Thursday, January 9, 2014

Like a river flows...

...surely to the sea
darling so it goes
some things
were meant to be
take my hand
take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you
-Elvis Presley, I Can't Help Falling in Love With You

Welcome to the world, Margaret Katherine Foster!  Meg made her arrival at 7:43 on January 8th, and is lucky enough to share a birthday with Elvis.  She is adorable as can be, and the song isn't just cliche - we really can't help falling head over heels in love with her already.

Derek and I headed to Rex (really) early on Wednesday morning for my scheduled C-section.  After killing a forest of trees for all the consent forms, 2 IVs, and a couple liters of fluids, we headed to the OR. Derek waited in the Dad Room (the hospital equivalent of a man cave, complete with saltines, apple juice, and a Sports Illustrated from fall 2012) while they got me ready.  I think when they called it the "dad room" he was really hoping for big screen TV and cigars, but having had nothing to drink since midnight, I'd have been overjoyed at the apple juice.

Check out those awesome overstuffed recliners in the Dad Room!
Then 30 minutes after rolling into the OR, baby Meg was born at 7:43am. Weighing in at 6lb 6oz and 20 1/2 inches, she can actually wear newborn size clothes, unlike her two brothers who popped out looking like football players.

After getting settled into our sweet corner room on the 3rd floor, we have had a steady stream of adoring fans, including two really excited older brothers (who are quickly teaching her the finer points of silly face pictures).

And I am quickly introducing her to the world of all things girly.  We first got her hair done at the salon...

...then her nails...

and finally put every cute hat, hair bow, and accessory we could on her little head. 

Check out the headband Mommy made!

My AJ is a champion hat knitter!
 Everything has gone quite smoothly (except for getting that first poo off her little bum), and she is settling in to our crazy family. Thanks for all the kind words and prayers!


blair said...

What a treat to see this post this morning! Love her already! Congrats to all 5 of you!! Can't wait to meet and hold her:)

Anonymous said...

So happy your princess is here. Looking forward to meeting her. Big brothers finally have baby sister to love on! Thankful all went well.
Lynn Loomis

Lynette Rhodes said...

As always beautifully written and so very sweet! Congrats and love to all!

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful young lady. Congratulations and love to all.

Jeannette Johnson said...

We are truly blessed and already in love with Meg!
We love you all, Foster Five!

AJ and Uncle Jimmy