Sunday, December 2, 2012

And Then There Were Three!

by Leann

November 30th 2012 was a special day for the Sweeney's. Our third granddaughter arrived Friday afternoon and she is a beauty! I will be sharing pictures after my son and daughter-in-law have shared first. Right now they are getting settled back at home with their new little bundle--Meika Elise Sweeney. She came into the world weighing 7lb and 1oz, which I believe is the exact weight her sister Morgan was at birth.

There are two older Sweeney girls who are very happy right now with their new little sister. Maddison turned five in October and is ready to help. Morgan turned two in September and her help might be "spotty" at best.  Friday morning they happily ate breakfast with my sister in attendance. When Candy (my sis) asked if they were looking forward to a new sister, Maddie answered with an enthusiastic "YES!" and Morgan with a big "NO!"

I understand Morgan's two-year-old concern. It has been all about her for a while and now, well, things will change. She will become what I was: the middle child. That's sometimes good--you try harder to get noticed, especially in school. It can also be not so good--you try harder to get noticed by doing things that are at times "frowned upon," to put it gently.

Right now I am imagining my son's life when these girls grow up. Three teenage young ladies? Should be interesting. He better have a house with a lot of bathrooms by then! At any rate, they are marvelous parents and are going to have many wonderful memories yet to be created. I will be meeting Meika at Christmas time and I am SO looking forward to holding another little beautiful Sweeney baby.

This has been a year of change for all the us and we have much to be thankful for. What about you? Any good news to share?

12 comments:

  1. I am so very happy for you and for your son's family! I've been reading your posts on FB. Everyone gets to be happy because of your special gift, baby Meika. Our news is also wonderful: our middle child, Jessie, gave birth to their 4th child on Halloween (now what costume does one wear to give birth on that day, my daughter asked!). They have three busy, active, adorable little boys who are 2, 4, & 6. They didn't know what this little one would be and to their great surprise, it was a girl! Big and very happy surprise. All is well and like you, we are thrilled. She lives in near D.C. and we live in Minnesota...too far. But happiness abounds as with you! Happy holidays...enjoy! Adrienne

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  2. Congrats Leann! I wish you many hours of joy with your new grandchild.

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  3. Congratulations on your new granddaughter.

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  4. Thanks everyone. And a special congrats to you, Adrienne! In my daughter's generation, all her cousins (20 of them) are boys except for one--and the other girl cousin and my daughter are about 18 years apart. So we so thrilled to have a girl after we were sure it couldn't happen. The next generation seems to making up for that lopsided number of boys. All the boy cousins seems to be having daughters! :-)

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  5. Congratulations on the new baby! We have five little grandsons. 9,6,3,2 and 7 months. Four by our younger daughter Meghan and 1 by our oldest,Jessie. Jessie is expecting our first granddaughter in February. We are so looking forward to finally be able to buy pink!

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  6. Congrats Jeannie! I think I'll only be having the 3 granddaughters, but hey, I ADORE them. And buying pink is SO FUN!!

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  7. Congratulations to the entire family. What a lovely way to celebrate the Christmas season.

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  8. Diane LaBrie LeversonDecember 2, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Congratulations

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  9. Congratulations! I have two boys, ages 5 and 17 months, and I am due with a girl in April. I am very concerned about my second boy, who will become the middle child. He is not the passive child that his older brother is. He is demanding, stubborn and has a temper. How will he cope as a middle child? This spring, we will find out.

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  10. Congrats to you, Aryn! I'm sure you're excited to be going pink this time!

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