I have taken some funny, some cute and some poignant photos this week, but this beautiful shot of Phil and Martha takes me breath away every time I see it.
I’ve had this feeling repeatedly over Toby’s 22 months on this earth and now it’s rearing it’s head again. The feeling of sadness and constantly asking “Why does my child reject me?”. As a loving parent, it hurts and as much as I spend most days trying not to take it personally, all I want to do is spend time with my gorgeous boy and have a deep and meaningful bond with him.
I wrote a letter to our unborn daughter a while back, followed by one to my husband Phil. The last letter I wrote to Toby was on the eve of his first birthday, so as we prepare to welcome his little sister into the world, I wanted to write to him again. Here’s my letter to my son.
Today Toby turned 21 months old and I am now 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant with baby girl, so with 11 short days until my due date and our gorgeous boy reaching a new month for the last time as our only child, I thought a joint update was in order! Being 38 weeks pregnant alongside having a 21 month old toddler isn’t always the easiest, but I wouldn’t have it any other way and I love them both so much.
When a baby is born, those super cute clothes and teddies in the shops are completely irresistible, but don’t forget about the new mummy and daddy too! Without any intention to hint to any of my friends or family who may possibly read this – honest – here are my top 10 gifts for new parents.