✨2ND BIRTHDAY✨ | Dear baby boy, You came into a family with so much love for you. I was afraid of what your sister would think of going from an only child to a sibling, but from the first moment she was introduced to you at the hospital, you were her baby as much as you were ours. She has continued to love you hard, fiercely protect you, and proclaim to the world that you are her best friend ever since.
Although I am not a first time parent this time around, it is my first time being a parent to YOU. Your sister is my own little mini-me and so much of what I've done for her felt like second nature, but you little man have been a mystery for me. You zig when I zag and render ever some of my best parenting tricks from the first round useless, always keeping me on my toes.
I'm sorry that as the second child there are some luxuries of being the first child you will never get to experience like grabbing a toy without Alaia immediately proclaiming it to be her favorite, a mother who gave you proper nap times instead of having to shuffle you between drop offs and pick ups, or even being left in the sungabunny a little too long because there was no way I could pick you up and handle whatever else I was doing with your sister at the same time. But despite these shortcomings, you tend to be so much more chill than what I remembered of your sister.
Being a parent is so much scarier than I ever thought it would be because the love it inspires is so great and the responsibility even greater. Although I have gained more confidence in who I am as a mother, there are other days where I still feel I fall short, but please know my ultimate goal is to always help you stand tall. Dear sweet baby boy, please know you are a major part of what inspires me to be my best and I am so happy to celebrate your second birthday today. I love you. 💕