It’s a new year, but it wouldn’t be the end of the month without our Me & Mine post. We’re participating again this year and I am so excited to see how our little family grows in 2016. It’s so funny to think that if all goes well, this time in a year we’ll be sharing posts featuring two two-year-olds and two seven-month-olds. What a wonderfully busy family we will be!
This month, Balthazar and Lysander announced my pregnancy with their little brothers or sisters. We hadn’t told anybody except for our mums and it was fun to let the blog (and the twins) do the announcing for us. Reception to our news has mostly been positive although there has been a few stunned silences whilst people try to get their heads around the logistics of wrangling four under two! The most important thing, of course, is that we are happy – in fact, we are delighted with our news.
Lysander has learnt not only to switch on the washing machine but to program it first, which is very clever but also means that nothing will ever be safe, ever again. His favourite trick is to stick out his tongue and he’s become a bit of a whiz at feeding himself with a spoon. He can tell us what noise a bee makes – “Buzzzz!” – and a tiger – “AHHHHH”.
Balthazar can identify the location of a surprising number of things about the house, with a pointed finger and an enthusiastic “Dere!”. He’s fond of making animal noises and has imitated his brother in learning to say “Up!” when he wants to be lifted. His favourite word is “Cat” and he mutters it to himself almost constantly when out and about, as though trying to invoke one. He barks at the dogs in the park every morning and every afternoon when taking Josephine for her walk.
I celebrated a month at my new job and announced my pregnancy at around the same time. Much to my relief, my employers and colleagues have been delighted for me and very excited about the babies. Unfortunately I did catch some sort of virus halfway through the month that ended with a couple of collapses and a night of being rehydrated in hospital (I’ll blog about that soon). We found out that the twins were twins and I’ve spent some time considering my antenatal and birth choices this time round (I’ll blog about this too).
Kirsty has taken up needle felting and as I write this, she is lining up little balls of felt to craft some sort of big-eared creature from them. I am hoping to persuade her to craft some felted jewellery for me! She’s smart. And fun. And maybe it’s all of the hormones talking but right now I really, really like her.
After all of the cold and the rain I fancied a bit of colour this month, and so our pictures were taken this afternoon in Shoreditch, London. The twins were good-natured hellions who ran away the second that I pointed the camera at them and THEN my camera battery died and I got to use a new word that I recently learnt from the office: “Wazzock”. I’m not sure that I used it in context, to be honest, but it rolls off the tongue a treat.
Has your month treated you well?