Having a Third

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The mechanics of it are easy. Diaper changes, clothing changes, burping, feeding, holding, and swaying. We are learning her rhythm and her cries. What she likes, nursing. What she does not, pacifiers. With each child we have learned their individualities. The mechanics, like I said, we have down pat. Though, no matter how many times we bring a newborn into our lives, loving them becomes the easiest thing of all. The importance of being a parent is something we are reminded of each time again and again. It's easy to love, yet hard to let go. Watching them grow on their own terms, in their own ways is always bittersweet. Our third is teaching us all over again. Just as her brothers did before her, and continue to do each day.

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