So I’m guessing that most parents when their youngest turns 1, they have this feeling of “wow I can’t believe my baby is turning one, when did this happen, I need another one, what happened to this past year”….well for us – not so much!
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely having the nostalgia of “I can’t believe our baby is one” but there is NO part of me that is saying “I need another one.” I will share my story of Parkers birth and first few months after in another post, but I’ll just put it this way….IT SUCKED! I am not the person to talk to if you’re on the fence about having another baby. Please don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE my baby girl and can NOT imagine my life without her, she has brought so much to my life in the last year and taught me so many lessons without even knowing it. But y’all – two babies is SO different to one! I’m not here to sugar coat it and say that it’s the best thing ever because it was SO hard the first 6 months. You need to have a SUPER strong marriage and be able to depend whole heartedly on your partner to help. Parker changed our lives more than we ever knew she would!
Parker has become such an important part of our family, she is the light that we didn’t know we needed. She is the one person that can turn Sydney’s mood around and vice versa. Our two girls are bonded in a way that P and I will never know. They communicate in their own way and love each other SO much. It melts my heart to see them interacting and I can’t wait to watch their relationship grow.
We spent this weekend celebrating our baby girl and the last year of her life and the milestones that she has overcome. We celebrated with close family and friends and I wouldn’t have asked it to happen any other way. We were surrounded by people that love us and care for us and only want the best for us, and for that – we are ever grateful! We have been so fortunate to have met the people that we have, that have become such close friends over the past couple years and we can’t imagine going through this life without them.
Thank you to everyone that was a part of our celebration, we love you!
And last but not least, Happy Birthday to our Baby Girl. You brought something to our lives that we didn’t know we needed. You have filled a void in our family that we didn’t know existed. You are such a shining star in our lives. make our laughter even louder and hearts even fuller of love than we ever thought was possible. The entire world is out there for you to take and we have absolutely no doubt that you will make the most of it!
We Love You Baby Parker!