Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

This girl

This girl
Originally uploaded by Seattle Morgans
Look at those cheeks!

A new bouncy thing

A new bouncy thing
Originally uploaded by Seattle Morgans
This girl was cracking me up today!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Morgan 2.0 - The Kate Addition

It had been in the works for 37 weeks and even though you know that something amazing is going to come into your life, nothing seems to prepare you enough.  It's pretty powerful and amazing.  KC and I were both on board with finding out the sex of the baby but it had other plans.  The kiddo would not reveal "the goods".  We had 4 or 5 (I can't remember) ultrasounds and each time the legs were crossed.  This was an issue for me.  A pretty big issue as I'm a bit controlling and was really looking forward to buying some cute baby clothes.  With a second, you don't have all the build up with researching and buying the gear, the luxury of hours day dreaming about names and what they're going to look like.  Loving, laughing, running, playing, singing and disciplining Charlie was wearing me out, so there were many times I would forget I was even pregnant until the baby moved.  And move it did.  This kiddo was much more active than Charlie was.  But similarly to Charlie, this baby was transverse breech.  This would normally be a problem, as it was with Charlie, but I was already scheduled for a cesarean at 37 weeks due to complications from Charlie's birth.  Swedish Hospital, October 15th at 12:30.  I was really looking forward to this day but started to get nervous about 2 days prior.  This wasn't a little procedure, this was surgery.  The spinal didn't go well when I had Charlie so I was most worried about that.  My worries were all for not.  Everything went like clockwork and KC, Charlie and I finally got to meet Katherine Elizabeth Morgan.  She was born at 4 pounds, 6 ounces and 18 inches long.  Good lord that's small!  I can hardly believe she was that tiny as she's grown so much since.  Unlike Charlie, who had to go to the NICU for about an hour after birth due to his coloring, Kate was able to be with me the entire time.  All the nurses were amazed at her size and many nurses that weren't caring for us came in to see her as they typically didn't get to work with such small babies as most child with low birth weight are premature and need to be monitored in the NICU.  Kate was just a tiny little package.  The first thing the pediatrician on call said was "hello little mouse". 

Kate just passed 3 months.  She's sweet, she's a great eater and a wonderful sleeper.  Thank goodness! She's been gaining weight like crazy and is finally on "the charts" when she sees her doctor.  KC weighed her today and she's just about 10 pounds.  She's petite but solid.  In the past couple of weeks, she's been smiling like crazy and cooing.  I have to coax it out of her a bit but with KC, it's instant.  She definitely knows who her Dada is.  Charlie loves his baby sister and alternates between "little sister", "baby sister", and "baby Kate" when talking about her or to her.  A day doesn't pass that he hasn't given her a kiss and said "ahhh I love you baby sister".  So, Morgan 2.0 has arrived.  She's the final edition, I mean addition and I'm the luckiest Mama in the world.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Charlie's Summer

Oh how guilty I feel for not keeping up with this. Charlie had a fantastic summer. Below are a few pictures to get us up to speed. From most recent and back...

Charlie on his first day of Preschool. He rocked it. He marched into that classroom and barely noticed I was present the entire 2 hours. He adored Teacher Tom of course (you must check out his blog. Who wouldn't love a preschool teacher in a cape!?) and can't wait to go back on Tuesday. You have another new fan Teacher Tom!

We have a couple of die-hard Sounders fan under our roof. We purchased season tickets to the Sounders inaugural year in the MLS and have never regretted it. Charlie has a blast dressing up in his jersey and screaming directions like "don't give it up in the midfield!" and encouragements like "GO Sounders!". He's showing off his autographed jersey below.

Charlie got a new bike this summer. It's a balance bike which doesn't have peddles and allows the child to learn how to use their balance while pushing with their legs to ride the bike. He hasn't yet mastered it but we'll keep trying.

We spent the 4th of July with friends. They have a parade in their neighborhood each year and Charlie (uh, Mama really) had a great time decorating his trike and participating in the parade. At the end of the route, the SFD firetruck was parked and ice cream was served.

A picture of Charlie and Pa hanging out at "Pa's Beach". Too cute.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Charlie's playground

Charlie's favorite place to be is with his Grammy and Pa on their farm. When we know that he's going on the ferry and over to the farm for the day, we can't tell him until the night before or he will ask every few minutes if he's going to the farm today. Three more night-night's. Two more night-night's. One more night-night...TODAY! They have the most beautiful veggie garden where Charlie has acquired a taste for raw broccoli. He absolutely LOVES raw broccoli now. He gets dirty, he gets tired, he gets tons of love and freedom. It makes KC and I smile when he tells us the stories of the farm and how he hangs out with the dogs, watches birds and picks veggies. If the horses, dogs, cats, donkey, fish, garden and tractors weren't enough, something new came to the farm.

Pa and Grammy called us a few weeks ago to tell us they bought a play structure for Charlie. We had NO idea what this meant until we visited the farm.

I introduce to you, Charlie's very own park and playground. Wow! This kiddo doesn't even know how lucky he has it.

Charlie loves the trac-toys big and small.
Another favorite thing to do while at the farm is to go down to "Pa's beach". This is the community beach in Eglon, where the Grandparents live...not far from the farm. Charlie even got to ride the big tractor down there one day. It's beautiful and Charlie could spend hours throwing rocks.

Thank you Ed and Kim for all you do and all the love you give to Charlie!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Artist

Charlie received all sorts or great gifts for his 2nd Birthday. Three were of the "Art" theme and ones that he has thoroughly enjoyed. His easel, paints and art apron. An artist at work.