So God Made a Mother Collection ➔

Dear second child,

I love you just the same.

I needed to say it. I needed to hear myself say it. I needed YOU to hear me say it.

The time between that second pink line and your first cry is a blur.

I don’t get to hold you as often as I would like because my hands are always busy.

You spend a lot of time being rocked by your swing or sung to by your toys.

RELATED: I Hope I Loved You Enough Today

I don’t always get to soothe your cry the moment it sounds. 

With your brother, I could do it all. I felt like I had it all figured out

I got to hold him as much as I wanted. I spent all my time staring at him. I got to talk and sing and play all day.

But you have to share me. 

I have often stressed about this. Wondered if you feel jipped. Worried you aren’t getting enough. Thought about your happiness. 

Do you feel loved?

Are you getting what you need?

Am I still a good mommy

RELATED: Dear Second Child: My Love For You is Second to None

But each night, when the house is finally dark and quiet, I find the answer.

Yes, sweet second child, mommy loves you just the same.

Just as much.

Just as big.

Just as unconditionally. 

You may not get as much of my time, but you definitely have just as much of my heart.

Originally published on the author’s Facebook page

Katelyn Brown

Katelyn Brown is a new face to the blogging world but has been a lifelong writer. She used writing as a therapeutic outlet to overcome a severe bout with anorexia. She has since mentored many women online that struggle with navigating the choppy waters of this life. Katelyn has been recently promoted to a stay-at-home-mommy that keeps it real. She is willing to display her own flaws in order to help others. Her goal in this life is to use her own victories and struggles to help other women. Katelyn hopes to build a platform for women to feel empowered by their own flawed journey.

Your Second Baby Will Double Your Heart

In: Baby

Your second baby . . . Your second baby will make you wonder why you ever thought one was hard, but prove that a sibling is the best gift you could ever give your child. Your second baby will make you wish you could create four hands out of two, but you had only half the messes to clean up after. Your second baby will give you the confidence you lacked as a new mom, but humble you because you still have so much to learn. Your second baby will teach you how to be efficient, but force you to...

Keep Reading

Can I Love My Second Baby As Much As My First?

In: Kids, Motherhood
Can I Love My Second Baby As Much As My First? www.herviewfromhome.com

When I was pregnant with my second baby, I remember wondering how on earth I was going to love her one as much as I loved my son. I thought there was no possible way; I love my son so much I didn’t think it was possible to love a second child one the same amount. I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to spend time with my oldest anymore and nervous that he would feel unloved, so I tried to spend as much time with my son while I was pregnant. When delivery day finally came, I still felt...

Keep Reading

Dear Toddler, We’ll Figure Out How to Handle a New Baby Like We Do Everything Else: Together

In: Baby, Toddler
toddler and pregnant mom www.herviewfromhome.com

It’s hard to believe that my pregnancy with your sister is entering the last month. It feels like yesterday that I got that positive test. I picked you up from daycare and whispered “you’re going to be a big sister” and you whispered “baby”. All those rough first-trimester afternoons where I held you close on the couch and snuck in a nap while you watched Nick Jr, they don’t feel so long ago. You were patient, I was learning how to be pregnant and be mommy at the same time. In fact, you’ve always been patient with me, with us...

Keep Reading