Thursday, October 18, 2012

One Year

How did we go from this...

to this...

in only one year.

It seems to have passed in the blink of an eye, yet those sleepy newborn days seem miles away!
Quinn has changed so much in the past two months.

He has gotten 4 teeth in the past month alone!
He's still OBSESSED with toothbrushes.

He has said his first words! Mama, Dada, ball, kitty, light and doggy and sheep sounds are all in his vocabulary! He loves to clamp  and wave "Hello", "Bye Bye" and "Night Night" and really loves to mimic about anything I do. He can show us his nose and his mouth. He can stick out his tongue and say "AHHH". He mimics my mannerisms all the time! He "wipes" his tray clean after he eats if I give him a wipe. He has learned to throw his pacis in his crib when I take him out of bed because we leave pacis in the crib! He gives the sweetest hugs anytime I ask and whenever he wakes up! He gives kisses too! Just today my mom got him to stick up one finger like "I'm 1!" after we practiced with him the past couple days. It just amazes me that I am able to actually teach him things!

He hasn't quite stood up on his own yet but if we stand him up he will take a couple steps towards us before reaching and falling on us (which he loves).

He is still such a laid back kid and never has a problem with different people watching him or going to the daycare at church. He's always, always just so excited to meet new people and be with them!
Visiting the pumpkin patch with Heather and Henry!

He is eating new things daily. We started introducing a small amount of dairy this month and it has gone great! He probably get one small serving of dairy a day. We also trialed soy and that didn't so well. Even bread with just a small amount of soy oil in it made him throw up. So I still have to be very careful with any processed food because most contain soy. But I am very confident that he will eventually grow out of this intolerance as well! He tried whole eggs a couple weeks ago and did wonderful! He has them almost every day now!
He LOVES any fruit.

Being Quinn's mom is never anything but a joy. Seriously. He is the sweetest, most loving little boy. There have been hard days when dealing with his reflux and allergies, but since figuring those out, it's been such a smooth ride. I just can't believe that I was blessed with such a caring, friendly and laid back little boy. God definitely spoiled me with this one :)
Spending time with his 93 year old great grandmother.

This birthday is so bittersweet. But it is such an overwhelming blessing.

 Happy First Birthday Quinn! Your Mommy and Daddy love you so much!

1 comment:

  1. Happy 1st birthday Quinn!! Mommy & Daddy- Have a great weekend celebrating that sweet boy!! I cannot believe they are one! xoxo