Two children

4 Feb

Like any mum of two, I find myself sometimes being caught between them. If I am home alone with both Maggie and Tilda and Maggie is screaming and Tilda needs her medication, there is a definite rise in the stress -o -meter. It isn’t like either of them understand the concept of just “hanging on a tick”.

Thankfully, with the second child comes a whole lot less anxiety about them. I know that leaving Maggie to cry for a bit whilst I sort out Matilda is fine. She will be ok, her cries don’t bother me nearly as much as Tilda’s used to but sometimes I do feel like a bit of a yo-yo bouncing between them and it certainly has made me think about the difficulties of adding yet another child to the mix. Two is doable, three would be very, very tricky.

Having Tilda back at school certainly makes things a bit easier and I am pleased to report that she is once again really loving it and coming home with a smile. Unfortunately, we do have a return of the vomiting and so have been adjusting feed times and rates to try and alleviate it as best we can.

Tilda has a new teacher this year and is in a new program. Instead of the usual learning colours, numbers etc -which, let’s face it, is not going to be all that useful for her – she is now under the Intensive Interaction program which concentrates on helping her with communication. I think this is a great idea and look forward to seeing what results it can achieve. She will continue with all of her physiotherapy and beloved swimming which is great.

Tilda at school


Maggie continues to grow, she is currently a bit spotty and gassy so not particularly attractive but a delight nonetheless! We are now getting regular smiles and Tilda seems to be a firm favourite.

Tilda and Maggie



Awesome t-shirts courtesy of the lovely Emma – many thanks!!


4 Responses to “Two children”

  1. Cally February 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    What lovely photos. I think spotty or not Maggie is a beauty, as is Tilda. I did enjoy hearing about how you are juggled the role of being mother to both girls. Tilda’s hair is so shinny, she is looking really well. I am sorry about the vomiting- hope that is sorted soon. Much love Cally Xx

  2. Ken and Wendy Brown February 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Mothering can be very stressful with different demands being placed on you. I am sure you are doing a great job meeting the needs of both Tilda and Maggie and intuitively they would know that you love them and are doing the very best you can. They both look beautiful in the photographs.
    x Wendy

  3. Garry and Carole laird February 4, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    Lovely photos Laura. You are doing a great job. Love Carole and Garry

  4. Juliet February 5, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Wonderful photos and they both look gorgeous in their matching t-shirts. I hope the vomiting can be stopped. Great that Tilda is really enjoying school and I hope that she derives as much pleasure from Maggie’s company as Maggie obviously (just look at that smile!) derives from hers.

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