Monday, April 18, 2011

6 Months Already!

April 18th, 2011 marks Morgan's official 6 month birthday!  I can't believe how fast the time has flown and how big she has already gotten.  She is sitting up like a champ and while I expected her to be crawling already, she is getting really, really close. 

Like we have done for her newborn (9 days old) and 3 month landmarks, we headed to Picture People this past weekend to get some pictures done.  I am sorry that I didn't do more family shots or shots with Matt and I somewhat in the picture for her newborn shots, so I was determined to get some family shots this time.  We did two different outfits for Morgan.  The first was in her Jack & Janie dress from Grandma.  The second was to honor our trip back to Illini country with Morgan in her Illini onesie, jeggings and a white headband.  Below are my favorite pictures of the three of us!

While I absolutely LOVE the Jack & Janie dress, you can sort of see my problem with getting clothes on Morgan.  The dress she has on is actuall a size 3-6 months, but she is practically swimming in it!  But, if you were to see her standing up you would notice that the dress is too short!  She is so long and lean, like her dad, that baby clothes are a tough fit for her.  She will appreciate this body once she is a teenager and older.

The two pictures above are my absolute favorites from the shoot and we got a LOT of great shots.  I think the reason I love these pictures are because I am really able to see a lot of me.  I have a picture from when I was around 6 months looking almost exactly the same.  I am going to try and find the pic, so I can post them side by side and allow everyone to see that my daughter finally looks like me!

In honor of Easter, we decided to take a couple of pictures with the bunny ears.  Unfortunately, the ears were a little big for her head, but I still think they turned our pretty well.  It would have been great to have had an Easter basket next to her, but I really wasn't planning ahead on this one. 

During a recent one year old photo shoot of the daughter of someone I knew in high school by another girl I knew in high school (I'm not trying to be difficult here), the little girl took pictures in a tutu and pearls.  I loved the idea and figured we would try it out with Morgan.  I fully expected her to stick these straight in her mouth, but actually did a pretty good job just playing with them!

This is her "model" pose.  The lighting is a little darker than all of the other pics and she isn't giving her full on smile, but it's still pretty cute!  Of course, I am entirely biased and think all of these pictures are pretty cute!

I really do love these last two pics as they showcase our beautiful girl and nothing else. 

I have been super emotional this past week.  No, I don't think I'm pregnant (Matt asked), but I do think I am getting really sentimental about Morgan growing up.  I've probably said this before in the blog and to a million different people, but I never thought I would love being a mother as much as I do.  You really have no idea how much you can love one single person and what you would be willing to do for them until you have a child.  Every day with Morgan is different and I feel incredibly blessed to have her in our life.  Matthew and I are so lucky that we have such a beautiful, smart, health child.  While I have no desire to be the Duggar family with 19 or whatever kids, but I can completely understand wanting to have a big family.  It is amazing watching this person growing up and exploring the world.  While I am very excited about the possibility of adding on to our family, I cherish every moment I get to spend with Morgan. 

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