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Sharing motherhood

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Saturday, 18 January 2014: Two Hundred and Ninety Two Days Old.

One of my very best friends welcomed her first baby into the world today; a baby girl beautifully named Evelyn Lark.

Although they live quite literally at the other end of the country, I felt as if I was in the room with them when I heard the news this morning.

It brought back all the wonder, awe, passion and overwhelming love I felt when I first held my Baby Ayla nine and a half months ago; a feeling so unique and all encompassing, and one I never new existed until that day.

I am so excited for my friends and I can’t wait to meet Baby Evelyn.

I also can’t wait to share motherhood with one of my besties.

And, I’m looking forward to being reminded of the early days of Ayla, which already seem so long ago, and listening to the tales of my friends own unique journey into mummyhood.

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Sharing’s caring

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Sunday, 5 January 2014; Two Hundred and Seventy Nine Days Old.

Ayla’s starting to learn about sharing, and she wants to share everything from her toys to bits of food with us.

It’s so cute; Ayla will sit and chew on a biscuit or play with a toy as if it were the most important thing in the world.

Then its as if she suddenly realises we’re missing out on the awesomeness so she reaches up and puts it to our lips.

Ayla stares at us with big eyes as if to say “do you want some?” and how could I possibly refuse?!

I now find myself eating everything from soggy bits of bread to sucked on rockmelon, or chewing on random toys just to see Ayla smile.