In other news, Meagan did get some new gear! The first necessary item was a Nap Nanny. Meagan doens't tolerate sleeping on her back, so she has slept in her bouncy chair from the day she came home, October 26th, until 2 nights ago at almost 10 months old. Although she's small for her age, she really did outgrow the bouncy chair and we needed a new sleeping arrangement. We tried the crib again, and to no avail. We knew about the Nap Nanny and it's softness and inclined position. I had mentioned it to my sister in law when she was visiting. The day she left, a package shows up at my door.... it was a Nap Nanny! (Thank you Aunt Katie and Uncle Mike - Meagan's Godfather). So for the last two nights, Meagan has napped and slept all night in complete comfort in her new digs... and she loves it!
The second item was a high chair. Even though she is not eating foods yet, she loves being around people. Having 4 older sisters, who are constantly eating, we are often in the kitchen. Whether it's fixing snacks, meals, cleaning, or putting away dishes, we spend a LOT of our day in the kitchen, so we don't want her to miss out on these social times! We had a spacesaver chair we could strap on to any chair that worked fine for our other kids. It would have worked fine with Meagan too, except that in our size family, we need almost all our chairs. We decided it would work better to have an actual high chair so we weren't constantly moving her seat on and off when we needed to eat dinner together. Nanny took Meagan to the store and she picked out a great high chair. (Thank you Nanny!!) We got it set up last night, and she seems pretty happy in it!! So now when we have family times in the kitchen, instead of being on the floor in her bouncy chair, she can be up high with the rest of us, looking around, and enjoying a new view!