The Siblings Project | January

It’s been almost a year since I’ve joined in with the Siblings Project, but with the new year here, and one of my goals being to really commit to my blog this year, I really want to start up with it again as it is definitely one of my favourites!

I love to watch my two little ones growing and bonding together, and now that Jacob is getting older, I can really see the bond growing more and more. Jacob is absolutely obsessed with Finlay, he finds him hilarious, and watches him in awe at everything he does, even the naughty things! They are definitely growing into a team who love to run mummy and daddy raggered, and as hard as the days can seem with them both teaming up to take mummy and daddy down. It’s extremely heart warming to see them get along and just enjoy time with each other.

I often catch these two up to no good, jumping on the sofa is a favourite at the moment, and as soon as I enter the room they both disperse, full of cheeky laughter, because they know full well mummy says no! I’ve noticed more recently that if one does something naughty and has been told, the other will often copy with a slight smile on their face as if to say “this’ll really get her knickers in a twist.” Which all too often I can find myself getting frustrated by them both, but at the end of the day they are both little babies still, learning & growing, and as hard as it really is, I wouldn’t change these two cheeky little men ever.

I’ve noticed Finlay is still a bit stingey on the sharing side, which we try really hard to discourage and involve them both in what we’re doing, but at times I understand it’s hard for Fin as Jacob still doesn’t quite understand that he cant have whatever he likes when he likes and on the same token Jacob will be playing away nicely and suddenly Finlay decides he needs that toy too. I don’t think sharing is quite there yet with these two little men, but I am definitely seeing it get better and better, Finlay is slowing understanding that Jacob is still very tiny, as I believe Jacob is beginning to grasp not everything is his!

Since having our garage converted to a dining space we really try and eat all our meals at the table, and if me and Jack don’t have dinner at the same time as the boys then I will always make sure they sit at the table together. I think this is a time where I really see these two bonding. It’s like they have little inside jokes with each other and I will often catch them giggling and making their own little jokes (coaxing each other not to eat tea so mummy gets moody), I really could sit and watch them for hours.

That’s my boys for this month, I cant wait to see how they grow in this next month!

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Siblings Project – February

I can’t quite believe my littlest is now over 4 months old! 4 months of watching a beautiful bond form between my two boys. This month I’ve noticed more than anything that Jacob is really beginning to watch Finlay in everything that he does, and I can see him almost willing himself to grow up so he can run around with him. He finds him hilarious and I can really see the love between them growing stronger and stronger.

Finlay cannot get enough of his baby brother, its becoming clearer every day that Jacob is his top priority at times, in the mornings he likes to know where he is. At night times he has to say goodnight to him and give him a kiss over anyone else in the room. He just adores him and it makes my heart burst.

This month I’ve definitely noticed Finlay becoming a little more confused by the fact that his baby brother isn’t able to run around with him or dance, and play with his toys. He is always asking for him to come and play, which is really difficult to explain why he cant. However we do often chase after Fin holding Jacob and this is a game he loves.

I love to watch this bond grow day by day, and I really cant wait to see them playing and running around together too.

 

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Our First ‘Siblings Project’ Post

I have been reading many amazing blogs such as Dear Beautiful, MummyDaddyMe, and Bump to Baby. All have such amazing posts, and one that has caught my eye time and time again is the Siblings Project, and even more so now that I have 2 little boys! I feel I can relate to them so much more, and understand how truly wonderful it is to watch your children grow together. The similarities, the differences, the bond. Its just such an amazing time, so I decided that I would quite like to join this little project!

As it’s my first post, and am now on month 3 since my littlest baby entered the world, I thought I would write about how I feel their bond has grown over this time since he was born.

Finlay has adored his little brother Jacob literally from the moment he laid eyes on him. He has such a gentle and kind personality, he has wanted to hold him from day one, give him massive kisses, and stroke his little head. I could not have been any prouder. My heart was so full of love for my two little boys, and Finlay being so kind and gentle with him just completely topped it all off. I think every parent worries how their children will react to a new sibling. I know I definitely did! Constant worries about whether he would feel left out or as if he’d been replaced. But truth be told, I think he completely relishes in the big brother role, and couldn’t be happier about it!

As Jacob is becoming a little bigger and more aware, I can slowly begin to see that precious bond grow. Jacob loves it when Finlay comes over to him in his little chair to talk to him, he is all smiles and giggles when his big brother is in view. Finlay is forever bringing him toys and trying to get him to join in with his little games. I think its so hard for a toddler to comprehend babies are too small, but luckily he seems to just take it if I say Jacob cant do something.

I have to say I think the one moment that has just completely stood out during these 3 months is when Jacob was so upset whilst waiting for a bottle, and I was obviously busy trying to do this as quickly as I could, that I just left him to cry for a bit. Then it happened, and it was like I was watching in slow motion. Finlay just rushed over to Jacob, put his little hand on his head and continued to stroke his hair, all whilst shushing him and trying to put his dummy in. It’s then when I had one of those “we’ve done good” moments.

I could not be any prouder of my two special little boys, and I cannot wait to see them grow and become the best of friends.

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