It's been a pretty intense 5 months since Indi arrived and we have definitely had many chaotic moments. North has been caught more than once straddling her and riding her like a horse while she is giggling away. We've played musical beds and our bedtime routine is mayhem in general. There have been mini tantrums stemming from jealousy or just plain old not being held and rocked enough (I have been trying to make a conscious effort lately to really try to 'baby' him and to lay off the whole 'you're a big boy now' spiel). It's been a challenge to find a balance, but I think we are almost there, although the waters are rocky and easily catch us off guard.
But all the while, there are a couple of little souls that have fallen deeply in love. Their relationship alone makes me believe in past lives and coming back to revisit soulmates you have unfinished business with.
In the evenings after I have put them to bed (in the same room), and I think they are fast asleep, I'll suddenly hear, "Boo!" and then little giggle, giggle, giggles. In the mornings Indigo is in our bed (she makes her way there at some point during the night to stay) and as soon as she stirs North sprints to the bed, letting out ear curdling shrieks, "Innndeeeegooooo!!!! My friend! She woke up, mama!" as though her entire existence is a daily miracle and joy. Reminding that it is.
They love each other.
They adore each other.
And I am so very grateful that they do.