This sweet little baby turned nine today. Arabella Claire was my favorite birth ever; five hours from start to finish (my fastest), a kick-A epidural, and she was one of the few babies that I didn’t know ahead of time what gender she was (sometimes I like to know and sometimes I like a surprise. “It’s a girl!” is my favorite phrase ever!)
Arabella has always been the kindest and gentlest child. She is blessedly even-tempered and has been a pleasure from day one. We love this girl to pieces even though she invades our personal space whenever possible.
There is a lot of drama that comes with preteen girls. Fortunately Arabella is pretty drama-free. Let’s hope it stays like that for a looong time.
She just informed me that she wants rainbow cupcakes to take to school tomorrow for her class treat. Kee-rap. Those take forever to make. Sigh. She’s a poor middle child so I have to do things like that to make her feel special. Off to the kitchen I go.