Recently I've found myself being asked how has your eldest taken to having a sister? The answer it appears is really well. There’s only 16 months between the girls and as neither can speak it is not thoroughly known but as they say actions speak louder than words.
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It is through their engagement with one another that I'm soon learning what type of children I have and already I feel there are similarities as well as differences.
There first encounter with one another was in hospital. As Daddy held our eldest our new addition was snug in my arms. Big sister looked at me, then her sister before looking away and declaring she wanted to be put down. It wasn't long before the eldest was running around the wards introducing herself to other visitors and the patients! I overheard one person say that at the age she was they are very self absorbent.
That she may be but she has also been truly delightful and shown caring towards her sister. She has stood guard when it has come to baby’s observations and as I've gone to feed the little one held on to her bottle too. She has gotten into the baby’s Moses basket with her and I even discovered she’d tucked a piece of bread into the bedding – clearly we differ in thoughts as to how we are to feed her.
I truly feel blessed with my eldest being so kind, considerate and mothering. She is crazy too mind as she runs around with a penguin hat covering her head bumping into things including baby (no harm was done). I love her just the way she is.
The youngest is a joy too. It is thanks to her feeding well in hospital that she was allowed home sooner than her sister. She wants food when mummy eats though which led me to feel rather dizzy once with low blood sugars in hospital! She is also nocturnal, something I am working on as I bring her downstairs during the day so she can learn the difference. She watches over the goings on in our family and hopes she doesn't get crushed by the crazy toddler that wants to share her bed.