I love this picture. It's metta's favorite pose. she looked like this in utero for every ultrasound, even. One hand on top of her head. Even on the night of delivery- they were worried about her hand coming first and causing dislocation! I'm pretty sure it's her diva pose.
ever since metta became 'unbroken'- this three kid thing has been really nice :) really. those first bad weeks were BAD, so bad. I wanted to give up. but then metta was somehow got better- and we've never looked back.
I was pretty surprised at the ease of the transition. I'd heard horror stories about the 2 to 3 change. But Zeb and Ike are best pals and great boys- so adding metta has been pretty seamless. Maybe because I just drag her around and make her take morning naps at the gym- and afternoon naps whenever we happen to get home- and I put her to bed when I'm tired of having three :) but she's a good sport- and a great little ragamuffin!!
plus- those CRAZY eyes. they make having three more bearable :)
and yes- I'll admit it- I was secretly hoping for a third boy- but there's something pretty fun about having a girl after two boys. you know- like I've finally got someone on my side.
she doesn't have to be super girly or ALL about pink and bows and flowers all of the time.
and for all of you readers out here- I just started a Book Club- and here's our first list of books to choose from if anybody is in need of a good read! I've read several already- but I'm excited to try some of the new ones!! any opinions on which three I should vote to read? I just finished "The Fault in Our Stars" in one sitting and REALLY enjoyed it. and Unbroken is one of my favorites of all time!!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Color Code- this is the one where we'll all take the quiz and figure out personalities!
The Fault In Our Stars
The Proper Care and Feeding of HUsbands
The Five Love languages
The Five Love languages of Children
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Age of Miracles
The Devil in the White City
I Capture the Castle
Waiting For the Barbarians
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Same Kind of Different as Me
The Year of Living Biblically
A Return to Modesty
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Huck Finn
The Red Tent
What the Body Remembers
The Handmaid's Tale
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make