My heart is filled with joy when I see the love growing between these brothers.
Of course there’s much hilarity too. Like when I asked E to keep an eye on his baby brother while I popped to the loo. I left to the sound of kisses on his head and declarations of love and returned to the sound of giggles.
“Look Mummy he’s got cheese sick ears”.
Ever the comedian our boy!
In Chinese tradition family and friends celebrate a baby’s 100th day to represent the wish that the baby will live for 100 years. When E was born we celebrated with Chinese friends Jason and Lei who cooked us an amazing meal but Luca’s 100 day celebration has coincided with their summer trip to China so we’ll catch up with them when they’re back. Our two boys really are so alike!
”14 months after his first visit to the hair salon to tame his crazy curls and neaten up his fluffy baby hair E got his second professional haircut. This time a home visit by Nicci so we could all be trimmed without me having to endure the discomfort of the car. I’ve trimmed his hair a few times in between hair cuts but the last few months Es curls have dropped and a mummy cut is not as flattering as it once was!”
So began the blog post drafted in March when I was 37 weeks pregnant. Fast forward 3 months and with a 2 month old babe in arms Nicci knocked at our door again for a summer cut to lighten the load on E’s sweaty head and neaten up my postnatally lack lustre hair.
“A new baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities” – Eda J. Le Shan
11 weeks ago E bounced ‘bum to bum’ with his brother for the last time before I went into hospital to be induced. Two days later beautiful baby Luca arrived weighing 9lb 1oz. We’re all besotted with our gorgeous, sweet natured boy and can barely remember life without Luca.
He’s 10 weeks old now but E has loved him with a passion since we first told him we were pregnant. Some said that would change when the novelty of having to share Mummy and Daddy wore off, that jealousy would inevitably set in, that the baby was sure to get bopped on the head eventually! These pictures tell a different story; one of unconditional love and devotion and the beginnings of a beautiful sibling friendship.
I’m so proud of how our beautiful, kind hearted, forthright 4 year old has risen to the challenge of being a big brother. What a lucky boy Luca is.
ps. for anyone thinking how like E Luca is – you’re right! Check out E’s birth announcement here