I teared up Christmas morning.
After the presents were opened and the waffles were eaten, I was bouncing Noutin on my shoulder when I realized I was newly pregnant with him last Christmas.
Last year, I remember crying as I headed up to bed after filling the stockings. I thought my life couldn’t get any better. Then my little smiley boy came into our family.
This morning, Nouarie opened all of Noutin's gifts for him. She was so excited to show him the doll she got him. He just sat right in the middle of the fun in his little bouncing chair chewing on his gifts.
Guys, I was so unsure about having a second child. Then last winter, I realized I wanted Nouarie to have someone to experience life with besides just Nishantha and me.
From now on Nouarie will always have a little friend to share the holidays with. The two of them will grow up with shared memories and experiences. And someday, my two babies will be like my mom and her only brother were this Christmas.
At dinner, I told my uncle to grab a plate. He said he was waiting for his sister. After she got her food, she sat down next to him. From across the room, I heard them updating each other about relatives they had heard from as they ate. My grandparents left us more than ten years ago, but my mom and uncle still have each other.
As Nishantha often reminds me, Nouarie's little brother is the best gift I will ever give her.
My dear friends who are on the fence about having a second baby (there are quite a few of you), it's a hard adjustment. But, you guys, it is definitely worth considering.
Everyone, I hope you all had/are having holidays filled with love and happy memories.
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