Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

12 Month Photo Shoot

Here are a few of our favorites.

Photos taken by JOY BARTH.

Monday, June 13, 2011

BiRtHdAy PaRtY (more pics)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Reminiscing . . . Lily's Birth Story

I've been wanting to type this up for a while now . . . actually a year. Just now decided to go ahead & do it. Some of the details may have been a little clearer a year ago.

This weekend I have been reminiscing on what all Jake & I did last year on this weekend. Friday afternoon I had a doctor appointment; I was at 3cm already! (I was still 2 weeks early - due date was June 27.) Friday night Jake & I grabbed Moe's & had a date at the beach. Saturday we relaxed, finished a few projects & swam at Ed & Teena's. I ran an errand to Kohl's & was feeling a lot of pressure. I decided to head home & put my feet up - something didn't feel right.

We went to bed Saturday night. I woke up around 2:30 or 3 with contractions. (I had not had any contractions prior to this point.) I would get out of bed & walk around. Then lay back down once the contraction was over. It seemed like once I was about to fall back asleep another one would come. They kept coming regularly but not very close together. Around 6am, I decided to call the hospital to speak with a nurse. The nurse said everything sounded good, I could come in & get checked or keep laboring at home. I did NOT want to go to the hospital & be sent home so I wanted to be home as long as possible. At this point I told Jake what was going on. I couldn't sleep. I decided to take a shower & relax between contractions. Around 8:30am the contractions went from 10+ minutes apart to 5 minutes apart. We decided to finish getting ready & head to the hospital. If the hospital sent us home, I could always unpack the bag. We arrived at the hospital around 10am. To make a LONG story short, they checked me. . .I was a 9! We decided to forgo the epidural since I was so close. I LOVED our nurse; she was awesome. The doctor came in to check me & left. He was only gone a minute & was called back since I had "uncontrollable urge to push." Jake was so great with labor & delivery. I had to push 5-10 times. Lily was born at 11:57am.

Next time I better get to the hospital a little sooner.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

BiRtHdAy PaRtY

We had Lily's one year birthday party today.
More pictures to come.

Everyone says it goes quickly, but it really does. Yes we have had some long days, long nights & long weeks . . . but overall it goes so fast. Trying to enjoy every moment of motherhood.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Saturday, June 4, 2011


I have been searching Yard Sales for an outdoor swing for Lily. I haven't found one yet. This morning Jake said he thought he could make a swing. Another use for our old fence pickets (see other uses HERE). A few minutes later (minus the drying time for the paint) we had a swing.

Lily supervising from the kitchen.

Lily approved.

Friday, June 3, 2011

And we're back

Our camera was stepped on 3 weeks ago (see Patriot Rush post) . . . We finally "bit the bullet" & bought a new one. A nice once. A Canon SX30. It does video in HD.

Lily playing with her new kitchen. See previous post.