Becoming a big sister!
My second baby is due in a matter of weeks, and the excitement about our new baba’s arrival is definitely growing. Not only are me and daddy talking about it all the time, but all our friends, teachers and neighbours keep on asking if Isabelle is looking forward to becoming a big sister. If you asked her a few months ago, she would be very happy to answer your question, but as too many people ask her now, she seems to be kind of bored answering the same thing over and over again!
Her feeling towards big sisterhood doesn’t change though; she is very excited, and I believe she is going to be a great sister. She was the one who kept on asking me for a sibling. I honestly think that if she wasn’t that keen in the first place, I would have just never decided to do it all over again.
Motherhood was something completely new to me. If you knew Isabelle you could say I’d had it easy, as she is and always was an easy child, without any problems. But everything is not as it seems. Living in the UK without having any family around, was much more difficult than I expected. And it’s for that reason there will be almost a five year gap between Isabelle and her littler brother or sister.
Last year, after I ran the London marathon, I knew I was ready. Isabelle was due to start school full time from September, and that was the opportunity to become a family of four.
I cannot wait for Isabelle to see her brother/sister. I dream about how she comes with daddy to the hospital, and will be asking if she could hold the baby. I know I will be crying…I am crying now, just writing it…and really hope they will have a great relationship and will love each other very much.
Some of our friends have suggested getting a present for Isabelle, and saying it was from the baby. What do you think? Have you got any tips on how to introduce a new arrival to your existing child?
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