I am the proud mother of two beautiful girls. My older daughter, Olivia, is three years old, and her little sister Sophia is one. They are unique and special in their own ways, but you can definitely tell they are sisters!
I got pregnant with Olivia when I was 18. DH and I weren't actively trying, but it happened and we got married when I was about 6 1/2 months pregnant with her. I was due on April 12, 2004, and that was the date my doctor decided to induce me. I went through two days of torturous labor (most of which I'm sure I haven't gotten over yet) before I finally pushed her stubborn little butt out on April 14, 2004 at 5:35 am. She was 6 lbs, 3 oz, and was 19 3/4 inches long. I didn't think I could love anyone as much as I loved her, that is until Sophia came along.
I got pregnant with Sophia at 20. DH and I had decided that Olivia needed a sibling, so we started trying in May of 2005. I found out I was pregnant in September, and was due on May 20, 2006 - the day after my 21st birthday. Compared to her sister's, Sophia's arrival was a breeze. I went into labor near midnight on the 21st, went to the hospital, and pushed her out at 11:54 am on May 22, 2006.
I do have to say, their births pretty much told me everything I needed to know about their personalities. Olivia is very stubborn and feisty, she doesn't like to be told what to do and will take her sweet time doing anything. Everything has to be done on her terms or not at all. Sophia, on the other hand, is generally a sweet girl, easy going and listens pretty well. Though as she gets older I'm seeing a lot more of her sister in her than I did before.:eek:
They grow up so fast and I can't believe my babies aren't really babies anymore! Sophia's picking up a lot of her sister's words, such as "I want cereal" (she calls it 'yeeyow') and "my mommy".
We're still working with Olivia on potty training. I was so sure she'd get the hang of it right away, but she's more stubborn than I thought. It's an uphill battle, so we'll see how it goes. Sophia will be potty trained before her, at the rate we're going!