Meres (aka-Meredith) noun: Lord of the sea; protector of the sea; great lord.
Origin-Welsh or Celtic. Commonly a surname until the 20th century.
Synonyms: (I've completely made these up) mischievous, blessing, joy, persnickety, Boochie
Today is Meres' first birthday! Where has the time gone? And what an addition to our lives!
Last year, June 20 was a hot and humid day, similar to today. I labored through the night, and our baby came in the morning. Meres was born at 7:11. She was a big girl, weighing in at 10 lbs. 4 ounces. She was 21-1/2" long. And she immediately warmed my heart.
Meres is our mischievous child. It is all in her smile and eyes. The wrinkle of her nose. She knows when she is being naughty, and she is just so cute at it!
When I found out I was pregnant I had to give the kids something to gauge our baby's arrival by. Two summers ago, LC had been fascinated by our back garden full of lilies. I told her that our baby would come when the lilies came back. Truly it was a God thing. This year our lilies started blooming before June 1. But, last year, do you want to know when our first lilies bloomed? Two lilies bloomed on June 19-the day before Meres was born. Was that a sign or what? People ask why we didn't name Meres "Lily." Well, there was a brand new Lily already in our circle. So we stuck with Meres. And I think it fits her pretty well.
Here is a photo montage of her first year. I must tell you that I don't have anywhere near so many pics of any of my others kid's first years. I probably don't have as many pics of my other kid's first years combined!
|First day, with daddy|
|love these headbands-but they emphasize her chubby cheeks|
|the "twins". I told you Meres started out MUCH bigger|
|she loved her bouncy seat-especially the lion|
|first night with Wishbone, her black bear from TN|
|first vacation-Smokey Mountains|
|first (of I'm sure of many) matching sister dresses|
|lots of pics with daddy|
|first time rolling over|
|loving her toes|
|pre-crawl hands and knees rocking|
|loves her baths|
|found the potatoes|
|with Mama towards the end of March|
|sucking chocolate off her thumb|
|still into the potatoes, but now able to take bites with her teeth|
|old dress of LC|
|she is happy to swing for hours|
|its the nose and the eyes that smile|
|first time in Lake MI-cold but loving it|
|"twins" approaching a year. N has almost caught up size wise.|
Meres is still taller.
|proud of herself for climbing into her toy basket.|
|picnic at the Lake|
|totally into the sand-and vice versa|
|snuggling with Mama|
|dishes at Meres level at camp. this was too good to be true, in her humble opinion.|
|birthday morning-up at 5:30, and plenty chipper|
|typical photo-not happy with the red eye|
Happy 1st Birthday!