Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful For..Clara Lily, having a third

oh I had a whole list to share tonight but only one thing is on my mind tonight. so, please forgive me for this gratuitous photo of Clara Lily, 5 months 
More from this impromptu photo session by the beloved
  S.j.bridgeman photography
thankful for...
  • the experience of Clara, our first baby without colic more here
  • I'm thankful for the way she lights up while she watches her older brother & sister
  • For Lilah always willing to run for a burp cloth and enthusiastic about picking out a diaper
  • For the way she babbles when she hears her daddy talk
  • having 3 makes taking one or even two feel like a breeze
  • And she smiles at first glimpse of me after waking heart. oh. my. my heart. 
so, yes. have 3. the third comes with something special. when you're done at two, since the world is built for a family of 4 or you already have a boy & a girl or you can't be sure you'll get that one you don't have, if you're on the fence: go for it! you're a pro now.  
enjoy your hard-won motherhood maturity. 
you know enough to leave a happy baby as is and to rock that baby because one day they won't fit across your chest. you've sent your firstborn to school potty-trained and sleeping in their own bed thru the night. you recognize what's "just a stage" so you can enjoy it or wait it out-whichever applies.
number three, for me, for us, brings something surprisingly sweet we are savoring.

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  1. Clara Lily is absolutely adorable!! Thanks for posting this precious picture, Tina! I haven't had a chance to congratulate you yet, so here it comes: praise God for the perfect #3!! You did well, momma! Three is a charm, indeed. I got pregnant with our third child a bit earlier than planned, but am I glad I had him then and not later! Third babies do bring something very special to the family.

    I smile at reading about sweet Lilah, going out of her way to do something special for you and the baby. What a blessing!

    May God bless your three precious kids with every blessing at His sleeve (and He's got many:))!

  2. such a sweet post... and such a gorgeous photo! you guys make ADORABLE children!

  3. Tina - these words are so true! We are learning that right now as #3 just arrived a little over a week ago and I can't imagine life without her! Children truly are a blessing from the Lord and though parenting is hard - it is so rewarding too! Great post!


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