Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yesterday Morgan Kate had her second appointment with Dr. Patel, her gastro doc. The appointment went really well and the doctor was very pleased. Since our last visit, which was just a little over a month ago, she has gained 2.7 pounds. She is also eating now and keeping it down which is HUGE. There are certain times of the day that she eats better, but hey, you pick your battles. He couldn't believe she was a "26 weeker". She is still not on the growth chart for weight according to her birthdate, but she is on the chart according to her developmental age. She is actually almost in the 50th percentile. Big girl! We are supposed to continue with the Prevacid and Erythromycin and return in two months. We were so excited about how well the appointment went.

While we were in the room waiting Morgan Kate seemed to have found her voice. She decided that it would be fun to scream at the top of her lungs. She wasn't crying or anything, she was yelling and testing out those vocal chords. It was hilarious and I am sure others waiting probably thought we were beating our child. 

Some pictures of Morgan Kate on her 6 month birthday...

This happens to be one of my favorite outfits that she has and Trav says it looks like curtains from 1970. He's crazy! Even if she was wearing curtains she would still be oh, so sweet!

Once we got home from the doc we both needed a rest. She was worn out and so was I!

I made a cake for MK's six month  mark. Well, let me be honest, I was starving and there were absolutely no groceries in the house. However, I did have all the ingredients to make a cake. I had the necessary materials, I was hungry, it was her 6 month birthday...sounded like a good idea to me.

Sleeping peacefully after her 1pm feeding. So, so sweet!

"More tummy time? Mommy sure makes me do this a lot!"


Hollie Heming said...

Love the cake! You think like me! Love it. Miss you.

Anonymous said...

What a big girl! I can not believe that she is 6 months old! Man, time flies when you are having fun! :)
Wendy H.

Kelly Lee said...

Nothing wrong with making a yummy cake! Pics are precious. So glad her appointment went well today. Keep having fun:) Love you, Kelly

Justin and Jessica Jones said...

Hey...I say everyday should be a cake day (no special reason needed) sounds totally rationale to me. :) Miss you!

Anonymous said...

haha don't worry... i will make an enitre container of cookie dough just because i want a few bites.
love yall!

love, maggie

Los Bianchi Carrillo said...

MK looks so beautiful in every picture. I'm so happy that everything is going so well... congratulations, you are a wonderful mom.

I can't get Agustina to be on her tummy for more than 30 seconds.. I envy you so much!


Anonymous said...

Hey Heather,
I loved your letter to Morgan Kate yesterday. I know the last 6 months have been the best and scariest of your life...imagine when she turns one!!! Her boyfriend turned one on Sunday and Mommy had a melt's amazing how much you love your child and how you wish time would just stop for a little bit.
I love your cake and it was definately worth celebrating. You, Trav, and Morgan Kate have come so far in 6 yall and can't wait til I can see her again.
Laura J.

Ashleigh Turner said...

So happy that the appointment went so great!! Yay for MK! The cake looks really yummy. I loved your post yesterday.

By the way, Caroline has that same flowery/pink & green outfit and Chris said the same thing about it looking like curtains!! He hates it. Too funny. MEN!

Anonymous said...

That sleeping picture is SOOOOO precious! From your pictures & descriptions, I can almost smell that sweet baby when she's ready for bed. She is absolutely adorable! I'm so glad to hear everything is going so well. Prayer DOES work! :-)

Kathy C.

Liz and Tony Mitchum said...

Hey - I love that you made a cake, I also love to makes cakes, and I think you had a great reason to make one, MK's 6 months old - I can't believe it. She is so precious! I can't wait to meet her in person. With all you have been through, you have still been blessed with a beautiful and healthy little girl who will continue to be the joy in your life. I can't wait until our kids can all play together. Funny - I went to the grocery last night, bought Icecream, brownie mix and cookie that is a little extreme!!! Take Care - Can't wait to see you again.
Liz Mitchum

Anonymous said...

Hey Heather and Travis,I really enjoy reading about Morgan Kate and seeing her pictures.Hope each of you are doing well.Vicki Langford,R.N.-nicu at baptist

Misty said...

hey girl- didn't want you to think I haven't still been reading your blog! You keep yours up so well, you have inspired me to do a better job on mine! Hope to see you soon to catch up!

Courtney Canady said...

I am telling you she is just precious. I know I don't have to tell you that because you are her mommy and you already know that. Happy belated 6 month birthday Morgan Kate! I can't wait until her first birthday! What a celebration that will be! Hope everyone is well! Hope to see you soon!

Anonymous said...

MK is so precious. Thankful that her appointment went well. God is an awesome God. He has answered alot of prayers. Love the pictures. Love you, Travis and MK.

Aunt Jan

Rachel said...

I don't know if you remember me but I was the computer tech at LMES. Someone showed me your blog and I think Morgan Kate is absolutely PRECIOUS! You are such a strong person!

Rachel Price

Terry Sowell said...

What a special week and how thankful we are for this milestone. Enjoy every minute of this time. We are so glad Morgan Kate is doing so well. Love you! Aunt Terry