Lauren, my youngest just turned 4 years old so you can imagine there will be an upcoming post about her birthday party (happening this weekend). In today’s post, I wanted to share a few photos from the past 3 birthday parties we’ve thrown to celebrate her birthday.
Birth…Day. That brings me back to the day she was born 4 years ago. Of course, it is an amazing, indescribable joy to welcome any child to the world. But there was something I always wondered even before Lauren was born. Like many parents moving from 1 child to 2 children, I wondered how I could possibly love another child as much as I already love my first.
Then, Lauren arrived. I loved her instantly but not being the first born, not being the first daughter even, I wondered how she would distinguish herself from her big sis, Ellie. Well, I was so foolish in being concerned. If photos can tell a thousand stories, you will know I have a thousand memories to share of how despite her petite frame, this girl has such a big personality. The diva will not be ignored. 🙂 Here are some photos:
1) Lauren’s 1st Birthday Party
Like her big sister, Lauren is always making us laugh with the words that come out of her mouth. The most recent will be remembered for quite some time:
After witnessing Lauren toss a stack of Monopoly money up in the air and making a mess in her playroom, our conversation went like this:
Me: “What do you think you’re doing? You’re making a mess.”
Her: “I was only trying to make it rain, mommy.”
It’s hard to get mad when you hear a comical response like that! The girl knows how to get herself out of trouble…always!
It’s safe to say, I’ve learned a thing or two since becoming a parent of two. Four years at that, in fact. Biggest takeaway is that when it comes to having kids, there is always enough room in your heart to love another. The truth is, you grow another heart. It is as simple as that.
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Too cute! My daughter is 3 and the things she says crack me up. Sounds like they would have a lot to talk about 🙂
They probably would! 🙂
What she said is so funny, and I definitely have had to let some things go because of the funny things that comes out of my sons mouth! I only have one child, but I do wonder if I would be able to love a second or third as much so thank you for the reassurance! I hope to experience that soon!
You definitely will experience the same love for each of your children. Thanks for commenting, Tara.
I worried how I could love a second child the same way too, but then it was instant love at first sight! If anything it felt easier the second time around because I wasn’t so anxious and understood the mother-baby relationship better. Happy Birthday to your little one!
I only have one right now that’s 4 but I plan to have another in a couple of years. I love this post! It was really cute. Thanks for sharing.
Cute post and love the pics. I think there is always enough room to love another – whether it’s another child, friend, pet…
A mama always has enough love in her heart for all the kids … but I do remember thinking way back when our second came along (10 years ago!) that it would be impossible to love her as much as the first. Turned out, I was wrong. 🙂
I think I worried about that with almost all of my pregnancies before this one. How will the other children react? Will this baby be loved as much as the others or overlooked? Now, being pregnant with #5, I can say it isn’t a worry of mine anymore. Like you said, you grow another heart. You grow in your capacity to love, and so does the rest of the family. And it is so amazing seeing how they each develop their own personalities. Happy birthday to your little girl!
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Thanks so much, Miranda! Good luck with your pregnancy. Looks like you will be meeting your little one very soon!
Great read Tee, your daughter is so beautiful! I wonder where she got the concept of “making it rain” lol!
Thank you! The “making it rain” is probably from us joking around with them all the time when particles go flying about 🙂
I worried when I was pregnant with my second and again with my third about the love I could give them. As Moms we always want to be the best, and even worry about if we will love them the best. Just the fact that we worry about that is proof of our already present love for them. It is wonderful to watch kids grow up, see more and more of them coming through each day. And the fact that she said make it rain is so funny. She sounds like a great kid who is always ready to entertain. Can’t wait to see pictures from her party!
I guess it just supports the notion that there’s no such thing as not having enough love to go around! And you’re right, their personality comes through more and more each day. Thanks for commenting, Emily.
I know what you mean. I wondered the same thing before having my twins. I worried that my son would have to share my heart with his new little sisters. Was it even fair to him? But you are right! I grew another heart for each of my kids and completely love, admire, and respect each of them for the individuals that they are.
I love how every child has his/her own personality. Very easy to love each of them simply for their individuality, alone. Thanks for commenting, Dianne.
Happy Birthday Lauren! Lovely post!
Thanks so much, Mindy!