Oh my gosh, you guys! This family is the sweetest and I’m so excited for you to meet them!
Baby William was welcomed into his family on June 17th and the ‘S’ family could not be happier to have him! Chris, Kristan, and big brother Landon were all smiles when I met up with them at Fairview for their hospital newborn photos. Side note for Cleveland sports fans : William was only 2 days old when he got to see his first championship win!!! Hopefully he won’t be 52 before he sees another one 😉 .
Anyways, before Landon came in to visit his new baby brother, I spent some time with just Chris, Kristan and their new baby – capturing the special bond that they have with their second son. And I’m so glad we did that.
Like the ‘S’ family, my own family recently (ok, like 18 months ago now, recently) went from being a family of 3 to a family of 4 when we welcomed our second baby boy into the world. And I know from my own experience, that going from one baby to two is not always easy. During your pregnancy, you start to worry about how your oldest is going to react. Will he be angry? Jealous? Happy? Indifferent? You may also start to wonder if you will love the new baby as much as you love the first. Then after the baby is born, there will probably be some tears (yours and theirs). There will be some rough patches and maybe even a few moments that make you wonder if having a second child was the right decision.
Well, Chris and Kristan do not have to wonder anymore. The bond they have with William is strong. The love they have for him is abundant. The joy and pride on Landon’s face when he came in the room to see his baby brother was priceless. He was so incredibly happy, couldn’t stop smiling and laughing, and couldn’t stop talking about “his” baby. There is no doubt in my mind that Landon is going to be a fantastic big brother. And Kristan and Chris – as I’m sure you’ve already figured out – you will definitely love William as much as you love Landon. You will probably even love both of them even more. When you see them together, it will melt your heart.
Kristan recently said it perfectly herself – “This was the moment my family was complete. When my second beautiful boy looked at me I knew that this was all I have ever wanted. Landon made me a momma, and William made me whole. Doesn’t get much better than that.” So true. It does not get much better than that 🙂 .
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