Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Two Months Old

Quinn is already two months old, even though it feels like he's been part of the family much longer and the weeks have literally flown by (part of that can be attributed to life being hectic with three kids under four!). But he is such an easy-going and generally content baby that it has made our transition to a family of five much easier. He is quite snuggly and still curls his legs up like he's still in the womb which is precious. He's strong and mighty, but still on the smaller size so we are working on plumping him up. His smiles and new coos are as cute as can be and we are loving watching him discover the crazy world around him each day.
Two month stats:
Height: 22 1/4 inches (14th percentile)
Weight: 10 lbs 14 oz (16th percentile)
Head: 15.3 inches (42nd percentile)

My Three Littles


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

God Bless Quinn

Today was sweet baby Quinn's baptism. He's already an excellent Catholic as he didn't cry once and stayed awake and alert during the entire ceremony. Father Ed Salmon, who has married us and baptized the older two, also did the ceremony which means a lot to us. He talked about Quinn beginning his story and for him to be the best he can be at whatever he decides to do, and how as parents it's our responsibility to aid in just that.  And his godmother, Aunt Meg, gave him the perfect card that sums up the day saying, "Whatever you are, be a good one."  We can't wait to see all the great things our mighty Quinn will do and who he will be.
 Quinn's godparents, Aunt Meg and Arthur.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thoughts on the Suburbs

It's been four months since we left the city and landed back in suburbia. Overall, we're extremely happy and the kiddos love it here. Literally being able to just go outside and play without packing up the stroller is a life changer, especially since the baby arrived. We've really lucked out with our housing situation and the ranch has worked out better than ever expected. 

Some of my observations:
  • Way more nature. Spiders, skunks, squirrels galore.
  • Old people shopping and moving at their own slow pace.  Especially Maggie who I see everywhere and she constantly comments to me, "You must be Catholic with all those kids!"
  • Friendly strangers who always ask A.) whether you live in Oak Park or River Forest and B.) how far apart the kids are in age.
  • Yard work is no joke and never-ending.
  • Garbage is a pain with rules and stickers.  I miss just putting anything out in the city alley and it being hauled away by bums or the garbage men.
  • The take-out and restaurant options are just okay.  Still waiting to find something delicious that I love.  Definitely missing the city when it comes to food.
It's clear that we're meant to be suburban and I'm okay with that. Just seeing my two littles riding their bikes around the neighborhood, making friends, and starting school this week confirms to me that we did the right thing by moving. 

Baby Smiles

 Big sister is funny and can get Quinn to smile...

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