Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wake up Maggie I think I got something to say to you!!!!

Welcome Maggie!!!!

Margaret Lynn Morris (Maggie)
born February 13th, 2010
9:59 a.m.
6 pounds 11 ounces, 18 1/2 inches long

So, Dylan decided to come down with a cough on Thursday. He was up a bunch in the night coughing and definitely has come down with a cold, so surgery has been postponed. Luckily, we've all come up with pretty good distractions to take our minds off of things...Aunt Nicki jetted to Carnival in Rio, those of us here in KC have the wonderful joy of playing with the newest addition to the family!!! Andrea said Maggie must be destined to adore me just like big sister Ella because she's already listening to me...I called Andrea on Friday morning and was pretty upset about Dylan's cough. I told her she might as well have the baby now, since Dylan's surgery was going to be cancelled. Maggie obliged and came on Saturday!!

Andrea had been having some signs for the last week or so that Maggie might be coming soon. In fact, last weekend she had us all convinced that she was definitely on her way. Friday, Andrea thought she might be progressing, but didn't tell any of us b/c she was tired of being the boy who cried wolf. She went to bed Friday night and woke up at 2 a.m. with her water breaking. She did some last minute straightening of the house (gotta love "nesting") and she and Morris headed to the hospital (my dad stayed with Ella). She called me from the car at about 2:45 and I told her to call me once she got settled into the hospital. She called me back around 3:15 and we decided that there was no way I could miss this labor! So, I got out of bed, showered and headed to the hospital (a big thanks to my mom for staying with Dylan). Andrea decided to get an epidural (which was given by a fellow Hawkeye...mine was a Hawkeye too, but a different one. apparently there are a bunch of them here!).

The combination of the epidural, Andrea being full term and this being the second kiddo made the whole experience quite different. We all hung out, watched movies and half slept while Andrea labored. She stalled a bit, so they decided to give her some pitocin. Apparently, all Maggie needed was the threat of pitocin because within 45 minutes of the drugs (really before hardly any had gotten in her system), Andrea started progressing super fast! The doctor came in (for the first time) and checked her out...Andrea mentioned that she thought she was starting to feel the urge to push and the doctor replied that Andrea could sneeze and the baby might come out. So, they got everything ready, all of the nurses and everybody came to the room, Andrea pushed a few times and Maggie was born!!

Andrea let me stay in the room for the delivery and I can honestly say it was one of the most miraculous, awe-inspiring things I have ever witnessed. Andrea was amazing and the whole process brought tears to my eyes!!

Little Maggie (or Maggie Moo) is absolutely adorable. She is doing a great job eating and should get to go home tomorrow. Ella has been up a few times to visit and so far loves her baby sister...although I'm not sure she realizes she's coming home to stay. We're so excited and proud to welcome Maggie into our lives and Dylan can't wait to meet her tomorrow!!

Now, for some more fun pics and another video of Dylan!!

Morris doing his impression of what a contraction feels like pre-epidural

Don't we look happy to be in labor...Andrea's blood pressure did drop a bit with the epidural, so she was a bit nauseous and quite hot. However, she said it was definitely well worth it!!

Proud Daddy with his new baby girl!!!

Maggie showing us that her lungs work quite well! Notice how awesome Andrea manages to look even after 8 hours of labor!!

So excited to have another little one around!!!

Some much deserved mommy and me time!!

Uncle Billy and Maggie (or as he likes to call her to drive Andrea crazy, Maggie Simpson)

Papa and Maggie (or as he likes to call her, Peanut M&M b/c of her initials)

First meeting with Big Sister Ella :) (note Ella's shirt that Aunt Nicki and I got her for the big day!)

What an adorable family!!!

Maggie (w/some help from Aunt Bobbie) got Ella a giant caterpillar as a present. It has the alphabet on it and is taller than me. Ella loves it!!

Proud Namma with her newest grandkid!!

I couldn't have a whole post without a picture of Dylan. Here he is eating/wearing cottage cheese this week. We've really started expanding the foods he is eating and he usually just eats whatever we are eating. He loves any form of bread, cottage cheese and macaroni and cheese (he's just like his big cousin Ella).

So remember how with the crawling video, I mentioned that I didn't think it'd be long before he was's a video from earlier tonight with him making his way across the room with his walker! He's so cute!!! Special thanks to Beth and Dennis for giving us the walker. He's loved playing with the front of it and now is super excited to be walking with it. He gets such a proud look on his face!!!


  1. Maggie is beautiful. And her big sister is so sweet. Dylan will soon be teaching Maggie to crawl!

  2. hello my long lost friend. i'm being nosy and checking in on you since i discovered this site via a message from jo to allison hall. i miss you old friend and wish we could reconnect sometime. congrats on dylan (almost a year later). the little guy is very handsome.
    jill jackovich-mick