Sunday, December 27, 2009

Week of "Firsts"

I have several things (and pics) to post to the blog, but putting them all in one post (which I usually do) would take forever.  So I'm going to do separate posts and post them when I can.  That means you may see several blog posts in the next few days (or hours -- depends on how long Mo naps, haha!).  Maybe since I'm off for a couple of weeks, I can post something every day.  That's my dream for my blog, you know -- to post every day.  I barely have time to shower, let alone blog, so it'll be a dream for a long time! :)

Morgan had several big things happen in the past week:

We went to say goodbye to her daycare.  She'll be starting a new one in January.  We've been on the waiting list for MONTHS at this new place and we've been told our spot is opening in early- to mid-January.  So instead of paying over the holidays for a daycare she may not ever go back to, we went ahead and withdrew her.  If the spot at the new daycare hasn't opened by the time she starts back (January 11), then my grandmother has agreed to keep her for a week or so.  At first she agreed to keep her at my house, but then she called me back and said Morgan needs to spend some time there (in Talladega, my home town) since she doesn't get to see them all much.  So I'm HOPING that the daycare spot opens in time because I couldn't imagine not seeing Morgan for days! LOL!  But I'm also excited about the possibility of her spending several days with my family in Talladega.

Anyway, I'm sad Morgan is leaving her daycare -- mainly because of this person here:

This was one of Morgan's teachers in the Infant Room, Ms. Angelia.  HEAVEN SENT, I tell you.  And Morgan loves her.  I've blogged about her before, so you probably already know that we're just as in love with Ms. Angelia as she is with Morgan.  Though Morgan moved to the Toddler Room, Ms. Angelia still checked on her very often.  She took extra special care of Morgan and made me, a working mama who often felt sad about leaving her sweet little baby, feel SO MUCH better.  I knew Morgan was being loved and taken care of by this angel here.  I am praying that we find a special person just like Ms. Angelia at Morgan's new daycare. 

Now, on to explain the title of this post:
  • We just completed our first week of being ENTIRELY off the bottle!  And it's funny because it was sort of an accident.  Last Saturday morning I realized that we didn't have any clean nipples for the bottles, so I gave her a sippy cup to sip on until I ran them through the dishwasher.  Well, she took it willingly.  And she didn't sip, she DRANK (which is totally not what she used to do -- before that, she would sip once or twice and be done with it).  It's like she completely forgot she was still on the bottle.  We were pleasantly surprised and gave her only sippy cups for the rest of the day.  It went extremely well.  Long story short, she never, ever got another bottle.  Since it's been over a week, now, I think it's safe to say we're done!
  • Morgan had her first dentist appointment last week!  It was quicker and easier than expected.  Probably because all the doc did was look at her teeth and flouridate them.  (Did I say that right?)  She was pissed when he did that and cried a little (and that only took like TWO seconds), so her first cleaning in the summer should be very interesting.  In order to get an official cleaning, the child needs at least eight teeth.  And we're about  2 1/2 short (I originally reported she had six teeth, but one is just taking it's time getting here.)  Also, if you've never noticed, Morgan's front gap is pretty wide.  The dentist said he likes that -- makes for easy cleaning while they're so little, LOL!  Anyway, we really like her dentist and his staff and look forward to going back in the summer.
  • The biggest first (for me, anyway, haha):  Morgan stayed away from us overnight for the first time!  She spent the night with her Auntie Ashleigh Wednesday night and had a good time.  I thought about her a LOT the first few hours, but was okay after that.  Boy, was I glad to see her the next day, though!  Now that I'm over that hump, I'm sure she'll be spending the night with family more often.
As we're leaving her at Auntie Ash's...she didn't mind that we left! :)

Like I said, I have a few more things to post, so check back soon! :)

1 comment:

  1. You just motivated me to get d off the bottle! She still has one in the morning and at night mostly because I want to make sure she actually drinks the milk! But maybe she will be like Morgan and drink the milk all of a sudden instead of sip it! She has been sick and really whinny since she hasn't felt good so I figured that wasn't the best time to take her bottle from her! Mo is sooo cute! Is it covenant you guys are getting in Jan? I'm officially starting school Jan 12th! I'm excited but a little nervous! Ali emailed me the other day we need to plan a dinner once the holidays are over and get the girls together! Hope you guys had a great Christmas!


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