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.*
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.