Meeting Baby Rose

Max, Me, Rose
Max, Me, Rose

After continued use of the steroid paste, my mouth feels so much better.  As gross as it all was, I appreciate feeling almost “normal” again.  It was apparently one heck of an aphthous ulcer.

I have been planning all week to visit my sister and see her new baby, Rose.  I was really bummed out when I thought I might be getting sick, which is why I made sure to go to the doctor Friday night and see if the sore in my mouth was part of something else or was in itself contagious.  It wasn’t 🙂 

Yesterday, K and I traveled down the new interstate nearby, which shaved off a good hour of travel time.  We made it to her house in a remarkably reasonable amount of time.  The old way we used to take was full of winding roads and stop signs, and was one lane, which meant it was inevitable to get behind someone who was driving in slow motion.

When we got there, I immediately wanted to see the baby.  I saw her and fell in love instantly.  She is so tiny!  Much tinier than I imagined from the pictures I’d seen.  She’s a beautiful little baby 🙂  Her little brother, Max, was really excited that we were there.  I brought him some Hotwheels cars, which he loves, so that he wouldn’t feel jealous of the baby’s gifts.  I held the baby for some time and so did K.  K is such a natural with kids.  They always make fun of me for being so stiff when I hold a baby, but babies are so delicate!  It’s funny that all they do for so long is eat, sleep, and get their diaper changed 🙂  Then, before long they are talking.  Babies are incredible.  It was hard for me to believe that only 9 months ago, Rose was just two random cells.

Max was desperate for attention.  The change in family dynamics has been stressful on the little guy.  He has always been used to being the center of attention.  He is still such a little ham 😉  I love him so much.  He is so smart and really, really funny, although quite sassy at times.  He did NOT want the toy cows in the fence to be standing.  They were supposed to be all piled on top of each other 😉  He did NOT like the way K made the tractor sound, so he showed him how it is “supposed” to sound.  He is such a funny boy.  When we were getting ready to leave, Max started to “cry.”  It was so fake, but sad nonetheless.  🙂

Hopefully now that we have this faster way to travel that we can go more often 🙂  At least we could meet them half way.

It was a great day!  Thanks for reading 🙂



54 thoughts on “Meeting Baby Rose

  1. You did a really good thing by bringing Max something so he didn’t feel left out. I think some people still forget that. And it really is incredible how tiny babies really are! I think the first year/years go by so quickly because they change so much! You can see a marked difference and it’s crazy! What’s so interesting to me is that between holding my now four-year-old (and with the strength training I’ve been doing, possibly, too), even bigger babies feel light to me. But they’re so cute!!

    1. I remember vividly feeling left out at my siblings’ birthday parties and I’m determined to never let my niece and nephew feel that way 😉 Max has always been the center of attention and I knew he was having a hard time with the change. I think that’s what makes Rose seem so small is the fact that her brother is so much bigger. It’s amazing how fast they grow! I can’t believe it. In some ways it’s incredible, but in other ways it’s sad 😦 I will miss them being this little and precious.

      1. I’m already missing when my little guy was an infant. Partially because my postpartum had me in a fog, so I have pictures and I do remember it, I wasn’t able to enjoy it as much as I feel I could have had I not gotten sick. I did enjoy it to the best of my ability and I try not to smother him now. I just enjoy his toddler cuteness 🙂

      2. I’m so sorry to hear that the postpartum depression had those effects on how you remember your child as an infant. 😦 I know that this doesn’t compare in any way and I can’t really relate because I have never been a mother, but both times that I’ve gotten a new kitten, my life seems to have flipped upside down and I am beyond anxious. I pushed Chester away for a week or two until I was comfortable enough to let him sleep with me. I’m sad that I missed those weeks 😦

      3. Since PPD can strike anytime in the first year, it definitely has an impact on a mother’s relationship and bonding with her child, at least from the mother’s perspective. I don’t think it affects the baby much since I don’t think they remember. Still, it’s difficult.

