Wednesday, February 27, 2008


All is well at home. I now have three girls that live under my roof. I really like the sounds of that. But just like anything that surely has two sides to it. The best part of it is that I HAVE TWO GIRLS. The flip side of that is I HAVE TWO GIRLS. Oh my. It is incredible how quickly life changes. How intensely your feelings toward others has grown stronger and more complex.

Having a new born is really easy. Because we have done it before. We are much more relaxed and go with the flow much more than we did with Emma.

The hardest part is having a new born with a 3 year old. Now this is like nothing we could have imagined before. We tried. We thought. We figured. But nothing close to the dynamic we have now. But you know what...i would not trade it for ANYTHING in this entire world.

Emma has grown so much this past 3 days. I lift her up and i am instantly carrying a very big little girl in every sense of the word. I talk to her like i am talking to a 13 year old. She gets everything. She is by far the glue in this house lately.

She is humbling to me. Humbling to the effect that i have reverted back to my basics as a Father. I lover her for that.

As for little Anna. Well she poops. Oh lord does she poop. No mistake there that she is mine. And yes she is the most adorable little creature you could every lay eyes on. I am excited for her. She sleeps. My neck gets sore for starring at her sleeping, something i may not do when she is 14. That would just be creepy. She cries. I love her cry (for now). It is so soothing to me. I feel like everything is ok when she cries. Especially when she opens her mouth giving us all a "holla" and seeing her thin little tongue quiver and her cheeks glow a bright red, so adorable.

God has blessed us.


Sara said...

Man - you have some great looking kids!
Knuckle dimples are by far my favorite kid feature and you have some great ones! :D

Chris said...

Wow...thank you so much. I thought i was proud before. After your comment i am soaring.

Chris said...

Chris -
I know exactly how you feel. I have a 4 and 1 year old. So a year ago I went through the same thing as you are. It is wonderful and overwhelming at the same time. Enjoy the time you have with them. It goes by so quickly.

Vivian said...

I am so very happy for you. What a beautiful family. These are special days, enjoy them to the fullest.

Jamie said...

It is difficult to imagine life with two kids before kid #2 is born. I'm glad you guys are sailing along quite nicely!

Two girls - lots o' fun and scary all the same (we know - we're in the same boat lol). I'm sort of scared for the teenage years - so many scenes go through my mind (raiding each others clothes closets) "MOM! She took my shirt! My FAVOURITE SHIRT! I HATE YOU!!" to teenage crushes ... "MOM!! She HUNG UP ON MY BOYFRIEND!! I HATE YOU!!" And so on and so forth. Don't get me started on the name calling ... (this, of course, is just what I envision - who knows what's in store for us!!)

LOL - so I'm soooo enjoying them as little ones. (even though mine aren't so little anymore)

Hugs to the little ones in the family - they are just too cute :) Hope everyone is getting some naps in!

Molly said...

What absolutely beautiful girls.
You certainly have been blessed!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Congrats Chris!

Lisa said...

So sweet! I'm so glad that all is well. It is quite an adjustment with the second one and it is really strange how big your first is after holding that tiny baby. They do seem to grow over night.

Penny said...

Isn't amazing how we can make room for more love in just an instant? Holden was 11 when Riley was born. I just could not imagine being able to love my new baby as much as I loved Holden. It seemed impossible that I could love two people that much.

But, as soon as I saw Riley more love poured into my heart.

That picture of Emma and Anna is so cute.