Wednesday, August 29, 2012

10 Months

Stats: MAYBE 21.5 lbs (weighed on my parent's scale)

This month has been so amazing. It has been the most fun and easy month with Quinn. He is just growing up so much and it is still so bittersweet. I find myself defending that he is STILL a baby and he is NOT a big boy because I don’t want these months before one year to be grouped into the next months after one. He is STILL a baby—at least until he turns one! He is the easiest baby. He naps well, plays well, gives me snuggles but is still independent, sleeps at night like a champ and is all around just a breeze. 

And I can almost say this with certainty, our reflux struggles are on their way out. Three months ago I would have told you that I was sure he would struggle for many more months with his reflux. But his new formula and no dairy or soy in his diet has been miraculous. This month we started to wean his Prilosec and 10 days in, I can say he is doing wonderfully. We will wean him off completely in the next month or so. I actually have lots of hope that it will work! I have learned so much from this whole reflux struggle, as a person and as a mother and I know that if I go through it again, it will be with different eyes and a more positive open mind. One thing that I have learned and will not change is that as Quinn’s mother I am his best advocate and I know him the best. If I think he’s in pain, he probably is and there is no reason for him to stay that way! It was easy for others to pass off his symptoms as something else, but I knew deep down that he wasn’t comfortable and I am proud that I never stopped looking for an answer. It’s a momma’s job and I’ve learned to not be ashamed of it! 

 We are staying at my parents because of our kitchen remodel and it has been heavenly to have my family around! I love having the help and the company and Quinn is in love with his grandparents and his uncle! Most of the time I’m pretty sure he’d rather be with his “Mimi” than with me! It is so fun to watch him with them! I’ve been able to take tons of pictures this month because I always have an extra set of hands to help with Quinn! So I have TONS of photos this month- I couldn’t decide which ones to post, so I just posted all the ones I like!
He LOVES throwing stuff out of the dishwasher!

He loves my mom SOOO much. She is the highlight of his day these days!

 We went to my cousin Jessica's wedding in Omaha, NE in August. He was amazing the whole drive there and back. I was really stressed about it, but he was PERFECT. He also slept through the night every night there-- in his pack n play in the bathroom. :) It was the perfect place to put him! 

His new bow tie was too much fun. And he was great with it and left it alone the whole time it was on!
 He was pretty tired during the wedding but did SO well!

Except for going a little crazy in the back of the church! :)

He attended some of the reception in style in his PJs. And then we put him to bed upstairs at the hotel and had a sitter to watch him while we celebrated with everyone! It worked out so great!

Here he is with the bride and groom!

 His favorite things: pointing, sharing, and smiling.

 His first time in a swing. He wasn't too thrilled about it but I got him to smile once!

 We threw a surprise 60th birthday party for my mom this month! Quinn's aunt Lauren came to help celebrate!

 And a friend of mine from work made a beautiful cake for my mom! It was the highlight of the night!!

Quinn loves to climb up stairs and he has started to learn how to climb down them as well!

 I never thought he would want to hold his bottle but this month he decided that he loves it!

We have taken some wonderful walks in my parents neighborhood before bedtime!

 We have had some great baby pool time!

He wore big boy pajamas for the first time this month! And I can't get enough of them! Plus there is easy access to his diaper! :)

He is having a ball at my parents house! I love seeing my parents with Quinn. It just reminds me how amazing they are as parents and challenges me to be like them! They are a lot to live up to! :)

Here's a quick rundown of this months changes!

New Foods: Hummus, Bread, pickles (doesn’t like them), Lemons (likes them!), blueberry banana pancakes, tater tots

Sleeping: THROUGH THE NIGHT!! J It’s been amazing to put him to bed and actually look forward to the next time that I get to see him!! He usually goes to bed between 7 and 8 and sleeps until 6:45-7:30ish in the morning. He takes two great naps of at least an hour but usually an hour and a half to two hours.

Likes: Toothbrushes, pointing, sharing and showing things, remotes (still), tickles, drawers, riding on daddy’s shoulders, throwing everything out of his crib a couple times before going down for naps.

Dislikes: Diaper changes, clothing changes, anything that involves lying down, when his bottle is empty, sippy cups, getting in his car seat.

Talking: Baba, Mama, Dada. Nothing "real" yet... mostly just babbling.


  1. Oh my goodness, he looks SO old in the big boy pajamas picture! BUT, just to be clear, he is still a baby! Awww...Q, you are so cute!

  2. Just when you think Quinn cannot get any cuter, he does! They are growing up so fast, I cannot believe it, but I agree, they are in SUCH a fun stage. The bow tie kills me, so adorable! Glad to hear you all are doing well!