Friday, April 08, 2016

A Letter To My Firstborn Before The Birth Of My Second Child ♥

Dear Tyler Lee, my little angel man,

For the last three years you've been my one and only, my everything and my best friend. We've done and seen so much together in the last few years and you've been the one constant in my life, the only person I've seen every day and the one who has filled me with so much joy, from the moment you wake up to the minute you fall asleep at night and dream those lovely dreams you have. We've gone on so many adventures together, with me photographing them all along the way so that we never forget those special memories we've experienced. In less than five weeks we're about to embark on a new adventure and chapter in this life of ours, you're about to become a big brother and I sincerely hope that it's a role you embrace and love forever.

You have such a kind and caring nature, so I'm not worried about you interacting with your new baby sibling, I think you'll be the best big brother ever. Even if we do encounter some bumps along the way, times when you don't want to share your mummy or think the baby is being "too loudy" as you say, when he or she is crying, I know that in the long run you'll relish your newly appointed role of big brother, protector and friend.

I have worried about you so much lately, I never knew I could worry so much about someone else in life but you're so precious to me and I only want the best for you. I'm so sorry that Daddy and I have been so busy lately trying to get the house ready for the baby's arrival and that I haven't had the energy to do anything very fun with you, I promise all the work will be done soon and we'll enjoy some fun and joy-filled days out together - most probably as a family of four. We're going to have the best summer, I promise.

I'm going to try my very best to make sure that you don't feel pushed out or neglected once the baby arrives, that's the one thing that worries me the most. You'll always be my baby, the one who made me a mother and please don't every think that you've been put into second place because you'll always be my number one, albeit jointly from now on with your sibling.

Thank you for being so good these past few weeks, when I was feeling awful and tired you were actually so considerate, it amazes me how wise and aware you are of others. Thank you for all the cuddles, love and coming into me every morning just to say "I love you mummy" and "good morning!" in that sing-song way you do, it's the best part of my day. I'm so glad to have experienced three years and three months of you being my only baby, it's been amazing watching you grow, learn and become the very active, happy and funny little boy you are. I only hope you love watching your sibling grow as much I did with you.

I love you dolly, always remember that and know that no matter how many babies grace our family over the next few years, that as long as I'm living, you'll always be my baby too, my firstborn and my world.

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31 comments

  1. Bless him! He's going to make a wonderful big brother isn't he?

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  2. This is such a sweet letter! It's going to be a big adjustment but it sounds like he is going to be a great big brother.

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  3. Such a sweet letter. I'm sure Tyler-Lee is going to make a fab bog brother.

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  4. what a thoughtful letter to your boy, I'm sure he'll be a great big brother... congrats!

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  5. This is such a beautiful letter! I remember when I had my second child, I was nervous about many of the same things you mention here. However, it all works out and everyone gets used to the new routine! Good luck & congratulations! It's a beautiful time!

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  6. This is a precious letter. I, too worried immensely about my oldest when we had our second child and then I worried again when we had our third. There's always something to worry or question yourself about when you're a mama.

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  7. What an amazing letter!! He will love being a big brother, it's quite the adjustment but it will be worth it.

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  8. What a sweet little boy. I do love his curls :) I'm sure he'll be a great big brother to his sibling too. x

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  9. What a lovely letter. Sounds like he'll be a very loving big brother and relish it. Your pregnancy seems to have whizzed by.

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  10. Oh so sweet. This was lovely. I think he's going to be such a great big brother. So much fun! - Jeanine

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  11. Sweet! With such a loving mum, he's going to be a great big brother and make for a happy & expanding family!

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  12. This is such a sweet letter that makes me smile!

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  13. This is SO precious! I'm sure he's going to be an amazing big brother, love his little sibling and I hope the adjustment is smooth! Congrats on your pregnancy!

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  14. Aww so adorable Fiona. I so remember that stage of pregnancy, its so exhausting with a little one to worry about but once baby arrives I found it all so much easier. And everything tends to just slot into place :) You'll love watching Tyler with his new sibling xxx

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  15. I love your letter to your son. My daughter was a few months shy of being four when her brother was born. I remember it being hard going from 1 to 2 especially getting them both to the car. However, it got easier.

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  16. What an amazing letter to your son. He will make a great big brother and the baby will learn so many things watching him.

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  17. What a heartwarming and heartfelt letter. Changes can be so difficult, but they can also be such blessings. Your little angel man is going make a wonderful big brother.

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  18. What a lovely letter, and what beautiful photos of your little boy. Just stunning.

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  19. Those photos are just so amazing, the letter is beautiful but the photo of cat hugs melted my heart x

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  20. Love your letter and your photos. I too wrote a letter to my oldest before the birth of my youngest. Now I right them each a letter on alternate months.

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  21. I think this the cutest thing ever! My mom said she wrote letters to us before we were born but can't seem to find them. I definitely want to remember to do this before I have kids!

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  22. Such a sweet and beautiful letter to your little boy. He's going to be a good big brother.

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  23. Such a sweet letter. I love your photography too. Congrats on your pregnancy

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  24. This is such a sweet letter. I remember having all of these feelings 4 years ago when I had my second child. My son had been an only child for 7 years and I was so worried about the adjustment. They fight like crazy but I wouldn't have it any other way. They are best friends for life.

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  25. Such a sweet letter. I was always surprised how well mine accepted their siblings but of course there was some jealousy too

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  26. What a lovely sweet letter and congratulations!

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  27. I love this. It is such a great idea and you wrote an amazing letter.

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  28. I've wondered what it would be like with more than one child. I'll be looking forward to reading your experience. Your little guy is totes adorbs!!

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  29. What a beautiful letter to your little one! He sounds like a wonderful character - a credit to his Mummy x

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  30. This is so beautiful, I'm sure he'll be an amazing big brother. It's hard to balance it all isn't it? I have similar fears about how to make sure both children get equal love and attention, but we'll manage! Best if luck xx

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Peace & love,
Fiona
xo

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