Sisterly Love – My Captured Moment

Obviously taken a couple of years ago now, this photograph to me, shows the sisterly love and bond that grew almost immediately as little Ella was introduced into the world.

When she met Ella for the first time in the hospital (read here), Holly was ‘wide-eyed’, wary and more than a little cautious of what was going on.

“why is mummy in this hospital bed?”,

“who is this new little person in mummy’s arms?”, and

“why isn’t mummy coming home with us again tonight?”

As I mentioned before – these times were difficult.

But, no sooner had we brought Ella out of hospital and into the securities and comforts of our home, where routine slowly kicked back in again, did Holly really begin to appreciate, interact and truly love her new little sister.

The bond grew quickly, almost overnight in fact, and the shy little girl who’d been so apprehensive back in the hospital only a week ago, was now the proud, protective and doting big sister that we knew she would become.

This picture was one of the first taken of the two of them interacting together, spontaneously.

Sisterly Love - My Captured Moment

As Ella would lie on warm rugs and play mats on the floor, Holly would always snuggle up alongside her for a cuddle and just stare at her new sibling in pure fascination and wonderment, talking to her softly and giggling at any responses she would receive back.

As parents, this was it.

We knew.

Our family was complete.

love steph

Linking up again with the lovely Heledd of Running In Lavender for this weeks’ My Captured Moment

Running in Lavender


  1. 29th June 2015 / 11:53 am

    Such a lovely picture! One for the wall

  2. 3rd March 2015 / 5:38 pm

    Okay, first of all I love, love, love your new look site!! Secondly, this picture is gorgeous and reminds me of similar pictures I have of my two when Poppy was born. Isn’t it hard to remember them being this small? Which is my these captured moments are so precious.
    Thank you so much for linking up to #mycapturedmoment xxx

  3. 2nd March 2015 / 8:33 am

    What a lovely moment. I was very worried how my eldest would react, but she adores her little sister. It is both fascinating and amazing to watch how their bond grows day by day.

  4. 27th February 2015 / 1:03 pm

    This is beautiful! I love our photos of the first time our two met, so special, one of the best moments of my life xx #mycapturedmoment

  5. Wicked World of Lucas
    27th February 2015 / 7:20 am

    Gorgeous photo. The way they’re looking at each other is beautiful. #mycapturedmoment

  6. 27th February 2015 / 7:19 am

    Grace says – What a lovely photo. How cool would it be to take this same shot every year and see how they’ve grown up? #mycapturedmoment

  7. 27th February 2015 / 4:38 am

    How so lovely … what an ‘awwwww’ moment. I’m not here yet, but I so look forward to it. A picture that one could stare at for a long time. Thanks for sharing one of the delights of parenthood. #MyCapturedMoments

  8. 26th February 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Oh this is just such a lovely photo and has made me very broody! I bet it’s amazing watching your children grow a bond.
    Becky Xx

    • 29th May 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much and huge apologies for the amazingly late response – these last few months have been tough and I’m just getting back into blogging again after some horrible family things. Steph xxx

  9. 26th February 2015 / 12:43 pm

    This is so beautiful and that photograph is stunning 🙂 Lovely moment. How sweet and I bet it is one you’ll never forget. Jess x #mycapturedmoment

  10. 26th February 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Such a beautiful moment. We’re a few months off introducing baby #2 to our house, so this is just the type of picture I need to see. I know it’s going to be a little rough for a while, but I can’t wait to see the sibling bond grow like you did #MyCapturedMoment

  11. 26th February 2015 / 10:01 am

    Ah, that’s lovely, Steph. We ‘ve also got similar photos of Isaac with baby Toby, and then Isaac and Toby with baby Kara. On both occasions we were worried there would be sibling rivalry but instead there was an immediate attachment which, aside from the usual little niggles that ware inevitable between siblings, they have maintained ever since.

  12. 26th February 2015 / 7:52 am

    Ah so so beautiful, its lovely bringing a new baby home isn’t it? A feeling I will never forget x

  13. Potty Mouthed Mummy
    26th February 2015 / 6:51 am

    Oh, this made me emotional. Beautiful words and beautiful photo! Xx

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