32 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Quinny-pie is 32 weeks old as of September 12, 2015.

12004850_10103776478179313_2898778203880041123_nLook at that personality! She is truly amazing. We were at the beach all week, and it was glorious. I love vacation. I will wait and do a separate post about the beach because I have TONS of pictures to share!

Her second tooth is still working it’s way out and things are no fun.  She refused to eat solids all week and her sleep schedule was HORRIBLE.  She woke up probably 100 times a night. I hate teething.  We all shared a room so she woke Liam up a lot. He would say, “ugh Quinny, you are waking me up again.”- hilarious.

DSC_0820She gets closer and closer to crawling everyday, and it is very stressful. My concern is that she will get into Liam’s toys with small pieces and put them in her mouth, because if you haven’t noticed she puts EVERYTHING in her mouth.

DSC_0781She really loved the beach, and I think she enjoyed her time with us all week. DSC_0939 DSC_0840Except of course if she was tired and I was trying to take cute pictures of her and Erik at the beach

DSC_0858 DSC_0854Let’s just say being awake 100 times a night made her unhappy until she got her morning nap

DSC_0870 Little babies in bathing suits are so damn cute, I just couldn’t stop taking pictures of her this past week, she was not amused…

IMG_0002Alright, I think that is all I have for you all today. I hope everyone has a great day!


Extreme Home Makeover- Main level bathroom

Hello friends!

It’s been a while since I posted an update on our home makeovers.  Our main level bathroom needed A LOT of work. They layout was awkward and there was so much wasted space that it needed a complete gut and renovation.  I wish I had taken a picture of the bathroom before we re-did it, but I didn’t so boo.

20150329_095713You can kind of see what it looked like before in that picture, but the vanity was the worst part, and I don’t have a picture of it. After the vanity was taken out, Erik and Gary wanted to move the toilet to the back wall to make the space more efficient. So they dug a huge hole in the bathroom floor.

20150329_135121and moved the toilet to the back wall

20150329_154037They ripped down all the walls and tile and put in insulation, and HEATED FLOORS.  I picked out the flooring, it is tile but looks like hardwood. I love it so much!20150426_130728They put in beadboard, which I LOVE in bathrooms, and some nice molding before finishing off the floors and installing the toilet.

20150501_20181220150520_221444We have since added a mirror to complete the look of the bathroom, but these pictures will give you a good idea of what it looks like now.

20150520_221511 20150520_221641 20150520_221619I am so in love with it and cannot wait for it to get cold so I can turn on the heated floors. MMMMMMMM

I hope everyone has a great day!


31 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Quinny-pie (As Liam likes to call her now) is 31 weeks old, as of September 5, 2015.

12002312_10103776442296223_5576034550279480052_nThis week out little lady turned SEVEN months old! I still cannot believe time is flying by so quickly. She is so curious and expressive. She loves to listen and watch her big brother. If she even hears his voice she stops what she is going and turns to look for him, and squeals when she sees him.

20150829_153605 20150829_153705If we ask Liam to show Quinn how to do something or how to use something he gets so excited and will do it. He is really a proud big brother. She loves him so much, almost as much as she loves putting things into her mouth!

20150829_150151Ha, Just kidding, these two really love each other. Speaking of things she loves… She LOVES to eat! Recently, she has been loving watermelon, 20150830_151209 20150830_151317I think she loves the cold fruit on her gums. She is working on her second tooth as we speak. Hopefully it pops out before we head to the beach next week!!! Maybe one day I will get a picture of these cute little teeth!20150829_150139Probably not! ha! Alright well that is all I have for you all today!11149583_10103776489227173_1615368400118385416_n

I hope everyone has a great day!


30 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Still catching up, so please stay with me!

Little Miss Quinn is 30 weeks old, as of August 29, 2015.

11902554_10103736592206123_4876249887123218033_nShe is almost SEVEN months old already! It is really hard to believe that is has been 7 months; she is so full of personality and brings us so much joy everyday!

20150827_072701 Unlike her brother, Quinn really loves food! This week I decided to see if she could start chewing on teething crackers, but failed because she got a huge chunk and gagged. I think we will have to wait a few weeks before we try again.

20150826_184754I say this every week, but I feel like she is getting very close to crawling and we need to start seriously thinking about baby-proofing.

20150827_120353 20150827_120415Liam asks her ” Do you want to learn to crawl right now Quinny?” everyday. Then he starts crawling around the family room and she just watches him with a huge smile on her face. She has been very eager to pull herself up as well. We let Anya borrow the music table we had for Liam, and we need to go over there and get it back because I think Quinn would love it. If you sit next to her she will try and use your arm to pull herself up.

20150827_072800Sleep is going really well this week. She has been going to sleep between 7:30- 8pm and waking up at 4:30am! It has been glorious. We are going to the beach in a few weeks and have to share a room with both of the kids, so hopefully this pattern will keep up. One can hope!

20150827_150123Alright friends, that is all I have for you all today! I will leave you with more pictures of our little lady because she is adorable!

