I’ve had a baby for six years straight. SIX LONG YEARS.
By age 2 each of my two oldest boys were either preparing for a new baby or had a new baby brother.
And now? Now SJ is turning 2 and there is no new baby in town.
My baby days are ending.
I know we still have one more child that we are anxiously awaiting, but in case you missed the memo…our child will not be a baby. We will be getting a 1-3 year old.
In international adoption it is very difficult to get a young baby. Mainly because of the process and paperwork that it takes to adopt. Most small children adopted out of the Philippines are over the age of one.
So it’s official…I may never have another baby again and that leaves me with conflicting emotions.
1. It seems awesome that life is finally getting easier. These little humans are getting more independent each and every day and it gives me a little more freedom. Hooray for more freedom, right?
2. It seems terrible that these little humans are getting more independent each and every day. I always want them to need their momma for everything.
I’m just so use to all things baby that my mind can hardly comprehend what it feels like to only have toddlers.
I also think I am having a hard time because I feel like I am entering in to a new phase in my life. There is a part of me that enjoyed the stares and glares from people in public when we walked up with 3 kids under the age of 5. I almost felt like, “Yea, go ahead and stare…I GOT this!” LOL!
<<I secretly love when SJ does yoga.>>
The good news is that these boys are the biggest lovers…all of them.
They tell me I am their best friend at least 3 times a day. They still snuggle me. Hug me. Kiss me. And make me laugh. <<especially Mr. P Man>>
I pray that never changes. Never ever ever.
As I reflect back on the last two years as a mother of three…I give thanks to God. He truly has provided us the most amazing boys on the planet. He always knows just what I need and when I need it.
SJ is a joy to have in our family and I am thankful God chose me to be his mother.
Happy Birthday my little buddy!
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