Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Yesterday was a great day! We had so much fun celebrating Morgan Kate's birthday, thinking back to August 24th of 2008 and just remembering and being thankful for how blessed we are. We are so, so blessed!

Morgan Kate had lots of celebrations yesterday. Her day began with birthday balloons. When I dropped her off yesterday morning "Wobbi" had balloons waiting on her right outside of the front door. Morgan Kate was so excited to see "boons" and of course I had tears in my eyes because I thought it was just the sweetest thing ever. (Be sure to tune in later this week for more about "Wobbi" and how blessed we are to have her in our lives. And just for the record, Wobbi is a name given by Morgan Kate.) While with "Wobbi" Morgan Kate and several of her little friends shared some chocolate cupcakes. Yummy!

After speech (yes, she had speech on her birthday) I met Travis, Morgan Kate and my parents at the NICU. We love to take her there to show the doctors and nurses and other staff how far she has come. Those wonderful people work so very hard to take care of all of the little ones and often times they don't ever get to see the fruits of their labor or what those "little ones" become. I know Morgan Kate doesn't understand it very much right now, but one day she will. And we also go because it makes our hearts feel good. It's nice to go back and see and hug and thank those amazing people that took such good care of all of us. Morgan Kate was in rare form while we there, so needless to say, the NICU staff got quite the show!

Some of our NICU family

After our NICU visit we had a very nice dinner, complete with more cupcakes!

Today we didn't have cupcakes. Instead, we had Morgan Kate's two year well visit that included a weight and height check, hemoglobin check, lead check and one immunization. The immunization left MK with lots of tears and a very grumpy attitude. Her appointment went so very well! She weighed in at 22.5 pounds and was 30 1/4 inches tall. Her height and head circumference were both on the growth chart, but her weight is still right below. Oh well, she looks perfect to me and Dr. G agreed. As always, we enjoyed meeting with her. She's always so patient, she takes her time and she answers all of our questions. When we left we were told that we didn't need to return until she was 3. Three! Oh my!

Every six months I try my best to take a picture of Morgan Kate with her "sock man". The "sock man" was something she was given in the first few days of her NICU stay. The first three pictures were easy to take - she wasn't mobile at all! The last two pictures have proved to be a bit more challenging. Either way, I tried my best!

Above picture includes birth, 6 month, 12 month and 18 month

My TWO year old with her sock man

Holding the doll at one year

Holding the doll at two years


Kathy Hardison said...

Great checkup and love the pics!

Newman Family said...

Happy birthday Morgan Kate! Can you believe how far they have come in 2 years? Has going back to work gotten any easier?

jan kessler said...

She is so precious and she has defintely outgrown sock man. Love all of the pictures. Love you guys,


Aunt Jan

Heather said...

She is so cute. I know you have worried about her weight but she is almost caught up to my 29 month old full term little lady. Mine was 22lbs 8 oz at the dr office on Tuesday!

Justin and Jessica Jones said...

What a perfect day for Miss MK. Heather, I have said it 100 times, but that baby girl is just too cute. So glad to hear she is doing so well.

Melissa and Sam said...

Love this baby!