23 May 2013
One of the most wonderful things for me about having a second child has been seeing my first child fall instantly in love with the new addition.
I saw her love for him in her eyes the minute she walked into the hospital ward on April 15 holding hands with her daddy. I see it now everyday as she wanders, runs, hops or scoots past and stops to plants a kiss on his little head.
She has suddenly become the eldest child, a big sister proud to help out, eager to look after *her* baby.
And if she's happy then I'm happy.
The first couple of weeks she was bursting with excitement, excitement that sometimes bubbled over into an outburst of emotion. I'd look up at her whilst nursing the baby to see a little tear roll down her cheek.
'What's wrong sweetheart?' I'd ask.
'I feel sad and I don't know why' she'd answer.
But those moments were few and far between and the vast majority of time has been spent giving kisses and cwtches and being a generally outstanding big sister.
Griff is so lucky to have a sister like Edie, another heart full of love for him.
I'm so looking forward to watching them grow up together.