Two years ago, my life was changed forever, as we welcomed our second son into the world. I'll admit, at the time I was overwhelmed by fear. Fear that I may not be able to do the whole two kid thing, fear that I wouldn't be able to love another little soul as much as I loved Brayden. Fear that life would change so much I may not make. I faced my fears, overcame them, and I'm here to say, the arrival of Connor Andrew made me a better person, inside and out. He was the absolutely perfect addition to our family, arriving at just the right time, and refining us in ways we never even knew existed.
Connor LOVES to cuddle. He'll come to me throughout the day for hugs, or to "hold you like a baby". I try most times to drop what I am doing and embrace the moment. It won't be long before I'll get the backtalk and sass that comes with preschoolers :)
Connor's vocabulary has really sky rocketed over the past month and a half. He is talking in 3-4 word sentences now. My favorite that he says is "where did ____ go?" He says it in the cutest little high pitched voice and I just want to squish him when he says it. Adorable.
Connor LOVES Brayden. He'll often call out for him when we're all at home. They play well together for the most part. Wrestling matches have now become a part of my life. At first I tried to make them stop but I decided that unless someone was bleeding, I'd let them go at it. They're boys. And since the wrestling matches are spurned on by Connor (A LOT), I figured if he could pick a fight, he could fight a fight. So far it's working out well.
2 years ago I never dreamed it would be possible to love another child as much as I loved your brother. But it's true. Love is never split when another child is born into a family. It's only multiplied. And I would say that your addition to our family exponentially multiplied the love that we have for each other, and for you. You have brought joy, laughter and fun into our homes. I love seeing the world through your innocent eyes. Watching you dance and sing, especially when you sing to Jesus.... it just makes my heart melt. I love you like there's no tomorrow... all the way to the moon and back. Happy 2nd Birthday sweet baby boy!
5 days ago