Wednesday, September 14, 2011

3 Months

Things have been SO crazy busy around here.....seems like everytime I want go to blog, something comes up, and by 9:30 at night I just want to go to bed!
Miss Elise is such a sweet, happy baby girl....I can't remember what life was like before she completed our family of four! She just turned 3 months old on September 12. She is so easygoing, and has a gentle spirit about her. She definitely lets us know when she's hungry or tired though! She LIGHTS up when she sees big sister Morgan. Morgan has been such a wonderful big sister and has been so helpful to us all. She really adjusted well.
Elise has been sleeping through the night since about 5 weeks...she goes to bed about 8:30 p.m. and sleeps til 5 a.m., wakes to nurse for about 10 minutes, then goes BACK to sleep til about 10:00. I have no clue how she did that so well but I am grateful for that. Both my girls are great sleepers!
It has been fun to compare baby pictures of the girls. While Morgan looks nothing now like she did as a baby, her baby pictures and Elise look so similar! However, Morgan is so petite and has always been in the 5th% for height and weight, Elise at 2 months was in the 67% for weight and 85% for height! She is wearing clothes that Morgan didn't fit into until 6 months! She has the squishiest rolls, I love them!

Elise at 2 months:

Elise at 3 months:

Happy girl!

Smiles for Morgan!

Morgan at 3 months:

Elise at 3 months:

Morgan also
has started school and ballet. She is loving both! She goes to school twice a week. The first day was a tearful day for me but she ran out yelling "Mommy I LOVE preschool!" so I felt better. She goes to a WONDERFUL school and I know shes learning so much and playing with new friends.

First Day:

First Day of Ballet:

Monday, June 20, 2011

She's Here!

She's finally here!!!
Last Saturday night we were at a birthday party and I was having some irregular contractions that were NOT painful so I chalked it up to Braxton Hicks. Woke up at 3:45 that morning confused as to whether my water was broken (it was really hard to tell at first) 5:15, I for sure knew it was broken and so I got ready and we got to the hospital around 7:00 a.m.
I was 2 cm by then and 100% effaced and an hour later was at 7 cm. Fast forward another hour and I was at 10 cm! Elise Claire was born at 10:17 a.m. Talk about a quick delivery! She is so petite...was 6 lbs 4 oz and 18.25 inches long...when we left the hospital she was only 5 lbs 13 oz. Just like Morgan was! The only diapers and clothes that fit so far are preemie clothes...just like Morgan did! We think she looks very similar to Morgan when she was a baby but not exactly alike. Fun to compare pictures..they have alot of similar features!
Elise is a sweetheart! So easygoing and non-demanding. I think she has fussed 3 times since we came home from the hospital last Tuesday. I LOVE newborns and wish she would stay little forever! She is a snuggler and we love her so much. We are so blessed to have 2 beautiful, sweet girls!
Morgan has had zero problems adjusting and loves giving Elise kisses and hugs her and gets so excited when she moves...I think she is hoping she will be ready to play soon!! It's been kind of an adjustment for us to go from 1 to 2...trying to make sure they both get 100% of me...which is hard on top of being sleep deprived :) It's fun when people see you and they keeping saying how exhausted I look....but I think it's a good exhaustion in a weird sort of way! I don't mind the late night feedings at all.

Ready to meet baby sister!

Elise Claire...She looks enormous here but is so tiny!

Mommy and Elise!

Family of four!

Proud big sister!

Not sure who was more exhausted.. me or Morgan??

Ready to go home!

Our sweet girl!!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I Blinked....

....and all of a sudden I'm 27 weeks along with our little GIRL!

I blinked....

...and our first baby grew up into a gorgeous, confident, happy, sweet, and big-hearted preschooler.

I blinked.....

...and my baby isn't so much a baby anymore!

I'll admit it's bittersweet. I have LOVED every stage of Morgan growing but it's flying much too quickly. Slow down.....

Thursday, November 18, 2010


We are so excited to finally share the news: Baby #2 is on the way!! We have known for about 5 weeks but have been keeping mum til our doctors appointment. We wanted to be sure everything was okay! Thankfully the heartbeat is strong and the baby is measuring perfectly. Morgan will be a big sister sometime on or around June 19th! We are truly over the moon and feel so blessed to have another addition to our family. We had been hoping for this to happen for nearly a year, but once again, I can see that God's plan was different from ours :) (Rightfully so! Thankfully so!)
Baby is doing great so far, however, momma is a different story! When pregnant with Morgan, I didn't have ONE SINGLE SYMPTOM, EVER! No sickness, no swelling, even at 40 weeks, was a breeze. (Ahem, delivery was another story). This time, I have been nauseated constantly, so tired I can hardly make it through the day, I can't eat anything I used to love, and Lord I'm IRRITABLE...whew. I am still running 4 miles in the mornings, and I actually feel great when I'm running, isn't that weird? But then I get home and WHAM, queasy-city!
We are ALL convinced it's a boy! We won't find out til 20 weeks, which is the first week of February (which will never be here, fyi)...But pretty much everyone in our families thinks it will be a we shall see!
Here's a pic of Morgan's little brother/sister!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Morgan had a great time on Halloween night....we just gotten back from our annual Canton trip an hour before we put on her costume! She was quite the trouper and very excited to go up to the doors and yell "TRICK OR TREAT"....her little feet were running so fast she tripped about 4 times. This girl is all about the drama but it didn't even faze her. She just got up and kept running.
She picked out her costume: all she's talked about for weeks is being Thumbelina. She was so excited to get dressed up with make up. She's so it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Footloose and Fancy Free

Ever wish.....

you could

go back

in time

to be a kid again?

No worries...

no stress....



Monday, October 4, 2010

An Interview

I saw this idea in a magazine to interview your toddler and thought it would be fun to do. Some of her answers are so can't make this stuff up! (Morgan's answers in purple.)

What's your name? Morgan
How old are you? 2
When is your birthday? April 4th
Who is your mom? You (points to me)
What does your mom do? Cleans all day. ( that she thinks that).
Who is your Daddy? My tall Daddy
What does your Daddy do? He can do anything he wants to do.
What is your favorite color? Green
What is your favorite song? Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
What do you want to be when you grow up? A butterfly
Where will you live when you grow up? In the forest with Mommy and Daddy
What is your favorite food? Hot Dogs
What is your least favorite food? Orange juice
What is your favorite animal? Giraffe
What do Mommy and Daddy do when you are in bed? Put Tinkerbell on
Who does our family love the most? Morgan!
What is your favorite TV show? Dora
What is your favorite ice cream? Vanilla
Where do you like to eat? Red Robin
What is your favorite book? Diego's Egg Quest
What is your favorite thing to do? I like to put coconuts in the pocket chart. (No idea what that means! :)
Where should we drive to right now? To dinner with Daddy, Gramma, and Aunt Megan

Our goofy girl!