The moment you hear your baby (or babies in my second pregnancy’s case!) heartbeat, a wave of love surrounds you and you know that life will never be the same again. From that first cry, to the first babble and then the first big belly laugh our kids never fail to fill our hearts with the cute little noises they make. Granted, they make some pretty big noises too but it’s all part and parcel of being a parent.My girls turned three last month and in September they are due to start nursery every afternoon, so there has been a lot of reminiscing in our house lately.
Having already had Charlie four years earlier, the prospect of having twins somewhat bamboozled me. We knew they were identical and having spent so much time together already in the womb, we wondered how they would cope being apart. In the first few days, the girls spent all their time together as it seemed that being close to each other snuggled together really made them happy and at ease. As they started to adjust and get used to us, they slowly seemed happier having a little space but still curled up together in their moses basket together.
My husband works away for the main part meaning from bedtime on Sunday, they don’t see him until teatime on Friday evening. I always remember when they were around nine months they used to crawl over and sit by the door when I said Daddy was coming home and he would always be greeted with big gummy grins and squeals of delight as he walked in – talk about a warm home coming! They absolutely love their Dad and that key in the door still makes them run to the hall to see him come in.
As they grew, their very different personalities started to show – and the differences are crazy! P1 has always been the more cautious of the two, preferring to stay close to her Daddy. From a very early age she became attached to her panda and still now, she refuses to sleep unless she has her somewhat shabby grey grubby “bamba” cuddled next to her.
P2 has always been that little bit more…wild! She has no fear and used to love jumping and dancing like a loon in her jumperoo which she would happily have stayed in all day. She has an array of cuddly dogs that she likes to take to bed but isn’t as particular as her twin.
Our favourite time of the day is usually just before bed. They are all clean after their bath and Charlie comes into their room as they all go to bed at the same time. The girls each choose a book and we all sit huddled together on the floor reading before lots of kisses and cuddles. I love that they all go to bed clean, happy and feeling loved. I know as Charlie is now seven and a half, he’s not going to want to participate for much longer but the love he has for his sisters and their utter admiration for him, makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy!
This summer the wonderful folk at C&G Baby Club want to know what makes your baby happy. Is it a favourite toy, a funny relative or a little song you sing together? I’d love to know what is your #SoundofHappy moment? Comment below or tweet me @Cinderelmo as i’d love to hear your stories.
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