25 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Thank you for your kind words about my last post, things have been crazy but they seem to be settling down!

Little Miss Quinn is 25 weeks, as of July 25.

11222194_10103652218910883_7092113999960265126_nShe is such a little lady! At the beginning of the week, she started to hold her bottle on her own! It is really cute because she will take the bottle from us and miss her mouth 99% of the time. Eventually she figures it out, but it is funny to watch her struggle.20150725_151925We are working on sitting up, but she would rather be scooting around on her tummy.

20150725_151812I was reading Liam’s 25 week update, and he already had a tooth at this point! Q has not shown any signs of teething and I am not complaining. I love her gummy smile, she looks like a little old lady

20150725_152009Gosh I cannot believe she will be 6 months old next week. Time has really flown by. I also realize I didn’t do a 5 month post. At this point, I owe you all so many update posts I will just be skipping her 5 month update. I will post her 5 month picture in the 6 month update, whenever I have time to post that!20150725_151803This week Quinn and Liam’s Cousin Evie was born!!! She is so darn cute, it is going to be a lot of fun watching these two girls grow up together :)

mm Life is good!

11813389_10103652229235193_13737278236531770_nI hope everyone has a great day!

Cheers!

Cranio Update

Hello friends!

We went to the pediatrician on July 15 and he confirmed my fears. He said he felt ridges forming on Quinn’s skull. He recommended we get an ultrasound and schedule an appointment with a Neurosurgeon.

Before leaving the office, we called and scheduled her ultrasound at the hospital for that following Saturday and a Neurosurgery appointment for the following Tuesday.

In the interest of keeping it all to one post; we went to the ultrasound appointment on Saturday and it seemed like a freaking waste of time. It took forever and Quinn was MISERABLE. I ended up having to nurse her for like 30 minutes in order for them to finish the ultrasound.  After the ultrasound the lady said everything looked normal, but that we would need to get an xray in order to get an idea of what the bones in her head look like. Perfect, thank you all for wasting my time.  Erik and I were less than pleased. We called the Ped office after the ultrasound, and they gave me names of places we could go to get an xray before her appointment with the Neurosurgeon.

Luckily I found a place that didn’t require and appointment and was open until 5 during the week.  So we waited until Monday, and my sister thankfully met me there. This was hands down the WORST experience of my life. I cannot even begin to describe how she screamed, TEARS streaming down her face. She looked at me like mommy please save me, what is going on. It broke my heart, and my sister and I both cried. We got the xrays on a CD and went on our way.

Fast forward to Tuesday, Erik and I both took the day off to take her to the appointment. We got there early and waited…. and waited.. for almost TWO hours. It was horrible. My stomach was in knots the entire time and I just couldn’t function. They finally called us back and we waited in the room for a few until the Neurosurgeon came in.  He took one look at her and said she was fine! I mean he also looked at her ultrasound and her xrays, but he felt her head a little and said that yes her pathways were fusing a little early,  but he thought that they would slow down as she started sitting up more. I have never wanted to hug a doctor so much in my life. We were so relieved. He told us to take pictures of her head from the top, side and front each month and check them to see what they look like. He said if we thought it was getting worse to bring her in again, but he didn’t think it would happen. He also made it seem like the surgery was mostly for cosmetic purposes, unless there was a severe deformity.

It has been a whirlwind the last few weeks, but I am thankful we took her in and got the okay!

Sorry for being so late to post about this, I just couldn’t get myself to write about it while it was going on.

I hope everyone has a great day!

Cheers!

24 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Almost caught up on life…

Little Miss Quinn is 24 weeks old as of July 18.

11205483_10103649182720433_5035348984666454249_nI just love her so much, I cannot stand it!

20150718_154135She took her first selfies this week,

20150718_154620 20150718_154633and by selfies I mean, she tried to eat the phone while I was taking pictures of her, bahaha.

She has the sweetest smile, that really lights up the room, just like her brother.20150721_083931She continues to love to eat her hands and feet, a lot

20150724_070146 20150724_070141 IMG_20150718_155311 IMG_20150721_083143_nopm_Haha, I don’t remember Liam ever liking to eat his feet. I just wish she loved eating food that much…. Solids are not going well. She refuses to open her mouth most of the time, and when she does she gags. It doesn’t really make sense because she always seems so interested in our food! I think we are going to give baby led weaning a try int he next few weeks. We will see, I really wanted to use my baby making food items, but if she doesn’t like it I can’t really force her to eat it.  We will probably give purees a few more tries before moving on.

Sleeping is about the same, not bad but not great. She typically wakes up at around 1 or 2, then again at 4 or 5. I wish she would wake up at 2, then sleep until 6 or 6:30, but we can’t always get what we want.

20150718_154150Still no signs of teeth, unlike Liam who was working on #2 at this time. I am not complaining though; not sure if I am ready for the biting. 11800402_10103649180415053_4763361308743959370_nAs you all know, we had our pediatrician appointment this week. I will give you guys an update on the Cranio situation tomorrow, so stay tuned.

I can’t believe she will be 6 months old soon! Insane!

I hope everyone has a great day!

