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?