|Chocolate + vanilla bean cake, cream cheese filling and chocolate frosting|
One year ago today-
|Last belly picture taken in L&D triage at almost 40 weeks. I was large and in pain.|
|Pain gone. Sunshine! Rainbows! SO much love.|
Having a second child was so odd to me. I had one child who I knew completely, inside and out. He was my sidekick, my constant companion, my little love. And then I had this total stranger growing in my belly. I was worried I wouldn't know how to love another baby quite like I loved my little Stinky.
And then Baby 2 was born.
I struggled to bond with Stinky at first. I was brand new to motherhood and he spent his first 2 weeks in the NICU. I had a hard time seeing that tiny darling thing in the isolette as mine. Not so with Baby 2. They plopped his hefty 8+ pound bod on my chest in the OR while my belly was still yawning open. I looked into that bitty round grumpy face and knew.
Baby 2 is one today. Being his mommy is like having my heart beating outside my body and teetering around covered in dirt and unknown sticky substances.
Over the past month a few freckles have popped up on his sweet round cheeks.
That's my baby.