D is for my daughters. The 2 most important girlies in my life!!
When I was a little girl I longed to have a daughter, after all I was growing up in a household with 4 brothers and no sisters. I wanted a girl to bond with and to share lots of girly things with like shopping and hair etc.
I fell pregnant with my first baby in 2001. It was a bit of a surprise to say the least, but much wanted none the less.
We tried to find out if it was a girl or boy at the scans but they were never able to tell so we waited in anticipation. We discussed names and decided on a boys name pretty much straight away. Richard has a family tradition so the boy would be called Richard William. A girls name was not so easy but one evening I came home from a late shift at work and Richard has decided on Jade as a name. He had his heart set on it so I agreed.
On the 1st Feb 2002 Jade Louise was born after a 4 hour labour. She weighed in at 5lb 10oz and was just perfect. I threw myself into motherhood and relished in every second of having a little girl.
She is a very bright little girl who loves to sing and dance. She is the apple of her daddies eye and they are very very close.
She shares my passion for clothes and shoes which makes shopping a lot of fun and also very expensive! She is a proper dainty girly girl and everything I imagined my daughter to be!
In contrast to Jade comes my 2nd daughter Sofia. For as long as I can remember, Jade wished for a little sister. I decided to finish my degree and settle in a job before we had any more children. Time went by and I finished my degree and started looking for a teaching job. Jobs were few and far between so I bounced from one school to another doing supply work. It got to the point where I realised the job wasnt going to happen and I was getting older so we decided to try for baby number 2. After a year of trying I was delighted to finally fall pregnant with daughter number 2. Jade was over the moon about having a baby sister!
Sofia Rose was born on 7th November 2008 after a 26 min labour!! That was a sign of things to come! Sofia is very different to Jade, she is like a whirlwind! She shouts and demands. She strops and cries and can be a total monster BUT she is also cuddly and funny and loves to play with Jade.
She has the cheekiest smile and is such a joy!
I love my 2 girls very much and appreciate how lucky I am to have them in my life!