My wonderful amazing third daughter is ten weeks old this week and like a cliche the time really has whizzed by, I can't remember her not being here. The fact that the calendar keeps reminding me of the changing dates is a little scary, it's going to be Christmas before we know it and then it'll be another year. I can vividly remember last Christmas and then finding out I was pregnant in January means that 2011 has been all about this baby. I wonder what 2012 will be remembered for?!
Home life is slowly settling down, the older girls have been fantastic, so understanding and helpful, I look at them and remember how much they've grown and how proud I am of them. They're a constant reminder of how quickly the baby years pass and to make the most of them! I think that's why all the disturbed sleep, all the crying hasn't really bothered me as much this time (it's not been nice though!) I know it's all part and parcel and that everyday Rowan is changing and growing.
It's also nice to be reminded how each baby is their own person, with their own personality and what worked for one may not for the next. You need to learn about this new person, trial and error, just like it's your first! She does amaze me though, every smile melts my heart and unlike her sisters she's amazed me by learning to suck her thumb (I'm sure I won't be so happy about this when she's 6!)
Here's to the next 10 weeks!