Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thank you soo much

I just wanted to thank everyone for such supportive comments regarding my masters. I really couldn't have done it without the support from my mentor and the the professors at Wesleyan. They were so wonderful and understanding about my situation with Quinn.

OK, so back to my little prince Quinn. He has officially hit 13 lbs. Which apparently is great. Doctors want babies to double their birth weight by 6 months (which we've done) and triple their weight by a year. With 5lbs to go I think we can do that. I know I keep saying this but everyone is so happy with how he is doing. The nurse just couldn't get over how much he's grown/matured in a month. Also, the doctor that repaired Quinn's digestive system is so pleased with his last test that he discharged him. The doctor said if Quinn ends up having trouble later that we can go back to see him, but he doesn't think that will happen. Yay, one doctor down.

These next notes are more to remember for when Quinn gets older. He is still a terrible traveler. However he is finally learning how to sooth himself a little while traveling. In the past (by past I mean 2 weeks ago) once he started crying he screamed until we got where we were going. He loves the ABC's. He likes other songs, but I can actually sooth him with the ABC's when he's crying. Go figure. He put an object (other then my hand) in his mouth with the intention on teething on it for the first time today. It was one of the fish from his swing. Also, two nights ago was the first time I was able to put him in his pack n play before he was asleep and he didn't cry and wake up. He did it again last night too. He still wakes up every two hours to eat. He is a very sweet and happy baby. Now that his system is better at dealing with gas he rarely cries and is pretty easy baby. He loves his daddy and is all smiles for him when Dan gets home from work. Quinn watches him constantly when he's around.

He really likes the new walker we got for him. He only goes backwards at this point. It's really cute.

He likes books and his Aunties.

And of course Daddy............

Quinn saw his first parade on Monday.

It wasn't a great parade, but....

He seemed interested in it.


Pop said...

I just went back and looked at all the pictures and read some of the writings from day one of Quinn. I sincerely hope Quinn gets to read all of it and see how much he went through and how strong his parents were and are.
My Memorial Day was one for Quinn and those that fought the fight with him. And to see him now!!!!!!
Steph, what a Champ you are!!! All of what went on and you STILL managed to obtain your Masters!!
Dan, you know how proud I am of you and my feelings as we talk often. 'nough said.

Love you all. The Mighty Quinn.....all smiles. Pretty neat.

Pop and Kim

Anonymous said...

Dan,Steph&the Mighty Quinn!

It warms my heart to see pictures and hear stories of happy families! These are memories to strengthen and hold your bond together in the future!

CONGRATULATIONS! STEPH! As far as I know, you're the 2nd in the Jack family to receive a Masters! Way to go. Hope we have more to follow in yours and Brandon's footsteps. Well done!

Love, Nik

Pop said...

To Our Friends from France:

Can you BELIEVE how WONDERFUL Quinn is doing???!!!??!!

Our move is still in progress but will be complete by June 15th. (whew!!) :-)


WE love you all.

Kim and POP.

Anonymous said...

You sure have grown! Sounds like Mom knows what she is doing. Not only did she receive her masters but she has mastered motherhood you are so blessed to have each other. I keep you in my prayers everyday and know you are going to grow up and do great things. Keep gaining and growing big guy! Love Maria Ps keep Brett in your prayers as he travels back to Colombia. Can't wait to meet you someday Mighty Quinn!!!!