I wanted to take a quick pause from adoption Q+A posts to share these portraits my dear friend, Julia, did for us. I know I will treasure them for the rest of my life.
For years I have heard my mom-friends talking at length about the complicated emotions you feel before welcoming a second child into your family- and now it’s my turn to experience these feelings for myself.
On one hand we are more than ready to welcome another soul into our family. We have no doubt that it’s what is best for Nova and for our family and we cannot wait to meet little sister. Even though I know we’ll probably be waiting quite a while, I still catch myself refreshing my email multiple times a day just in case there’s news from our adoption agency.
At the same time- I don’t feel ready for this season we are in to end…. at all. I wish it could last forever. I think all parents have moments where we wish we could freeze time. And lately I feel myself clinging extra hard to this first year with our first child… it’s almost over (literally- our family day is just two weeks away) and I feel like I would trade anything to make it last just a little bit longer.
I still wake up every morning barely able to believe how lucky I am to snuggle our little girl.
photos by Darling Juliet.