A Belated Welcome in January

Oh how you slept like an Angel on my arm
Away from troubles, away from harm
With a soul so innocent and so pure
And a smile so sweet and demure
Charming everyone’s heart
I fell in love with you right from the start
You are forever mine to keep
No mountain too high and no sea too deep
I’ll do anything to keep you happy and sound 
By nature and motherhood I am bound
Because deep down in my gut
I know I love you no matter what 

Finally, the long awaited good news from me. Please allow me to introduce my second princess, Amelia. 

Amelia Earhart is the inspiration behind her name. I have always admire strong courageous females who sacrifice comfort in life to pursue their dreams and passion relentlessly despite the societal norms. Like her sister Audrey (inspired after Audrey Hepburn), we want both girls to grow up gracious, strong, noble, passionate, kind and not afraid to reach for the stars.

The Arrival

She decided to go against Mummy’s wish for a January child and made an unexpected arrival on New Year’s Eve. I can feel it in my bones, this little one is going to be a rebel in life, just like her sister. 

As always with my epic experiences, this little one made me go through the entire full labour journey: induction, epidural and at the last moment, my obgyn made an important decision to wheel me into the operating theater to have General Anesthesia caesarean. What was suppose to be an easy natural birth turned into a traumatic and complicated labour as she unexpectedly gone into a rare unanticipated face presentation. This occurs when the baby’s face presents first through the birth canal.

All is over now and I am on the road to full recovery. I am grateful for the professional medical care I received in the hospital. After a month in *confinement centre, we are back home. I am grateful that my little girl is safely sleeping peacefully in my arms.

*A confinement centre is where postnatal mothers and their newborn spend their next 28 days. The mother will rest and recuperate while the newborn is taken care by professionals like nannies and nurses.

Some interesting facts about 1 month old Amelia

  • I am a New Year Eve baby
  • I am 3.8kg
  • 51cm tall or long 
  • I may look like a carbon copy of my sister but oh boy, I’m so different on the inside.
  • I love baths (gonna be a water baby)
  • I hate the heat. The colder, the better.
  • Thus my nickname by the nurses in the confinement centre: Winter Sonata Baby.
  • I also sweat easily like as if I am running a marathon on the hottest summer month.
  • I like to pretend I am still in mummy’s womb so I demand to be carried 24/7.
  • I secretly enjoy bullying daddy. 
  • I sleep longer to white noise in tight swaddles.
  • I got a pair of strong legs. I can stomp your face with my foot and make you wince.  
  • Last but not least, I’ve got special powers. I can smell the differences between mummy, daddy and sister.

Thank you so much for all your well wishes, blessings, hugs and love. Her arrival is an awesome way to kickstart a brand new year. Our family is completed and contented. 

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115 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my goodness! Congrats! She is beautiful!! Love her name and am so happy for you and your family!!!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. Big adjustment! No need to apologize – I have two under two 🙂

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  2. ChallEngEr says:

    You’re so blessed! Congratulations !🙌

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. ChallEngEr says:

        Understanding 🏵a great mommy day to you.

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  3. Wonderful news and congratulations! Chris and Carol from Amelia Island, Florida.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! What an awesome name for an island!!! Hopefully, one day my lil Amelia will visit Amelia Island. Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids. Now I need to go and Google about your island.

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  4. Krista says:

    Precious 💙 Congratulations⚘

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  5. Gersom Clark says:

    May GOD bless you, your baby, and your family! Congratulations! May GOD also guide your children in faith in Him as He did with both of you.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your blessings, Gersom. Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  6. Manu says:

    Congratulations 👏🏽 Love the reasoning behind her name. Blessing to you and her.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Manu. Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  7. cheriewhite says:

    Congratulations, Kally. 🎉 Such a gorgeous, gorgeous baby! 🥰😍

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Cherie! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. cheriewhite says:

