On January 11th 2021, our first daughter was born and placed in our arms. I start that sentence in that way because our second daughter was born December 19th 2021. WHAT?!?! 2021 was a year of blessings that cannot be measured for my wife and I. We went into the year expecting to start our family but we did not think that before the new year we would be the parents of two biological sisters born less than 12 months apart. Our family went from two to four in the blink of an eye and the last year has been an adjustment to the dream we always wanted to come true. A dream that has equated to a lot less sleep but a lot more love than I could ever have imagined.
So here is a quick rundown of the last year. 7:01PM January 11th 2021, yes the same day as my last post, we get a call that our birth mother is in labor. We race to meet her at the hospital and our daughters was born at 7:21PM. I held her in my arms about an hour later for the first time and she has had my heart every since. After spending three months on leave bonding and loving on her we started to settle into our new normal of daycare, work, weekends, and life. In April or May we had been told that our birth mother had contacted the agency for assistance stating she was pregnant but was planning on parenting at that time, so we just set it in the back of our mind and went on with our new normal. Jump to September and we get a call from our adoption counselor and she lets us know not only was our daughters birth mother pregnant and due in December but she wants to place with us so her kiddos can grow up together. We spend the next few months on edge getting things ready and early in the morning on December 2019 we receive a series of calls that our second daughter was born that morning. We met her the next day and have been with her ever since.
We always wanted multiple kids but had felt so blessed to have even one, that it is still hard to wrap my head around the fact our family was built in the matter of 11 months. Life from no kids to two kids in less than a year is an adjustment but the greatest gift God could have ever given us. We hope to be done at two.......but if 2021 has taught us anything, we are not the ones in the driver seat!