Cheers!

23 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Please hang with me while I catch up a bit, the last few weeks have been very stressful….

Little Miss Quinn is 23 weeks old (as of July 11)

11694839_10103623091562323_7432518394274344849_nThis week has been full of stress and anxiety. It all began when I thought she had an ear infection and took her to the doctor before work one day. Thankfully no ear infection, but the doctor asked me if I thought her forehead was protruding out more than usual. I told her I didn’t think it had, but she wanted us to make an appointment with a neurosurgeon. 20150708_175812I asked her if I could wait until her 6 month check up, since this was the first time this particular doctor had seen her. She said we could wait because she was developing well, and she didn’t see an immediate need for an appointment. Well.. I obviously googled the crap out of Craniosynostosis and convinced myself that she needs surgery. The day after the appointment I called the pediatrician’s office to schedule an appointment with her regular doctor. Our appointment is scheduled for Wednesday July 15th.

20150712_165244I have no idea how I am going to wait that long for answers, but I don’t really have a choice. In the meantime I will just soak up as much love from these two little nuggets as I can and try not to stress about it.

20150711_141658 20150711_141652In other news, remember how I’ve been telling you that I think Quinn is going to start crawling soon, well, she is really on the move. Here is a series of pictures I like to call, “Where did Quinn go”.

IMG_20150711_132902_nopm_ IMG_20150711_132939_nopm_ IMG_20150711_133004_nopm_ IMG_20150711_133547_nopm_Seriously?! I walked away for 3 seconds to get my water bottle. Ridiculous.

I will post an update as soon as I can after her appointment, but for now, look at how much bigger Liam was than Quinn. ha!

11745550_10103623130619053_1342229693779844186_nI hope everyone has a great day!

Cheers!

22 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Little Miss Quinn is 22 weeks (as of July 4), cue 4th of July fabric.

10410440_10103609745647643_3402282755671846972_nShe has SO much personality it is insane, and knock on wood she is always smiley.

11221472_10103603364580353_5105999165313209046_n 11665544_10103603364520473_7770395457090738534_n 11060094_10103603364410693_1039331264844191571_n 11403058_10103603364360793_717363339953966267_n 11692701_10103603364280953_8008480393245904702_nMan I love that little face! A lot happened this past week. Erik’s family was in town for Diana’s baby shower, so on Sunday we went to DC. Erik and Gary are working on the basement bathroom (WOOT) so I took both kids with me.  Thankfully, both kids were on their best behavior. In fact, they both slept most of the time.

IMG_20150628_133857_nopm_ IMG_20150628_133909_nopm_ 20150628_140935I would say that was a successful trip into DC. Liam woke up as soon as we were walking back to the metro, so he was excited to see and ride the train.

We have been trying to sit Quinn up more and more everyday, because if I remember correctly Liam was already starting to sit up by this age.

20150704_071803She likes it, but gets way too excited and just topples over.

20150703_105559 20150703_110140She is constantly moving her arms and legs trying to escape. I have a feeling she is going to start crawling in the next few weeks, yes I said weeks! I put solids on the back burner for now; to be honest I feel like I don’t have the time to sit down with her and feed her. Really sad I know, but that is the way life is right now! We will try solids again soon, I just have no idea when that is going to be.

20150704_105307Alright well, that is all I have for you all today!. I hope everyone has a great day!11539617_10103609743621703_881215052084947391_nCheers!

Diana’s Baby Shower

Hello friends!

My sisters and I hosted Diana’s baby shower on June 26 and it was AWESOME! I am going to let the pictures do most of the talking today :)

We did most the set up the night before, after the kids were in bed #smart.B

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Fancy little diaper cakes I made :). I am pretty proud of myself, this was my first attempt at a diaper cake. 11058136_10103594990826423_2836673460471565147_n 11403395_1082860635062278_6994182504393468947_nI wish I had made those cookies, but one of Diana’s friends ordered them from somewhere. They looked delish, and from what people told me they tasted just as good as they looked.

Then guests started to arrive.

11268033_1082860671728941_1466682557260266509_n 11101259_1082859431729065_5234209847674632897_n 11695728_1082859498395725_2034761762095437713_n 11709465_1082859941729014_2101428336354736465_n 11698568_1082860458395629_1136809696365165392_nWe played this really cool game,

11694817_10103594990621833_4245823307034257807_nDiana’s sisters and mom bought one baby item (for Diana to keep) for each letter of the words “Baby shower” and people had to guess what was inside the bags. Most of the pictures I have are of Diana opening presents, so I will keep the 150 pictures of her opening adorable baby shower gifts to myself.

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

Cheers!

21 Weeks

Hello friends!

I am so very behind on updates, but here we go!

Little Miss Quinn is 21 weeks, as of June 27th)

1472854_10103587885136283_1016324985100279774_n(1)and she is as cute as ever! This week I ordered her high chair and we have been putting her in it while we get dinner ready and while we eat.20150625_065801 She has also shown an increased interest in food, so we figured we would start her off with some avocado.  We decided to skip the cereal and oatmeal because after much research it really does not provide any real nutrients. Her very first taste of food was on June 25th,

I think she liked it. Since then we have slowly given her sweet potatoes as well. I am not really giving her food regularly, which might backfire later, but I am taking it slow with Quinn. 20150626_070615This week was Diana’s baby shower (which was awesome, update tomorrow) and Quinn had her second (or third) playdate with Farrah.

