Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Okay, maybe not ALL of them. But.....
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Click on the New Baby List link on the sidebar to see some of the products we are thinking about!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Morgan was very shy and didn't want to talk to the therapist at first but warmed up once she brought out the toys. Based just on observation, Morgan's expressive language skills (speech) were at about 23 months - a little behind but still within an average range. BUT when combined with my reports of what Morgan does at home, her expresive language falls to about 33 months - 7 months ahead!!! Its probably actually somewhere in the middle which would put her right on target. Morgan's receptive language (how much she understands) once again tested about 4-6 months above her age (30-32 month).
Here are some of the comments from the report:
A little shy but very good eye contact/joint attention. Receptive language falls in the above average to superior range. Expressive language is well within the average range. Speech is very clear. Great progress!
So, she's all caught up and we don't need to go back! This is great news! Morgan should be happy too because the fewer doctor visits the better. Before we left today the therapist told me "I hope you're saving for college. That's one smart little girl."
Indeed she is.
Monday, March 20, 2006
4. Imagination - Who needs toys anymore when you have a blankie-cape that can turn you into a superhero? Or you can crawl around on all fours and meow like a cat? Or jump like a monkey? Or slither like a snake? Believe me, these games are WAY more fun than sorting shapes for the 500th time!
3. Mixed up pronouns - Just a year ago Morgan said her first word. Now she's talking is complete sentences - pargraphs even. Its so cute! Especially when she mixes up her words. She'll toss a blanket over her head and yell "I CAN'T SEE ME!" or ask "Please Daddy go with you to potty?"
2. Sense of humor - Morgan's favorite jokes are: (1) A-B-C-D-E-F.....Daddy! (2) Mommy a MAN! (3) Cat say MOO! Also, farts and burps are the funniest things in the world.
1. "I love you" - Spontaneously, even. You just can't top that.
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
Luckily we found it. Blown up against a fence, a little dirty, but still intact. Biiiiig sigh of relief. Close call.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
This time, finding opportunities to exercise are not as easy. I don't have a gym membership anymore and up until this week its been mostly too cold to walk outside regularly. And now that Morgan sometimes wants to actually walk when we take walks I don't really get much out of them!
So I got a couple of cheap prenatal exercise videos. I love the one called FitMama! It has a 20 minute salsa dance, a 20 minute "yoga fat burn", and the stretching and relaxation segments. Totally fun and all of the moves are explained well enough that even I can follow along!
The best part is, Morgan loves to do the "exercise ladies" with me! Its a little hazardous because she doesn't stay out of my way. Her favorites are the "Mambo, cha-cha-cha!" and the stretching. I'll try to get Jon to make a video of her dancing along one of these days.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
In this picture, it says I look like Kate Beckinsale, Felicity Huffman, or Brittany Murphy. I'll take that. (Except that I totally don't look like any of them.)
Morgan on the other hand looks like either Yael Bar Zohar a 26 year old "Israeli actress, model & sex symbol" or Abdullah Gul, the 55-year-old deputy prime minister of Turkey. Hmmmm.
Yet here, Morgan apparently looks like Rachel Leigh Cook, Kylie Minogue and Molly Ringwald. At least thats a little more like it!
And this one is my favorite. It says I look like Chaing Kai-shek or Nicole Kidman. (Sadly, I think I probably look more like the former than the latter, but how can someone look like both of them at once?) And Morgan? Either Haley Joel Osment (ok, I can maybe see that) or Condoleeza Rice. Ummmmm, not so much.
Who do you look like?
Monday, March 06, 2006
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Since this is the first baby update, I'll start with our frequently asked questions.
When is the baby due?
July 17, 2006. 20 more weeks! We're halfway there!
Do you know if it is a boy or a girl?
Will you find out?
We hope to.
When will you find out?
Our ultrasound appointment is on Wednesday, March 29. In addition to discovering the gender, at this appointment they will make lots of measurements, screen for certain defects and complications, and determine if our estimated due date seems accurate.
Isn't that kind of a long time away?
Yes. Yes, it is.
What do you think it is - boy or girl?
Which do you hope it is - boy or girl?
What will you name it?
It is waaaay too early to know that yet. We didn't decide on Morgan's name until just a couple of weeks before she was born!
Will you tell us when you decide on a name?
Fat chance. We might let you guess, though.
Would you like some suggestions?
How does Morgan feel about the baby?
Are you big and fat yet?
I am at that frustrating inbetween stage where my regular pants don't button and maternity pants fall off. Thank you Old Navy for making these which have an adjustable ring-tab over the side panels AND a drawstring inside the waistband. I do look forward to being able to wear cute summer maternity clothes. Like skirts, capris, and polo shirts.