I’m convinced that our kids just make us feel old! How could it be that time goes so quickly?! As we’ve celebrated Kate’s birthday this week, I just keep thinking it won’t be long until she’s as old as William is right now. And then what am I going to do!? Is she going to talk all of the time, or just be quiet? Will she grow to be six feet like the doctor predicted? No way. Will her hair stay blonde? Will she be strong-willed? Ahhh, the questions won’t be answered until the time comes, I guess.
Kate was born on November 6, a few days before her November 12 due date. I had 2 contractions before I woke Peter up at 6:00 a.m. I knew we had to fly. Kate was born at 7:29 a.m. No epidural. No doctor. It was a little crazy. I remember the nurse (who was a little fuzzy) typing my information into the computer. “What cute shoes,” she said. “Where did you get them?” I was afraid Peter was going to hurt her. I was also afraid I was going to have Kate right on those cute shoes if she didn’t get her act together! But we made it.
There’s a joy that I wasn’t expecting with a second child. It’s much less stressful. We’ve been through all the “new parent” stuff. We’re enjoying her and relaxing more this time. And as she grows, the differences between her and William as becoming more apparent. Here is a classic example: The first time William ever took a step, he walked across a huge room. Ten steps, at least. Kate’s been taking a few steps here and there, with coaxing. She’d be walking a lot more if she didn’t get so excited that she starts giggling and collapses. He’s the go-getter, she’s just a little more timid.
We love Kate beyond words. What a privilege to be her Mommy!