Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. We were blessed to have my brother and my aunt and uncle come up to join us. We have many things to be thankful for this year.

1. The boys. I am so thankful God blessed me with my three little boys. They are all so smart and funny. I am thankful they are all healthy and happy. Even though they drive me crazy on an almost daily basis, I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. 

2. I am thankful for my job. It is tiring and can be a huge challenge but it also is very fulfilling to be able to help people for a living. My boss and coworkers are all amazing people to work with. 

3. I am thankful for my nephew Christopher. I am grateful that I got to be an aunt for 5 months. Christopher has taught me to see what is truly important in life and that every person and moment is fleeting. Nothing lasts forever so cherish that which is important. 

4. I am thankful for my brother, that he found a great job and happiness, that he is in a good place in life right now.

5. I am thankful that I live in a country where I am safe and free. I am thankful for our troops that risk their lives to protect my freedom.

6. I am thankful for the last three years with my mom. She was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and has done very well with the treatments. I am thankful for every moment I get with her and for her health.

Monday, November 18, 2013

As promised

Here are the pictures from Quillan's 6 month post, as promised. 

Sorry a lot of them are sideways (or upside down!) I don't know how to rotate them in here. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Quillan Isaiah: Six Months!

Quillan is now 6 months old!!! He weighs 14.6 lbs and is 26.5 inches long. He has outgrown his 3 month clothes and moved into 6 month clothes. He still has very little hair that appears to be coming in in some combination of red and blonde. His eyes are still blue. He has no teeth.

Quillan is still 100% breastfed. He has been showing some signs of interest in food (trying to grab our food, moving his mouth while he watches us eat) so we will likely be introducing some food to him in the near future. We plan to use the Baby Led Weaning technique for introducing food again. 

He wakes about once a night most nights and easily goes back to sleep after a diaper change and a quick feed. He still sleeps on his belly and he still moves around quite a bit in his crib. As much as I've tried to nip it in the bud, he does still suck his thumb. I continue to try to replace it with a pacifier though. 

Quillan has been more interested in toys lately. He can grab them and play with them now. He really likes holding rattles, chewing on teethers, and playing with his Freddie The Firefly sensory toy. He also likes looking at pictures in books and looking at himself in the mirror. Matt put the crib mirror in his crib and many times I find him looking at himself when he wakes up in the morning or after a nap. 

As of yesterday he can now roll over both belly to back and back to belly. We all got to witness his first time rolling back to belly last night and cheered him on. He was confused at first and then got a big smile on his face like he thought he was hot stuff. So cute! 

This month, of course, Quillan got to celebrate lots of Halloween festivities for the first time. He dressed up like a raccoon for Halloween. He got to go to The Zoo Goes Boo, the Halloween party at the Children's Museum, and trick or treating on Halloween night. 

Unfortunately, my computer is broken so I am unable to post any new pictures. I will do an updated picture post once I get a new computer. Until then...  


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