Morgan's First Year

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Show and Tell

mel's show and tell

This is my first Show and Tell and I decided why not post two of the funniest pictures I have of our sweet baby girl.

First, a little background...Morgan is our first and only Earth Angel (so far!) as she was preceded by our three Angels in Heaven.

She is just shy of 10 months and has just started to teethe in the past few weeks. Along with general fussiness, drooling, chewing and low grade fever she has also had a runny nose.

I am so glad I had the camera handy a few weeks ago when this happened...

You gotta love the drool rash on her chin and the black 'n blue mark on her forehead!

I can't wait to pull out copies of these when she starts dating!

Do you think these will keep the boys away?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

For Our Babies

In Memory Of
Our 3 Angels In Heaven

We love you and can't wait to hold you in heaven.

Love, Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Remembering Clare and the two other babies we lost in 2006.
We can't wait to see you in heaven sweet babes.

We love you,
Mommy and Daddy

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy Halloween!

On Saturday we went to Oceana's Chili Cook-off and Car Show.
We got to try some good chili for free and walk around looking at some really cool cars.
They had a bunch of fun stuff for kids including pumpkin decorating.
Though we skipped the decorating this time we did use their "Pumpkin Patch" to take a few pictures of Morgan. She was very interested in the straw bales and not so interested in getting her picture taken. Here are a few of the good ones.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Not Me Monday

OK everyone, I am going to try something new. I am going to try something fun that I found on a blog that I follow religiously...I mean occasionally. Please head over to MckMama's blog and check out the brains behind this carnival. You will love her blog, she is so sweet, her kids are just too cute and her blog is adorable, not to mention hysterical. Also, you have to check out all the other folks that have joined in on the fun here. So, with out further ado, here goes my first Not Me Monday...

I did not drink coffee every day this week and consider it breakfast. Nope, I ate a healthy nutritionally balanced breakfast every morning as a good example for my daughter.

I most certainly did not tell my 9 1/2 month old that Mommy's Milk Bar was closed and give her a sippy cup of whole milk just because I was too tired to nurse her. I would never deny my sweet baby girl her mama milk that would be wrong.

I did not and would not put her down for a nap early just because I was tired and wanted to take a nap. That might mess up her sleep schedule and cause her to stay up late.

Morgan was not screaming in her pack 'n play for 20 minutes while I took a hot shower. I took a shower while she was asleep because I know she does not like to be left alone.

Michael and I did not take our baby to the movies to see The D@rk Night because there is violence and profanity in the movie. Nope, we left her at home sound asleep with a babysitter because taking her to see that movie would be irresponsible of us.

I absolutely do not spend as much time as I can reading blogs of complete strangers then tell my husband all about what I read as if these people are my friends. And I certainly did not sit sobbing my head off while reading one of those blogs because I felt the loss of a Sister in Christ as if it were my own.

This Not Me Monday was NOT posted on Tuesday, nope I posted it on Monday just like I am suppose to do because it is called Not Me Monday not Tuesday.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

We've Had A Break Through

Isn't teething wonderful?

Morgan's first tooth punched through the gum line a few nights ago.

Let me just chew on this bottle of Tylen@l, please...

...or maybe this bottle of teething tablets...

...decisions, decisions!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Visiting Uncle Jake

During our stay in Illinois we took Morgan to meet and visit with her Uncle Jake.
This past September 8th would have been his 36th birthday.

It is still hard to believe he is no longer with us here on earth, but we know he is with us every day as we carry him in our hearts.

Even though Morgan didn't get to meet Uncle Jake we have no doubt he would have loved her as much as she would have him. We look forward to telling stories of her Uncle Jake so she can grow to know him and love him as we do.

We love and miss you Jake!

Illinois Trip Part II

As a special treat we were able to visit with Michael's very good friends from college, John (a.k.a. Chip) and Amy Chipman and their daughter Abby. They took us to a U of I football game and then we spent some time visiting at their new house. It was so wonderful to get a chance to spend time catching up and meeting Abby!

We also visited with Chip's parents Grandma and Grandpa Chipman.
It was so nice to spend time with them and introduce them to Morgan.

Our Trip To Illinois

What a special and wonderful time we had visiting the Simpson/Lessen/Foster side of our family at the end of August to the beginning of September. We were able to visit with a lot of family and do some really fun things.

We stayed with Aunt Kristi and cousins Matt and Addi.

We celebrated Great-Grandma Fellers' 88th Birthday.

We visited Uncle Steve at his apartment in St. Louis and then went to the St. Louis Zoo.

We visited with Grandma and Grandpa Simpson.

We went to a St. Louis Cardinals game.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

9 Month Well-Baby

Our sweet girl is getting so big!
She weighed 16 lbs 3.2 oz and was 26 1/2 inches long on Tuesday.
No shots thank goodness! It breaks my heart to see her cry from the pain.
Here are a few recent pictures...hope you enjoy!

Clean Baby

So Sleepy

Blueberries Are Yummy!

Sharing Some Waffles With Levi