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A Heart Full Of Love – The Siblings Project – July 2016

A mum sits on a hospital bed with her three year old daughter and introduces her to her newborn baby brother - with the title "A heart full of love - The Siblings Project - July 2016" - Mrs H's favourite things

I always knew that Little Miss H would be an amazing sister. That she would be kind and gentle to her sibling. She would be concerned for their welfare and look out for them.

She would also boss her baby brother or sister about. Demanding that they play with her. Telling them which character they were playing in her imaginary games. Probably a Disney Princess or a My Little Pony.

She would read them stories, show them how to paint and teach them how to dance to “Shake it off.”

She would help me choose the clothes they would wear and bring me their nappies and milk when needed.

Then when they were older, I would find them in a corner of the house, chatting and laughing together. Or rolling their eyes over something their embarrassing parents had done.

I knew that they would bicker and squabble, as all siblings do.  But ultimately they would love one another and they would be there for each other.

But after having three miscarriages in a row I became convinced that Little Miss H would be an only child.

And as each miscarriage passed I couldn’t allow myself to imagine what it would be like to give our darling daughter a sibling. A playmate. A pal. A chum. A best friend forever.

And this broke my heart.

But now my heart is full of love because Little Mister H is in our lives. And Little Miss is, at last, the wonderful big sister that I had known she would be.

The Siblings Project – July 2016

A heart full of love

Two days after Little Mister H was born, I sat in the hospital and excitedly waited for Little Miss H to enter the room and meet her baby brother for the first time.

I had no idea what to expect. We had spent the whole of the second and third trimesters preparing Little Miss for the arrival of her baby brother. Yet, I still couldn’t anticipate what that initial meeting would be like.

And in the end, their meeting was more emotional and more perfect than anything I could ever have imagined.

Little Miss H was besotted from the moment she laid eyes on her baby brother.

She came into the hospital room full of excitement and I rushed to give her a hug. After a few nights away, I had missed her so much.

She then walked over to Little Mister H’s crib, stood on the stool provided and gazed adoringly at him.

After a few minutes, she toddled over to her bag and produced a bunny rattle that she had chosen as a gift for her baby brother. She placed it gently on the cot next to him and was delighted that he seemed to love his bunny rabbit.

At that moment, my heart was so full of love that I thought it would burst.

A sepia photograph of a gorgeous little girl looking adoringly at her hew born brother as he lies in the cot - A heart full of love - the Siblings Project - July 2016 - Mrs H's favourite things

A mum sits on a hospital bed with her three year old daughter as she looks adoringly at her newborn baby brother for the first time - Mrs H's favourite things - A heart full of love - The Siblings a Project - July 2016
My heart was full of love for the new little man in our lives. Our son.

The baby that we thought we would never have. The tiny beautiful boy who brought a new chapter and a new beginning into our lives. The newborn baby that was a shining rainbow after the storm.

My heart was full of love for Little Miss H. Our darling daughter. Our first baby and now our eldest child.

I was so proud of her. She was not jealous or upset at the attention given to Little Mister H. Instead, she has taken his arrival in her stride and has been loving and gentle with her baby brother.

My heart was full of love for Mr H. My husband and the father of my babies. The man I married almost 8 years ago and love more each day.

This amazing person has stuck by me and supported me through all the miscarriages and the anxiety of the last pregnancy. He has loved me even when I have been completely unlovable.

And together, these three people and I, make the most awesome family.

Mrs H. Mr H. Little Miss H. Little Mister H.

Mummy. Daddy. Sister. Brother.

And they have filled my heart with love.




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    Laura Delaney
    February 25, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    So lovely. I remember I was a nervous wreck waiting for my son to finish school to meet his baby sister for the first time. You’ll understand the sudden overpowering amount of love you feel at that very moment. I’ll never forget it xxx

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    Emma Plus Three
    July 31, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Oh your photos are lovely! Gorgeous x #marvmondays

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    July 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Oh lovely, I cried my eyes out reading this. You love for your littles just poured out of you. I can totally relate I know what you went through must have been absolutely heart wrenching ( I too have been through this) and then when you finally are given your baby it just makes it all the more intense. I feel like that is what it did for me. I am so pleased beyond measure for you and your family welcoming you beautiful rainbow boy. My heart is so happy for you. xx

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    This Mama Life
    July 29, 2016 at 10:36 am

    How adorable! Your photos are so stunning and you’ve captured such special moments 🙂 There is nothing more special than a sibling relationship. I’m so happy for you all!x

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    July 26, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I’m so so happy for you and your beautiful family! What a wonderful big sister and an amazing relationship they’ll have growing up I’m sure, one I can’t wait to experience for myself in the next few weeks when baby #2 arrives – I can only hope Archie copes as well as your little one has. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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    Sarah Cantwell
    July 26, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Oh I’m so pleased for you. Enjoy your beautiful little family. Xxx

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    Laura - Dear bear and beany
    July 26, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Congratulations! Gorgeous photos of your 2 little loves. Enjoy this precious time together. x

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    July 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous and brought tears to my eyes! Such lovely photos too. Congratulations! x

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    Janine Dolan
    July 26, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Aw thats lovely. Such a great bond already. I made the mistake and didn’t let Matthew come into the hospital to see chloe. But they have a great bond together now 18 months on

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    July 26, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    This is so cute, and so great that she is not jealous of the diverted attention.

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    July 26, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of your losses and bet your family are made up for you that you now have your dream family. #MarvMondays

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    emily and indiana
    July 26, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Oh Lucy, what a beautiful post! There is nothing quite like watching your children meet for the first time xx

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    Jenna Richards
    July 26, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I am just so happy for you and your family Lucy. You can see such a glint in Little Miss H’s eyes when she’s looking at her brother. This makes me even more excited to become a mummy of two. I bet you can’t wait to see their relationship grow and blossom over time.

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    The London Mum
    July 26, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful post with so much sadness yet happiness behind it.

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    July 25, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    such a beautiful post and a lovely little boy to complete your family #MarvMondays

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