Thursday, September 27, 2012

Marietta, the girl baby.

I don't know if it's because she's a girl or because she's my third and the other two are so easy now- but I've enjoyed this whole baby thing so much more this time around.   It may sound crazy coming from me- the hater of babies- but I have been able to enjoy Metta and the baby phases a whole lot more than I ever did with the boys.  Don't get me wrong- I still don't love the baby stage and I don't think I'll ever be baby hungry.  And this little ragamuffin hasn't been all peaches and cream. I thought I'd die those first few months when Kent was working 80-90 hour weeks and Metta was a terrible-horrible-no good-very bad-newborn.  I've tried erasing those two months from my memory.  so so bad.

But- seriously- the transition from 2 to 3 happened so seamlessly.  Maybe it's the minivan that cushioned the blow ::)

Honestly- I am surprised at how much fun it is to have a girl.  I may be one of the few who kind of wanted all boys- and was a little disappointed to have the girl.  But my mind is changed.  I love this girl. If nothing else- she's WAY more fun to dress.

Look at her.  She's adorable.
and I swear she said 'mum' yesterday.  Every time I pick her up I say 'mum. mum. mum' just to try and introduce her to the sounds.  Zeb said 'hopper' first and Ike was saying 'dada' at seven months so I'm determined to snag metta's first word.  If it happens again it's the real deal and I'll claim it.
every day miss metta becomes more and more social.  She is in a constant open mouth smile.  When she's happy- you can't get her to close it.  Sounds  a lot like her mom.
Don't you just want to squish her cheeks!?


Jason & Shannon said...

I really do want to squish her cheeks! So cute! Girls are SO much fun to dress!

dockters said...

She is adorable! She looks a lot like Zeb in these pics. I must admit that I've put a flowery headband on Jake a time or two...don't tell Eric!! If I ever have a girl you'll have to help me make cute headbands like Metta's.

Annie O said...

I'm a fan of baby girls :). And for me, baby three was much easier too :)!

I'll miss your mini family reunion in Buffalo. Have fun!

XXOO to all.


HowellAZ said...

She is too darn cute! I was just thinking today how glad I am that I get to experience having both boys and girls. I guess I would have been fine either way, but it worked out good for me. I'm happy to hear that it went smoothly from 2 to 3 because I've been having to start brainwashing myself that I could, indeed handle 3. It's just the two wear me out so much as it is, how would I ever handle more? Good thing it's not a pressing issue! I'm thinking it's a good thing we got a minivan now, so I can use it to cushion the blow when the time comes. ;) said...

She truly is adorable.

Pat and Brent said...

SOOOOO cute! Look at those fingers - still long and pretty. She is always dressed so darling. Glad we can enjoy her through your blog but I sure would love to squish AND kiss those sweet cheekies.

Romney Family said...

She is adorable and I am like you I hate the baby stage the no sleep feed every 3 hours is rough!! they are so much more fun when they start to be mobile and more interactive and understand what you are saying to them!!!