20150827_085649 20150827_085145Oh ya, and one to compare Liam and Quinn at 30 weeks!

11954633_10103736596786943_4736202318573628417_nI hope everyone has a great day!


Busch Gardens

Hello friends!

Look a non-weekly update post; don’t fall out of your chairs! I am hoping to get back to blogging about things other than popping in here once a week for a weekly update.

On August 28th, Liam, Erik and I met up with Caden, Brandon and Erin at Busch Gardens.

20150828_114237They boys had an amazing time and we had fun watching them run around together. It took a few minutes for Liam to remember how much be loves Caden, but as soon as he did, they were both mimicking each others’ every move. It was adorable.

20150828_131601They would call for each other, to make sure they were both standing in lines together. At one point we were near a pond with turtles and we would hear, “Caden come look at this turtle!” or “Liam, do you see this turtle?”. So.Freaking.Cute.

20150828_14353720150828_134909 20150828_135803They rode on all the rides together, and even met Elmo. Caden was not a huge fan of lifesize Elmo, but it’s okay because his best friend took one for the team and stood next to him :)

20150901_092551We are hoping that we can make this an annual trip, but we will see because our friends are moving away.  We will just have to make it happen one way or another.

I leave you all with a video of the log flume ride :) Enjoy


29 Weeks

Hello friends!

I jinxed it when I said I was on time with her weekly post. This post is almost a month late but here we go….

Little Miss Quinn is 29 weeks old (as of August 22, 2015), and has one sharp, pointy tooth sticking out of her gums.

11899924_10103718896603253_1699256932486138139_nI don’t think she has figured out that she can bite me yet, because thankfully it hasn’t happened.  I’ve been trying to get a picture of her tooth, but she is not willing to share…

20150822_170601This tooth surprised us because she did not have any of the teething symptoms that Liam had, and thank goodness too because Liam’s teething was just awful. We shall see if it keeps up with subsequent teeth.

20150822_170926The weather has been pretty good, and this past weekend while the boys were mowing the lawn, Quinn and I enjoyed a morning out on the deck. The lighting was awesome, so I took some pictures.

20150822_170557 20150822_170924Those are just from my phone, I got better ones on my camera! Welp kids, that is all I have for you all today. In honor of football season starting! GOOOOOO REDSKINS!

11951307_10103718898798853_7765625616147495084_nI hope everyone has a great day!


28 Weeks

Hello friends!

Miss Quinny is 28 weeks old, and I am actually on time with her weekly update!

DSC_0626Seriously I cannot believe how big she has gotten in the last two weeks. According to our scale at home, she is already at 17 lbs; less than two weeks ago she weighed in at 15 lbs 15 oz! DSC_0649She is officially sitting up now, and it is the cutest thing in the whole world. She is still a little wobbly when she gets excited, but for the most part she is sitting up on her own.

DSC_0658 DSC_0653I tried to use her sitting up picture as her weekly post picture, but I couldn’t figure out how to put the “28 weeks” on her onsie. I googled it and failed.

DSC_0650 DSC_0645Sleeping is going really well. She is now on an eating schedule and seems to be following a really good napping schedule too.

6:00 am- Wake up, nurse
7:15- nurse
9:00- nurse9:00- 10:00- nap
12:00 pm- lunch (cereal, veggies, fruit, etc)
1 pm- nurse
1:30- 3:300 or 4:00- nap
5:00- during the week when I pick her up from my mom’s house this is when she naps in the car for about 30 min
6:00- dinner (cereal, veggies, fruit, etc)
7:00- bath, bottle, story
7:45- nurse and put to bed; sometimes awake, sometimes asleep
8:00pm- 3:00 am- SLEEEEEP (this is hopefully becoming a regular occurrence, thanks to some sleep training)
3:00- nurse
3-5:30- sleep
5:30- nurse
6:00 am- up for the day

That is our life right now. She has been getting better at only waking up one time at night, and I am hopeful that will continue and become more of a regular thing in the next few weeks!

Alright that is all I have for you all today!28 weeksI hope everyone has a great day!


27 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Checking in with Miss Quinn’s 27 week post (August 8th).

11817206_10103686941456623_4668202213317936699_nThis little girl can eat! This week we’ve tried cauliflower and peas with carrots mixed in and she love them both.

20150808_175520Liam wouldn’t even open his mouth for peas at her age. I do think I have found the perfect consistency for her food. The weirdest thing about our little Q is that she does not seem to like fruit in the puree form.  My mom made her peaches and she hated it, but when I held a peach to her mouth she couldn’t get enough of it! Same thing with bananas, super weird. I need to make some more peas and freeze them, mainly so I can monitor how many ounces of food she is getting.  I still think it is a little early for meat, but I might start combining fruits and veggies together.  I am also thinking of adding some applesauce and other fruit to her rice cereal to see if she will eat it.

This week she had a playdate with her second cousin Leah, and I completely failed to take pictures. Don’t worry, it was even cuter than you could ever imagine. I cannot wait to watch them play together as they get older.

