And tonight I probably had one of the most magical times yet being a mother of two. You had fallen asleep early as you didn’t nap all afternoon and so Samuel and I were working on a puzzle before his bedtime. You ended up waking halfway through and so I went to get you and brought you to his room. At first I could tell he was a little bit disappointed. He’s still having some issues adjusting to the big brother role, particularly when he first wakes up from sleep or if he is going down, but after a few minutes he was fine.
After he finished the puzzle he wanted to play his drums. You were watching him so intently and then started moving your arms like you were drumming too and so I said, “Samuel look, Everett’s drumming too because he wants to be like you.” His face kind of lit up and then he said, “Help.” And pointed to you with the drum stick. I proceeded to get a drum stick for you and then he let you play with him.
It was incredible. My two beautiful boys really playing together. It made my heart so happy, just as it has been every day since you blessed us with your presence
I’m sorry I haven’t written yet. Not about your birth or anything. It makes me sad to think I haven’t documented anything yet, but as I was sitting there this evening watching you guys play I didn’t have a camera either and it made me realize that taking pictures of everything isn’t what is important. I mean yes, I like documenting things, especially so that we can show family since we don’t live near anyone but more so than worrying about the perfect picture, I just need to worry about being in the moment and really soaking it in.
Your birth was amazing. It couldn’t have gone more perfect. I woke up first thing in the morning not feeling very well. Called the hospital when I started having contractions and they told me to wait at least two hours before coming. Thank goodness I didn’t listen. As soon as I hung up the phone I woke your dad and started getting stuff together because I knew we had to leave. We brought Samuel to the Williams’ house and talked for a few minutes about what to expect. Then we left for the hospital and once there, they checked me and moved us to a labor and delivery room.
I started getting really uncomfortable but like your brother, my water never broke. They checked me again and said we were ready to start pushing. The same doctor who delivered your brother delivered you which like never happens in military life. When it came time to push I no longer felt ready though. I felt tired. And it had only been about an hour and a half of labor. I tell everyone I think I felt that way because I hadn’t gotten real sleep in 18 months since your brother was still never sleeping through the night at that point lol. But everyone told me I could do it and your dad told me I had to do it ha do shortly after you were here.
You didn’t cry which made me super nervous but five months later I can see that that’s just not who you are. You aren’t a crier. You aren’t a screamer. You don’t seem to make noise just to make noise. If you’re talking, there’s a reason and I think that is just part of who you are. Who knows. Maybe things will change as you get older and I honestly cannot wait to continue to see your personality develop and unfold but right now you are my sweet, funny, happy and adorably pleasant little boy. You’re growing too fast and already wearing 9-12 month cloths. I feel like time is going too fast. Like I never got to even see you be a baby but I guess that’s what happens when you have two kids and when you’re moving a lot during the first few months. Daddy’s orders got bumped up so we did a lot of traveling and packing while you were very young. And you were just amazing. Looking back I still can’t believe how easy going you are. How we drove up and down the east coast and you handled it with such ease.
Everett you are such a pure light in all of our lives. I truly did not know anything was missing until you were here. My heart has never been so happy and thankful and joyous as it has been since you entered our lives and made me the mommy of two perfect little boys. I cannot imagine our life without you in it. I hope you always know how amazing I think you are and how grateful I am for you. I love you so much sweet boy. Happy five months. Looking forward to many many more years of happiness and joy with you and your brother.