Thursday, January 8, 2009

She's a Whole Month Old!

Morgan is a month old! Man, that's crazy! It's been two weeks since I posted, so I'll try to remember everything.

Christmas was good. It was hosted at our house. It was my mom, grandmom, my brother and his girlfriend, my aunt and her husband, and Charles and his son. From Danny's side, there was his sister, his mom and his dad. The food was good. They played cards. We watched movies. And everyone loved on Morgan.

That morning Morgan got her first Christmas presents. She sooo won't remember, but that's what cameras are for, right. :-)

Our Trip to Nashville
Went to Nashville like we do every year and stayed at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Still one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Morgan and I pretty much stayed in the room all day. I completely enjoyed that since never in my life have I been able to stay still for so long. I honestly can't remember what I did all day -- never got bored, though. Man, is that what babies do to you? Got a chance to go to the mall, too. Took advantage of the Bath and Body Works semi-annual sale. Got some lotions and a candle. Danny bought some shoes from Hibbett's or something. And of course we visited the Carter's outlet for Morgan. Got her some more sleep 'n plays -- she really didn't need anymore, but they were too cute.

By the end of the Nashville trip, I was sooo ready to just go home. Not in a bad way -- I just wanted to be home, you know? Traveling with a baby is hard. But, as said in a previous post, our next stop wasn't home -- it was New Orleans. I considered staying home and just letting Danny go without us, but he wasn't having that. He wanted his baby with him (he didn't care if I stayed or went, LOL).

New Orleans 
I enjoyed being in a city I love again. I honestly couldn't tell it'd been through a disaster. But we were only in the Bourbon Street area (downtown, I guess?); I'm sure that was purposely nice and clean (for tourists).

Morgan and I stayed in the room most of the time, obviously. We could've gone to the game (since it was inside), but I decided against it. I would have had to hurt someone if something was spilled on her or some fan accidentally did something to her. And if that did happen, what could I say? I mean, who takes a four-week-old baby to the Sugar Bowl?

We did get a chance to eat some locally-inspired cuisine (my kind of food!). We even took her on Bourbon Street (thank God it wasn't cold). We took a picture. It totally makes us look like bad parents! LOL! Danny, me, and a baby stroller...and fools with beads and drinks in the background. It honestly wasn't that bad! LOL! 

The last time I was in New Orleans, I was 15. Ten years ago. I honestly don't remember seeing the X-rated things I saw in the Bourbon Street shops this time. Man, it was hilarious. I walked into a store and saw a man-part (I'll call it that) on a string of beads. I mean...seriously? I must be pretty sheltered because I thought that was crazy!

We had a good time. The drive to and from Nashville and New Orleans was fine since Morgan slept the whole time.

Morgan!I think I saw a smile for the first time yesterday. :-) I've seen tons of gas smiles, but I really think this one was for mommy. Or maybe she knew it an anniversary for mommy and daddy. Exactly three years from the date (January 7, 2006), Danny proposed! :-) We got married six months later...

She's definitely gaining weight. And she often tries to move her mouth when I'm talking to her. According to books and Web sites I've read, it's time for stuff to start coming out of that little mouth -- coos, grunts, gurgles. I've heard a few grunts for sure. Can't wait for the coos and gurgles. :-)

She's Mommy and Daddy's little "Morgan Monster." She does things that absolutely cracks us up. She has definitely made life brighter for us.

I go back to work in less than two weeks. DREADING IT! BADLY!

Life is still great. Next week, I'm going to establish a routine so that my first week back at work won't be too bad. I don't think it's going to be easy, but I can't expect it to be.

Morgan is in my lap right now...she just drifted off to sleep. Now I'm going to lay her in her pack 'n play in hopes of getting some things done. I really should be sleeping when she sleeps...something else I have to work on...


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