It's a known fact that baby #2 (or 3 or 4), will never get that same precious one-on-one time that your first baby had. And even when the second baby arrives, you are still consumed so much with your first. You want to make sure he is adjusting well. You ensure he still feels loved. You may try to spend even extra time with your first during this adjustment. This is why I try to treasure each and every second of one-on-one time I have with my sweet Avery.
Lincoln was my first baby. He is the little boy who made me a Momma. He opened my heart to a whole new love I never knew even existed.
Avery is my last baby. He has stretched my heart with so much love and completed it. He is the final little piece to our family. Our last sweet baby.
I remember being in the hospital after my c-section and just staring at him. Trying to remember every little tiny detail of his newness. Never again would I hold a newborn baby of my own. I would snuggle him in close, and breathe in that sweet newborn smell.
Yet as much as I try to pause time, it just seems to go by faster and faster. My littlest, my last baby, will be turning one next month. That seems so unreal. It's an incredibly bittersweet feeling. Knowing we are almost done with the infant stage...forever.
Last week Jared's brother and his kids were visiting from Tennessee. Lincoln literally spent every single second with his big cousins. He even slept at my in-laws those four nights they were here. He had so much fun.
And me? Well, I got to spend some precious one-on-one time with the happiest baby I ever did see.
There is no greater feeling than a heavy, sleeping baby nestled onto your chest. The love that fills your heart, is indescribable.
These moments. They won't last forever. Soon my baby will be off running with his big brother. So these sweet snuggles will be cherished. They will be remembered. And I will take them every chance I can get.