Morgan is 1 month old!

August 30, 2016

Growth
It seems impossible, but Morgan is over 9 pounds already! Her newborn clothes and diapers still fit, but it won’t be long before we have to move up. Her cheeks have filled out a lot! Morgan’s neck is getting stronger each day and we love to see her lift up her head while laying on our chest.

Look how much those cheeks have filled out!  (August 29 on top; August 13 on bottom)

Showing off her neck muscles

Sleeping
Morgan still sleeps well…thank goodness!  Her alert times are definitely occurring more often and lasting longer, and we enjoy looking at her beautiful deep blue eyes while they are open. She sleeps anywhere from 2.5 to 5 hours at a time throughout the night. During the day, her naps aren’t quite as long as they used to be (especially if we lay her down), but she will sleep 2-3 hours while being held or carried in the sling.  Morgan has been extremely fussy in the evenings this past week.  She acts like she wants to nurse, but gets frustrated with the milk because she’s not actually hungry.  Usually a walk outside calms her down and helps her fall asleep.

Big Brother
Connor is definitely getting used to having Morgan in our family. He has learned to be gentle with his hugs and kisses, and he insists on finding out “what’s wrong with her” whenever she cries. He loves to make up songs to sing to her.  Connor is also getting used to Morgan’s nighttime grunts and other noises, so he isn’t waking up as often during the night.  Connor has been extraordinarily patient during Morgan’s toughest moments. Whether it’s a car ride with her crying or her evening fussy time, Connor seems to sense that I am dealing with enough at the moment and he just quietly waits for the moment to pass.

School starts for Connor next week! He told Charlie’s mom last week that he “doesn’t want to go,” so we will see what happens…



Visitors
Charlie’s parents were here for the past week. We enjoyed time relaxing at home, and took trips to the Military Aviation Museum, Nauticus Museum/USS Wisconsin, and Mariners’ Museum. Charlie’s sister Michelle and her husband made a spontaneous trip last weekend (from their home near Richmond) to see us for a few hours. Michelle had surgery recently, and she was devastated that she couldn’t come visit immediately after Morgan’s birth due to her recovery. Michelle was so excited to finally meet Morgan and enjoyed lots of snuggles while she was here.

Here are two more of my favorite photos from this month:

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Hanging out in the pouch sling

Fuzzy hair after a bath

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mark mraz
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 19:24:35

    Thanks for the updates, and pics, great stuff…….

    Reply

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