The ordinary moments #2

Monday, 16 March 2015

Ayden playing with his favourite Brio blocks

Sat watching this little one play with his building blocks (one of his favourite things to do) and I can't help but feel so lucky to have this time over again.

When we had Dylan and Meryn so close together, with 14 months between them, I remember people saying how good it was to have a small age gap so you could 'get it all over with in one go'; meaning the nappies and sleepless nights, I suppose. But I always found it such a strange thing to say.

As far as I was concerned, those days couldn't go slowly enough. I didn't want it all over with.

I still feel like that and, with a five year gap between Meryn and Ayden, I feel so lucky to be able to do it all over again. 

Dylan and Meryn are at such a lovely age. You can have great conversations with them. They're funny, polite, clever, curious and good company. And yes, I'll admit, things are obviously much easier as they get older and can do more for themselves, but I want them to slow down please. 

Ayden is two soon and I can not believe it. It won't be long until his baby days are all over with and it breaks my heart... and makes me broody (run Dan, RUN!).

I'm so thankful for all of my babies and every stage of their little lives so far. Every single nappy, sleepless night, teething grumble and tantrum. Those moments can't go slow enough for me.

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  1. It's true, it absolutely flies doesn't it. Mine will be 22 months apart when this one is born and I get lots of comments about that being a close age gap, but I don't think it is. The only part I want to get over with is the pregnancy so I can enjoy number two being here and seeing my two together, loving life! x #theordinarymoments

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    1. Seeing your little ones together really is wonderful :) just wish time didn't fly by so fast x

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  2. Lovely photo, my little boy has great fun with blocks! Time goes by so quickly and they seem to grow with the blink of an eye, my little boys 16 months and I feel sad that's he's more of a toddler now and the baby days are soon a thing if the past xx

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    1. Thank you :) We got the blocks for his first birthday and they're definitely a big hit. It's bittersweet isn't it, because its lovely to see them develop and grow, but you can't help but miss the baby days... x

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  3. Such a gorgeous post- and so true time really does fly. I am not particularly broody for another baby, although that still may be on the cards, but I am broody for my little ladies to not grow up so fast if that makes sense? I would give anything to go back and see them as babies one more time. x

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    1. Thanks Katie. I know exactly what you mean. I sometimes think I'll feel broody for ever, but I guess that's partly feeling nostalgic and broody for the baby days that have passed... Although, I have some lovely chats with my eldest two now they're a little older and I wouldn't swap that for the world x

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