When I was pregnant with Toby I just knew he was a boy. We’d picked a girl’s name just in case (Martha) but I *knew* I was carrying a boy even though we didn’t find out at the scan. I saw myself as a mummy to boys and I was really comfortable with that. With Martha, I didn’t have that sixth sense of our unborn baby’s gender and with my stress levels rising over what to do with Toby’s newborn clothes, we decided to find out. But I didn’t think I wanted a daughter.
When Martha was 4 months old I wrote a post about when to wean, how to know when the time is right and my fears about weaning a baby whose gag reflex was so overactive that even a breastfeed could result in projectile vomiting if she took too big a gulp. Fast forward to Martha at nearly 11 months old and this girl simply loves her food! Here’s how months 6 to 10 went.
Spring has sprung! Anyone else feel so much happier as the temperature slowly rises and the flowers open? Toby walked out of our front door the other day, closed his eyes and said “What a lovely day! Mummy, can you feel the warm?”
Having two children 21 months apart is hard. But as tough as these early days/weeks/months have been, I wouldn’t swap it for the world and The Siblings Project is such a lovely way for me to look at their blossoming relationship and remind myself that it’s pretty darn awesome! I feel like I don’t have as many photos of Toby and Martha together from the past month, but with a good fortnight of illness in there I haven’t taken as many photos anyway to be honest.