aka Jakey Potatey.
Nothing could have prepared me for the utter joy of seeing my two boys together and watching a budding little friendship develop, even in these first thirteen weeks. I'm under noooo illusion that that's always going to be the case, and I'm definitely not going to pretend it's always smooth sailing when a newborn and a two year old are involved!! Quite the opposite sometimes! But when I listen to Jake giggle as he watches his energetic big brother jumping on the bed, and watch him smiling from ear to ear as he endures a bit of rough and tumble and some mighty hearty cuddles... I feel so grateful to be raising two boys. And when I watch Eli holding him and tenderly saying "It's ok Jakey, I'm here... big brother is here... I'll look after you Baby Jakey", and see Eli's face light up with excitement when his "Little Mr." wakes up (or ahem, is woken up prematurely cos he wants to "play with him"!)... I am filled with pride.
And then... there's the times that poor wee Jacob gets fire trucks driven over his face.... and I just have to remember he will grow up tough and will probably get his own back when he's a bit older! ;)
In a midnight snapchat convo the other day, my beautiful friend summed up Mum-life as having "tired eyes and a full heart"... and I couldn't agree more! Occassionally nights are spent just flip flopping between two bedrooms to comfort little boys. I'm pretty sure I've been late to every single thing we've left the house for. It's just normal for me to be covered in baby spew. And even a few of my friends have been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of poonamis at cafes. But man... we are loving the sleepy snuggles, the way his whole body wriggles when he gives us his big coy grins, and the massive, expressive chats he has with anyone who gives him some face-to-face attention! Heart = full.
Here's a wee snippet of our little man's first three months... Enjoy! xx