Last Day with Two Under Two!

I cannot believe it’s my LAST 24 hours to honestly say I have “two under two.” 

We’ve been living this dream for seven and a half months. It’s been very hard and very rewarding. Honestly, I would never voluntarily do this again. Having two babies 16.5 months apart is -hands down- the most difficult thing I’ve ever done.

Everyday, I’ve had to remind myself that Kenton is still a baby. I’ve expected so much from him – too much. But I’ve learned and grown as a mom and woman. He’s grown too. No matter how much I will him to stop.

photo by O’Grace Photography

These two – their bond is growing stronger each day. They “talk” to each other in the back of the car. Kenton will yell, “Baby GRRL!” And Camille will do her trademark grunt/scream in return, unless she’s sleeping. If she doesn’t respond, Kenton will yell, “Baby GRRL seepin! Night-night, baby GRRL.” Oh, my heart.

I’ve mentioned before that I am an only child. One of my deepest desires in life was to have more than one child – so my family could enjoy something I did not have. To see that friendship and bond forming already between these children is one of the greatest gifts I’ve been given.

He’s not strangling her, they’re just having a little face to face chat.

Tomorrow, we celebrate the big brother… on his SECOND birthday.

I’m going to need someone to explain to me how that happened. Two? Already? Ridiculous.

So, tomorrow – it’s all about him.

Today, it’s all about me enjoying my last day of this incredible chapter.

About Michelle Fortin

Michelle Fortin is a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mom. She's also an award winning broadcast journalist and public relations professional. Michelle spent nearly a decade working in television newsrooms across the country, both behind and in front of the camera. Training future broadcast journalists in her faculty associate roles at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and at Arizona Christian University was a cherished focus of her post-TV career. Today, she maintains a roster of public relations clients focused on empowering fellow “momprenuers.” She also serves as a speaker for various women's and mom's events. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Biola University and Master of Mass Communication (MMC) from Arizona State University. She and her husband, two young kids and English bulldog call Scottsdale, Arizona, home.

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4 Responses to Last Day with Two Under Two!

  1. Leslie Means May 30, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    Um that last picture is just about the sweetest thing ever. I hear ya about being crazy! My girls are a little farther apart (23 months) it is seriously one of the hardest things I’ve had to do – but of course most rewarding. But they are such good friends and it melts my heart to see them together. Happy Birthday to your precious little boy!

  2. meg May 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    you and Jason are so fantastical parents and having two under is so hard but you did it. and pat yourselves on the backs!!

  3. Fran May 30, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    All good things take effort but the results are worth all the sacrifices. They are two amazing little people who are lucky to have such wonderful parents in you & Jason. Enjoy parenthood in all its stages; it the best!! Love you all.

  4. PaPa & Grandma June 6, 2013 at 5:20 am #

    What a blessed adventure this last two years have been – a job well done by Jason and Michelle for this chapter!

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