When my second child turned two

Ophelia turned two last month and I wanted to make a video of the day because it felt like a spectacularly big deal that she was now the age Talitha was when I found out I was pregnant with her. Now that we’re expecting another baby girl, I look at my second child, fast moving on from her baby days and feel a mix of things.

She has a great sense of humour and is often monkeying around, making all of us laugh. She’s adventurous, a bit of a risk taker. Her language is really coming along and she’s giving lots of hints that she understands a lot more than she can say just yet. She’s well into imaginative play right now, probably helped by having an older sister and she’s obsessed with puzzles. Typical two-year-old stuff but it’s a beautiful stage I want to remember because she’s my two-year-old and she won’t be two for long.

Every now and then I feel a stirring as I remember Talitha at this age. I really hope I’ve made the most of the years so far and that I’m enjoying the present as much as possible, even with all the tough bits involved in raising small children.


  1. March 21, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Lovely! It’s brilliant to think that you’ll have this record forever – I’m so grateful for my blog, even though I started it when my children were older, as I have such a terrible memory!

  2. March 21, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    I still remember when I met you at Mumsnet Blogfest and you were pregnant – how is that over two years ago! Such a lovely, happy video x

  3. March 21, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Aw, such a sweet film. My nephew is 2, it’s a gorgeous age! x

  4. March 22, 2016 / 11:20 am

    lovely video… I can’t believe she’s two already!

  5. March 22, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    So sweet. It’s a very weird feeling that you can track every stage by the milestones like birthdays. Mine are born three years and five days apart, so when my youngest turned three it felt so odd not having another baby! Happy birthday Ophelia x

  6. March 22, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    How is she two already?! This is a gorgeous video – what a treat for Ophelia to look back on when she’s older x

  7. March 22, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Oh what a lovely video, Adele. Those girls are so lucky to have you as their mummy. xx

  8. March 23, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    I totally get why you wanted to take stock and commemorate this. They grow so fast and now that number 3 is on the way, it must feel like the end of her ‘babyhood’. They are going to be such a great gang one day though! Happy birthday Ophelia xx

  9. March 23, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Ah this is gorgeous, I love the video and the song is beautiful. What a lovely memory to look back on. x

  10. March 25, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    aww this is such a lovely video! I LOVED Wilf being two, everyone said it would be the hardest but it was my favourite x

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