No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you, after all you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.- Unknown
Having a baby is like meeting yourself for the first time. In an instant you are changed. Your life becomes split. Ashley-before-Carter. Ashley-after-Carter, Ashley-as-a-mother-of-two. I don't even know who those other Ashley's are anymore.
Sometimes I am just in awe as I watch that tiny firecracker run through life- nothing can stop her. Taking care of Ellie is like having a tiny piece of God. I knew her before she was even born. From day one I knew she was a girl- no ultrasound needed. I picked the name specifically because I was certain she would be a feisty, curly haired, red-head.
Today is exactly two years since the birth of my baby girl. Two years since the birth of the best version of myself. At 11:40 AM they handed her to me. There she was, and there I was.