Life with a baby isn’t always easy. It becomes more difficult to find moments alone and my time must be divided between two children as opposed to one. Nursing on demand can be emotionally draining and there are at least 10 moments a day when I wonder if I am doing the right thing. Having a baby in the house again has been quite humbling. And a hell of a lot of fun. In someways, the past three months have flown by and in others, time took forever to inch out of what we lovingly refer to as the survival zone (aka the first 12 weeks). In fact, I found myself channeling my inner-Kenny Loggins many times and singing, “Revvin’ up your engine; listen to her howlin’ roar. Metal under tension, beggin’ you to touch and go. Highway to the Survival Zone. Rider into the Survival Zone.”
Her eyes are just as blue as her brother’s. Her personality embeds in our hearts a little more each day and her squeals dissolve us into a fit of giggles. Every parent thinks their child is beautiful and we’re no different. But Violet’s beauty won’t define her. I have no doubt her intelligence won’t allow for such a tragedy. It’s been three months since Violet was born and our family of three became a family of four. We’re complete now. Absolutely complete.