It's been over two weeks now since you joined our family. You have blended in quite perfectly & I can now laugh at myself for all my silly worries that I had when I was pregnant with you. One of my biggest worries was that you wouldn't feel as special, or wouldn't get as much attention. In other words - second child syndrome. What I didn't know was that being a "second child" definitely has it's perks. Things are so much more calm this time with you. We know what we're doing (a little bit) more. We're not frantically googling things like 'cluster feedings' & 'when will I sleep again'. Experience is on our side & you get to enjoy having relaxed parents. We also know, without a doubt, how fast time goes the first few weeks/months. We know that the constant feedings fade, sleepless nights end, and guess what? We know that we will miss them, as hard as they might seem at the moment. You may not have had a big baby shower, endless new clothes, or as much of a fuss made when we were pregnant with you, but I can tell you that you were just as wanted, just as loved, & are being just as enjoyed as if you were our first.
You are such a blessing, Kate. You add such a sweet spirit into our home that feels so perfect & right. It is beyond any doubt that you are meant to be in our family. I just want you to know we are relishing this time with you so, so much. We are soaking in every second of your tiny, sweet self.
We love you sweet girl.
Mama, Daddy, & Big Sister too.