Thursday, January 29, 2009

Quinn has TWO teeth! If I can get a picture, I will post it. But every time I pull down his lip to look, he sticks out his tongue!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My precious Quinn is 5 months old today. I was absolutely terrified of leaving the hospital to come home with him. Since Quinn was born at 12:57 am, we had the choice of staying an "extra" day, but decided to come home after a day and a half. I'm sad that I have only bad memories of his homecoming. We could barely wake him for his feedings and I had no idea what I was doing as far as nursing was concerned. I should have seen my lactation specialist long before Quinn was two weeks old! God bless her! By the time we got Quinn awake, fed him, burped him, changed him, and got back to sleep, it was time to wake him up again! Even though I thought this schedule seemed extreme, I followed it and assumed Quinn would be fine- because the HOSPITAL recommended it. I never knew I could be beyond exhausted. I was a zombie and miserable. Add in the flood of hormones leaving my body and I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown trying to care for a tiny human being. I remember calling the on-call nurse one night because Quinn was almost lifeless. He was so cold and we had been trying to wake him up to feed for what seemed like an eternity. I was hysterical. She was so unhelpful and made me feel like I was overreacting. The next day we went in to see Dr. Suell and he sent us to the ER. Quinn was admitted to the hospital for 3 days. For the second time, my instincts told me something wasn't right. Since that day, I continue to listen to my mommy instincts FIRST. And THEN take everything else into consideration. While I can't believe Q is growing up so quickly, I am glad those first weeks are over. My friends kept telling me, "It gets better. Give it a few months." And I would think, "A few months? I won't make it that long!" Fast forward to today. I made it! Although I still struggle with staying at home to raise a child, I can not imagine my life without Quinn. He is such a joy and a true blessing from God.

Monday, January 26, 2009

This is one of my favorite blankets. It belonged to my Uncle Wes when he was a baby.

I like to suck on the satin edges.

Get in my mouth, satin edge.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Big Boy Chair

Quinn had yet another "first" today. Sadly, I was at the grocery store and missed it! But I am so thankful Ben thought to take pictures! Quinn ate in his big boy high chair! Don't let the bib decorations fool was a great success! Ben said that Q was ravenous and ate cereal, carrots, and bananas! And I'm not sure who got more food on himself-Ben or Quinn!
I'll have to "Dreft" everything!

All Q All the Time

Quinn is full of life more than ever! Developments this week include blowing bubbles, pulling hair, eating carrots, bananas, and applesauce, sitting in his high chair, and wearing overalls.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Ruby seems to be in disbelief that Ben made her get this close to Quinn. How dare Ben! I'm sure she's already plotted her revenge scheme!

Baker is officially surrendering. He now realizes that Quinn is not "going back."
Did I produce a happy baby or what?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I forgot to mention...I can sit up now! Well, I can do the "tri-pod" sit. That's where I use my arms to hold me up as I lean forward.
I just traded stock on It's just that easy! When I'm not trading, I enjoy building web pages, checking out Play House Disney, and watching the equalizer while listening to iTunes.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peas, Please

Over the Christmas holiday, Quinn tried peas for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily he took to the spoon. After a few days of peas, we tried sweet potatoes. And he loves them even more than peas! Bless his hungry heart, I think he was born ready for solid foods!
Check out the video and pictures below!