Sunday, August 31, 2008
At first it involved a little rotating around the floor on her tummy (now she does it without rotating)...
Then she pulls one leg under...
Then she pushes up with her arms...
Ta Da!! She did it! She also managed to grab a toy in the process this time.
Now she's a pro and is trying her best to pull up on the couch. What's next?!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
The toy has all kinds of buttons that play music and teach things like colors and shapes. Morgan pulled herself up to her knees this time. This also shows you how big Morgan is. Taylor is THREE months OLDER than Morgan. She's on the smaller end of the scale, but wow!
Once she stood up, Morgan's feet stayed like this. Not so stable yet, rather funny though.
Next, it was nap time. I put Morgan in her crib and about five minutes later I looked at the video monitor to see her head MUCH closer to the camera than usual. I went in the room and this is what I found!
She looked a little stunned, wondering how she did this...and what she should do now.I can't remember if I lied her back down, but she managed to take a decent nap after this. What a big girl!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Daddy feeding her in her "big girl" booster seat.
A diaper change in the trunk of Grandpa's car after a stroll around the Lafayette Reservoir. Who has a trunk this clean?! Only my Dad. :-)
Brunch at Millie's, a Lafayette favorite...and yes, she did flirt with some boys and an older gentleman at the restaurant.
Grandma's got hold of the back of Morgan's skirt to keep her steady.
Morgan started clapping while we were on vacation!
Morgan and Walt, David's best friend from high school...and his best man. Walt and his wife Becca are expecting their first child in January '09. We're sooo excited for them
Morgan "army crawling" to Auntie Ali and her new bath time book.
The knobs on Grandma's kitchen drawers looked really yummy.
At Auntie Ali's office at Old Navy corporate in San Francisco. She has a bear like this one at home too. Ali has lots of pictures of Morgan in her workspace, so everyone came to see her in person.
Another shot at Auntie Ali's desk. As we were leaving David heard someone say "must be a baby model"...the star of a future ad campaign?!
With Grandma at the Open House party. They match!
With Grandpa, watching Daddy (on his phone, of course)
Actually holding her bottle...this doesn't happen often folks. She must have been really hungry!
Getting some reading done on the plane, about to head back to Spokane.
She slept the whole way home. One passenger commented as we were getting off the plane "I didn't even know there was a baby on this flight." Yay, Morgan!
Now we have our first trip under our belt...next, we're headed to Chicago to visit Auntie Cristen, Uncle Ian and Cousin Jack. We can't wait to see them!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
After a quick stop in Lafayette to borrow my parent's car (thanks Mom and Dad!) we headed to Twain Harte. For those not familiar, Twain Harte is in the Sierra (Mountain Range) Foothills near Sonora...on the way to Yosemite. David's family used to vacation there when he was a kid and his parents have now lived there for about 10 years. They have a wonderful little lake for rafting swimming and just relaxing. It was the place to be! We had a great time at the lake and spending time with David's three siblings, their spouses and kids.
Morgan's first experience with sand. She had a mouthful of it by accident the next day. Didn't seem to bother her at all.
First swim in the lake with Daddy. It was cold when you first got in, then it was nice.
Having fun with Grandma
Per my Wordless Wednesday, the "new" cousins, Keilah, Jack and Morgan. They have four older cousins, Madison, Jamie, Regan and Makena.
Loved the bear baby floatie!
Napping at the Lake
Hangin' with Grandpa
Aunt Cristen and sleepy Jack
Morgan and Mommy
Morgan loves her cousin Maddy
David, Makena and Morgan...Kenna, Morgan loves you too!!
Twain Harte Lake
I'll recap Lafayette tomorrow!!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
We'll be taking a break from blogging during this time, but are sure to have LOTS of pictures and stories when we get home.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I am such an organized person...OK, maybe a control-freak, that I try to force everything into a pattern or schedule of some kind. This worked for me when I was working. I had to get Morgan to daycare on time...then I could control my time. The daycare dealt with her daytime activities. Now that I am home, it's a different story. I am finally realizing that babies don't work that way. Or, at least mine doesn't. Yes, some form of a schedule is important for all children, but it doesn't need to be as rigid as I think it should be. I desperately want Morgan to be predictable, and she just isn't. I want her to wake up at the same time each morning, to take naps at regular times (for a defined amount of time), and for her to eat at the same times each day. Other babies seem to do this, why doesn't mine? The only thing that is predictable is that she goes to sleep more or less at 8:00 pm each night. Some babies are like clockwork, mine is not.
We are getting some longer naps out of her though. This morning she napped for 1.5 hours and she's on 1.5 hours as I write this...but, she did wake up at 4:30 this morning. She didn't finish her bottle last night, so I was afraid she'd wake up early and she did. We've also got a cold and more teething working against us. It's always something.
That aside, I think we are getting closer to some kind of schedule now that I am home. It just has wiggle-room in it. I'm learning to be OK with that. Every time I look at her I am reminded how amazing she is and how lucky I am to have her, even if she doesn't do everything my way. I think we can find a "happy" medium in there.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
You will also see my Magic Bullet in the photo. Basically it is a blender that pulses at high speeds. It purees great. I'm trying to make Morgan's foods chunkier now as she needs to progress towards table foods. She gagged a little on my carrots, but she did that with peas and bananas at first and is now fine with them. We also tried some whole milk yogurt this week. A little tart on it's own, it was a bigger hit when I added applesauce. She also has learned to feed herself "puffs" all by herself. These are fruit and veggie flavored rice puffs that melt in the mouth and get them more used to eating items like bread and crackers. It is fun to watch her pick up the puffs and attempt to get them in her mouth. Sometimes she makes it and sometimes it ends up on the floor or in her high chair. We've only had one gagging/vomit incident when she put one too many at a time in her mouth. I think she learned her lesson.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I'm just trying to figure out how this works and am looking forward to seeing some "blasts from the past" send me an invitation to be their "friend." After that, I'm really not sure what is supposed to happen. I'll let you know how it goes!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
She wouldn't say it again though, and hasn't said it since. Who knows...even if she didn't really mean it, it was nice to hear it with her cute little voice.
Morgan has lots of exciting new experiences in store this month. She has now started to eat three meals of "solid" foods a day. We just added yogurt! She is also getting some practice with more textured foods. I gave her some small pieces of banana this morning. She wasn't quite sure what to do with them, but at least we avoided any major gagging or worse.
Morgan is going on her first vacation in about a week. We are going to California to see the Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. There are many family members she has not met yet and we can't wait for her to spend some time with them!
Happy 8 Month "Birthday" Morgan! We love you so much and are so blessed to have you in our lives.