Thursday, May 21

Whats new!

So.....Not much has been happening here at the Meudt's house. I feel like it is my turn to do a blog finally! Thanks to Kevin for all the previous posts. I bet you never even knew it was him! Hes fabulous. So, when we first thought about having a baby we looked into the cost and how much our insurance would pay. We found out that we had a 5000 dollar deductible and then we were to pay 20% after that. There really was no way around that the Lord wanted us to have a baby so we ended up getting pregnant despite the cost issues. For the next 9 months we saved as much as we possibly could to save up for Kinlee and thought that we had saved enough. We made up a budget that we were going to live on the next few months while I was not working and it ended up that just with the necesities we were going to be a bit over. I prayed nightly for the Lord to help us get through it and every time I look at Kinlee I know that she is well worth it. Come to find out, our insurance paid SOOOO much more than what we thought they were going to pay and we ended up not having to come up with as much money as we thought, so we will be fine. I only know of one way that this ended up happening and that is because the Lord blessed us greatly. This increased my testimony of tithing by so much. There is no denying that the Lord blesses us if we are doing what we are supposed to. I know that he watches out for us day by day and he has a plan for each of us. I love the gospel and I love my family. I love Kinlee more than I ever thought possible and I hope so badly that I can be as good of a parent as my parents were to me. You never really understand the sacrifices they went through until you have your own baby...she is only 2 weeks old and already I can see a tiny tiny bit of what they did for me. They taught me so much and I owe so much to them. Thanks mom and dad for being the best parents ever! And last but NOT least thanks to Kevin for being the best daddy to our little girl and the best husband in the world! Sorry that this turned into something you probably don't want to read, but this is the only type of journal that Ill ever have! How great to not have to cramp up my hand! lol

Now, all about Kinlee..... Born on May 5, 2009 at 2:23 AM. 7lbs 2 oz and 21 inches long. From the beginning she looked like her dad- but every day since she has started to look a little bit more like me. Obviously we cant really tell because she is still so little, but we await to see what she looks like through the years. Week one checkup: 7lbs 12 oz 20 1/2 inches. WOW!! gained a lot! Week 2 checkup: 8lbs 10 oz 20 1/2 inches. DOUBLE WOW!! Doc says if she continues at this rate until she is 14 yrs old she will be close to 500 lbs! haha He says she is doing perfectly and healthy as can be!
Here are a few pictures my sister took for us at 2 weeks old! Whitney is a great photographer and is very open to customizing things to your needs...she also has VERY reasonable prices and does anything from weddings, families, babies, engagements and more. Check out her blog at!!


jess said...

Kinlee is so sweet! What an adorable baby girl! You guys made a gorgeous baby. Those pictures are so cute! I'm glad that everything has worked out so well for you guys. It's amazing what praying and paying your tithing can do, isn't it? Good luck with everything:)

Mike and Kaci said...

ADORABLE!!! Okay- I am going to have to get your sisters number- we need some pictures of just the two of us!

The Curzon Gang said...

what a sweet baby! congrats!! i am so happy for you and your little family. isn't it amazing how they take over your lives in a good way, what you used to call date night turns into play night where all you do is lay on the floor and play and giggle at your Baby. Enjoy it all!! they grow up so quickly. Thank you for sharing your testimony, on your blog, i know you felt like it wasn't interesting, but you never know how just simple words can brighten somebody else day, and remind them of the simple truths of the gospel, that sometimes we forget about. so thank you!!

spencerandmolly said...

oh my this is the sweetest post ever. You are such an amazing person and so close to the lord. She is such a doll! If you EVER need a babysitter when I get home for the summer, I would love to help! Glad all is well.