Clara turns 3 today. I can’t believe it that my surprise baby, the one that we definately did not plan or expect to show up, will be three years old! I remember nights with two babies just hoping to get through that one night. Now I can’t imagine life without those nights. Here comes the pregnant hormonal water works again. Just a warning.
We found out we were pregnant with Clara when I was already in my second trimester. Yes, we kinda did know but I wasn’t ready to face reality yet so I just made a thousand other excuses for the nausea and tiredness. I had an infant at home so those excuses were easy to believe.
Clara had stomach issues and colic that left us totally not knowing how to help her as a baby. It tore our hearts apart to hear her scream and cry when she was in pain. It was such a hard time in our lives. But the second she learned how to smile, the hardness went away.
She has so much life in her. Her chuckle would put Santa Clause to shame and her smile can get her the keys to pretty much anything. She is so goofy and so fun to be around. I can’t even find words to express the beautiful clown that she is. You just have to know her.
I never know where I will find her asleep during naptime as she moves all around the upstairs and burrows under covers or drapes. She is obsessed with her frog boots and now her yellow circle shoes (crocs). I have never met a child that loves animals as much as she does but yet is so afraid of real animals. She is best form of complex that I have ever seen. She can have her meltdowns and her rainy days but she bounces back quickly.