How My Girls Reacted


It was extremely hard keeping such big news from the girls for so many weeks. Especially because I was so tired and feeling like utter rubbish through the day. Falling asleep on the sofa or on the bed and not being able to explain to them that I just wanted a two minute nap. All close family members knew about the news that we were expecting Baby. They were all happy and super excited but I was more excited telling Mia and Elliw. Because Elliw is at the age she can understand a bit better and Mia was at the age she could properly understand, I wanted to record it. I couldn't wait to tell them and I wanted to capture that moment and their reactions on camera.

When I was getting ready Wednesday, 30th December, morning the girls were both asking where I was going. I just told them I needed to go to hospital to talk to a doctor and that was it. They didn't ask again. I felt really sly not telling them but I needed and wanted to tell them at the right time and place. After my scan I told my partner that I couldn't wait to tell the girls. We both went to pick the girls up from the family members who looked after them whilst we had the scan and we came home.

My partner had to go to work and I started to feel a little unwell and Mia had done an accident so I cleaned her up and did a bit of housework. Then, I told them both to go to the living room and sit down and wait whilst I get some things to show them. Although they had no idea what I was showing them, they were super excited. They both sat quietly with smiles on their faces as I got the camera out. My stomach started turning as I was so nervous and so excited to tell them.



"Mammy has a new baby in her belly" , "You're going to be a big sister Elliw and you're going to be a big sister again Mia!" were some of the things I told them at the start.

At first I am not sure if they believed me. They seemed confused and asked me to show them. So I showed them the scan photo. Mia got hold of the scan first and they both looked at it. Elliw still seemed rather unsure and Mia was laughing and said she doesn't want another baby in the house - ha ha! Although Mia's reaction wasn't what I was expecting it was still nice to capture both of their reactions and expressions as I told them.

Since telling them the big news, they have asked me all sorts of questions such as if Baby pee's inside me (LOL), if Baby moves when I walk, talks when I talk, eat when I eat.. you get what I mean right? All day, most days. But it's nice. I have booked a 3D scan for 15 weeks on the 31st January and I am super excited to see what the girls will think about seeing Baby on the screen.

31 comments

  1. Ah, I'm sure they will get more and more excited as they your tummy grow. My baby is 5 months now and my son is still asking questions about when she was inside!

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  2. I always love the reactions of children when they hear new baby news. I remember my eldest daughter saying she would leave if it was another boy - thankfully we had a girl this time lol!

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  3. Aww so lovely. I can't wait to tell Rsalie when we are expecting again. Although she is only 16 months so I'm sure I won't get the reaction I want, ha ha! Congratulations on your little one xxx

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  4. Lovely post! I remember my mum telling me that when I was younger I told everyone it was my baby, not hers.

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  5. awwww this is such a special post. In a way I want to wait a few years to have a baby so I can have this moment with my son. x

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  6. It will be so nice to see their sibling in 3d and hopefully make it more real for them. It must be quite a lot to take in when you're that young. My mother had me and then my brother quite close together so I don't really remember a time before him!

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  7. Congratulations what a lovely happy moment to share. I hope you have more energy now and that everything continues to go well. X

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  8. Oh how lovely - Congratulations! When I was pregnant with Pickle, my other were 10, 12 and 15 so 'got it' immediately! They all 'met' him at my 20 week scan - a truly magical moment that I will ever forget. Kaz x

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  9. Aww such a unique post idea! I can remember when I was told by mummy and daddy that I was getting new little sisters. It's a big change for a kid! And I remember not acting as pleased as your girls :P xx

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  10. Awww, I want to see the video (if you choose to release it). Will you find out the sex?

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  11. Exciting! They do look really happy on the picture. I bet you have been busting to tell them. It must make life a bit easier and you can have sneaky naps. Thanks for linking with #bestandworst xx

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  12. I have a 14 month old and my 4 year old keeps saying she doesn't want anymore babies. Not even of her own! :) I didn't realise he was that bad! xx

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  13. Aw bless them so glad that they were happy about finding out there was another bubba on the way. By the way can I just tell you how gorgeous your little girls are?!

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  14. Awwww so cute :) they'll be lovely big sisters xx

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  15. Amazing, kids are hilarious aren't they!...I'm trying to remember when we told Tigs? It's totally gone from my mind...if only I'd been a blogger back then ;-) Congratulations honey, wonderful news xxx #coolmumclub

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  16. Aww it's so nice to hear about their reactions, children always have the cutest reactions, I love their questions - it's so exciting!

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  17. Ahh so lovely, I remember telling my son he was going to be a big brother. He didn't have a clue but was excited =D

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  18. Aww how wonderful! I'm sure my younger children would love a baby brother or sister too, but after having three myself (and I'll be 40 this year!) I am well and truly done! :)

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  19. Aww this us adorable. Hopefully I'll get to break the news to Evie one day and she will be over the moon :)

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  20. Bless them. Am sure they are super excited.

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  21. Aww bless them! They sound very inquisitive about the whole thing with all the questions!

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  22. first up, congratulations! secondly how lovely do your girls sound! im sure they're both looking forward to being big sisters :D

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  23. Aw so lovely, Bless them, Mia will come round I am sure. But that is so lovely they are so interested in baby and what goes on in your belly. x

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  24. Aw how exciting they will just love having a baby to mother over

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  25. Aaaahhh bless.....you are going to have two extra mummies in the house.
    Congratulations on your wonderful news xx

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  26. congratulations on baby no #3. It's such an exciting time to tell your other children they are going to have another sibling. I look forward to hearing about your gender scan #happydiaries

    Pauline x

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  27. LOL does the baby pee inside you, well I guess it is an obvious question to ask lol x

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  28. Congratulation! Such a cute girls! I am sure they will get more excited as they time goes by..

    Dominika

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  29. So funny how kids react to new baby news isn't it! We filmed the moment we told Lamb. He lifted up my top and asked to look! x

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  30. Congratulations! I wish I had captured memories like this. Minxy was only 15m however so didn't really have any idea what was going on ha x

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  31. Huge huge congratulations darling that's so exciting. I love their adorable questions and reaction. It's such an exciting time for you becoming a family of five. Can't wait to read all about it. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

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