In just a few short days, our family make up will change forever. There will be another little boy in our family, another precious son for both Shilts and I to love and cherish, a little brother for Olly to adore and grow up with. It’s a time I never really allowed myself to imagine would happen. I always hoped it would but never gave myself false hope that my dream of being a family of four would come true. Even now as I’m 39 weeks pregnant carrying the biggest bump, I’m literally pinching myself that I’m going to be a Mama of two little boys.
I’m so excited to see our family grow by another pair of feet with ten tiny toes. Another pair of hands with ten tiny fingers. To hold another baby boy in my arms knowing our family is complete. To dress our new little bundle in his freshly washed sleepsuits, to take in the smell of his beautiful little head. To introduce him to his big brother who will no doubt be one of the best big brothers ever; a friend for life, his protector and his companion in life’s little adventures.
I am so proud of the little boy Olly is growing into. He’s caring and attentive, sensitive and kind. Cheeky and intelligent, stubborn and determined. He lights up my world each and every day with his comical sayings and his cheeky grin. Although, I wish I could reassure him on the mornings when he’s full of anxiety about school that he’ll have a fantastic day and come out at the end of the day smiling.
Whilst I’m nervous about the next few days, with major surgery and the pain, it’ll be a tiny price to pay to ensure our baby boys safety. Remembering Olly’s dramatic entrance to the world is pretty much a blur but I’ll never forget the moment he was placed in my arms and I became a Mummy for the first time. It’s overwhelming and emotional and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be the same this second time around.
The next chapter is ahead. Our hospital bags are packed and ready, the co-sleeping crib is assembled awaiting it’s new tiny inhabitant. His baby blanket is embroidered with his name to be revealed to family and friends. My heart is about to burst with excitement and I cannot wait to see what our baby boy looks like and to see the love and bond grow between my boys.
The best time for new beginnings is now.