Our little chubby princess is one! Gosh, this past year has been a whirlwind! I still remembered the midwife who came by on her first home visit to check on me after the birth who cautioned me to not assume that my second kid will be exactly like the firstborn. I remembered thinking, yeah, but Baz was such a difficult baby to deal with, I’m sure Elli would be much better.
A year later, I get what she was trying to say now. It’s not like Elli’s a worse baby but just the total opposite of Baz. Everything that I thought a baby would never do (probably because of my experience with Baz), Elli would do! It was suprising and frustrating at the same time! I didn’t know a second kid could yield a completely different experience! It’s like having a new kid all over again!
All that said and done,, she’s a delight to our family! She really, and I mean, REALLY keeps us on our toes! She’s very sassy and opinionated and she lets her thoughts be known, through her actions and her words! Yes, she talks! I think it’s the second sibling effect! All of us dotes on her especially Baz and our hearts soars whenever we see them play with each other!
We were back in the UK just in time for her birthday and her nan made her a lovely cake and she had fun opening up all her presents and suddenly realising that they are all for her! We had a relaxing day at home spending time with the grandfolks while soothing our jetlag and it was the perfect birthday day!