Thursday, November 01, 2007

More Children= More Love!

I have heard so many times that if you have too many children they won't get enough attention. Since Isabella was born, I have been really surprised at how much attention she gets. Not only from me and my husband, but also the constant attention from one of her brothers.

If she needs to be put in her bouncy chair or laid down, she is surrounded by her older brothers, talking to her and showing her their toys, or singing to her. She gets so much more attention than the oldest did when he was a baby.

If she cries and I can't get to her, her brothers will retrieve the pacifier and give it to her. She has someone around her almost all the time. In some ways, I think it's actually easier to have three children than it is to have just one. You have two little helpers when the new baby comes.

I am holding her in my lap right now, and she is laughing and cooing at Elijah's made-up silly song for her. It is so precious to see the interaction between them. And instead of having just two loving parents, she's has four people that love her everyday.

3 comments:

LvlyRita said...

I have 3 children and agree with you. My dad says that the hardest number of kids to have is three, that's probably why so many decide to stop after that "magic" number, instead of going for the old fashioned family size of 4+.

I'm the oldest of 9 (dad was talking from experience); there's 20 years between me and the youngest, so I know that big families do teach you many things, including how to love. Even those hard-to-get-along-with personalities.

Now I'm rambling, so thanks for the post...

tara said...

I totally agree with you! Thank you for saying so.

We have 3 girls and are praying for more, well as many as the Lord will bless us with, anyway. I cannot wait to have a house full of more love!

I really enjoy your blog and am adding you to my "list" :)

Mandy said...

lvlyrita- I am feeling that three can be hard! ;) But when I hear that, I feel hope that it does get easier than this! I had just one brother so I am excited for my children to have a big family. I always wanted one! Thanks for the encouragement! :)

Tara- That's so great. So far it has been so fun to have a girl. You have 3 times the pink! Sounds like so much fun! :) We would love to have more as well! Thank you for adding me! :)

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