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life with two kids…

Where or where should I begin?

I am tired, exhausted, and in desperate need of a good nights sleep…..but, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my entire life.

My heart has been filled with so much joy it’s overwhelming. I am completely in love with our little family of four.

After going through a very stressful & high risk pregnancy, knowing that LK was brought into this world strong & healthy was such a blessing.

She arrived exactly 3 weeks early… just like her big sister….and she weighed just 1 ounce lighter than her big sister.

They are so similar it is incredible from mannerisms to the way they drink bottles.

The best part has been M’s reaction to her.

The first time she saw LK she just stared. The next day she told me baby LK was her friend.

Any little peep or cry LK makes M rushes over to her yelling, “Baby ‘s crying! I go check!

As soon as M wakes up the first person she asks for is LK. And she can’t go to sleep at night without kissing her on the head.

As the girls get older, life will get even busier, and time will fly by at lightening speed.

I know there will be good days and bad days, but for now I will watch them grow and cherish the laughter and the bonding of two sisters.

I will go to sleep hoping that LK sleeps just a little bit longer tonight, because tomorrow I know there will be crying, M will yell, “The baby’s crying! I go check!” and I will get through the day by clinging to the happy moments….and with a little help of my Keurig coffee maker.


22 Responses

  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on August 9, 2011 at 3:06 am

    ““Baby ‘s crying! I go check!”—that is SO CUTE!!

    And yes, not all days are good, easy, nor do we even get a shower 🙂 but this says it all
    “but for now I will watch them grow and cherish the laughter and the bonding of two sisters.”

    What a beautiful family you have, Estela!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on August 9, 2011 at 3:41 am

    oh my gosh… so incredibly adorable!

  3. Blog is the New Black said on August 9, 2011 at 4:55 am

    I Love M’s shirt! And I love how she is gazing adoringly at LK in the first pic!

  4. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on August 9, 2011 at 5:14 am

    i’m in love! let me know if you need a babysitter…i’d totally fly to san diego 🙂

  5. Samantha @ Bikini Birthday said on August 9, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Isn’t it awesome how now you have another set of hands to help you with your newborn??

  6. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on August 9, 2011 at 5:41 am

    My sister and I have such a special relationship…M and LK will too!! So cute to see it starting from the very beginning!

  7. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on August 9, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I love getting a little peek of what’s to come for me through your life. 🙂

    P.S. Where did you get M’s shirt? So adorable!

  8. Barbara said on August 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I have tears in my eyes reading your post…so beautiful and so true! One of the best gifts you can give your child is a sibling. Enjoy each and every day (even the tough ones) because they grow and change so quickly!

  9. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on August 9, 2011 at 7:25 am

    so beautiful! I’m so happy for your family of four. Your girls are beautiful!

  10. Gregg Guenther said on August 9, 2011 at 8:33 am

    “All Things at Once”…Mika B

  11. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on August 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

    So sweet! I love to see M with her little baby sister. I wish I would have had a sister. They are both lucky girls. 🙂

  12. Aunt Edna said on August 9, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Girls are beautiful.. M’s dimples are awesome, love her smile. LK seems to be looking more like daddy. Love from all of us. Great grandma sends lots of kisses to you guys and especially the girls. Careful with that coffee.. hope it is decaf that you are drinking….

  13. Terri said on August 9, 2011 at 10:07 am

    We all miss you terribly. She is so beautiful and I am so happy for all of you. Big hugs and kisses from the old neighborhood

  14. Tahara said on August 9, 2011 at 10:08 am

    So sweet-fighting back tears as I read knowing I’m 3 mos away from similar bliss. Love ya:)

  15. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on August 9, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Such a sweet post. It’s so great that the girls are already bonding. 🙂

  16. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on August 9, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Aww, I’m getting teary-eyed! I was hoping you would share pictures too! So sweet.

  17. Nicole, RD said on August 9, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Too cute – couldn’t be happier for you!

  18. Brooke @ Waiting to Rise said on August 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Such a great pic! I’m tearing up that is so cute! I’m so happy for you! My heart is bursting!!!! Love to you all! Enjoy this time…and just load up on coffee!

  19. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on August 9, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Oh Estela, they are both just beautiful! Life is so complete for me with my two boys in it. They are the best of friends and I love watching them grow together. I wish you and your family so much happiness and love!

  20. Sara said on August 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Beautiful! Expecting my second this November.

  21. Sarah said on August 11, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Your daughters are just so precious, Estela. I’m so happy for you and your melt-me-into-a-puddle family:-).

  22. anne said on August 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    how simply wonderful that you are sharing these moments with your girls and with others. thank you. (I have four children, and to see them interact and wrestle and love each other – melts me every time.)