Little Iris has been a big sister for a whole month now, and has really taken to it! She’s incredibly affectionate, and wants to ‘cuggle’ her baby sister several times a day. Unfortunately it’s usually when I’ve just got Astrid to sleep! When Astrid cries, Iris says ‘aww baby, it’s ok’. It’s the cutest thing. It melts my heart every time. I’m imagining them growing up the closest of friends, as well as sisters.
I think there are times when Iris struggles too. She’s obviously having some overwhelming emotions, and doesn’t always know how to handle them. Small things are making her very cross, and she sometimes gets upset when I can’t pick her up immediately. It’s hard to see, as she’s such a happy little soul usually. I’m not sure if the big change in her life is the cause, or it’s just a normal part of being a toddler. It could also be a lack of being outdoors! It’s been so cold out and it’s so tricky to get us all out of the house!
I’ve had them napping together, at the same time, several times and seeing them asleep together is my favourite thing. They look so peaceful, and so sweet together.
At first I thought they looked alike. It was striking, when I first saw Astrid. I remember thinking ‘oh wow, a tiny new Iris’. I was wrong though. Once the puffiness in her face went down after a few days she looked different. She looks like me! While Iris is a miniature female Trevor (in looks as well as personality!), Astrid has a lot more of me. I see Trevor too, he must have strong genes, but there’s definitely a bit of Mouse in there too!