On December 6th, my sweet baby D turned two. I had hoped to have this post up a bit sooner, but as is typical of 2014 life has been busy. Both boys came down with a yucky virus shortly after his birthday, and I continue to be forever behind schedule. It’s important to me to write these posts. They are the reason I started blogging. Life’s most important moments written down to go back and read. I can’t believe it’s already been two years…
When I was pregnant with Monster Truck (as nicknamed by his brother) aka Baby D, I prayed and worried about being able to love another baby like I did my sweet K. I worried I’d love one more and one less. I worried I wouldn’t be able to give them both all of my attention.
Two years ago when he was born my worries fell away. The heart is truly full of magic and it never stops growing. This boy was meant to be mine before I ever even dreamed of him. I can’t believe its been two years. It’s his birthday, but he gave me the most amazing gift when he came into our family. I can’t and don’t want to imagine life any other way. I’m counting my blessings and saying prayers of thanks.
For his birthday we decided to forgo a birthday party this year. Instead we asked some good friends to join us at the Shark Reef. Baby D loves “FISHIES! and “OH NO SHARKS!” so I knew it was the perfect place to spend a day.
On the drive over Baby D fell asleep. As we pulled in, Darius Rucker’s song “It won’t be like this for long” started playing.
(If you haven’t heard this song before – be warned. It’s an emotional trigger for myself and many other parents)
Of course I started crying. How in the world have these two years flown by so quickly. After we stopped I went to take his picture(as I often do when my boys fall asleep…), and brother asked if he could be in it too. What I captured is so similar to the picture I got the first time K met D in the hospital.
(So similar, such an amazing thing to catch true love on camera…)
We all had a blast at the Shark Reef. D enjoyed seeing all the fishies and sharks.
The kids loved that there was a Santa there! Each ticket came with a free Santa picture too so that was a bonus.
I couldn’t resist buying the pictures they took when first got there. I’m such a sucker for these pictures. Well, all pictures really.
(D is too much with his little faces! Totally plotting!)
It It was such a nice day. It was like I was being reminded how full my heart is. It had been such a hard week. D started daycare, K has been fighting and arguing with everything I say… I know these days are flying past me, and I can’t help but just thank God for my blessings. It’s hard to do this alone. I miss my husband everyday. I’m having to be everything for everyone all the time. So I’m grateful for moments and days like this that ground me and remind me how precious every single day is.
Nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby. The world is good.
Dear Baby D,
Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet second son! You are full of light, love, and mischief! You love puppies, trains, and anything your brother is doing. You can’t resist an opportunity to dance, sing, or shake your booty. You are incredibly brave, and a bit of a dare devil. Yo Gabba Gabba, The Wiggles, Frozen,Mickey Mouse, and Curious George always make you smile. You are my sweet snuggle boy and I always promise to soak up every single snuggle you let me have.
Watching you with your brother brings me greater joy then I ever thought possible. Listening to your two laugh is a currency that makes me the rich in ways only few get to have.
My wish for you is that as you continue to fearlessly explore your world you always do so with your amazing smile. You’ve taught me that just when you think your heart if full there is always room for more love. Thank you for being you, and choosing us as your family.
I love your little man. My sweet baby D you will always be.
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