Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More on Megan

I don't want Megan to feel gypped off for not having anything blogged about her!  Megan, we love you and you are very very VERY important to us. I can't believe she's already a week old!!! . . . and yet it has been one of the longest weeks ever! 
As previously mentioned, Megan was born last Monday.  When Carter came to see her on Tuesday, all he would say is, "out!  The baby is out!"  Over and over and over and OVER!  He was so cute though.  He kept pointing to me and saying that.  Now he says more things about her.  He really really loves her.  It is fun to watch him with her.  He just comes up and will say, "Aww Megan is soooo cute!" and then kiss her.  Seriously, he does it all the time, each time commenting on how cute she is.  haha.  My kids rock!
Megan is a champion eater.  She just will not stop!  She loves to eat.  Carter was easy, he would just nurse real fast, about 10 min. tops, and be done.  Megan, noooooo.  She likes to take her time, and she really does take her time.  It's kinda frustrating, to be honest.  I hate seeing all the things I need to do, and not being able to do them because I'm strapped down an hour feeding my little chica!
We took her in to see a pediatrician today, here in Katy, for her one week checkup.  She is 9 lbs. 10 oz. now, and still 21 inches.  We're not surprised she's gained wait, she seriously loves to eat.  I think the weight might be a little off though because they didn't take her clothes or wet diaper off.  All the same, way to go girl!  The doctor says she is great!
We feel real blessed that she is a little on the heavy side.  Bo and I agree it has been such a help to know she's so healthy, what with all the chaos in our lives right now.  We are flying to WA on Monday, and when we were talking to the airlines, they were saying Meg couldn't fly unless she had a Dr.s permission.  I really believe that Meg is the way she is so that she could ride out this storm healthy and be able to travel with us!  It sounds like I think my baby is fat.  Well, she is chubby, but that's not it.  She's just 2 lbs heavier then Carter was, so it is just an adjustment to think of my newborn already almost out of newborn size diapers!  :) 
Megan has the most gorgeous hair. It is long and dark and soft!    She looks really good in pink and brown, what with her dark hair and skin, and I'm having so much fun putting her in clothes those colors.  She smiles in her sleep, doesn't get disturbed by anything, even Carter's yelling.  She really is such a perfect little beauty.  Oh yeah, and her cries sound like a cat meowing.  Really.  It's funny.  She still likes to curl up in a little ball, especially when you burp her.  She just tucks those little legs in.  What cute legs, toes, hands, and everything else you have Megan!!!
Oh how we love her and she is such a joy to us.  She is fun to talk to.  She'll just stare and watch us.  I love watching Bo with her.  It might possibly be my most favorite thing in the world.  He is just so caring and wonderful, and when he holds her I just want to squeeze them both. . .and Carter, who is usually running around somewhere else.  I have the best family!  We are right now staying in a king size bed, and the last two mornings I have woken up to see my whole family in the bed, and I LOVE it.  I love the feel of our family being together in a nice warm bed, amid the stress of our lives.  It gives me peace and joy.
So there you have it.  We love her and are glad she's here.  She has brought such joy to our lives.  Is it weird to say she makes our family more complete?  We felt wonderful when it was just the 3, but now with her it seems more there.  Does that make sense?  I'm sure I'll feel that way after every child.  We love you Megan!!

Carter giving Meg a kiss.  Such cuties!!
Carter and Me killing time.  This was taken the day after the hurricane hit. 
These are pics of Meg leaving the hospital. She already looks so different from what she looks like in these pictures.  Sad how fast they change.

This has to be my most favorite picture of all time!!! I LOVE it!!  Doesn't it just make you laugh?
I have more current pics of Megan, I just forgot to download them.  Guess I'll just have to do another post!


Conner Clan said...

She is simply scrumptious! What a sweet little girl. What a blessing she is, and how grateful you must be to have such a healthy happy baby that can just go with the flow during this hectic time. Thanks for sharing, she is beautiful and I'm so glad you all are doing well. Best of luck with all that is to come. ;)

The Beus Family said...

She is so cute, I do love the pink and brown. I think we are going to come to washington while you are there. I'm sorry you should be pampered during this time you have gone through alot but we are glad you guys are safe and just remember people don't mind helping especially when there is a baby involved. love you guys

Laura said...

Wow! Megan is such a cutie! I'm glad you posted a comment on my blog; I didn't have your blog url before. It's good to see how you guys are doing.

Anonymous said...

Oh, congratulations on your sweet little girl! And congratulations on surviving such chaos. When my kids were little we had scripture reading every morning in one big bed and it has to be one of my favorite memories, so I understand that feeling of waking up with everyone in one big bed and just feeling that everything was all right with the world, no matter what other chaos existed. Bless you and your family!

Aunt Lynn

Aika said...

She's so cute and reading about your blog is making ME baby hungry too... hahahah... It was so much fun to read your blog and all the cute things that Megan does. Seriously, that is a blessing for her to be so healthy. Heavenly Father knew what you guys were going to be up against. What a blessing... Anyways, I'm glad that you guys are going back home for a little bit. Keep me posted! Keep the pictures coming. :)

The Boyce's said...

I want to kiss those soft chubby cheeks! Oh yeah...I made a blog Cass...Be proud! haha. So I'm really jealous that thers is going to be a family reunion in Washington and I don't get to be there! Sad day. Oh well, have fun! Give the kids a big kiss from aunt Amanda and Uncle Matt! We love you!

Tiffany Fackrell said...

she is BEAUTIFUL!! have a safe trip to washington and take advantage of everyone that is going to want to help I am sure, get some rest!!! I wish I was there to see you! I miss you and your adorable family!

love ya,

Jackie said...

I love that you call her Meg. I think that is so cute. She is the perfect baby. I'm so glad you got to take her to the doctors! This is working out so well.

Crazy pictures of the island. I can't believe all that stuff. I'm so glad your home is ok.

You are lovely. Thanks for going through this experience with me!

dani_sahne said...

Hello Cass! I'm so happy for you and your family and I loved to see Hugh with Megan. She is such a cute baby. I wish you all the best and hope that Megan will be as strong and healthy as she looks on the fotos. Love you guys. Big hugs and enjoy time in Moses Lake. It's always nice to be with the family. Mine is coming to visit me in October and I'm really looking forward to it.

Steve and Hailey said...

Cass, I'm so glad I got your email! I can't imagine how crazy life must be right now. It's great that you can be with family. Congrats on your little beauty! Jack is two and a couple months and it's a fun and entertaining age. I'm glad that Carter loves his baby sister.


Donnie and Laura said...

Can I hold your baby when we get back to Galveston??

The Beus Gang

Bo, Cassidy, and Carter Beus