I thought I’d introduce you all to the reason I started blogging in the first place; my babies! Here is a little background on each of the little ones.
James – our firstborn and lovable 16 month old son. James, who we sometimes refer to as “Goose” (who knows why!) is a determined, smart, funny, leader who can capture anyone’s attention with his smile. He was born in August, 2015, and since then has completely stolen our hearts. I had a difficult delivery with J, after being induced due to fever. I labored for a whole day and after failing to progress, we decided to go through with an emergency c-section. I’ll post more on my birthing stories later, but for now, meet James!
Adorable, right? He’s constantly changing and growing, which is one of the most amazing things about being a mom and why I feel SO lucky to be home with him for the first few years of his life. I don’t have to miss a thing! Right now some of his favorites include “singing” the alphabet, dancing with Elmo, anything Daniel Tiger, blueberries, bathtime, and of course his baby sister. He absolutely adores her, which is so surprisingly refreshing since I was so nervous to have them so close together. 13 Months to be exact! At any moment you can find James running to “EWWA!” and giving her a big sloppy kiss, which is both adorable and scary as he would love to lay right on top of her!
Enter my baby girl, Ella, who we often call Ella Bells or Sweet Pea. She is an absolute darling, and typical second child. We quickly realized when James was about 5 months old that all of our lives were about to change, and at first I was completely terrified. Fast forward 11 months, and our little girl has brought SO much love and laughter to our lives, I can’t imagine life without her. Ella was born in September 2016, as a repeat c-section, which I chose, and came out the epitome of perfection. She was literally kicking her way out! I had the most amazing recovery and tons of help from friends and family, and of course my wonderful husband.
Since then it has been a joy, and a marathon ;), to watch Ella and James together every day. She is also growing and learning with each month, and at three months she loves her playmat, cooing and smiling at us, and kisses from her brother. She usually sleeps from about 8-3, eats, and then wakes up for the day around 6.
Stay tuned for more posts about baby and toddler schedules, and of course, life with two under two, which was almost two under one! Life is not always glamorous, but it is always exciting around here, and I can say that my life has definitely gotten better with babies 😉