Friday, September 11, 2009

Third Time is a Charm


I am the third child. My name is Elle. I am seven weeks old. I am so different from my brothers. Today was the perfect example. Let me show you how. My words are in red. My brothers' are in blue.

I went to the OB today with mom.
I stayed with Grandma and was held the whole time.

I cried at the OB so the doc picked me up and gave me to my mom while she was having an internal exam. Yes, she held me while scooting down the exam table.
I have never been to the OB.

My mom only brought enough formula for one bottle and didn't even check the number of diapers in the diaper bag.
Mom always had plenty of food and diapers when I was a baby.

Mom keeps switching formula brands to save money. Bought the Target brand today.
Mom was too afraid because I was always fussy regardless of the type or brand.

At the doctor's office for me today, mom only had a newborn diaper in her bag. I haven't worn those in weeks. She could barely close the diaper in front of the nurse.
Mom never tried this with me.

I am sitting in the hallway asleep in my car seat right now. Mom must be in heaven. I can hear my brothers running by my car seat but I don't care. I just keep sleeping.
I like a quiet house.

Mom and Dad are both first born children. They find it fascinating how different three children can be. I can't wait to show them how patient and flexible I can be. I will know how to share. I will be a team player. And I will be tough. Boys, consider this your warning.

9 comments:

MIT Mommy said...

I LOVE this. I have so loved watching George live in a 'different' household than his brother and sister were born into. Elle will be a smart, strong young lady.

amyjr said...

You do know that when the time comes, Elle will beat the crap out of her brothers...but at least for now, she is sweetest little princess in the family.

Jessica said...

I'm sure that it's not only different with a THIRD child, but it's different that it's GIRL too, huh?

She is precious.

Leave a Trail... said...

That's fabulous. So very true.

Krystyn said...

What a sweet heart! I wasn't the over-protective mom with the first, and I'm already less worried this time.

I can only imagine what the third will be like.

AreWeThereYet? said...

Love the parallels. You should keep logging all things you do now that you wouldn't have dreamed of doing the first time around. Makes for a fun page in the baby book.

Anonymous said...

Awwww, Elle's first introduction to womanhood and "the scoot down". I can't wait to watch this little peanut grow up to be as awesome as her brothers! ~Aldee's Friend Mary

Miss E said...

So cute! I loved reading through the eyes of your kids. My favorite is the warning to the boys at the end. Go Elle! She's just precious.

Flea said...

Bwahahaha! My Hunny and I are first children and we have three. The youngest is so much fun. And a lot of work! But always a favorite. You're all going to LOVE having her around.

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