        You’re most welcome. And I completely understand, sweetie. I have children myself and having kids is a full-time job. But they grow up so fast. How I miss my children’s childhoods. ❤

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  8. Congratulations dear friend…a baby’s are blessing from GOD. Your family is indeed complete and content so I know there is joy and peace because that’s exactly what new Borns brings…

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your well wishes. Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. It’s totally understandable and thanks. Enjoy to the fullest of your abilities 🙏❤️❤️

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  9. Congratulations, and very best wishes to everyone! Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  10. jminx94 says:

    Congratulations Kally!! wonderful to hear on the update but happy to hear she’s well and fitting in nicely.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. jminx94 says:

        kids are handfuls, especially more than one. 🙂 always take your time

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  11. Gregoryno6 says:

    Winter Sonata Baby. No pun intended, but that’s cool.
    Reblogging, because we all need some good news and a reason to push on this year.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids. Please spread the joy to everyone. We all need a bit of cheer and good news.

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  12. Gregoryno6 says:

    Reblogged this on The mind is an unexplored country. and commented:
    Kally has delivered a Winter Sonata Baby!
    We all need some good news and a reason to push on this year. Here it is.

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  13. Congratulations! Thanks for telling us so much about her!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. It’s a big adjustment!

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  14. Monch Weller says:

    Congratulations! Great to know your eldest has a younger sister now! 😁

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids. And my eldest is loving every moment with her new sister.

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      1. Monch Weller says:

        No problem at all! Take all the time you need 😊

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  15. What a gorgeous little girl! Maybe the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree! 😉 I hope you’re able to get some rest while you celebrate this new member of your family. Congratulations!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  16. utesmile says:

    Congratulations to completing the family! What a beautiful baby with her lovely sister. the confinement center is a great idea, to give you the rest you need after such a birth. Glad you are home and can now enjoy your family. Take it easy. Love both your daughter’s names with the inspiration behind it.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Ute! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids. I’m so glad this “baby factory” has closed for good now. Haha.

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  17. A truly beautiful baby, Kally… Congratulations!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. No worries, Kally… getting to know your new baby is far more important than any of us…

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  18. hcyip says:

    Congratulations, Kally. You definitely started off 2022 well, ha. Enjoy the Chinese New Year with your baby and family, and hope everybody stays safe and healthy.

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    1. Kally says:

      The only way to start a new year! Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  19. What a blessing! Welcome to the Princess and congratulations to your whole family.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Annette! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  20. jbcowgill says:

    Congrats to you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much,John! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. jbcowgill says:

        You are welcome, and you do need to take care of your kids.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    My hearty congratulations. Two excellent, tender, portraits

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  22. Congratulations. Two excellent, tender, portraits

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Derrick! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  23. inspirechief says:

    Congratulations 🎉!! She is beautiful!!

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    1. Kally says:

      Awwww.. Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  24. Bea dM says:

    Haha absolutely lovely, and the photos are too! Congratulations Kally !

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Bea! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  25. Congratulations Kally, That’s awesome.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  26. equipsblog says:

    Congratulations on your new bundle of challenges. I love her poem and her ‘fact sheet.’

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    1. Kally says:

      Trying to make it as interesting as possible. Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. equipsblog says:

        No problem and totally underi.

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  27. capost2k says:

    Oh, Kally! We need a LOVE button here sooo much! You, your husband and now the two princesses are in my daily prayers. ❤️&🙏
    c.a.

