Dear Olivia,

You have a new baby sister!

I say new, she’s now 7 weeks old. You’ve been a fantastic big sister for 7 weeks already.

I suppose this means the name of this blog will have to change – letters to Éloïse are on the horizon!

I’m so proud of how well you’ve adapted to having a new baby in the house. I know Éloïse feels so loved by you already.

My experience of having a baby this time around has been so different, too. I am probably one of the only people who is grateful for the coronavirus and the lockdowns that have allowed me to spend so much time with you. Even now, despite being back at work and you back at school, our new baby bubble is protected a little by me mostly working from home and having more time with you both than I usually would. I hope you remember this time as such a happy, wonderful time – that is how I will treasure these moments with you both forever.

I love you so much my gorgeous girls. It’s been a long time since I’ve written one of these letters, but I hope to be able to write more soon.

Love, Mummy xxx