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Siblings: September

These were taken very last minute yesterday but I have a good reason, right? Last week the girls finally met their baby brother! I honestly didn’t think the day would ever come and yet here we are, a week later and it feels like he has always been a part of our family. He has slotted in so well, adapting to our routines and being a dream baby all in all. I’m not saying there haven’t been moments of pure exhaustion and times where I’ve panicked that I can’t do this – but compared to the girls he is just so chilled!

my girls and boy september

I think the girls felt as though he would never arrive – I’ve been pregnant a third of LJ’s life so it must have felt like an eternity! Even when I made it to my due date I would say ‘baby will be here soon’ and they would look at me as if I was mad – it must have just been such an abstract idea for them, even with G having been through it all before.

three children of mine

His arrival wasn’t the best timing in the world, with G starting school in the same week. But, I was thankful that I was able to take her on her first day- I had been so anxious that I would miss it. She was my very first baby and I didn’t want to let her down. I have wondered if that was the reason for such a long pre-labour, that my brain was holding me back. It ties in as it all ramped up that evening, it was as if my body could finally relax knowing I had fulfilled my duty to her.

With a new baby brother and starting school, G has been a little unsettled and it hasn’t been the easiest thing to watch. She’s not been horrendous but it has just been little things, acting out, being rude and generally being the opposite to my sweet little girl I am used to. I don’t want either of them to feel pushed out so I have done my best to include them in the process – to help get their brother get dressed, to fetch me muslins and baby wipes etc.. and it seems to have improved the situation.

my three babies

We are all finding our feet still and I imagine it will take a good few weeks for the girls to settle and get used to having another sibling around, but a week in and I think we are doing pretty well. The main thing is they absolutely adore him! LJ is very maternal towards him, wanting cuddles all the time and G is taking on a very protective role, overseeing LJ and everything she does when he is around. He is very lucky to have such caring sisters, I cannot wait to see how their relationships will change over the months and years to come. 🙂

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14 Comments

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    Janine Dolan
    September 15, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I love the way they are so caring at this such a young age already. Holding him and everything. Matthew didn’t want anything to do with his little sister when she was born. They love each other now though. #siblingsproject

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    emilyandindiana
    September 15, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Oh Katy these are just gorgeous! I’ve got all of your vlogs ready to binge watch when the kids are out tomorrow and I cannot wait xxx

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    Laura - dear bear and beany
    September 15, 2016 at 11:27 am

    These are the perfect photos of your first trio photos for #TheSiblingsProject. Look at the way the girls are looking at their baby brother, I can see they are going to be the perfect big sisters and maybe a couple of little mummies too. So lovely to see them all together finally! x

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    Clearlybex
    September 15, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Adorable photos of the 3 of your babies, and congratulations on your newest arrival. My daughter has also started school for the first time last week and sounds just as moody as your daughter. It’s been an exhausting rollercoaster for our new starters, lots to learn, lots to take in and with your little ones newest sibling its been a little more different to all her class peers. x

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    Emma Plus Three
    September 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Ah look how much they love him! Too cute. Congratulations again x #siblingsproject

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    September 15, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Aww these photos are so gorgeous – I love the way that G and LJ are looking down at their baby brother with so much love. How lovely to finally have some siblings photos with your little trio all together and so glad that you were able to take little G to school on her first day. I can imagine it must be hard for her with all the changes – glad to hear that getting her and LJ involved with helping out has helped ease that. Congratulations again on the arrival of your beautiful boy x #siblingsproject

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    Leslie Rickerby / Messy Blog
    September 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    aww that last shot is lovely 🙂

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    Donna
    September 15, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Oh look how much they love him! Gorgeous xx

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    Carie @ Space for the Butterflies
    September 16, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Oh these are the pictures we’ve all been waiting for, and they remind me so much of the first pictures I took of my three – the girls are gorgeous as is your new little man, and it’s lovely to see them all snuggled up together and happy!

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    Laura @ Little Ladies Big World
    September 18, 2016 at 12:52 am

    They are all so adorable. You can see how much they adore him. It may take some adjustment and it must be such a big thing with school as well but they will get there and they will soon feel like he has always been there I’m sure xx

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    Caroline
    September 18, 2016 at 8:47 am

    These are beautiful Katy. I am sure you will treasure them forever. Congratulations again x

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    The Mother's Room
    September 19, 2016 at 6:40 am

    These are beautiful photos – I’m sure you will all manage to ride this period of adjustment and things will soon settle down. And many congratulations on the new arrival x

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    Jenny
    September 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

    OH squeal, baby squishes by his siblings that almost makes me cry. New babies coming home is the very very best experience watching them meet their siblings. What a special month for you huge huge congratulations again and again. So happy for you all. They look amazing snuggled up here too. #siblingsproject

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    September 25, 2016 at 8:05 am

    What stunning pictures huni xxx

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