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Oh boy, if we're talking about highlights in our lives, I'd pretty much say this is the one that tops them all. Watching our two boys meet for the first time was nothing short of magical.

We had no idea how the first meeting would go, Caleb loves babies so we knew that was a positive, but how would he feel about 'his' mummy and daddy coming home with a baby, his brother? Of course we'd talked about it lots with him but at this age you never know just how much they're actually absorbing. The answer to that is, a whole lot.

When we first arrived home, all excited rushing in, we were met by my mum who informed us the big brother had gone for a nap. A nap?! It was 3.30pm and Caleb NEVER takes a nap that late, I couldn't help but think, 'typical'. The three of us then proceeded to stare at Archie for an hour and a half whilst we anxiously waited for Caleb to wake up. As it passed 5pm we knew we'd have to wake him up, especially if we had any hope of him sleeping that night ;)

There was one slight problem though, waking Caleb up from a nap is not a pretty sight. I knew there would be tears, and tears there was. Michael woke him and brought him into the living room sobbing his heart out. Not exactly what I had in mind for their first meeting :/

With his head buried into Michael's chest, Caleb hadn't even realised Archie was in the room. After a few minutes he started to calm down and could finally hear us tell him that there was someone here to meet him. With tears streaming down his face his head whipped around and caught sight of Archie, and with it followed the biggest smile I have ever seen, with the oh so audible 'HI! HI! HI!'.

Off he jumped from Michael's knee to crouch down by Archie, I literally thought my heart would burst. It was now me who was in tears!! Just when I thought my emotions couldn't take anymore Caleb then ran off with Grandma Liverpool to return with a card he had helped write and presents he helped pick. He then proceeded to show Archie it all and talk him through it. Never, ever, have I ever felt pride quite like it. Even as I type I am welling up with the memory of this moment. 

Pure magic.

Our two boys.


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  1. Ah what a lovely post to read before bed time. Feel all warm and fuzzy now! Big love to you all xxxx

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  2. Awwwww, that's made my eyes leak a bit. What a beautiful moment it is, so incredibly special. I've been blessed by witnessing the first meeting with a sibling a huge number of times and the magic never dulls. He's gorgeous - congratulations xx

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    1. Thanks you so much. I didn't quite know what to expect of their first meeting. Safe to say it exceeded all expectations :) x

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  3. I have just found this precious blog! Soo happy for you and your sweet family! Blessings to the four of you! -Julie-

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie. Lovely to have you here! x

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  4. So sweet! Sounds like they've hit it off already. Caleb's going to be a lovely big brother and I'm sure they're going to be the best of friends.

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  5. absolutely gorgeous! all of it! huge congratulations again, hope you are all keeping well xxxx

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    1. Thanks, lovely! I'm loving life with my boysssss! x

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  6. This is the sweetest thing. Congratulations on the new little guy, and so glad he has such a wonderful big brother!

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    1. Thank you! It's such a special time, we're enjoying every minute of it! x

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  7. Oh my goodness!! Tears rolling down my cheeks reading this!! MELT!! Xxx

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