Two Peas in a Pod

I was so worried when I was pregnant second time around. Not just the usual worries about risks of miscarriage, development problems with the baby and how on earth I was ever going to fit back into my pre pregnancy jeans. I was consumed with worry about having two children to care for and love instead of one.

I remember looking at Teddy and feeling so guilty for the fact I was going to have to share my love and attention. As my bump grew, so did the dread alongside it in the pit of my stomach. I’d be playing with him and stop to ponder on how, soon, it would be near impossible to do it without interruption. Our one to one time was going to be cut short. And I felt so incredibly guilty about it!

Fast forward to March of this year, and along came George. And he just slotted into place. My heart grew to fit him in alongside his brother and from the very moment he was placed onto my chest, I knew he was a piece to our family picture that I didn’t even know was missing.

They are completely different, inside and out. Two totally contrasting personalities and appearances that have come from the same source. It makes me marvel at biology so much! One fair. One dark. One tall, one small. One laid back. One tearing around like a meerkat on acid! One quiet and thoughtful. One loud and impulsive.
They fell in love with each other in an instant. The moment they met almost surpasses their births in my mind’s archive of favourite memories. Teddy, so excited and desperate to get as close to him as possible. Big smiles and shrieks of joy. And George quiet and still, soaking up this person who he had grown to know by sound from within my tummy for all those months.

They have been like two peas in a pod ever since. Things aren’t idyllic by any means… they wouldn’t be true siblings if it was! There are frustrations, meltdowns and the occasional outburst of ‘Oh Nooooooo George!’ followed by tears. From both. Haha!

But there are cuddles. Games. Care. Gentle and reassuring touches and giggles. My favourite time of day is in the Morning, when the two are reunited after their slumber and both greet each other like long lost friends. I was so worried about having two close together but I am quietly confident it was the best way life could have unfolded. Because they are friends. Hopefully for life.
My little goofball brothers.


    • mebeingmummy
      January 26, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you so much lovely, they’re my pride and joy! I can’t wait to have conversations with them when they’re old and watch their little personalities flourish! Xxx

  1. December 4, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Aaawww this is so lovely. My boys are only 18 months apart and have been close from the start like your boys and it makes me so happy that at 17 and nearly 16 they really are proper best friends #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      January 26, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      It’s definitely a perk to having them close together isn’t it? How lovely that your two are like best friends… I hope mine end up like that! Xxx

  2. December 4, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Aww, lovely pictures. They look so adorable. I, too, wonder what it would be like to add another addition to our family and how another baby would fit in with his/her sister. #Honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      January 26, 2018 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you lovely one. I had the decision made without my say so by mother nature Haha! Xxx

  3. December 4, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I remember feeling like that too! And after having my second it continued for a while until one day I realised that it was all fine and everyone was happy, just me that was worrying about it!

    • mebeingmummy
      January 26, 2018 / 11:24 pm

      Always the way isn’t it?!Haha! Xxx

  4. December 4, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Your words are beautiful and the pictures are so very lovely. I have 2 boys aged 17 and 12 now amazingly and they too are so very different and I have to say I like that. Popping over via your Honey Bee LInky

    • mebeingmummy
      January 26, 2018 / 11:25 pm

      Ahh, thanks Kate. I can’t picture my two being teenagers but I know it will come sooner than I wish it to! Xxx

  5. December 5, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    I love this, we’re trying to have our second now but I continually look at Ettie and worry about how she’ll cope with sharing my attention, this is really reasurring to know #honeybee

    • mebeingmummy
      January 26, 2018 / 11:28 pm

      She will cope, I’m sure of it! And you become well versed in how to share attention equally and who to prioritise and when to prioritise them. And they gain a friend for life…. most of the time Haha! Xxx

  6. December 5, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I can understand your worry as I have two boys, it is a big change but my boys most of the time get on brilliant.
    Your photos are gorgeous and adoreable. They really do look like two peas in a pod X #honeybeelinky

  7. December 6, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Aww how lovely, some perfect photos and memories <3 #HoneyBeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      January 28, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      Thank you lovely, it’s always nice to capture the precious moments. xxx

  8. December 8, 2017 / 3:01 am

    This is just like my girls (17 months apart) and I also love how they greet each other in the mornings, and after my elder one returns from school. It’s like watching true love. #honeybeelinky

    • mebeingmummy
      January 28, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Like long lost friends isn’t it? So heart meltingly delicious to watch. I keep meaning to film it but get so caught up in the love that I forget! xxx

  9. December 8, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Ah this is lovely. I think there is always a bit of worry when you’re carrying the second. I had it and I know others that had it too but like you once they are here everything fits. It might not fit perfectly but it fits. I love seeing my two play together but my favourite is when they’ve not seen each other for a while, either from nursery or after waking up, she only has to hear his voice and she is up, searching for him to say hi and they always hug hello. Just beautiful #HoneybeeLinky

    • mebeingmummy
      January 28, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      It is such a beautiful bond to see. You’re right though… it doesn’t always fit perfectly… usually when they both want the same toy or to get a hug from me at the same time! But it still fits deep down. xxx

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