Some small part of me was worried about having a second baby because I thought to myself, how can I love another child as much as I love Sophia? And then the instant she is laid on my chest after her birth it just happened. It is amazing how much love parents have for their children, and how quickly it happens. What a beautiful picture of God's love for his creation.
I also wondered if some of it would be old hat. I've already been through these baby stages before. But it's almost like being a first time parent all over again with Heidi. My heart absolutely melts when she looks at me and smiles that sweet toothless smile. It's amazing to watch her grow and change. She looks different daily! And she is so different from her sister. What a wonderful thing babies are.
Also... I remember how much I love baby swings. I don't think Heidi would nap without one sometimes.