This kids growing up thing is something that I'm still not used to. It's crazy how much they change. They go from this little teeny tiny baby, to this big boy who loves to eat and crawl and climb on top of his brother whenever he gets a chance. And it all happens in a year!
Right after I had Cooper, I couldn't imagine going through birth again. It hurt. But I knew I would forget, and I have. I also couldn't imagine going through pregnancy again. But everything that you have to go through, makes this time so worth it. I want all the babies if I'm able to watch them grow, because it's really so much fun.
I was so relieved when I went into labour with Cooper at just over 36 weeks. That's something that not many people say! But I was ready to meet this guy. I was ready for him to make our family just a bit more complete.
And brothers! Oh boy, it's been fun. I was unsure of what life would be like with two boys. And it is a bit crazier than I had pictured my life. And I think it will be a bit more expensive than I had hope, because Cooper eats everything in site, and Parker makes me open everything and then says "I don't like that." But I love watching them together, and I love that they have each other.
Cooper has been such a joyful, easy going baby. I hope he has those qualities for the rest of his life. I hope he grows into a kind, hardworking, generous person.
We have done a lot this year. Life has been crazy busy. But that's the way we've wanted it to a point. We have these kids, who want to see the world that they live in. So I love to take them places, watch them as they see something for the first time. Parker has also grown up this year and understands so much more, and so I know exactly what I have to look forward to with Cooper. But if he could stay a baby for a bit longer that would be fine by me.
Ok enough of my rambling. All of this is just to say, Happy Birthday Coop! We love you more than you will every know (until you have babies of your own).