Its been just over a year since I last updated my blog. A combination of laziness, broken laptop and no time on my hands meant I've not been able to sit down and write for so long. And oh, how I've missed it. This blog has been the last link to my writing days. For those who don't know me, my passion is writing. I have a BA honours in Creative Writing and I used to write a column for a local newspaper, which seems a lifetime ago now. So writing this blog, is the only bit of the 'old me' pre-children. I'm happy to say that I now have a brand new PC, I'm trying to conquer the laziness, and so here I am! Unfortunately, I still have no time on my hands - in fact, even less so than before. Becasue in the last year that I've not been able to update this blog, something happened to turn my world a little bit more chaotic. I've had a baby girl!!
Sooo I've gone from three beautiful children, to four now. Yes, I must be mad, but I wouldn't have it any other way. My beautiful girl Aylin, is a much wanted and welcome addition to our family. She is the last piece of the jigsaw. She completes us. The twins were not too sure about their new baby sister to begin with. Kaan whom I thought would be affected the most, as he's a real mummy's boy, took it in his stride and was curious, but cautious about this small little creature that had suddenly become part of his world. Kerem was inconsolable! He cried for two days, every time he was reminded of her, which was often. He refused to give any of us cuddles and rejected us when we tried to comfort him. I tried to get him to like his sister. I placed her on his lap and told him she was 'his baby', he pushed her away. I'd ask him to come and have a look at the baby, he angrily replied 'no baby!'. He'd walk away if I walked into the room holding her. It took alot of love, patience and cojoling to get him to come round and finally see that she is the best gift I could ever give them. Aylin is now three months old, and I'm happy to say that they love her to bits. If she cries, they both run up to her and stroke her, saying 'no cry baby Aylin, no cry'. Kerem took to calling her 'baby elephant' for awhile, but I'm sure he meant it in a nice way, as he loves elephants.
The boys have changed so much in the past year. They still talk in their own language. I still dont understand them. The good news is that they are also making an effort to talk English, as opposed to just 'Twinese'. They are putting sentences together and finally communicating with us in a language we understand! Kerem is a little more advanced than Kaan. He seems more confident to hold conversations. Kaan on the other hand, prefers to talk in 'Kaanese' - his own unique language that only Kerem understands. They are so amazing to watch, especially when playing together. They laugh, hug, sing together and fight, sometimes getting so vicious with each other that I have to break them up before they do any damage, yet there's no denying the bond that they so clearly have. They've started nursery twice a week this week, so I'm hoping that will help them calm down and learn how to play and share more harmoniously.
Kaya, my big man, is as always my little helper. Always trying to help, always so much more mature than his six years. He adores his little sister and is very close to his brothers. He amazes me every day with how caring, loving, sensitive and protective he is of his siblings. I'm so very proud of him, even if I don't tell him as much as I should do. For all of the help he gives us, I decided he needed an outlet - something that is just for him that doesn't involve the twins. So we enrolled him into karate and he's been going for the last six months. He's already onto his red belt and as with everything he does, hes brilliant at it.
I'm sure that so much more has happened that I've skipped, but the important stuff have been covered. I'll try and update as often as my four monkeys let me. And will post a new picture soon. Thank you for reading. I'll be back!