Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Three weeks old

I can't believe that our little Meg is 3 weeks old!  After a rough start with breastfeeding, Meg has become a pro and is really starting to fill out.

She is so tiny.  This is a newborn size outfit and she still has some room in it.  
Her 0-3 month clothes are still really baggy.

I haven't been able to catch it in a picture yet, but Meg has some pretty cute dimples in her cheeks.  They are really starting to show with her added chubbiness.

Merry Christmas Morning!

All of the girls were soooo excited for Christmas this year.  Olivia and Emily had the hardest time falling asleep.  Emily was up until near midnight and Olivia one!

Rylee really was excited... she just didn't want to be in the picture with her sisters.

Our beautiful REAL tree!

Rylee got Toy Story figures from Santa.  She loves them and hasn't stopped playing with them.  
She was out of control Christmas morning... opening every present she could get her hands on and then ate every piece of candy she could find.

Audrey got the Patriot colt and Elizabeth's riding outfit.  There were a few tears that she didn't get Felicity, but she quickly bounced back!

Santa gave Emily the Get Better Set and wheelchair for her American Girl Doll.  She's been wanting it since she broke her wrist last school year.

And Olivia got a writing desk for her doll.  There probably won't be too many more doll presents for my oldest girl!  That is soo sad to think about!

Meg slept through all of it!

Princess Marcella got a load of princesses from Santa.  She was sooo funny.  She squealed every time she opened a present!

It was a magical, wonderful Christmas!


The newest member or our family...

Here I am, in all my glory. :- /  This was taken Sunday.  I was induced Tuesday.  The inducement went really well, except that I wasn't able to have an epidural...again.  My platelet count was under 100, so to avoid me bleeding out, I guess, no epidural.  Ah-natural with pitocin!  At least I knew what to expect, 
since Rylee was the same.  

Meg Elizabeth was born just before noon, weighing in at 7 lbs 12 ozs and was 19 inches long.

As you can see, the hospital here rounded up.  If Memorial would've done that with Audrey, she would've been 10 lbs 15 ozs.

My mom flew out for the delivery and to help out the week after.  She was an angel!

The nurses returned Meg after her hearing check and bath with her hair mohawked and a bow!  
Too cute!

A friend from our new church congregation watched all the girls and then brought them to the hospital to see their new baby sister.  I love this picture of Todd with all of his girls!

We only stayed one night at the hospital and then went home.  Here we are getting ready to leave.

A few days later we gave Meg her first sponge bath.  And like all my other girls, she cried through the whole thing.

We all wished that Grandma didn't have to leave!  Grandma spent time doing crafts, painting nails and playing dolls with her grandbabies.

These pictures were taken when Meg was just over a week old.  Isn't she the sweetest thing you've ever seen?  These are purely braggin' photos.

At exactly 2 weeks, Meg lost her umbilical cord.  Yeah!  A real bath.  She really liked sitting in the water...

The scrubbing, not so much.

Thank goodness for binkys!