And just like that, our baby is two years old. That went by in a wink, while at the same time it seems like so long ago that she was born. Time goes so quickly! Every milestone seems bittersweet, as she is becoming more independent and needing me less, but if you’ve had a two year old around, you’ll know they are touch and go most of the time!
I feel like I can’t even write baby anymore – she’s a toddler for sure! K has a fiesty personality! She is loud, and will let you know if she’s upset or wants something, including being aggressive with her older siblings. When you are the youngest of 4, you have to be, right? Our entertainer, K likes to dance, sing, and say “watch this” or “look at me!” Running around with just a diaper on makes her laugh! When she sees what her older siblings are doing, she wants to do the same. Loves to color, draw, and look at books by herself. “I do it!” is a good description of this phase and age. She enjoys helping with everything as well as figuring out everything herself too!
The fourth time around, I may have less patience sometimes, but I’m also more soft. I realize that this is it! All of the things that I may have said no to the first three times, I say yes to for the last one. The thought of having no diapers in the house seemed exciting, but really… it’s sad! I’m more emotional with each child, and getting to do this one more time is special. There have been days where I questioned wanting to start over again and try for #4. In the moment, it is NOT easy, but I knew for the 10-year plan, it was worth it. When I picked up our pre-schooler from her last day of preschool ever, I realized how lucky we are to get this opportunity! Since the first three kids are pretty close together (17 months then 21 months), everything happens so fast. One goes off to kindergarten, then the next, then the next, and woila! They are all out of the house all day! #4 is our chance to slow down and enjoy the moments. There’s a reason why the last child is flexible, and probably spoiled too 🙂