Does this make me happy? Um, well, when I remember the first smiles, sleeping on the chest and baby yawns (they are amazing!) I get a little sad. BUT, then I remember the sleepless nights, crackled nipples (bit of a learning curve there!) and laundry. Our time with newbies is over so I'm happy to watch this time... there's something kinda nice about sitting back and watching people experience new things - been there, done that!
We have 3 bright, beautiful, healthy girls who amaze me everyday. Our 'wave' these days includes the struggle for independence, the desire to wear 'make up' and the ability to realize that "relax" means stop arguing with your sister and just give her the marker she's asking you for!