Monday, July 13, 2009

The Cult of Meg

One of the best things about having Meg home (other than how marvelously world rockin' her arrival has been), is how our community is rallying to welcome her. As I type this there are six people in our living room trading off holding her, and praising her every attribute. And this is day three of visitors. you should have seen Saturday afternoon. We almost had to hire a valet. Oh, and I am not being rude being on the computer, because they don't care if they see me or not. Actually, I am pretty sure I could leave and things would be fine. Meg is the star of the show, and I couldn't be happier. Honestly, if I could climb with Meg to the top of Mount Olympus and hold her out "Lion King" style for all the world to see, I would do it. People have called saying that they don't want to intrude, and that they want to give us time to settle in before they come see her, and I tell them all the same thing -- "we don't want to settle in, we want to celebrate."

My parents are (of course) frequent visitors, as are my sisters, and Luke. I think he and my Dad are having a contest to see who can hold her the most. The other night Luke insisted he couldn't leave because Meg had a hold of his finger. Not to be outdone, my Dad not only came over at lunch time yesterday, but did a "drive by holding" last night on his way home from work.

For her part Meg seems not to mind the hubbub. In fact, I think she sleeps the deepest when the house is the fullest, probably because everyone is so anxious to see her awake. She's a tease like that. She doesn't mind it when people unwrap her slightly to see her beautiful lon
g fingers and toes, and sometimes even spreads her arms out without prompting as if to encourage people to "ooh" and "ahhh." She is a master of turning on the cute, and just when you think she can't pummel you with it more she slams you from the top rope with a sleepy smile or a long sigh and coo.

Meg's cuteness even forced Tara to book a last minute ticket and come in from LA. Funny, there are times I can't even get her to return a phone call. She has been a great help though, holding Meg while we run around the house getting things done, and cleaning up in places we just haven't had time to. The only thing that concerns me is that there is nothing in her suitcase but a Snugli, duct tape, and chloroform.

Oh, and the gifts! I really would not be surprised if someone showed up with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Ryan has been meticulous about washing every piece of new clothing that comes into the clothes, and that means Meg already has more laundry than we do. Seriously, as of today, we could dress Meg in a new outfit every day for the rest of the year. That is quite amazing considering we only had one onesie in the house this time last week. People keep asking me what we need and I keep telling them I cant imagine we will need anything for this child, ever again. Yes, I know that probably is not true, but whatever else she needs cannot fit in this house right now.

While I do love the visitors, my favorite times are late at night when it is just me and Meg. Every night Ryan tells me to wake him up, and every night I just let him sleep. He has the mornings with her, and so 4am is time just for me and Meg. We talk, and stretch, and sing, and just enjoy being together. It makes the exhaustion well worth it.


Welcome, Meg. We are so glad you are here.

19 comments:

Jules said...

Aw! She is one special little girl! She's being spoiled (as she should be!)!! I love the "drive by holding"!!!
I love the updates and I know you're busy loving on her but thanks for keeping us updating and allowing us a little peek into your world too!

Kerrie said...

Oh, she is just divine...how very blessed you are.

calicobebop said...

What a treasure! I'm so happy for you and your family! Adorable!!!

Lulu said...

Loving the picture and your smile says it all....

Gina said...

She's so sweet!

Lesli said...

I cannot believe a Libby Logic post just made me tear up. You really have a way of making us see the amazing blessing Meg is. I can't say congrats enough.
The images of Tommy doing a drive-by holding are hilarious! I bet he's a good grandpa.

Kim said...

I just got another email asking who's cooking dinner for you guys the next few nights-- you do have awesome friends. Now I'm glad I don't live closer 'cause then I'd really look like a slacker.

Sandi said...

I agree with Kim. I wish I was there to whip you up some jello and casserole.

I love you girl!

Badass Geek said...

This is so great. I'm happy for you!

erin said...

Oh! I kept forgetting to say Congrats before. She looks insanely beautiful.
You're being wonderful about all the visitors too. I was always super paranoid someone was going to infect the baby with diseases...but I guess I did get over that after the fourth baby came.
So in that way, you're a pro already!

Shannon said...

o! She is BEAUTIFUL! Meg has filled your lives with joy that I don't think any parent "expects"... I know... I've been there! Congrats to you both!

Fish said...

Oh this entry made me cry! How wonderful it is that your community is so....there...for you. I can't even imagine!

Anonymous said...

I have to agree that the greatest times are the quiet times. As much as the visitors are so much a necessity , so are just you and Miss baby Meg. Let Ryan sleep!!! Green jello, scalloped potatoes, casserole and a few other carbs for dinner tonight? We may just slip them on your porch so you can have family home evening on Wednesdays. That's what atheists do!!! Love you honey! Give that sweet girl a kiss and a wet one for Ryan!!!! -Jamie

Lauren said...

I've been reading your blog for some time and decided to de-lurk. I am so happy for you and Ryan. What a wonderful blessing :-)

:: wife mom maniac :: said...

Oh my goodness she's adorable. Happy babymoon, and welcome to planet earth, precious little girl.

*Akilah Sakai* said...

The gushing over baby will never stop! It's something so precious about little ones that we just can't help ourselves or stop the drooling. Watching the faces they make is pure entertainment.

I have my friend's 3 month old right now for a few hours and I can't stop looking at her! She smells sooo good.

Lorrie Veasey said...

As a stalker, erm stranger, that has been a Libby Blog reader for awhile now: i think the writing is on the wall. You've gone all soft and mushy. And you smell like talc. And for some reason this post makes it hard to swallow.

Please start providing kleenex to your followers and please email me at L V Mud at a o l dot com because I wanna send something to that delicious sweetness too.

Dana's Brain said...

Thank you for posting more about her - she is so beautiful and I'm happy to hear things are going so well!

(One word of advice - never, ever tell people you don't need anything - cause yes, you will. Also? People just love giving stuff to babies! So they feel better about themselves and everyone wins!)

Jen R said...

ok now I am crying like Meg doesnt and all goose pimply. So happy for you. Love You