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This is my little one. My Zig.

He is all set to become the middle child in April but I hope he never feels like it. How does the stereotype go? Neither the oldest or the baby. Just….in the middle. Nothing special.

Ha! Not likely.

From the moment he arrived, we have felt the presence of the Zigmeister. A force, a whirlwind.

An absolute individual.

And now? With the impending birth of his little sister, he is and will always be our youngest son, our baby boy. Even though he has never much wanted to play that role.

I wish I could tell you all that he is. All that he means to us.

I wish my words could do any kind of justice to the brilliant light this kid shines on our lives.

But you should know that he loves helicopters and apple 'jooce' and his big 'bubba', Luca.

He sings loudly, loves to draw on tables (not paper) and will gently remind you if things aren't going his way (ha!).

He is fiercely independent – "I do it! Zizzee do it!"

And overwhelmingly loving – "I ya you, Mumma. Tiss? Tuddle?"

He won't be my baby for much longer and though that may suit him just fine, I am finding it bittersweet.

Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Dani

    awww he is a total cutie. being only in a family with 2 kids, I dont know about the middle child syndrome, but I think its a myth 😉 He sounds like a real big boy. I am sure he will be a great big brother.

  2. Rae

    He is such a gorgeous, vibrant little love.

    I reckon he’s gonna get a huge kick out of playing big bro!

  3. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thanks, Dani. 🙂

    Not sure about the middle child thing but I’ll be sure to go out of my way so he never feels it.

    Yep, I think he will be a lovely big brother. He is already an excellent sharer…unlike a certain big ‘bubba’….sigh….

  4. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    I think he will totally dig it, too, Rae.

    I’m not sure if he’s been around a very small baby before?

    But this little girl will be smothered with love. I’ll just be nearby to make sure it’s not literal. He is quite enthusiastic…

  5. kristie_allen@hotmail.com

    That’s adorable! I also have 2 boys & a girl – and my ‘middle child’ is anything but the stereotype…he simply refuses it. You both are just gorgeous 🙂

  6. Angie @ The Little Mumma

    Thank you, Kristie!

    I think Zig will refuse it, too. He’s his own little man, that one.

  7. Susan

    My beautiful Ed was always the ‘middle child’ before he was even the middle child. He is attention getting even when he doesn’t mean to be. And whoever said the middle child was neglected didn’t know Ed. If your middle child is like my middle child, he is divine!

  8. MJ

    I adore these photos! You’ve got yourself a (second) gorgeous little man there. If you have to stick a birth order label on him, youngest son sounds so much more special than middle child.

    Can’t even begin to imagine my youngest not being the youngest one day. Who knows, though?

  9. Greta @gfunkified

    You’re going to have an even sweeter appreciation for your little Zig when he starts doting on his baby sister, I guarantee it. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

    And also, I’m a middle child and I turned out just fine. Pretty much. 🙂

  10. Victoria KP

    I married a middle child and my dad is a middle child and I can say they are two of the best men on the planet.

    And your little Zig? SO adorable! He’s going to be a great big bro.

  11. Tina

    I adore all of my beautiful grandsons, but when Zig calls me “Wah-wah” and requests a “Tuddle” my heart melts.

  12. Susan

    Am just going through amd reading some of your older blogs that i missed. My middle child is now 10 and is the most amazing boy! He excels at everything from school work, to making friends with kids and adults alike, and injuring himself. He is currently with 2 broken wrists, both in plaster. Has in the past had a trip to hospital in an ambulance, and always does a good job of whatever accident he has. He and I are about to put photos in a photography exhibition together. The Middle child is awesome!! Ziggy with LOVE it!!


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