Baby Family Kitty Pregnancy {the ordinary moments}

Is it summer today?


Back when we first found out that we were expecting the Little Bump we told the girls that the baby would be here at the end of the summer, and as it was at that precise moment almost certainly pelting it down with rain and horribly chilly to boot they seemed happy enough to get their heads around the idea that this baby was a long term project and not something that was going to be happening in the next few days or weeks.

But now that it is summer, in all of its sunshine, and sticky humidity and glorious long light evenings, the possibility of an imminent arrival appears to have occurred to Kitty again.

“Mummy? Is it summer yet?”

“Yes, love.”

“Is Baby Pinky coming today?”

“No love, not today.”

“What about tomorrow?”

“Well tomorrow our friends are coming for a BBQ, so no, not tomorrow.”

“And the day after that?”

“Well that’s the day you go to nursery, and then the days after that we’ll see Gran and Grandad so probably not then either.”


“You know it might be a few more weeks before the baby arrives don’t you?”

“But what about tomorrow?”

I think she might just be a little bit keen to meet this new brother or sister; she’s still adamant that it’s a sister, and going to be called Pinky, and it’s rubbing off on Elma – if you ask Little Miss E who’s in Mummy’s tummy she’ll either say “Baybee; bay bee seesta!” or “Minnie Mou!!!”

But the moments I love and treasure are the spontaneous ones; the time when Kitty insisted that H buy five animal masks in the London Zoo shop because we’d need one for Baby Pinky as well as Mummy, Daddy, Kitty and Elma;

when she tells me off for buying things in fours; when she told me that because I’d had an ice lolly after lunch, the baby had had just a little lick of it, and “she thinks it’s yummy!”;

when she ran into Elma’s room one morning, said hello to her sister and then grabbed my bump with both hands and bellowed, “Good Morning Baby Pinky” at my belly button;

or the time that she ran into a bump update photoshoot, just because she wanted to give the baby a kiss.

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No baby is ever going to be so adored by his or her big sister!

PS – I take my bump photos with a remote trigger on a timer; I’d fired the trigger and it was counting down when Kitty came barrelling in – hence the fact that I’m holding her wrists; I’m trying to stop her hitting the bump full tilt, because that hurst when it’s Elma, let alone Kitty!


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  • Lauren 13/07/2014 at 7:49 am

    Awwww she is adorable, and she sounds so kind too.
    You look so amazing. Pregnancy really suits you xx

    • Carie 16/07/2014 at 11:10 am

      Thank you so much

  • PottyMouthedMummy 13/07/2014 at 9:25 am

    Ahhh lovely pic. And so cute that she’s so excited!!! xx

    • Carie 16/07/2014 at 11:14 am

      Thank you – hopefully she’ll still be just as excited by the time the baby actually makes an appearance!

  • Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) 13/07/2014 at 9:48 am

    Aww so lovely to hear how excited she is to meet her new baby sibling, and is already including then as part of the family! I wonder if she’s right and it is a girl? Xx #theordinarymoments

    • Carie 16/07/2014 at 11:26 am

      Well 5 to 7 weeks should reveal the answer – she’s got a 100% success rate so far (her sister and two cousins) so she could be on to something!

  • Hayley @hayleyfromhome 13/07/2014 at 9:53 am

    I love that she is so excited to meet the new baby! SO sweet, it’s lovely that she understands that she will be getting a sibling #theordinarymoments

    • Carie 16/07/2014 at 11:34 am

      Thank you – she is going to be the worlds best ever big big sister!

  • Katie @mummydaddyme 13/07/2014 at 2:20 pm

    What a gorgeous pic and so sweet that she is so excited. I love their curious innocence! x

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 7:05 am

      It’s the curiosity that I love most of all – you can’t beat a preschooler for wanting to know how the world works!

  • Donna 13/07/2014 at 2:40 pm

    I mean this in the nicest possible way – Your bump looks huge in proportion to you! You’re carrying so low too. So excited to hear your baby news in a few weeks time! x

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 7:23 am

      I know what you mean – I’m all bump from the side! I don’t like I’m low in the traditional sense so much as my tummy muscles have given up the ghost but hopefully in a few weeks it will all be worth it!

  • mylittledreamworld1 13/07/2014 at 8:42 pm

    Beautiful photo, and what a lovely post. My girl was so excited to meet her baby sister when she was still I’m my tummy (she’s now a year old!) but used to ask me daily when she was coming. And they have a lovely relationship now.

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 7:28 am

      Thank you

  • Jenny 14/07/2014 at 4:22 am

    Ahhh bless her that is so adorable, so keen to meet her new sibling! Love the photo. That’s a framer for sure. #ordinarymoments

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 7:50 am

      I think it might have to go in both Kitty and the bump’s baby books for certain!

  • Brandi 14/07/2014 at 2:02 pm

    Congrats! You look wonderful! I am due in Sept. and the heat and humidity are getting the better of me!

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:01 am

      It’s really hard work in this heat isn’t it – I’ll never wish for less sunshine but perhaps a little more breeze might be nice!

  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) 14/07/2014 at 11:54 pm

    She is so sweet! Such a lovely post =) #ordinarymoments

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:10 am

      Thank you

  • Super Busy Mum 15/07/2014 at 8:11 am

    How adorable is this post! Your little one is certainly very keen to meet her new little sibling. I adore this photo too! x

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:13 am

      Aww thank you 🙂

  • Eline @ Pasta & Patchwork 15/07/2014 at 8:59 am

    I love that she said the baby liked the ice cream! It’s just amazing what captures their attention, isn’t it? Beautiful photo too, so spontaneous and happy x

    • Carie 17/07/2014 at 8:14 am

      She may well be right too – the Little Bump doesn’t half jump about after a spoonful or two of something nice and cold!