Sunday, December 1, 2013

Introducing Henry

Life has been busy! Baby Henry arrived on October 7 via scheduled c-section weighing in at 10 lbs 9oz. and 22 1/2 inches long. We are thrilled to be a family of five! Big Sister and Brother are adjusting well. The first two weeks were especially hard for Quinn but he loved his brother from the very beginning.  When Quinn first saw Henry in the hospital he said "Look! It's a cute baby!" over and over again. He loves to give Henry kisses and rub his head. When we came home from the hospital, Jason carried Henry in his infant car seat and put it down on the floor behind where Quinn was sitting. Quinn saw us and looked around with a very concerned expression and said "Where's my baby?" Adeline is a sweet big sister and has done very well with all this since it isn't her first time around. She likes to pretend to be a baby sometimes, I think she is slightly envious of all the attention the baby gets, but overall she is becoming very independent and helpful.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oh how time flies...

I never intended to abandon the blog, it just sort of happened.  I've been very busy with these little people... :) They are growing very fast, not babies any more.  Here's a photo recap.
May 2012 Addy 2 1/2

May 2012 Quinn 8 months
July 2012 Quinn (10 months) and Addy
September 2012, Quinn (12 months!) Addy (almost 3)

Birthday Boy, 1 year old!
More to come!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

6 months

 Dear Sweet Quinn,
Time is flying by in a blur and here you are, 6 months old.  You have two teeth already!  You got your first taste of solid food for your "half birthday" - rice cereal.  You loved it and grabbed the spoon to shove it in your mouth.  Sister got jealous and had to have a taste of your food, which I was not expecting.   Who knew rice cereal could be so popular?  You are getting more and more mobile, rolling over and over to get where you want to go.  You love the grass and getting your fingers in it.  You are still a sweet, smiley boy and I love you so much!  I finally got a picture of you and Sister both smiling and looking at the camera, probably the first one ever.  We are going to have to work on that ;)  I can't wait to see what you do next!


6 month stats:
Height: 29 1/4 inches (99th percentile)
Weight: 20lbs 5oz (90th percentile)
Head Circumference:  83rd percentile

Nooo! That's my spoon!
What is this stuff anyway?

Monday, March 26, 2012

You Capture: Fun

When I saw the subject of this weeks You Capture, I thought I really must participate.  Because we have a lot of fun around here.  These two sweet babies are my favorite kind of fun and I look forward to their beautiful smiles every morning when I wake up.
 Sometimes she looks like she's on a roller coaster.
 Other times she likes to swing with her eyes closed and a little smile on her face, just feeling the motions.  I can remember doing this as a kid.
He's fun too.  Yesterday I caught him up on all fours, rocking back and forth, for the first time.  He was quite proud of himself, smiling and almost laughing.  Did I mention he's 6 months old today?  How time flies when you're having fun.  Come back tomorrow for the official 6 month post :)


Go here for more You Capture.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

I am terrible about making menus and then never actually following them.  This week's menu consists of stuff I already have the ingredients to make, so hopefully it will work out.  

Monday - Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, Corn Bread
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Fruit Smoothies and Popcorn
Saturday - Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Salad
Sunday - Leftovers or Sandwiches

My mom visited last week and brought me a bunch of collards and kale from her garden.  We've had both so far and they are delicious, I especially love this recipe for Sauteed Kale.  Go here for more menu plans!

5 months

 Quinn is 5 months old already.  It hardly seems possible.  He is the sweetest baby, almost always happy and smiley and very social.  He is getting more and more mobile every day.  I can put him down on the floor in the middle of a blanket and turn my back for 2 seconds and he is off of it already, and turned 180 degrees in the opposite direction.  I think he secretly gets up and runs around the room when I'm not looking.  I gave him his first haircut a little over a week ago and I can't believe how much lighter in color his hair is.  You can't really tell in these pictures but he's looking more and more blond.  A couple weeks after I wrote his 4 month post I finally got around to taking him for his 4 month shots.  He got one in each leg and did not even cry with the first one, just looked at us like "You call that a shot?"  The second shot stung a little and he cried for about 2 seconds until the nurse said "Yay! Were done!" and then he laughed at her.  He's one tough little dude!  I love you buddy! - Mama

Saturday, February 11, 2012

4 months

So I thought I should post this before Quinn turns 5 months...he is growing so fast I just can't keep up.  Here are the stats from his 4 month checkup (Jan 27).

Height: 28.25 inches (99th percentile)
Weight: 18 pounds, 4.5 oz. (95th percentile)
Head Circumfirence: 43.5 cm (81st percentile)

I still can't believe how big he is.  He's wearing 9 month size clothes which seem to be shrinking by the hour.  The other night I put him in a sleeper that my daughter wore when she was 10 months old and crawling.  Seriously.  Quinn is a happy baby who smiles at everyone, sleeps 7-8 hour stretches most nights, is rolling over like a champ and already trying to sit up.  He is still exclusively breast feeding (yay!) which, I must say is a great help for Mama to lose weight.  He loves to be held and cuddled and I love every sweet squishy inch of him!

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