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The Monday Snapshot – Two Peas in a Pod


These boys – I tell you – they are such great buddies! Matthew didn’t really have a rough time adjusting to his new brother, but there were moments where he’d get frustrated and act out. I can count on less than two whole hands how often Matthew’s shown any type of anger towards Bryson. We are used to hugs, kisses, and requests to hold Bryson. We’re used to lots of love being shown in both directions between our two boys.

Lately, though, Matthew has sort of ignored Bryson altogether. Matthew is Bryson’s entire world, his favorite person of all time. Bryson spends much of his day gazing at his big brother, trying desperately to get his attention. For the most part, Matthew rarely looks over during those moments, and it’s a little heartbreaking, even though we know he means nothing at all by it.

The last few days have shown a marked difference in how Matthew views his brother, though. He seeks Bryson out, kisses him FIRST every morning, entertains him in the bath tub, kisses his boo boos, requests to hold him, and tends to him when he’s crying. If Matthew gets in the tub before his brother, he requests we get him right away. We are so tickled that he’s doting on his baby brother again, and giving him the attention he so desperately craves from Matthew.

Bryson can’t play in his gym without Matthew coming to play too. There are moments of taking toys away, but for the most part, they play together. Yesterday, I caught Matthew watching Bryson to see what he’d do with a toy. Of course it went straight into Bryson’s mouth, and Matthew followed his lead by putting the toy he had in his mouth too… And he was so pleased to be like his baby brother.

They melt my heart!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

5 thoughts on “The Monday Snapshot – Two Peas in a Pod

  1. Oh my gosh, this melted MY heart. These two are just so sweet together. How special that B already looks up to M so much… and so nice that M is back to giving him all that attention he has been craving from his awesome big brother. You (and these boys!) always make me want a baby brother or sister for Lids even more than I already do!!! 🙂

  2. Wow. This is so cute. I love hearing all about how close they are. I kinda doubt that my kids will have that kind of relationship. It’s been a hard transition and Osita mostly isn’t interested in her brother at all. Maybe that will change. I worry the bigger age gap will prevent the closeness your kids have. They are so sweet together. I absolutely love that photo. Such cuties!

    • I bet it changes! My sister and I are spaced like your two and we’ve been best friends since she was probably 5 and I was 8. My older sis and I are 19 months apart and were not at all close.

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  3. This is so great!! I can just imagine those two playing so well together. Chloe has really kind of ignored Drake for the most part, up until a couple weeks ago. I thought I posted a video of the two of them together on his 6 Month post the other day, but apparently it didn’t take, so I’ll try again tomorrow for a Wordless Wednesday post. Moments like that, where I watch my two kids interact with each other and smile and giggle, those hit me like a ton of bricks like, holy cow, I MADE these two people. And they are perfect! I can’t wait to watch their relationship evolve over time. I sure hope they grow up close.

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