Life with a baby and as a Mum of two has been really full on which has left me with next to no time at all to update this blog which I have missed doing.
Life has been full on and although this year has been truly magical in welcoming my second-born into the family at the same time it's been a heartbreaking and gut wrenching year in terms of having to make decisions in relation to DS. I will talk about this in another post but first I thought I would update you on whats been happening since my last post.
Well easily the most excitable thing to happen since my last post is the birth of our beautiful daughter! The baby bump was a little girl! Her birth was completely different to DS's birth but at the same time labour and giving birth to her was very familiar :)
DS acknowledged his little sister during the first few weeks but that was it. As predicted, it has taken some getting used to having to share my attention with his sibling and I have been sensitive to that.
I was confident that if I gave him the space, reassurance and love that he would come round to her and the massive change in his own time and he did :)
It's only in the last month or so that he's taken more of an interest in her and he's just starting to display love and affection towards her in his own way which is heartwarming to watch as their Mum :)
As for her, she absolutely adores her brother! She forever stares at him, smiles and giggles with excitement when he is nearby, crawls after him and reaches her little arms up to him. She has so much love for her handsome brother :)
Life with two children, one with autism and additional needs and the other a newborn has been full on, tough at times attempting to juggle the very different needs of them both and absolutely exhausting with cluster feeding throughout the night. I've somehow managed it though and at 11 months old my daughter still breastfeeds which in a way forces me to stop, sit/lie down and have a rest whilst she suckles usually to sleep. It's such a peaceful experience.
I will refer to my daughter as DD (Dearest Daughter) for blog purposes going forward.
We celebrated DD's Baptism on a glorious and sunny Summer's day in July. Her Daddy and I were so proud to show her off to all our friends and family.
I'm not sure yet whether to try and carry on blogging in between the piles of washing, breastfeeds, cooking, baby groups etc or to maybe change direction with the blog and concentrate on other areas, I haven't decided yet but I do have lots of ideas so we'll see and of course I will keep you guys informed on my plans :)
Thank you for reading after sooooo long :)