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  1. I was just remembering how, when I was pg with our second, I would sob and bawl over the concept of ‘how could I love another child as much as my firstborn?’ – then he arrived and I knew instantly. 🙂

  2. Brandy says:

    He is such a little doll! I had some anxiety about welcoming #2 into our family, but everything went smoothly. I think it’s just a matter of being attentive to child #1 and being available when they need you. My husband and I tried to do it as a team. When I couldn’t be available for Ashtyn, Jeff would pick up the slack and vice versa!

    • Courtney says:

      We’re really trying to make welcoming the new baby as much about HIM as we are about the baby himself. I’m excited to transition and watch things change. I think that tag teaming and making sure that there is time for EVERYONE will make the whole process easier.

  3. Rachelle says:

    The love grows for #1 when #2 arrives, if that’s possible- – it’s amazing to see how awesome the first does when interacting with the second. I think I appreciated my daughter more when her brother arrived. It was HER baby and she has proven to be his protector, his enabler (uggh), his supporter. I’ve seen her grow into a more beautiful human being because she is the leader – the first to do it all.

    • Courtney says:

      I think Noah is going to be the same way. When we ask him about the baby, he’s always quick to make sure that everyone knows it’s HIS baby. He’s really eager and excited to help out.

  4. Hi Courtney, love your blog. Your kid is so cute and congrats for the new baby too. It must be such a great joy to witness the biggest miracle of life: motherhood.

  5. Alison says:

    He sounds and looks like an incredibly sweet boy. He will definitely be a good big brother!

  6. Adrienne says:

    You take the most beautiful pictures! I love that differnt facial expressions you’ve captured.

    When I had my second my oldest was 6. 6 Years of only him. I worried so much about how I could possibly have room in my heart for the next child. But, somehow the space is there. God designed us this way, he wouldn’t short us the space we need! 🙂

    • Courtney says:

      What a beautiful way to look at it. 🙂 I had never really thought of it from that perspective but you are so right. God wouldn’t short a mama on love. If there even IS a such thing…

  7. Ana says:

    This post melted my heart! I know the feelings that you’re having right now because I had them too–just wait…wait until Noah sees that baby for the first time. We have a picture of Isaac next to Ty (who’s holding Phinneas). Isaac is seeing his baby bro for the first time, and the look on his face is beyond priceless. He’s beaming! I cannot wait until you see that between your babes. You, as a mommy, will fall even more in love with Noah and so very deeply in love with your new babe!

    • Courtney says:

      Thank you, Ana! I’m really looking forward to their relationship growing over time and developing. I’ve had so many second (and third, etc.) time moms tell me that you fall more in love with your older/oldest kids when a new baby arrives because of how much THEY love on the baby. 🙂

  8. Elena says:

    Great post! He really sounds like such a loving and sweet boy! Your pictures of him are fantastic! He is seriously adorable with thos gorgeous eyes and that hair!

  9. Laura says:

    What a sweetie! He is going to be SUCH a good big brother!1

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