From the start of my second pregnancy, I knew I was having a girl. I felt awful and completely opposite of how I felt when I was pregnant with my son.
By week 15 though, I was good to go!
Everything came somewhat easy after the delivery. My daughter was a happy baby. She cried only when she was hungry and slept… A LOT.
It made being a mom of two somewhat easy.
And then all of a sudden, I spoke too soon.
It was just about that two year old mark that we started seeing signs things were about to change dramatically. She learned the word, “no”. My husband and I got to experience the throw yourself on the floor tantrums that we had never seen with our first. The worst of it came when she stopped being such a good sleeper. We would put her to bed and a short time later, she would invent every excuse she could think of so she could come downstairs and hang out with us.
She is fierce, determined, and opinionated.
My mom laughed at first and told me karma comes around. A few minutes later, she said I wasn’t even that bad.
My daughter laughs loud, she has quite the imagination, and can be such a good care taker. In the same breath, she wants to rule our world HER way.
It makes for some really interesting stories and moments that I am sure one day we will all be laughing about. Sometimes we even laugh now.
She is a joy. Her personality has a lot of spirit and non stop action. She is quick to give long hugs and tells me she loves me.
Then sometimes she tells me she is not my friend. That’s what happens when she can’t have ice cream every day for breakfast.
When I wanted to get pregnant with her, the doctor said I had a 13% chance of doing so. I am so very thankful for the nights I got to rock her to sleep, the snuggles she gives, and even the trying moments where I wonder if I am doing this mom gig right.
One of my favorite memories of us was last summer when we went to a wedding. She was so excited in her little dress to climb some rocks and go as high up as she could. I tried to pull her back because that is what moms do knowing all too well that one day she is going to get far enough away.
Her dreams will come and that amazing spitfire personality is going to bring her strength that will allow her to rise above challenges and be successful.
One could not miss her determination.
Thank you so much for following me at 40 Wishes! This has been brought to you by day 21 of the November blogging challenge where bloggers post daily for the month. This week, I am focusing on what I am thankful for. Each and every day, I am thankful for my mini me!