Little Quinnie Bear. Oh man girl, we sure do love you to pieces. Two years ago we awoke before the sun, gave our big girls one last kiss and prepared our hearts to meet you. I had no idea what to expect this time around, Emery’s birth shook up my nerves and I was just so ready to kiss you and hold you and make sure you were okay. Getting labor started took all day, and my nerves were high. I literally danced all day long hooked up to monitors trying to dance you out. Once those contractions started you wasted no time. I cried, I cried and held you close releasing all those fears I had. You were mine and I was SO MADLY and DEEPLY in love. I never think it’s possible but holding you close today, feeling your doughy skin, your little hands and the way you wrap your arms around my neck. I love you more now. You are spunky and a snuggler. You are independent and feisty, you are empathetic and funny. You’re inquisitive and you’re such a little buddy, always wanting to be right by someone’s side. Aurora and Emery were such mommy’s girls for so long and you are just a family girl. You LOVE your family, your momma, your daddy, your big sisters (you and Aurora seem to have an extra special little bond going on). You remind me a lot of myself in some ways and you’re also starting to remind me of Aurora at two years old. Always busy climbing and exploring. You try so hard to keep up with the big kids and you do a pretty good job. You bring such joy into our lives. You’re birthday was one of the happiest days of my life, forever will be.
Oh and “those eyes,” those gorgeous lake blue eyes. They slay me, draw me in, they are so expressive and sometimes I feel like I could just dive right in and get lost. They tell a story and I’ve never quite seen anything like them. Can’t wait to see who you become baby doll. You’re the best part of me. Happiest second Quinn Violet.