Team Baby Turns Two
So here we are. Another year older.
Did you know that you remind me of your brother, because you love your blanket and your thumb?
But you also remind me of your sister because you love to dress up and sing Let It Go.
But then, here you are, my fourth, my baby, and we’re doing alright.
Your big sister, Mae, never acted like the baby. But you? You have it down to a science. You know the fine art of, “Up, peese, mama!” and “I sit, mama!” and “Cheese stick, peese, mama!”
Have I mentioned you love your mama?
There’s always that time that comes, where babies can’t get enough of their dads, and they’re over their moms, but you, dear one, have not had that happen yet.
You spent the entire time at the beach with me. Sitting on me, laying on me, splashing in the surf with me.
Did you want your Grandma? Nope. Did you want your dad? Nope. Did you want your Papa? Heck no.
I guess that’s okay. At the time it was really annoying, I’m not going to lie, but looking back, you are my last baby, and you were my surprise baby, and even more than all that, you were my miracle baby. So I’m okay with holding you a little extra, because, honestly, I almost never got to hold you at all.
So you take that knowledge and run with it, making dinner with me, brushing my teeth with me, planking with me.
And even putting on your own makeup.
Let me tell you a quick story. Your brother, Luca, is very quiet. He’s the sweetest boy ever, but it’s hard to know that when he’s so shy. The day you were born, and he came to see you at the hospital…I can’t even describe it. Audrey, he looked at you, begged to hold you, and that was it.
You guys have been inseparable since.
You are already super independent.
And we all love you.
To my sweet baby on your second birthday: I love you. You have grown faster than any of your siblings, and I really wish you’d stop. I could sit here and write out all the ways you make me happy, but to sum it up to, I look at your smile, and there it is. That’s how you make me happy. By being alive. By being here. By being the miracle I never knew I needed.
In your two short years, you’ve brought me so much joy, so much happiness. They say you never miss something if you never had it, but, Audrey, if you never were, I would miss you so much. I don’t really know what else to say.
Always be patient. Always be kind. Always love your mama.