Sunday, February 12, 2006

Some Things Are Worth Waiting For

The much anticipated birth of Megan Alexandra was accomplished with much grace on Monday, February 6, 2006. Some are calling her, Megan the Beautiful. Others, Megan, the Magnificent. She has long legs, fingers and toes like her mother and is beautifully behaved...cooing, snuggling and nursing on cue between long bouts of dream filled sleep.

We don't know if she came early or late, because 'due' dates were conflicting. The waiting seemed like an eternity to those who marked the weeks before her birth. We always, wonder, don't we, if a child will be born complete, well developed. Whole. Even in these miracle days of ultrasound, it is never a given that all will be well. And when we have experience of infant death, infertility, miscarriage, and birth anomalies (and who amongst us is untouched by these things?)...we worry and wonder.

At 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 23 & 1/2 inches long, she was surely 'full term,' and healthy. Of my four grandchildren, she was the only one to come out screaming her rage at being in a cold, bright world. She had just a bit of her second cousin Kathryn's fierceness at birth, that echo of Great Grandpa 'B' which foretells strong character and creativity. However, for now, we won't lay any expectations on her.

I found Megan's birth to be miraculous!!! If a woman can be absolutely beautiful in labour and delivery, then my daughter Sarah was beautiful. In the zone. Focused. Radiant. Tired but fulfilled. Megan's father and Nana were superfluous to the event, although Megan will no doubt be told the story of how we were there. Overawed bystanders.

So dear readers, my fourth grandchild is here. Four in four years!!! They are all individuals and we look forward to seeing them grow in grace, learning tolerance and tenderness, compassion and courage, faith and forgiveness. So be it Lord.

15 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

She is beautiful!!!

sarah said...

Congratulations Connie....what a beautiful, sweet baby.

bobbie said...

amen and congratulations - she is beautiful and magnificent and marvelous too! what a blessing!

and what a wonderful grandmother - those baby girls (and boys - but specifically the girls) are so blessed to have such a magnificent woman as their grandmother. blessed indeed!

wilsonian said...

Oh, she truly is beautiful!

Blessings on her, her household, and all who share her family line.

annie said...

She is precious. And I love the name (I have a Megan too)!

Cindy said...

Congratulations and blessings of joy so great it makes all your buttons pop off!

Fred said...

Very, very precious. Congratulations to mother and grandmother. Four in four years - wow!

Mark D said...

Congratulations!!!!

She is absolutely adorable!!

:)

steph said...

How beautiful Connie, and welcome beautiful Megan!

Barbara said...

I haven't even met her yet and I love her already! I can't wait to see her. Megan's birthday falls on a very special day for me. Dylan's birthday, my mother-in-las' birthday and my first ever best friend (also named Megan) share this wonderful day with my new neice!
Love, Barbara

Deb said...

She's beautiful. Congratulations!!

anj said...

Oh Connie - those eyes, are they as precious in person? I like Megan the Magnificient. Blessings to you and yours on this celebrated event.

daisymarie said...

She truly is magnificent! May you all continue to grow in grace.

neritia said...

Congratualtions Connie - she is gorgeous! Beautiful and magnificent! New life...it must bring such joy to your life. Enjoy her!

Liz said...

Great news about Sarah! Congrats on being a grandmother again. She is beautiful. Trust everything went well and continues to go well now.