Tuesday, March 27, 2007

All smiles

With Quinn being so observant these days, it's easy to make him smile. Making the faces, singing songs I don't know words to or making up songs. He's not a very tough critic and seems to think it's all pretty funny.

Many would probably attest that I've never had a problem acting weird. But to him, it makes me some kind of talented comedian. It's great.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

All moved in

Today Quinn is at 9 pounds 9 ounces. I took these pictures a few hours ago. He is small for his age, but I'm happy to see his progress. I've moved the family into a bigger place and we've mostly settled in. The little man sleeps in a crib in mom and dads room, but he has his own room all set up for when he's older. The new house is freshly remodeled with plenty of room, full basement, attic, and a nice yard. We both liked it and were excited to move in. After years of accumulating stuff as a married couple, we needed the space. We're still renting, but the place will allow us to be patient with the housing market around here.

Quinn is also getting very interactive. He makes noises when he looks at you and reaches out to touch things in front of him. All very normal and average developments for babies his age, but any progress he makes is still pretty gosh darn exciting as far as I'm concerned. And he can roll over too. Just knowing that he's finally getting bigger and stronger with no complications. I pretty much find it a thrill a minute to see. So far, his demeanor is much like his dad's. He smiles a lot, is very engaging and amusing to interact with, and not much bothers him besides gas. All traits that dad either has, or wishes he had.

The little man doesn't go out of his way to perform on camera yet. I took this video and waited for him to either speak or do some manner of his goofy shenanigans. But like usual, he waits for me to do something amusing as well, and in the end we just end up watching and waiting each other out.

No matter. Most of us know that young babies always wait until the camera is off to surprise their parents with anything. Quinn is doing great and is a happy baby. April 4th will be a return trip to Boston children's hospital. He will have his pulmonary artery widened to further improve his hearts efficiency. This will be done with angioplasty. A term that means basically inserting a tube into his vein that will extend to the targeted area, and inflating a balloon inside the artery to expand it. Needless to say, I have healthy level confidence in them folks at Boston children's.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

First's and then some

Hey everyone,

So we had two firsts in one day. Quinn rolled from his stomach to his back yesterday. This process was very assisted by the fact that he was very angry so I don't know when we expect to see him do it again. But I'm going to count it for now. He also laughed for the first time yesterday. I was telling my mother that he had been laughing in his sleep for a week or two and that he finally laughed at me today (the 6th). As I finished this sentence he started laughing. It was really cute. When he does it more often I'll try to get it on video.

So we are moving this weekend. Yeah!!!!! We are really going to miss our apartment, but we are spilling out of it.

Finally, Quinn is going in for his catheter process on April 3rd. So we'll be sure to let you all know how it goes.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

On the move

When I say on the move I don't mean Quinn. Dan and I have found a 2 bedroom apartment that Quinn will be able to grow into. We will still be in the same town only about two minutes from where we live now. The really nice thing about that is we will still have access to the park, but we won't have to put up with noise of being on the main road of town. We're so excited that Quinn can have his own room. He probably won't be using it just yet since he still wakes up every two hours to eat and I'd be back and forth to his room all night. But at least we'll get to set it up. I'm not exactly sure when we will be moving but I will let everyone know before we do.

We are not the only ones moving. Dan's dad has moved down to Virgina and then possibly on to California to start a new job. While we will miss him terribly, we understand and hope he had a safe trip. His wife Kim is here for a little while longer, so hopefully we'll get to see grandma a couple of times before she follows grandpa Marshall. In honor of their move we have a couple of grandparent pictures.

Auntie Karra is moving into our town, only about 3 minutes down the road from us so here's a little tribute to her as well.

That's a lot of people moving. OK, on to Quinn news and pictures. There's really not that much to tell at the moment, which is a good thing right. He's doing really well. He's 8lb 14.5oz so hopefully the next time he gets weighed he will break 9lbs.

Quinn gets some Daddy time.

And of course we love the smiles. I just couldn't pick which one I liked better, so, I didn't.