Thank you all so much for the comments and messages of congratulations – we are so happy and excited, and just a little bit nervous about the prospect of two tiny people ruling the roost.
After Kitty took her own sweet time to make an appearance I have no confidence at all in due dates so I’ll simply say that tiny bump is due when it gets cold, sometime this side of Christmas. I’d promise him or her snow like the Mama in the ‘We’re having a baby’ book we’ve been reading to Kit, but this is England and we all know that means that the baby will arrive to drizzle and a forecast that promises a white Christmas but never delivers.
Speaking of Miss Kitty, she’s got as much of an idea about the impending arrival as an almost two year old might be expected to have. If we ask her where our baby is she sometimes points to my tummy, and sometimes to her own, but she likes blowing raspberries on my tummy and sometimes rushes up and shouts “‘Ello Baby!” to my middle. I think the baby likes is.
We met up with friends this afternoon at one of Kitty’s friends second birthday party and got to snuggle a teeny tiny six week old and Kit was fascinated by baby M. Whether she will remain as fascinated by tiny bump once he or she makes an appearance, and once Kitty realises that this new baby brother or sister is a permanent fixture remains to be seen.
We don’t know whether we’re having a boy or a girl, and we’re waiting until he or she makes an appearance to find out so most of the baby knits from last time will come out again, at least in the newborn sizes and then we’ll either have a parade of fabulous big sister hand me downs, or I’ll really get cracking on the baby boy knits. I am planning an Alice Starmore blanket though – I probably ought to get a move on with that.
And just because no post should go unpublished without a gratuitous picture of a certain little girl, may I present Kit, in her choice of appropriate clothing for playing outside at the start of what turned into a cracking thunderstorm!