I uploaded these pictures, placed my hands on the keyboard and felt a huge lump rise from my chest and into my throat for the way this girl has enlarged my heart. Jake and I layed in bed last night (with fevering Ruby in between us) and talked about how we both felt after we had Grace. How could we ever love another just the same? It seemed impossible. Then came Ruby with her heart-shaped face. How could we think the earth was really on its axis without Ruby around? She made our family feel so different.
Then came Lill. A completely new kind of machine. I couldn't help but excitedly grab the video camera when she waved "BYE BYE!" for the first time today. I made her do all the tricks, this genius child of mine! Though I've seen it all before, it's still so new. She smells different, tastes different, smiles differently, has more teeth. She has almost three pounds on Grace at this age. Though the green snot volume is on a high today and my eyes permanently burn, I absolutely love watching each of these creatures grow up.