Monday, February 28, 2011

Busy, busy..

So I don't have any pictures today (sorry!) but I promise that I have several VERY good excuses. More about one of those a little later. :-)

Quinn's ear surgery is scheduled for Thursday morning. She is getting tubes IN and adenoids OUT, and we are hoping that the surgery relieves some pressure and that she starts hearing at 100%. The doctor speculated that she is only hearing at about 60% now based on the blockages with which she is dealing. Luckily, she is so young that is shouldn't affect her speech development too negatively. She can't eat or drink or take Tylenol after midnight the night before, so Thursday should be a crabby interesting morning. The surgery isn't until 8:30 on Thursday. Randy is planning on taking off that whole day from work, while I'm planning on taking a half-day. The half-day point of my job is 11:30, so we'll see if I make it!

I have been busy with parent-teacher conferences, putting in several 13-hour days. Tonight marks the last night of spring conferences, and I will certainly be glad when they are done. I love seeing all my parents, but the nights get long. Quinn and Randy were out the door by 6:00 this morning for a chiropractor visit (Quinn's), so I had just enough time to get her her morning milk. I will be lucky if she is still awake when I get home tonight!

My mom stopped by on Saturday. We went to the Learning Post to pick up some teacher supplies, had lunch, and did a little bit more shopping. She also brought us a recliner (old for them, new for us!) Then, Randy's parents stopped by for church and dinner out. We had been craving Chinese, so off we went! Sunday was spent running errands and working. Randy had to turn off the water for a few hours (he is finishing the basement) so Quinn and I stayed out of his hair and at the mall!

I will share some pictures and some more updates soon. :-)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Say cheeeeeeeese!

check out all my teeth!
soooo big!!!  

Monday, February 14, 2011

11 months!

Randy describes Quinn in three words: active, smart, sweet. :-)

He sums it up for sure! Quinn celebrated her 11-month birthday on Friday. I don't know that all that much has changed since 10 months. She is still pulling up on everything and crawling everywhere, babbling all the time, and napping like a champ. Nights have been difficult lately (at least the past month...ugh) but we are chalking that up to one ear infection after another and the fact that she is working on her molars. She's been getting up once or twice a night, which is especially hard because she'd been sleeping through the night since two months.

Eating....everything. She has a fruit (usually a banana or orange) for breakfast with her cereal. Lunch is a fruit, a vegetable, and bread or something like that for lunch, and then a good protein source (tonight it was Daddy's turkey meatloaf!), a veggie, and whatever else she wants. We have stuck to feeding her really healthfully (whole grains, no sugar, etc.) and are hoping that she will continue to enjoy and thrive from these healthy foods. She drinks her milk from a cup at day care! We are still working on that at home.

She loves playing with the dogs and kids at day care. She can be a little shy sometimes around a lot of people but will usually warm up after a while.

Quinn loves reading books. I love to watch her interact with the books as we  are reading; she'll pull at the people or characters, turn the pages, hold up her arms, and more. She knows commands like "so big," "arms up," "wave," "clap," and more. She is sometimes really chatty, and can definitely let us know when she ISN'T happy. :-) She doesn't really show an interest in walking yet.

Last time we checked, she was right around 22 pounds. All of her clothes are 12 month size. She is still long and lean, so she rocks the blousy look with lots of her tops.

Miss Quinn continues to be the light of our lives. We are so blessed to be her mommy and daddy, and she makes us laugh every day. In just a month, we will be celebrating her first birthday, washing cake out of her hair, adding whole milk to our grocery list, and continuing to scramble to keep up with her.

I can't think of anything I'd rather do!

Love you, Quinn!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Impatiently waiting for dinner to cook! Yum!