Day 157

Valentines Day is something that I don’t usually do anything big for. Greg and I usually have a nice dinner or do something nice for each other. I left a card hidden in Greg’s suitcase so he could find it once he got to Scotland. I decided to go and stay with my sister and her family last night so I could spend Valentines day with some of my loved ones. I got to hang out with my niece and put her to bed last night which was really lovely. We read three of her favourite books, sung two lullaby’s, then turned her teddy night light on and said goodnight. Then in the morning I got her up so my sister could sleep in with my seven week old niece. The first thing Larissa wanted to do was play when she woke up. We decided though it would be a good idea to eat some breakfast. We sat across from each other pulling funny faces for about twenty minutes as we ate our Weetabix. I couldn’t stop laughing and neither could she. There was nothing in particular that was funny but we both were in hysterics. I realised how long it had been since I felt like I could be silly and have more fun.

I decided to visit my dear friend Jenna in the afternoon. She was our doula at Hamish’s birth. She was the most amazing support person that Greg and I could have asked for. We all didn’t really know what to expect with the birth. Jenna did everything she could to make us both comfortable. When I pushed Hamish out I was holding Greg’s hand on my left and Jenna’s on my right. I literally squeezed their hands until they were blue! I am so blessed that she was here on this journey with me. Jenna has a gorgeous son who is only 8 weeks older than Hamish and a beautiful daughter too. We spent the afternoon hanging by the pool at her coastal house. We chatted about life and how things are unfolding for the both of us. I truly can’t wait to get pregnant again and let Jenna know I want her to be at my next birth. I know it will only be a matter of time. I am ready to call in our next little soul to join us. If we have it Greg’s way there will be two at the same time!

Hamish you are always loved. Know your family loves you and so do so many others. 

Author: Jodie Matthews

I am a mother, writer, mindful life coach, minimalist and many other things. I love mother nature. I am happiest when I am floating in the ocean. I am a keen traveller and love to explore and discover new places. You can connect with me further on instagram at @jodieleannematthews

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