Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
I do feel blessed this year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Best Present of 2009

We welcomed the newest addition to our family yesterday - our beautiful daughter Margaret Sue!

Our story started on Friday morning when we drove to the hospital for our scheduled c-section. When we got there, they hooked us up to the monitors and found out that I was having regular contractions and had gone into labor! What a blessing to have everything work out this way!

They prepped me for surgery, while Jon got things organized in our room. Jon's parents stopped by to pray with us before we went into surgery - definitely a comfort!
The surgery went so well, much better than with my son - probably because I knew what to expect this time.

Meg was born at 8:06 am on Friday, December 18th, weighing 7 lbs 13 oz and measuring 20 1/4 inches long! Same weight as JD!

So many family members and friends stopped in to visit our sweet baby girl and are still visiting us!

The jury is still out as to who Meg resembles, but I think she is already Daddy's little girl!

JD LOVES his baby sister and couldn't hold her long enough yesterday. He kept asking for "10 more minutes" to hold her. It was such a precious moment to see JD meeting his sister for the first time and the awe of holding her in his arms. I love my two kiddos more than I ever thought possible.

I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present than the birth of this amazing little girl.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Doubling Our Fun

We are exactly 2 days away from doubling the number of kids that we currently have! We are so excited to meet Margaret Sue and know she is going to change our lives in such a wonderful way!

In all of the sonograms that we had for Miss Meg, I never got a good shot of her face, so I really can't picture what she is going to look like. There was no surprise with JD who looked identical to his profile shot in his sonogram (which also is identical to his daddy).

But Meg has been a mystery to us. I can't wait to discover her personality and see who she resembles and acts like. I know she will have unique characteristics of her very own too!

JD has been talking about when Baby Meg gets here, so I think he is excited to see her too. Either that or we have been talking way too much about "we'll do that after Baby Meg gets here."

I think JD is going to be a great big brother! He will show Meg all of the cool things that you can do when playing (even when mommy is cringing from worry). He will also protect Meg from the "scarys" out there because he is so aware of them now! He will most likely try to pass on his love of cars and trains and playing outside so he will have a buddy to play with when she is older.

We can't wait to meet you Margaret Sue Boyd!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Massive Hat Hair

It has been quite a bit colder this week, so I have put warm hats on JD any time we go out and about. Last night, when we got home, JD's hair did something I have never seen it do...CURL!

It actually looked curly when we took off his ski cap at home. I started laughing hysterically when I saw it. Then I showed it to JD and he started to cry and say "no curly hair!" Guess he doesn't do well with hair changes!

But then he decided if I was laughing that hard, it must be okay and he started to ham it up for the camera for me.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tree Time

JD is such a fan of Christmas trees, especially since there is a huge one in his favorite movie Polar Express! Last year, he called them "ho ho tees," but can now say Christmas trees like a pro.

On Saturday, we put up the tree during JD's nap and he was so excited to come down to see it after he woke up!

He has looked at all the ornaments and loves the ones we put down low that he is allowed to touch. Every morning, we have to turn on the tree and look at all the ornaments all over again.

He is just so amazed by Christmas this year! I love sharing the holidays with him!