20150809_093849Still no signs of teeth, and I am still NOT complaining. Ha! Teething was so freaking miserable with Lam, and I am NOT looking forward to living that life again.  Who knows, maybe this time will be different!?20150809_093845Anyway, that is all I have for you all today!

I hope everyone has a great day!


26 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Our sweet little lady is 26 weeks old, as of August 1.

11802569_10103671047074093_968222480124359664_oShe is really starting to show her big personality. She laughs at things that we are all laughing at, it is adorable. We have been practicing sitting up and she is getting more and more stable every time we do it.

As I mentioned in her 6 month post, she absolutely loves food. There hasn’t really been one thing that we have given her that she hasn’t liked. The only time she will push food out of her mouth is when she is not a fan of the consistency or I guess when the food is cold.  So far we have given her rice cereal, avocado, carrots and butternut squash.  I want to introduce her to as many flavors as we can so she doesn’t grow into a picky toddler.

20150805_180726As I mentioned before, I think we are going to hold off on giving her meat and yogurt for a few more weeks. I actually have no idea how her tummy will react to yogurt considering whenever I have dairy she gets an upset stomach. I hope she does well with it, we can only wait and see.

This week Quinn wore her very first pair of overalls and O.M.G. they were adorable.  20150801_07505411012570_10102251250832096_8385272722243101951_n 11813249_10102251250881996_6101796649652612488_nWe took her peach picking this week (I will post more about that later), and I got to use my Ergo 360 (SO AWESOME).

20150801_110500Alright well that is all I have for you all today!

Have a wonderful day!


Happy Half Birthday Quinny!

Hello friends!

This post is LONG overdue, but better late than never. Our little Qbear is already 6 months old (as of July 31, 2015). I honestly cannot believe she is already 6 months old.

11828545_10103683553181753_6481742939440380419_nShe has grown up so much in the past few weeks that it is really hard to keep up. We just started her on solids, HOORAY, and I am happy to report she LOVES food. I will be going into more detail in her weekly posts, but lets just say she is a foodie, like her momma. Our doctor gave us the go ahead to start feeding her meat and all sorts of fun stuff, but I don’t think her stomach is ready yet. A good friend of mine, who is a doctor and has three children of her own, told me something about solids. Maybe this is common knowledge but I didn’t know… I told her that we were giving Quinn steel cut oats because I didn’t want to feed her rice cereal, and she told me that her stomach might not be ready to digest it yet. I asked her how I would know if her stomach was ready for it, and she told me to look for it in her (sorry TMI) poop.  She said when you give her something new, pay close attention to her poop. If the food looks undigested, her stomach is not ready for it and she is not absorbing the nutrients from it. Sure enough, when I gave her the steel cut oats, they came out just like they went in.  Good to know. Since then we have been giving her TONS of other foods, and it has been going really well.

20150805_180726Sleep seems to be the #1 thing on everyone’s mind right now and I am happy to say things are going relatively well for us. Of course now that I’ve said it, she will most likely be up all night. Her nighttime routine is pretty simple (we might be making a few changes here soon, stay tuned). She gets her dinner around 6:30, bath at 7, bottle (typically 3-4 oz), then I nurse her for a little while longer before putting her down around 7:45-8. She is asleep by 8 and sleeps a good 5-6 hours, wakes up between 1-2 am, eats, then goes back to sleep until 4-5 am, eat, sleep, then up for the day around 6:30.  It is working for us right now, but I know that might have to change soon. I think we might try cutting out her nighttime bottle to see how that works out.

2015-08-06Taking naps during the day is going well. She typically goes to sleep around 9 and sleeps for an hour or two, gets up, eats, plays then asleep again around 1. This is another hour to and hour and a half nap, gets up, eats then plays.  During the week, she will take another nap around 3:30 or 4 and is awake by the time I get to my mom’s house to pick her up, but our weekends are so busy that she usually sleeps in the car.  I have been trying to get better at scheduling things around her nap schedule, but it is really hard to be home all day with a toddler. I guess we are lucky she still likes to nap in her car seat. We will see how long that lasts.

IMG_20150801_085140_nopm_Alright well, those are the major points for the month, hopefully her 7 month post will be a little more detailed :)

– bath time
– tummy time
-playing with toys
-Foods: rice cereal
-mommy and daddy
-Ella, and Liam!

-sitting up
-Foods: carrots

Quinn’s 6 month Stats:
-Weight: 15 lbs 15 oz (50th percentile)
-Height: 26.5 inches (73rd percentile)
-Head Circumference: 17.5 in (92nd percentile)
-Diapers: Size 3, and size 3 overnight diapers
-Clothes: 6 month

Liam’s 6 month Stats:
-Weight: 19 lbs (75th percentile)
-Height: 28.25 inches (95 percentile)
-Head Circumference: 18 in (93rd percentile)
-Diapers: Size 3, and size 3 overnight diapers
-Clothes: 6 month and some 6-9 month clothes

11807792_10103669471691173_871239407328682443_oI hope everyone has a great day!


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