TWO MONTHS OLD!


The days are long but the year is short! And it seems to keep getting shorter and shorter! 😭

Ellie is officially two months old as of this past Tuesday! At her doctors appointment she weighed 11 pounds and 5 ounces and was 22 and a half inches long! Little chunk is getting so big and is seriously outgrowing clothes left and right. Goodbye to all her newborn clothes, hello three month sizes! I had to exchange quite a few diaper packages also for size 2's because her belly is popping out of the size 1's. Not to mention one day we had blow out central and had to toss several onesies! Oops! 😳




We're still getting the hang of napping during the day and at night we get a long stretch of four hours or so before she wakes up for her first feeding. Sometimes I cheat and give her a bottle two hours into her sleeping and that will buy Jimmy and I a few more hours. 😁 Anything for just a couple more hours! But for the most part night time isn't so draining anymore. She'll wake up, eat and go back to sleep. 

Jimmy's mom and niece came to visit this past weekend which was nice because they got to meet Ellie! I'm so glad they came and were able to hold and love on her while she was so little! It was a short visit but I know we will see each other before we know it again! We all went to the zoo for Ellie's first time when they were here. My mom brought let my nephew skip school so we spent a few hours walking around looking at all the animals. This kid loves being outside! She's so calm and just looks around at everything! 


Ellie and the Meerkats. 

Cousins! 

We also got back some of Ellie's "newborn" pictures. I say "newborn" because I failed to get actual pictures done until she was almost a month old ---> mother of the year award over here. The funny thing is when you get ready to have a baby people say your whole life changes but I'd like to point out that your WHOLE LIFE CHANGES! They should really teach a class to new parents about how you'll possibly find yourself taking two part showers, washing your hair one day and your body the next. Or teach you how to poop while your baby stares at you so they won't cry hysterically from the other room. These are the life changes no one warns you about! So yeah, I forgot to get newborn pictures done of my kid, priorities. 

Anyways, they turned out so cute! I could honestly stare at picture of Jimmy holding her for hours! Sometimes I can't believe that she's still our and she's here. I feel like my pregnancy was such a blur and I can't remember life before her now. She's starting to do all the cute baby stuff now like smile and laugh whenever she sees people. Her face lights up when she sees Jimmy! He has such a way with her, like she just falls asleep at night in his arms. Meanwhile, I'm rocking my feet off just for her to close her eyes for three minutes. πŸ˜‚ Another thing they don't teach you, moms do all the hard work and dad's come in and steal the show! 






She's grown so much from this picture already, its mind blowing. These past eight weeks have FLOWN by but I'm so grateful for every day I get to stay home with her. Only just over three weeks until I have to go back to work. πŸ˜” 

So here's to making every little moment count in these last few days! πŸ’•



ELLIE'S 1ST EASTER & UPDATES!


We have been totally off the grid here at the Morgan house! What people fail to tell you is once pregnancy is over and you go home with a newborn, thats when the fun just begins! πŸ˜‚ So blogging and keeping up with posts are becoming just another thing put to the side these days.

Aside from feeding, pumping, diaper changes and rocking this sweet girl to sleep, we haven't been up to much, which is just fine with me. The simple life is suiting to us. We have kinda gotten a little morning routine down. She has her last little bit of sleep stretch until about eight or nine every morning and then we wake up and try to do something in the mornings like take a walk or venture to the grocery store, anything to shake off the sleepiness from the night before. She hasn't had much of a sleep schedule the past few weeks so its been crazy to get anything done at home. But we've found she will fall asleep in the car which is nice and stay asleep pretty much until we get home again.

The afternoons are pretty much chaos. She'll typically stay up until about three or four hours after her 'mid morning nap' and then its completely unpredictable. Sometimes she'll nap again, sometimes not. I like to think she's getting into her own groove but honestly, every day has been so different after midday we just roll with it. Jimmy will come home from work and he'll take her until I can clean up some from the day and get dinner started. It's cute to see them have time together after he's been gone all day! Its honestly heart melting! 😍 And then we start our night routine after we eat - bath, belly or back play time, book, bottle and bed. Well more like, bath, scream/cry time during belly and back play time and while reading a book, bottle then rocking her to sleep while not to try to fall asleep ourselves!

Theres beauty in it though. It's been almost seven weeks of virtually doing the same thing every single day without ever thinking of ourselves first. We've just learned to adapt into this new role and how to put into perspective of what really matters. The dishes, laundry, and whatever else we normally got done can wait. No one said motherhood was easy but they definitely left out the exhausting details! But I know Jimmy & I will look back and wish these days didn't fly by so dang fast! 😒




Aside from the day to day newborn duties, Ellie had her first Easter! Saturday, we started the weekend with an early dinner with my best friend's family, practically our family - which was complete with a Easter egg hunt, lots of food, a giraffe piΓ±ata (R.I.P. giraffe) and lots of laughs! 

Sunday, we had actual Easter dinner at my parents house with more family and friends. Ellie had her first Easter egg hunt and made out with a pretty awesome Easter basket full of new pacifiers, stroller toys and even her very first Easter bunny stuffed animal! She had such a cute little dress on complete with little bunnies all over it and wore a little grin that matched perfectly to her dad's! They are complete twins! 😍




Ellie's going to be two whole months old soon which absolutely blows my mind! Jimmy's family is coming into town soon to finally meet her and I can't wait until they get to witness her little smile every day like I do! I mean just look at that face! It's the absolute best! πŸ’•

I don't know when I'l update next but until then, just soak in all the baby Ellie grins! All our love!