My girlfriends and I were going out for Pam's birthday that night. Instead, they all came up to the hospital. I don't remember a whole lot of the actual event, other than the fact that my anesthesiologist and doctor had gone into a c-section leaving me without any pain killers. My nurse kept telling me not to push and wait for the doctor. And the room was filled with friends, and several nurses, including the charge nurse, dressed to deliver just in case. The doctor just made it, because I gave up and started pushing anyway. And Meredith was born around 9pm. Throughout my pregnancy, everyone was sure it was a boy, but I was pulling for a girl. When they said it was a girl, I cried. I think I was worried that I would be disappointed if it was a boy. As far as Mike was concerned, our family was complete. :)
Meredith has been on the go since then. I was quite proud that we made it to church that Sunday (I needed that socialization). She was really a pretty easy baby. She is our organizer - a product of her perfectionistic mother. Every thing must be just so. She always has a smile on her face - sometimes even when being corrected. Now that's a little frustrating as a mom! She is a princess. Always primping and posing. Loves purple and pink and jewelry - especially her tiara. There are times when I think she is really 15 not 4! She is a snuggler, but she can't sit still. She loves taking care of her younger brother and sister. She is such a little mommy. She loves to sing and make up knock-knock jokes. Occasionally they make sense. She's nailed the banana/orange one and the "nobody" one from the Pursuit of Happiness. She loves to shop - watch out! Yesterday she asked me when we were going to the mall again and could we go today. She's counting down the days until Build-A-Bear opens in the mall (May 25th). She is really goofy most of the time! Usually in a good way. I can't wait to see what a beautiful woman, God has for her to become! Okay, maybe I can wait!!!!