On November 29th, 2017 at a little after 4 pm we were blessed with our sweet Jack.
Today our beautiful baby boy is ONE! Dear God how did that happen? Like seriously, how? You think it goes fast when you have your first baby JUST WAIT for number two. I’m sad to let this year go. I’m really feeling sad. I’m obviously so proud and excited to watch my little baby become a one-year-old but my heart aches for those early days.
There is something special about baby #2. It’s funny because I was terrified to welcome another baby into our family. How could I ever love another baby as much as Charlie? It seemed impossible yet this little boy has completely stolen my heart. Charlie made me a mom but Jack truly let me enjoy it. Not that I didn’t enjoy being a mom to just Charlie (I did!!!!!) but the first year was hard. Finding your footing, finding your confidence, trying to keep your child alive, running on exhaustion with no end in sight—my first year of motherhood was a rollercoaster of emotion. Being a “new mom” to Jack was a dream. I savored every second of his new-ness rather than wishing those early days away (and dreaming of sleep) with Charlie. With Jack, I enjoyed every minute of the midnight feedings and baby snuggles because I knew they were short-lived. His first year of life was faster than I could have ever imagined but I enjoyed every second of every stage and for that, I am so grateful.
Jack is such a joy. I honestly couldn’t imagine a more perfect addition to our family. He is a sweet little soul who is tough but emotional. He idolizes his big brother and I can’t wait to watch their relationship continue to grow! Charlie beats on him but also protects him and it is my favorite thing to watch. I want to forever remember his buttery skin, the sweetest cheeks, his separated teeth, his old man combover and the curls at the nape of his neck. His sleepy smells, his joyous giggle, infectious smile, kind eyes, and gentle being.