  2. This made my day and tears welled in my eyes, I’m beyond happy that you were able to see your sister’s new child and that for those few hours you were able to escape the pain and suffering of life and just enjoy an amazing moment filled with happiness and potential. Thank you for sharing this and I hope you are doing well.

    Hang in there,

    Dave 🙂

    1. That’s very kind of you. Thank you Dave 🙂 It was a great day and I was so happy to meet the new addition to the family. She is precious and Max is hilarious. I’m glad to have them and their mother in my life 🙂

  3. I am so glad that your mouth troubles did not prevent you from seeing your niece. I knew you would fall in love with her as soon as you saw her. Paying special attention to your nephew is a good idea that many people forget. I am sure he is feeling left out sometimes when his new sister needs all the attention. You look like you are a natural with kids in your picture. Maybe now that you know a good way to get there you can go see your sister and her family more often. Kids grow up so fast and now is when they are so precious. Have a great week. 🙂

    1. Poor Max is definitely feeling left out 😦 He has always been the star of the show and suddenly his little sister is getting all the attention. I played bubbles with him outside for a good half hour and that was pretty attention demanding 🙂

    1. 🙂 Hello Chris!

      Sorry I haven’t responded for awhile. I just keep forgetting to go back to your cafe! I’m terrible 😦
      How have you been? I knew you were leaving for Paris soon! That must be very exciting. I have never been, but would love to go someday. You’re a lucky guy 🙂 I’m doing well. Just working as usual and blogging as always 🙂
      I hope all is well! I’ll visit the cafe soon, I promise! 🙂

      1. Hello Megan 🙂
        Don’t worry about that but i’m always happy if you join me 😉
        I’m fine, thank you very much, will do some sightseeing today 🙂 have you already told me about your work?
        Have a great day,

      2. Hallo Chris 🙂

        How’s Paris? That sounds quite wonderful. Are you traveling for fun? Please let me know how it goes.
        I don’t think I’ve mentioned my work before. I work at a medical billing company doing none other than, medical billing 😉 I know it sounds REALLY exciting haha. Oh well, a job is a job, not what my degree is in, but I enjoy it.
        I hope all is well with you!

      3. Hello Megan,
        now you’ve told me I think I can remember you having told me already once (maybe in a blog entry?). Anyway, glad you like your work 🙂 I’m doing fine and Paris is wonderful, I am visiting a good friend of mine and yesterday we did some sightseeing. Today I’ll visit the Louvre and maybe Sacre-Coeur, I’ll decide after having visited the Louvre 🙂 What are you doing? Will travel home tomorrow noon.
        Have a great day,

      4. Hello Chris 🙂

        Yes, I think I did mention in a post awhile back. I guess you must be brushing up on your French skills this week 🙂 It must be nice to meet your friend there. I hope he/she is taking you to the best places! I have never been to Paris. I’ve been to London and Berlin, but not Paris! I need to go to Europe again 🙂 It sounds like you are having a wonderful time. The Louvre! You lucky boy 🙂

        Be safe while traveling!

    1. I was actually remarkably relaxed. That is, until Max started to say his “feelings were hurt” which is his way of saying his stomach hurts. I knew he was probably just saying that to get attention, but that was my cue to leave 😉

  4. Just remember that babies are pretty durable…they’re made to survive first time parents! And they can pick up on your tension when you hold them.

    Anyway: Congrats on the beautiful niece. Your nephew is adorable too!

  5. Babies are delicate, so delicate?

    Are these the same human babies which have survived ‘250,000 years of evolutionary accidents?’

    Crawling around in the dirt, eating all sorts of bugs and bug stuff. Chewing on poisonous plants, so we would know what is and isn’t poisonous? Playing with all sorts of bad, really, really bad poisonous critters, so we would know which critters to avoid?


    The are so much cutter when they belong to someone else.


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