Ivy and Eva are 2 years and 11 months apart. Eva and Joy are only 8 months apart. To me, the big difference comes with Eva and Joy, both physically and mentally. Eva is 10 pounds heavier. It takes Joy about 2 years to grow into clothes that Eva has outgrown. Shoes take even longer.
Eva usually wants to be outside, exploring, playing, whatever she can do. Joy, on the other hand, loves those things, too, but wants to be in my lap whenever she is inside the house. Joy's emotional maturity is more at a 3 year old level. She reads at a K level, and seems to understand her schoolwork. Still, her temper, frustrations, rule her. So, I wonder how much food played a role in my daughters' beginnings.