Every week since Lia was born, I have been posting a photo of my two girls together. The more I think about it, the more delighted I am about the photographic record of them growing up together. I also keep wondering when it will be that the girls go off each other!
Yesterday, I ordered a personalised letter from Santa for both girls. One of the options for the letter was to add in a little note to say well done to the child for something in particular, or to give them a special message. I sat and thought about it before writing anything for Libby, and I realised that her huge achievement for this year has been how amazing she has been with Lia. She is genuinely helpful, particularly when it comes to looking after Lia when she is upset or grumpy. The other thing that always amazes me is that Libby always wants to be with Lia. I thought it would be the opposite, that she would crave one to one attention from me or her dad but actually, she would always rather have her sister with her. I hope that as they grow up, they will always be just as close.
This week has been another difficult one for me. I have to admit to being a huge fan of sleep. Before having children, I had been known to sleep from 10 pm to 11 am or later at every available opportunity. When Libby came along, we had eight weeks of sleep deprivation before she started sleeping through. Sadly, Lia hasn’t taken after her big sister and she is still waking two or three times per night. As I’m generally working until around 1.30 am, sleep just isn’t happening. I did manage to fit in a run yesterday though, a very slow 11 km but it was good to get out there.
This week’s Thursday photo #23 was just a quick snap when the girls were playing together. Lia is sitting up by herself now, but they both still enjoy lying down on Lia’s play mat together.