Friday, July 22, 2011

one of mine

When she came out she was unfamiliar. All of that dark hair. All of those 10 1/2 pounds of her. Fat cheeks that made her eyes disappear. On her birthday, Claire said, "Mom, Ingrid kind of looks like a boy."
Today. The cheeks have slimmed down enough to make the eyes recognizable. The brows are all Nate. Both of my girls and the Dada make this face fairly frequently. Teeth at four months, just like the other two.
We're settling in to a new normal. In some ways it feels like she's been here all along. I'm grateful that these 3 are not just a hobby.
I'm challenged and pushed by this job in ways that nothing in life has ever challenged me. May I do it well.