Monday, July 21, 2008

third time's a charm

I know everyone is DYING to find out our news. We are happy to announce that our third child is a "charming" baby GIRL! That's right-- we now have THREE girls!

After laboring at home for a while, Patrick decided that we needed to go to the hospital, and we arrived at about 1:30 pm. Things continued to progress pretty quickly and at 4:54 pm our new baby made her way into the world. I have to admit that I was pretty surprised when Patrick announced that it was a girl because almost everyone had been predicting it would be a boy! She was 8 lbs 3 oz and 21 inches long, with a huge McKinnon head. And once again, I was able to do it all without any drugs, thanks to Patrick, my great "doula"!

Name to be announced soon. . .

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29 comments:

suzanne said...

congratulations meredith. i love her!!! i check your blog everyday just waiting for her to come. anyway, good job on the natural birth...it's crazy exercizer people like you that love it that way. so happy for your cute family. love, suzanne

ERIN said...

i have been checking this page over and over again today!

i am surprised it was a girl. i though boy, for sure. shows how much i know!

congrats, you both look beautiful! I can't wait to meet her in person.

Nellie said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations.

Stephanie said...

She is so cute! Congrats, I have been checking your blog like crazy waiting to find out. Can't wait for the name.

Rosemary said...

She's Beautiful!! Good job Mer, I love that there are three sisters, lots of fun to look forward to.

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

I haven't even seen pictures until now and I have been dying. I love that hair. She's so darling. I'm glad someone else in the family was able to have an 8 pounder!!Congratulations. I love that baby already and can't wait to get my hands on her. Too bad that won't be until she's 6 months old. I'm going to die waiting that long! I hope you are adjusting well. I just sent a little gift in the mail today so expect it soon!!

The Thorley Family said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful - I love all that dark hair!

Maria said...

She is beautiful. I am excited to hear what her name is!

Mirien said...

Love the pictures! It was great talking to you yesterday. Good luck choosing the name. She is so cute and she looks like an 8 pounder. Great job!

Stephanie said...

Yeah!! I am glad things went smoothly with this delivery once again. Enjoy that cute little baby! (And isn't it amazing how big Kendall and Berkeley seem...)

Annie said...

what a beautiful little girl! i love having three boys, i think it's fun you have three girls. although i got the better end of the wedding deal :)

emilyandreid said...

congrats, you two!!! love the big head, love the 3 girls, DON'T love you doin' it without drugs, love the peach rings--we're looking forward to more pics and news from your estrogen over-loaded family :)

Megs said...

Mer,

She is so cute. I think she looks like a McKinnon. I love all the hair. I can't wait to hear on the name. I know you will pick something great. I hope to talk with you soon.

Love you,
Megs

lynne said...

Another beautiful baby girl!!! She looks like your girls already. Congratulations!!!

XO

Lauren said...

Mere - my comment was posted from my sister's computer above - you don't have an anonymous stalker named Lynne. Congrats again - you look amazing!!!

Corrine said...

congrats she is beautiful, amazing hair! hope you get some rest...and you know Corrine McKinnon sounds kind of cute :)

jan said...

Oh, my she is a beauty. Thanks for bringing another beautiful baby girl into our family. We love you, j

jessica, jessie, or jessi said...

Congratulations, McKinnon Family!!! She's BEAUTIFUL!!! I thought 'Boy' for sure, too! Looks like I owe Justin a massage.. ;) I'm so happy you were able to have the delivery you wanted! How wonderful! Congratulations, again! Looks like baby girl has some very proud big sisters! :)

Emily said...

She's just beautiful. The big sister's look so cute holding the new baby. Let us know what we can do to help. Congrats again!

Karey said...

What a cutie! Congratulations on your third beautiful little girl! I can't wait to hear her name. (And I'm a little disappointed that you won't be using any of those Scottish boys' names!)

Paul and Sarah said...

Contragulations! That is wonderful that the birth went so well and that she is so healthy. She's beautiful! I have to admit, I'm also a little surprised it wasn't a boy. And like Karey, I'm disappointed you won't be able to use any names from that list!

rozalyn said...

Congratulations Patrick,Mere, and girls! That's fantastic! What a beautiful baby girl. Makes me want to have one (a girl that is, not a newborn). Mere, you look great! Can't wait to hear the name.

Maret said...

Congratulations. All three of your daughters are so beautiful!

jhmorris said...

Congratulations! You all look so great. Babies are not usually that good looking straight from the womb, but she's sure a keeper.
And no, I think it was probably mowing the lawn more than the peach rings. Dang, in that heat?!?!

Tracy said...

HOORAY! Wow, another girl! We live in different worlds! She's darling and your girls must be thrilled. Hope things go smoothly over the next few days...what did you NAME her?

Dana said...

All 3 girls are just perfect together! What great news:)

ashley said...

Congratulations. You're 3 girls and my 3 boys should get together for a play date one of these days. We're so happy for you. And a delivery with no drugs...wow! I'm impressed! She's a beauty! --Ashley and Scott

Maren said...

Wow Mer--congratulations! You are amazing, your baby is gorgeous, and could your other two girls possibly look more identical???!?!

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

Sooooo precious!!!!

Congratulations.

It almost makes me want to have a 3rd. (Almost...)