It's not that third children are any less loved than their first or second sibling counterparts. It's that their mommy's hands are much more full - all the time - and she's less able to take adorable photos and comment on each and every little milestone.
But, my poor sweet Livvy is long overdue.
At 10 months, Olivia has the greatest expressions. She is so hilariously funny; you can see her reaction right there in her eyes.
She is crawling, but only just. She does the army crawl a bit, but mostly just doesn't care to go anywhere away from mom. She does enjoy sitting and playing on the floor - provided, of course, that mom is right there in eye shot.
She has two teeth on the bottom (that took forever to push in). Her diapers are still on the first snap and she wears size two in disposables. I finally caved and got her a tiny pair of shoes - size 2.
Every single night, she nurses sweetly and the instant she is done, she insists on being put down in her crib. The child loves to sleep, and she is so, so very happy to snuggle in her bed. Since she was first in the crib at about 6 months, she will put her thumb in her mouth and pull her blanket directly over her head. It about gave me a heart attack the first few times I saw her do it, but it's the only way she'll sleep. Sometimes, she'll cry in the middle of the night if she has kicked her blanket away.
That child is so very loved by her big brother and sister. They are just the sweetest little hearts in the gentle ways they play with her, help her and love on her. Despite the uncertainty in this photo, she loves them, too. Particularly Leah, that little mothering girl.
At her 9 month check up, she weighed 16.4 pounds with a head in the 85th percentile. Smallest of my little ones so far.
She has not been as vocal as the other two, at least in the words department. She babbles a lot, and imitates both pitch and rhythm. She finally said her first words: Good girl. Yep. I think it's possible that she hears that one often.
She is still easy, but mostly because she almost always gets her way. Heaven help us when the days come that she doesn't... she's going to be a sassy little thing!
We love that sweet girl. More than words can even describe. She is the most wonderful blessing to this family!