"It's hard to put into words all the emotion behind being a mother. I've always known that I wanted to be a mom, but I had no idea how incredible it would be.
There is something really special about being pregnant with a second baby. The first was filled with anticipation and excitement for the unknown, but the second has been so special to me for different reasons. In a way I know what's coming...and what's coming is wonderful. Being Barrett's mama, and everything we have learned together over the last 2.5 years, has been the greatest gift. The overwhelming love and pride I feel for that little boy is indescribable; and I get to do it again. I watch him discover new things about the world daily and I think back to his tiny baby moments knowing I am about to have those again, with another little boy, who is going to grow, learn and discover just like his sweet brother. Something about actively living out being a mama while waiting to do it a second time is really special. I am so grateful.
Being a mama can be overwhelming, but at the end of the day I just want to raise two strong, kind men with big hearts who will be great friends, husbands and fathers one day. I'm going to soak up all the tiny moments between now and then as best I can because I know they are precious and fleeting. One of my favorite mom quotes is "the days are long, but the years are short" and oh how true that is. Even though there are some long days ahead I pray I'll stay present and remember how dear this season of mothering small children is, and most of all remember to fiercely love these little boys." Adin, mama of Barrett