Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Milla Meets Katie

That first sharing moment

I was so nervous about the meeting of Sisters. I needn't have been. 

It felt like a make or break it moment when I heard the sliding door to our apartment open and Milla step inside. She had spent the whole day at her Nanny and Poppas after being picked up around 3am when I was in labour.

Initially we had planned to leave her in her bed if I was labouring at night. We like routine. Milla likes routine. But in those hasty moments of preparing and calling midwives and support friends, Nanny was called too. Suddenly the proximity of my labouring area and Millas bedroom was apparent.  I was aware of waking her and having to deal with organising something I couldn't think about when I was trying to focus on birth.

She arrived back about 5pm a night, still in her PJs and with a big smile. She had loved her time with Nanny and Poppa. 

Milla appeared in the doorway. She was tentative, she knew something was going on as she entered our dimly lit bedroom.

The first meeting was quiet and filled with curiosity. Afterwards MrMoo got her organised and put her to bed.

The next morning is when the magic happened. After waking she made her way down to our bedroom,  after peering in through the crack in the door she bounded in, pointing and yelling "BAYYBEE!!". Within seconds Milla was on our bed and sharing her beloved Duckie and Tiger with her new Sister, along with planting wet kisses on her face. 

My heart grew! What relief!

I was amazed at how much of a natural she was! We were aware of forcing her to do something she didn't want to do, so were thrilled when she wanted to share her toys and kiss her Sister without our prompts!

The last two and a half weeks have been living out that one moment. Milla is filled with curiosity, love and gentleness for her little Sis. I'm so glad we could give that relationship to them both. Sisters for life! Long may it last!

((Looky, MrMoo is having tshirt dejavu with his newborn!))


  1. SO pleased it went well. Looks like you prepared really well and then the rest came naturally. Hope it is going well:)

  2. What a fantastic post - I felt like I got to share a little in your joy. Congratulations and much love to you - you have been on my mind for the last few days, and I'm so thrilled to have finally found the time to pop in on you and see gorgeous pictures of the BAYYYYYYBEEEEEEE :D

  3. So gorgeous - sibling love is so so precious xx

  4. LOVE xxx I had a wee tear in my eye xxx

  5. Congratulations, what a beautiful family you have - Sophie you look fabulous :) Little girls are very special, welcome baby Katie! Take care <3

  6. Such a beautiful recount of those special moments :)) Enjoy your new family dynamics....its so precious x


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