Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bliss

Weighing in at 8lb 12.5oz and a little under 21" here are more pictures of Quinn our tiny little man. Everyone who has met him so far has commented on how much smaller he looks in real life as compared to his pictures. Quinn is an all or nothing kind of little boy. He is either crying or smiling, sleeping or wanting to be interacting with everything. I think I'm going to be in really good shape when he becomes a toddler. He gets the hiccups daily (at least). I find this interesting as he only had the hiccups once when I was pregnant with him. I guess he's just making up for it. He continues to mesmerize me. I think he's just the most amazing thing I've ever seen.



I still catch myself looking down at him from time to time wondering how I got so lucky. I love him so much and I'm so grateful to have him in my life. He's such a wonderful happy little boy. He loves to smile at strangers (when he doesn't have gas) and he really loves looking at people wearing glasses. He's so observant.



Needless to say these last three weeks have been bliss. Of course I'm still so anxious about going back to a hospital. Every time he coughs or sneezes I wonder if he's getting sick. However, I have to say I am soo lucky. Because of how Quinn started off life we have a lot of help. We have a nurse that comes to the house twice a week. If I ever have any medical questions I can call them anytime night or day, just like the pediatrician. The nice thing about them is, they will come to me, even on the weekend. All of you mom's can appreciate how incredible a thing that is. It brings me such peace of mind to know they are there.



We also have early intervention coming to the house to catch Quinn up on motor skills. They give me homework to do with him. Right now we are working on neck control and him reaching for things to his mid line instead of just to his sides. They are also wonderful enough to come to the home. I have to admit, sometimes I use them as my adult conversation for the day.



And finally, I have actual news. Some time in the second or third full week of March Quinn is going back to Boston. We are going for the first of the routine maintenance procedures for his heart. It sounds very simple. They don't even cut him back open. They will put a catheter up through a vein in his leg to the heart. Once in the pulmonary artery of the heart they will inflate a balloon and run it up and down to widen the artery. This will relieve some of the pressure in his heart so the heart doesn't have to work so hard and help improve his blood circulation. We will definitely keep you posted on when this will happen and let you know how it goes. Thank you again for following along with our story and for all of your support. Talk to you all soon.

6 comments:

Karra said...

Steph and Dan, you two are amazing parents, and Quinn is an amazing little boy. Hehe, hey Quinn, Aunt Karra is going to re-learn/practice early intervention OT on you so I can work with the birth-3 population...you're going to help me with my career!!
Love to all of you,
Aunt Karra

Anonymous said...

Oh Quinn you are adorable. Stephanie and Dan you are amazing parents and Quinn is so lucky to have you. Keep up with the smiles and good news.
Love Erin

Anonymous said...

Dear Steph,

I got home from a week in Florida lat last night and couldn't wait to check the blog this morning for news of all of you. Thank God for your wonderful updates. Quinn is so beautiful. I just love his little grin. He's a peanut, that's for sure. He looks pretty little in reference to the things around him. What a miracle he is! I thank God for him, and for you and Dan and the wisdom you have shown. I pray he continues to bless you all with wonderful days at home, watching his smiles and comforting his cries and savoring all of the aspects of a "normal" day with a newborn. I look forward to more updates!

With love,
Mrs. Cherry

Anonymous said...

Quinn I keep peeking In on you for updates It is so nice to see pics. of you home with your Mom and Dad.
Still a big part of my daily prayers. I will keep you on the top of my list when you go for your "valve check" Keep amazing those Doctors ok little buddy. Peace and Blessings Love M

Anonymous said...

HELLO MIGHTY QUINN AND FAMILY! WE ARE SO HAPPY TO SEE HOW WELL YOU ARE DOING. WE GOT BACK FROM SPAIN SATURDAY NITE AND KATHLEEN ASKED TO SEE WHAT YOU WERE DOING . THE SMILE ON HER FACE WHEN SHE SAW HOW GREAT YOU LOOKED WAS WONDERFUL.WE PRAYED FOR YOU EACH NITE AND WILL CONTINUE TO. LOTS OF LOVE AND KISSES FROM FRANCE TO "LE PETIT PRINCE" LOVE FROM YOUR LITTLE FRIEND IN FRANCE . KATHLEEN

NIK said...

In less than 3 weeks, I will be able to hold the Mighty Quinn for the first time! I CAN'T WAIT!!

See y'all soon!

Aunt Nik