Saturday, February 17, 2007

3 months old today.

I really can't believe she is already three months old. It really only today just hit me how quickly she is growing. Jim and I used to joke in the first few weeks after she was born that she "wasn't done yet" and that she still needed to incubate for the "fourth trimester" (a la Dr. Harvey Karp). Well, her fourth trimester has ended. She is no longer an external fetus but a real baby, one who smiles and plays and looks happy when she sees me.

My little girl is growing up. :)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

New things everyday

Before we had Morgan I would never have found the things that thrill me now nearly as exciting. For example, she has found her hands! She now has them in her mouth almost all the time. She hasn't quite figured out how to stick the thumb out but she's working on it. Along with this new found discovery comes the ability to play with her. Morgan now likes to lie on the floor and have things dangled over her head. She has figured out how to bat at things and can now actually grab on and make it look like it's not a mistake. :). She's currently working on being able to shove things in her mouth but she often misses and hits her nose instead. This always causes her to blink rapidly in surprise.

Another favorite past time is lying on the changing table and flirting like a mad woman with the drawing of Horton (left wall) that Jim put over her changing table. She is almost able to giggle but is not quite there yet. Her attention span is increasing but she gets easily bored and wants you to entertain her differently. She's taken to enjoying Jim or I reading to her. Naked girl time, however, is still her personal favorite.

Another new development of the past 3 days is that Morgan prefers to be held upright, this includes being propped in a seated position and being propped up with her hands on my shoulder looking around her. Her curiosity knows no bounds. It really is amazing to watch her grow and develop right in front of my eyes.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Getting so big...

My little girl is getting so big. Whenever we go over to my father's house he tells me that Morgan looks so much different from the last time he saw her. I knew that it had to be true, but since I see her everyday it never really occurred to me just how much she has changed.

Two nights ago Jeff and Karma were over with Dylan and Tristan (unfortunately Morgan had already gone to bed so they didn't get to meet her.) Tristan is 4 weeks to the day younger than Morgan and weighs about 2 ½ lbs less. I was astounded looking at him and then looking at my baby girl. She's so big! She's grown so much in the past few weeks it is just amazing to me. As of a few days ago she was about 23 inches long and 12 ½ lbs. More than that my little baby is becoming a human being. She is now interactive. Her smiles were just the start. Now she flirts constantly. Even more amazing is that she has discovered her hands. So far she is definitely aware of her hands and her mouth. Everything else is a little abstract for her to grasp. :) Today she repeatedly grabbed her ring toys and stuck them in her mouth... intentionally.

I realize that this may not sound like much, but it is huge news in this house. Morgan likes to play. :)