*My blog friend, Kendall, just had her second baby girl last week, and she asked me to write a guest post for her blog while she’s enjoying her sweet newborn time. I “met” Kendall when she left a comment on my blog and then a little while later I blogged about Tracy Turpen’s wedding photography contest. Kendall entered the contest and won! Tracy captured Kendall’s beautiful family so perfectly on Kendall’s wedding day. Kendall’s story is one of faith and complete trust in God. After Kendall won the contest, she and I bonded over our love and appreciation for Tracy Turpen. And now we both miss Tracy and her talent terribly.
I am so excited for my friend, Kendall, and her new arrival. When Kendall asked me to guest blog for her this week, my heart went right back to the weeks before we welcomed our second baby boy.
My mind was full of worry. My heart was already completely full of love for Hudson, our first. I already loved our unborn baby so much. I couldn’t even imagine how much my heart could grow to accommodate all of that love once he arrived.
And the day that Hayes was born was so completely bittersweet. There isn’t a better word for it. We heard his sweet cry for the first time and it was instant. He was ours and we loved him completely right then. I couldn’t wait to hold him and kiss his head and be able to see Todd holding him for the first time.
When it was time for Hudson to come meet his baby brother for the first time, I felt some huge nerves. I had this overwhelming fear that Hudson would look different to me. And he did! For two years he was our tiny baby, and then all of a sudden he was our big boy. He was four times the size of his baby brother and he grew up right before my eyes in that moment.