A Weekend Of Firsts

A while ago I posted about some of the little milestones the babies have gone through that take me by surprise. This weekend was another weekend of firsts. What seems big to me now, will seem so small in year’s time and I know I will want to remember these moments.

On Saturday morning, we took the boys to Ikea. We love a bit of Ikea. There are always things you never knew you needed, that suddenly become a must-buy. Amazingly, we came away with no impulse hardly any impulse buys! On our shopping list were two of the Antilop high chairs, as we expect to start weaning the twins soon.

Later we assembled the high chairs and then let the boys try them out. I had envisaged that they might look a little small and unsupported at first. That perhaps they would look a bit floppy. But there they sat, heads held high, beaming away as they played with the toys I’d placed on the tray.

We also decided this weekend that it was time to move the boys into the nursery. They have slept together in our room since they arrived home. We’ve had to reposition them as they’ve grown, but over the last couple of weeks they’ve just become too cramped and have been disturbing each other. So after the usual bath and bedtime routine, they were put down in separate cots for the first time ever. As it turned out, they ended up having a far more settled night, and were able to self-soothe a few times, which they haven’t done before.

I was taken aback by these two things. Seeing the boys in their high chairs, almost ready to join the family table. And then kissing them goodnight in their own beds, turning as I closed the door to take a mental snapshot. These two things were so emotionally charged. I looked at my sons and it was like seeing them with fresh eyes – who were these babies before me, how can they possibly have been here for nearly half a year?


Sometimes it’s as though my brain takes a while to catch up to reality. It’s the same glitch that means I sometimes misjudge clothing sizes when shopping for the boys and buy too small.

Is this my subconscious not wanting them to grow up?

It’s such a bittersweet feeling to be so excited for the future, but knowing each day leaves behind experiences that will never be repeated.

We thought we were just going to have a normal, uneventful weekend. But with these two little misters, there is never such a thing.

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    November 12, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Aww they look so grown up in their highchairs 🙂 I’ve just gone through so many of these milestones and emotions, my daughter is 7 months and it’s so crazy how much she’s changed in that relatively small amount of time! #ParentingPicks

    Helen x

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      November 12, 2015 at 9:15 am

      They do don’t they? It’s scary! I met a new mum at our twins group the other day and her boys were 9 weeks old, I can’t believe mine aren’t that small anymore!! We want them to stay small but at the same time can’t wait to see what they learn next! 🙂

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    Mess Stress and Fancy Dress
    November 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    And dont they look gorgeous! They really do grow up so fast. I often feel like I’m wishing the time away. ~parentingpicks

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    November 15, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Oh look how cute they are in their highchairs – dinner time is going to be so much fun for you all! We’ve just started weaning too so I’ll be following your journey to see how they get on! Thank you so much for linking up to #ParentingPicks Mim x

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      November 15, 2015 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Mim! Yes I’m sure it will be fun and I’ll just have to embrace the mess..! I have had to face the fact that cleaning standards have had to change anyway since the boys came along, haha. I definitely plan to blog our experiences when we start, and you’re a step ahead of me so I’ll be looking to you for tips and advice! xx

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    Squirmy Popple
    November 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I just bought a high chair in preparation for weaning. My girl isn’t thrilled about the chair yet, but I think that will change once food is involved. Let the fun begin!

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