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    1. Kally says:

      We are so blessed to have a friend like you. Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. capost2k says:

        No worries. As IF anyone could adjust to having kids!! It’s more like “surviving” having kids! 😁

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  28. edwardky2 says:

    🌻🎉 🌻🎉

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  29. Fred D says:

    That are blessed to be co-creators with God of a precious life is a miracle I’ll never fully comprehend. Congratulations Kally, and all His best for you and your family.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Fred! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. Fred D says:

        News Flash Kally . . . Children are a lifetime adjustment 😊

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  30. Congratulations and she is a darling, Kally. All the very best to you and to your family.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Kamal! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. It’s completely okay Kally. You are always welcome dear. All the best ❣️❣️❣️

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  31. Welcome Amelia! So beautiful! How sweet you are! Congratulations to you, dear, and your family. The proninciation of the name Amelia is the same as in italian, but I didn’t know the meaning. A big virtual hug to all of you!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Paola! Oooo.. thanks for the name fun fact. Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. Take your time dear. I know what it means 🙂

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    2. Kally says:

      Big big virtual hugs back!

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  32. newwhitebear says:

    Welcome Amelia! Yours is a beautiful name. A smile for both of us

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  33. Lisa V says:

    Congratulations! So excited for this new journey for you and your family! Welcome baby Amelia!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Lisa!! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  34. dawnfanshawe says:

    Congratulations Kally and all the family. Welcome to Amelia. Well done all of you. Blessings.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. dawnfanshawe says:

        quite understood. x

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  35. Dear Kally, You and your husband must be overjoyed! Thank you very much for the touching pictures. Congratulations and all the best to you and your lovely family. Elisa

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    1. Kally says:

      Overjoyed and tired, Elisa. Haha. Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  36. Congratulations! She is beautiful.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Georgetta! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. No problem. Having raised 3 kids on my own, I know firsthand how hard is to juggle family, career, etc.

        Enjoy your babies, they only stay little for a short while.

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  37. Congratulations, Kally! Two princesses! Daughters are daughters forever!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  38. She is beautiful! Blessings to your family!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Ryan! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  39. Jennie says:

    Welcome, Amelia!

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Jennie! I can’t wait to turn this one into a bookworm too. Hehe. Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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      1. Jennie says:

        That’s wonderful, Kally! If you need book recommendations, you can count on me. Of course reading Goodnight Moon to Amelia is a staple. 🙂

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  40. Alev Abla says:

    Congratulations Kally and all the family. Welcome to Amelia. Well done all of you.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much, Alevin! Kindly forgive for the delayed response to your comment as I’m still adjusting myself to having 2 kids.

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  41. chape says:

    Congratulations!!!!
    She´s gorgeous 😍

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  42. Congratulations, Kally, Amelia and family! What a great way to begin 2022.

    Given Amelia’s fondness for the cold and her physical strengths, I predict she’ll bring home your country’s first gold medal in cross country skiing at the Winter Olympics 20 or 24 years from now.

    Among her other accomplishments…

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  43. A wonderful blessings, congratulations! Be well, as your heart swells, and tells your soul, you’re blessed!

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  44. Congratulations – She’s beautiful! ❤

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for your wishes.

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  45. equinoxio21 says:

    Amelia and Audrey. Congratulations to all the family.
    That picture of her older sister holding her is priceless.
    Many many blessings. 🙏🏻💕🤗

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  46. calmkate says:

    Aw shucks, too sweet … thanks for sharing! They are both special little girls and you a hero for surviving such a birth! Your poem says it all … good luck as parenting is a tough job 😉

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for the luck. I need it all I can. Lil one decided recently that singing at midnight is a good idea. 😂

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      1. calmkate says:

        lol full of life … and I bet you were too! Just ask your mother 😉

        They say that becoming a parent is revenge for all that you did to your parents …

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        1. Kally says:

          🤦🏻‍♀️ now you tell me… Lol! Despite lack of sleep and going deaf from the screaming, I’m still enjoying motherhood. Baby smell!!!

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          1. calmkate says:

            sadly it will pass all too quickly, and then you’ll only remember the good bits 🙂

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          2. Kally says:

            Yes, and that is why I agreed to have a second child. 😊

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          3. calmkate says:

            two is better than one, it will all work out … says she who has none of the responsibility 😉

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          4. Kally says:

            Haha! Good one, Kate. Yes, all will work out and I will begin to lament why time flies…

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