Derek and Becca welcomed sweet little Meredith Ellen Theurer to their family on September 14th. Becca had something called Placenta Previa, and after a scare was put on bed rest in the hospital for 7 weeks before Meredith was delivered. Their moms had been switching off weeks to go to Virginia and help out with the other two kids, Hannah and Jack, while Becca was in the hospital. Jaxon and I were able to fly out to be with Hannah and Jack while Becca was still in the hospital and then to hopefully help a little bit with the transition home. I felt so lucky to be able to help in a small way and to hold and see the new sweet baby. It was such a miracle that Meredith was so big and healthy and that her and Becca were able to come home only two days after her C-section. I couldn't help but get a little teary eyed when Becca surprised Hannah and Jack at the front door with their new baby sister. It had been a long two months for their family and it was a true blessing and answer to prayers now that mom was finally home with her healthy little girl.
|Meredith Ellen Theurer|
I was really nervous about flying alone with Jaxon, but I was surprised both times flying by the kindness of strangers around me. People offered to watch him if I needed to use the restroom, gave him their treats, or played games with him to keep him happy. Their understanding and kindness meant so much to me because I was so worried I would annoy the people around us.
Brad and I realized that this was the longest we have ever been away from each other. We missed each other but he spent extra hours studying, and taking care of three kids is busy work. Luckily Jack and Jaxon got along great, and Hannah is a good helper. Becca impressed me with how quick she was able to jump back into life. I look up to her for being the patient and loving mother of her three little ones. Hannah and Jack are smart and polite kids and that is a big reflection of their parents. I enjoyed visiting with both Derek and Becca at night and snuggling with little Meredith after the kids went to bed. The last day we were there I was feeling pretty sick and so Derek took the three kids to the zoo all by himself! Jaxon usually isn't comfortable around men, but he loved his uncle Derek. One time he even cried when Derek took Jack outside and left him with me ... which made me think that I'm pretty sure he thought Derek was some strange version of his dad the whole week. It will be interesting to see how he acts in a few months when we see them again. We are excited to go back in November to spend Thanksgiving with the whole family!
|I love this picture of the boys wrestling and laughing with each other. They are going to be good buddies growing up.|