11666035_10103595020626703_4213598601927146493_n 11695434_10103595024953033_5713534626676491494_n 11666255_10103595022852243_1840704085326013573_n 11692689_10103595022008933_3291517916732959855_nI mean goodness, if they were any cuter I would faint!

Alright well that is all I have for you all today!

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Check back tomorrow for pictures from Diana’s baby shower!

Cheers!

20 Weeks!

Hello friends!

I will eventually be on time with one of these posts. Little (not so little) Quinny is 20 weeks old (as of June 20).

11659369_10103578919842803_2587069527869326832_nThis week has been a big week for little Miss Quinny. As you may have figured out from my last few posts we have been struggling with sleep. I am very tired all the time, and can’t seem to muster up enough energy to work out or cook dinner.

Well a few nights ago I decided I was going to start sleep training. We had a lot of success letting Liam cry it out, but this time it is a little trickier. Liam and Quinn’s rooms are across the hall from each other, so we have to find a balance of crying it out so we don’t wake Liam up.11168008_10103578901704153_9034604737585654899_n Thankfully, both kids are heavy sleepers and we have 2 sound machines. She woke up at around 11:30 and I was not having it, so I asked Erik to go in and just rub her back for a little while until she fell asleep again. He was in there for maybe five minutes rubbing her back before she fell asleep again! I was convinced she was going to wake up again in an hour but thankfully she slept until 2 am!  She ate, I changed her diaper and she fell back asleep, until around 4:30.  It’s the 4:30 wake up call that is killing me. I don’t think she needs to eat again at 4:30, but I also don’t want her screaming and waking Liam up that early.  I gotta figure out what to do.

20150620_095216Man it is a good thing she is cute! I am starting to think about feeding her solids, because she is getting increasingly interested in our food. I have no idea when it is going to happen but soon(ish) I guess. I have to order her high chair first. I do know that I am going to start with avocado this time around and bypass the rice/oatmeal cereal stage. 20150621_093436Alright friends that is all I have for you all today!

Have a great day!

Cheers!

19 Weeks!

Hello friends!

Little Quinny is 19 weeks old (as of June 13)

10984599_10103552158068613_1318120973168349671_nThis week she got her first pair of moccs in the mail.

20150608_173924 20150608_175136She looks so darn cute in them, I cannot wait to order a few more once she starts crawling and walking. Speaking of crawling…. I am totally convinced she is going to start crawling in the next two months.

20150611_180328Whenever she is on her tummy, she rolls around like crazy and has started scooting herself to her toys. I don’t know if I am ready for her to be mobile yet. Sleeping sucks, and I don’t know what to do. I can’t get her to sleep for more than 4-5 hours at a time. She will go to bed at between 730 and 8, and wake up around 1, eat then go back to sleep until around 4.  I think its the 4am wake up that is killing me. It is in the middle of a sleep cycle and as soon as I fall asleep I have to wake up again to get ready for work. It is slowly killing my soul.

2015-06-17I hope once she starts eating real food, she will be able to sleep longer and night. I don’t know how much longer I can stay awake…. It’s a good thing she is REALLY freaking cute :)

Well, that is all I have for you all this week. Please please send me some good sleeping vibes!

11109731_10103552159780183_8574022584683078069_nCheers!

18 Weeks

I am so far behind with these updates, ugh I fail.  Most of them have already been written, I have just been lazy with editing and posting pictures. So here we go….

Little Quinny is 18 weeks old, and she is as adorable as ever!

11393236_10103539511018403_5887455687216651462_nSince I failed to do a 4 month update I will try and put some of her important four month stats in here. 11329928_10103528197755273_3922989284565025223_n She is officially sleeping on her tummy, but unlike her brother, is not sleeping through the night yet.

Screenshot_2015-06-10-05-58-46Screenshot_2015-06-09-20-35-15I am really at a loss as to what to do. I don’t think she is for official sleep training, but I might have to bite the bullet because I am exhausted. Maybe next week, sigh. For some reason, I feel really bad leaving her to cry… Maybe it’s because she is a girl, but her little cry is so so so sad, it kills me.

11392823_10103539530135093_7321199573257422397_nHer official 4 month stats are:
Weight: 13 lbs 6 oz
Height: 25 inches
Head size: 16.5 inches

Liam’s 4 month stats were:
Height: 25 3/4”- 75th Percentile
Weight: 16 lbs 12 oz- 88th percentile
Head Size: 17 1/4”- 90th percentile

Man he was so much heavier than she was at 4 months!  I don’t think she will hit the 16 lb mark by the time she is 6 months old!  Who knows! I might wait until her 6 month appointment to ask if we can let her cry it out, we will see how desperate I get in the next few weeks!

Alright that is all I have for you all today! Stay tuned for 2 more updates this week!

Have a great day!

Cheers!

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