Monday, October 13, 2014

BABY ELK



It's utterly impossible to describe the joy this little treasure brings our family. The third child. The bringer of almost too much crazy. The sleepless baby. The perfect toddler.

It was such a big decision to have a 3rd and it's been bloody hard work (to put it politely) but I'm so glad we did. 

This kid brings us a joy we've never known. All of us equally - Zeph and Pip couldn't be more besotted with her while Dave and I still tussle over who gets to hold her perfectly warm body after she's awoken from slumber.

Our little lady is joyful, placid, mischievous, adventurous and truly scrumptious.

She likes the feeling of salt water between her toes and will climb into the kitchen sink with great delight whenever I'm doing the dishes.*


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Right now, I just can't get enough of my kids. It's like I've spent the past 5.5 years working so hard for them I could barely see them. But now, all of a sudden there they are, and aren't they splendid!

Those people I grew are getting bigger. Life is changing.

And it's good.



*which is rare, lets be honest.



16 comments:

  1. So lovely. I love posts like this Em. She is gorgeous, so so gorgeous xx

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    1. thanks Kat! Hope you're going well with your darling girl! Such a blessing x

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  2. Oh my, she's grown up!
    "It's like I've spent the past 5.5 years working so hard for them I could barely see them." I know EXACTLY what you mean!
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Oh I know you would! I can't imagine 4 - you are a super star!

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  3. Those photos! Man you make beautiful children!

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  4. Yes yes yes. I saw a similar quote the other day, along the lines of "i work so that when I come home, I can see my babies as people again". That's parenting. Going through the heavy fog, just surviving, loving and caring, but often too tired to see the details. Then before you know it, something changes, the fog clears and the view is splendid! X

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    1. It's so true isn't it. No matter how we play it, those 'fog' years are HARD!

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  5. I'm totally in the "I have a three-month-old" fog. This post was exactly what I needed to read this morning.

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  6. Now tell me - what was your magic secret to get that sweet baby to sleep??!!

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    1. She woke upto 6 times a night until she was 12 months old and I weaned her. All my babies have slept through as soon as they were weaned (literally AS SOON). That's why I feed for 12 months, no more!

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  7. Oh dear I shouldn't complain! Six times??? You're my new hero Emily. May the Gods grant you much well - deserved sleep from here on!

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  8. I have 3 also - I LOVE all my children of course, but I really ENJOY my third baby Even through the busy of 3 kids 4 yrs and under, and the crying and the broken sleep she was and is a source of delight. But she is 5 now and suddenly has long long legs, and is a preppy at school. Oh sigh.... I do miss those just passed toddlers/kindy days - but not enough to go back for #4

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    1. That exactly it isn't it! It's like we rush through everything with the bigger kids and by the time we decide NO more babies, we stop, sigh and take it in!

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  9. So gorgeous! Both your girl and your words!

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  10. Oh she is a little treasure! We've just had our #3 5 months ago after a 6 year gap with 2 boys. I am loving being a new mum again, Im so much more relaxed. And to have a little girl...squeal! 3 is the magic number x

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em