One year ago, at 18.48 in the evening, a little but very loud girl with dark eyes and a dimple on her left cheek was born. She was a big, healthy baby who was born into the water within four hours of the first contraction. She came out with a demanding cry and we fell in love with her straight away. I could tell it was love at first sight when she met her proud big sister too.
Lana is at nursery, Maya is sleeping and it feels like I have the first quiet moment to myself in months. The nursery manager and Lana’s own carer just visited and then Lana happily took both their hands and walked off to nursery whilst Maya and I were spying on them from the bedroom window. I’m only now realising just how big of a thing this is for Lana (and me) and it feels like a new beginning. An exciting one.
I think it’s time for another sister snapshot blog as it’ been a couple of months since the last one. We moved to Finland 10 days ago, but so far I haven’t really noticed that it would’ve made a difference in the girls’ behaviour – but who knows what will happen in the coming months! Anyway, here are a few things that come to mind when I think about my babies now.
Before we had Maya everybody kept telling me that the second child is so much less stressful, and that is exactly how it’s been. It’s been a sheer joy to look after Maya and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it is to have a little baby again, a baby who’s always giving you the biggest smiles and who lights up when you walk into the room. She is the best.
Maya has been a different baby ever since her first tooth came through a couple of days ago – she is happy playing on her own and she’s been sleeping and napping so much better. Hallelujah! Last night she only woke me up once, once! It’s funny how Maya got her first tooth exactly at the same age as Lana, at around 5,5 months.
Matthew’s sister sent me a link to this sister snapshot blog post and said it’s something she wants to do when her baby arrives – have I told you that she is pregnant btw?! Lana and Maya will be getting a wee Scottish cousin in June, which we’re all very excited about! Another little girl as well <3