Wednesday, July 23, 2008

full house

We came home from the hospital yesterday around lunchtime and are still trying to get everything situated in our home that hasn't seen a newborn in over 3 years.  Where is all the baby gear going to go?  It has definitely been a shock to me since I hadn't even changed a diaper in about 9 months!

Our first night was a little rough, since she wanted to eat pretty much all night long, only taking 10-20 minute breaks in between most feedings.  I'm definitely tired, but running on the baby high that I get when I look at her beautiful face.

Now that we have three girls, we have our own little version of Full House going on over here with our DJ, Stephanie, and baby Michelle.  But at OUR house, we like to call them Kendall, Berkeley, and baby Emery Jane McKinnon.

IMG_2616

21 comments:

Megs said...

I love the name. It is so pretty. Did you get my message today. I was just calling to say hi. You look great in this picture. I still can't believe you have three kiddos!

Paul and Sarah said...

You look amazing, Meredith! I love her name. And they all sound great together-Kendall, Berkeley and Emery. Very cute! I hope you're getting rest when you can!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

what a great family picture! are you sure you just had a baby? you look great!! if you guys are full house, who does that make me? aunt rebecca? does that make megan uncle jesse or joey?

jk megs.

Marci said...

congrats!!

jessica, jessie, or jessi said...

What a beautiful family and beautiful name! You look fantastic! :) Can't wait to meet little miss Emery Jane!

Buff said...

Congrats! Your girls are beautiful! Molly, linked me to ya! We just had #6! Our fourth girl! And I hear ya with "where is the baby stuff gonna go!" There are 8 people living here! I invented that pillow by the way! I just never told anyone and now someone else is gonna make millions! Dang it!
Buffy

Mirien said...

First--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! We're celebrating with fireworks, a parade, and a huge family BBQ. Sorry you can't make it. Second--I love the family picture! However, you may want to rethink the Full House comparison. Remember what happened to the mom on Full House after Michelle was born? Enough said. And speaking of full houses, I have one! I'm off to Sam's Club to buy more food! Love you! And tell Mom I miss her but I'm glad you get her for a few days.

Kerry and Dave said...

Okay, where the heck did your stomach go?? My baby is 5 weeks old, and I still have this big old tire around my middle - you're amazing!

Lauren said...

I love the name Emery Jane. You look beautiful Mere! What a good looking family.

xo

Jenn Knight said...

Congrats!! Great name, once again. And I am floored that you look almost the same as you did before PregnantLand. Why I'm floored, I don't know. I should have expected that. Anyway, good luck with the new bundle! Can't wait to see more pix!

molly kay said...

Happy Late Birthday Mer! I wanted to call you yesterday but I was gine all day and then when I got home, I figured it might be too late and you need your rest (if you are getting any)! Hope you had a great day!I also wanted to say Congrats and your blog about bringing Emery home was curious to me- you thought 3 years since having a newborn in your home was long or weird? That's quite a normal time frame. Also, you said you haven't changed a diaper in 9 months- that was a VERY short time ago! I just thought it was weird that you thought those were such long time periods! Your children are spaced just right! Maybe you know too many crazy mormons who have another baby every year or something! By the time I have a baby, it will about 7 years since we had a newborn in our house! That would be something that would need MAJOR adjusting to! Hope you are well (you look it) although I might argue you look too skinny- especially after just giving birth! 3 girls- sounds crazy but fun! I like her name. Talk to you soon! Moll

merathon said...

molly-- just to clarify, i didn't really mean that they were such long time periods, but just that i was out of practice with even that amount of time lapsing. when i had berkeley, kendall two weeks from turning 2, but still in diapers, so i never felt like i had really gotten out of the "baby mode." this time, because berkeley had been out of diapers for even just 9 months and is very independent, it really felt like i was doing this baby thing all again for the first time! does that make sense?

kerry-- i think that must be trick photography cuz i definitely still have some belly goin on! i think you look great!

mirien-- obviously i didn't think the analogy completely through. cut me a little slack since i'm runnin' on E right now! :)

buffy-- good to hear from you! i'm glad molly gave you my blog!

paige-- megan is definitely uncle joey cuz little mere has to be jesse since she plays the guitar...

Jason and Lisa said...

Congrats! Emery is so darling! Did all your girls have dark hair like that? You'll have to continue to post pictures of your cute family so we can see how Emery grows. Congratulations again! Good luck!

emilyandreid said...

oh, i LOVE that name! emery is beautiful! i can't wait to see more pictures of her and hear how you're handling 3 girls!!

Corrine said...

love the family picture, and love her name. hope you get some sleep.

Meredith said...

cute. double cute. TRIPLE CUTE!

The Thorley Family said...

Good luck making the adjustment to three... I think sleep is the thing I miss the most... Enjoy those beautiful girls!

suzanne said...

wait, did you actually have this baby? why do you look like you are in size 2 clothes? i'm not sure we can be friends anymore...love her name. hope all is going well.

ty & megs said...

you look WAY too good to have just had a baby! congratulations on girl #3. how fun!!

rozalyn said...

Mere, you look awesome--like you never even had a baby. And I love the name Emery Jane. She is perfectly beautiful! Don't you just love that newborn stage? Congratulations!

Nollie said...

Love the name choice. Classy and sophisticated, yet hip. And you look great!