblings line up change is still very, very new; and we are still in the very early days of life with three siblings. All I can say is that it is everything I hoped and dreamed it might be, and more. My big two have made me so very proud.
In the days leading up to their new sister's birth they had both been drawing pictures of the family and were already including the not-yet-born addition. Our little man has talked about us as a five and not a four for quite some time now. And while I was pleased that they seemed to have such a concrete idea about what was about to happen, I worried that maybe the reality of it would throw them.
The truth is that they have embraced her into our family as if she has always been a part of it. For them she just seems to be a late arrival to the party, a part of the puzzle that was always going to be here eventually. They came running into the house to meet her for the very first time with the kind of excited smiles that make you want to cry. And as they crept into our room on that first new morning, their first whispered questions were whether the baby was still here... like they might have dreamt her. Their joy to see her snoozing in her cot was adorable. They want her to be a part of everything and anything... "can she come and see us in the bath?" "can I read to her?" "can she come and say goodbye to me at school?" "can she sleep in my bed?"... she has unquestionably been welcomed into the gang and it is a magical thing to witness.
And while I'm sure the novelty will inevitably wear off when they realise that babies really aren't very fun to begin with, it is plain to see how incredibly proud of her they are.
You can just tell that they love her already... without question.
She is their sister, she is their baby.
Do be sure to pop around the other cohosts and check out their siblings photos. I'm sending you to Keri-Anne this month, she always shares the most beautiful images of her girls who share such a lovely closeness that just shines out of her photos. Keep following the circle around until you get back to the beginning, and of course link up your sibling photos below, I can't wait to see them all.