Sunday, July 13, 2008

Third Child Syndrome

Katie is five months old today. As usual, it's hard to believe how quickly time has past. A lot changes when you add a third to the mix! Katie is our curveball baby--so far she's done nothing the same way that her sisters did! It logically follows, then, that we've done things a bit differently. For example:

We often rock her to sleep. (I have no pictures like this of our other girls!)

~Though she's rolled over several times, we have yet to witness it! The other girls were caught on video!

~Speaking of video: I think the last video we have of Katie is from the hospital!

~She'll have no cute scrapbook marking her first year of life (Neither does Annabelle, by the way); hey, to my credit she has a blog, though!

~So far she's slept in three places of residence (see previous post about our moving experiences).

~Even though we really try hard, I'm sure there are significantly less pictures of her than of Annabelle and even fewer than of Ella Grace. To our credit, we did lose our camera for a few weeks in the move.

~It's much easier for me to tune out her cries than it was for me to tune out Ella Grace's at this age. We were at a birthday party a few weeks ago and she was crying. I didn't even realize until a stranger said, "Whose baby is that?"

~I'm caught without wipes, diapers, a change of clothes, etc. way more often than I'm willing to admit! I always had everything before!

~She sleeps better during the day in her carseat than in her bed...could it be that she spends more time there?

~She is loved by two more people than her sisters were at this age. Her big sisters adore her and love snuggling with her!

Katie Loren is our baby, our youngest, our last born...there are things we do differently because they are the last time we'll do them. There is no doubt, that despite fewer pictures, less video, and a first few CRAZY months of life, she is loved more than we ever imagined we'd love this little curveball!


sarah said...

ha ha. that was so fun to read because i can SO relate!

happy 5 month birthday, katie!

Beth Monty said...

Last born??????