Our Journey Through Life, Laughter, and the Adventures in Parenthood.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The First Few Months...

Being a new parent has brought on so many new adventures. Coming home from the hospital was a real eye opener. Its all on me! There is no red button to summons the nurse in my living room! The midnight feedings were something no one wants to get used to! And when he cries... and cries... and you do all you know how and he cries some more... you learn a whole new meaning to unconditional love! Having Quinten has brought Shannon and I even closer than we already were. We are loving being parents and watching him grow. Shannon is a fabulous, hands on dad. We have both been peed on, puked on, and pooped on :) the joys of parenthood! These past three months (wow 3 months already)! have brought on nothing but many firsts... here are just a few!...
Q's first bath:

Our first diaper blow out!

Getting ready for our first outing (to the doctor... yuck!)

Our first cool photo op!

Our first funny face!

Our first Mohawk :)

First good sleepy photo :)

Our first grin

Our first pumpkin...

Our first Halloween and pumpkin carving!

Sometimes Shannon and will look at each other and just think "wow how things have changed." Its amazing how quickly you change from only thinking of yourself to putting yourself dead last. There are days where showers come late in the day, meals get cold before getting to eat them, and sleep is a distant memory to "those days." But honestly I wouldn't change it for the world. I love our little man more than words can describe. His cries are heartbreaking only because I'm mom and I can't fix it! Sometimes I search for the fix it book, something or someone to tell me exactly what to do, and how to do it, but with each passing day I learn that each child is different, as is each parent and their techniques. We are learning with each cry what it means, and with each smile how much he loves us, and that we're doing a good job. It's exciting that pretty much everything that happens is a 'first' and I am looking forward to sharing them as they come :)


  1. Guess what? You never stop learning. You alwasys want to 'fix it.' You love them even more. And when they are grown, you still hurt when things happen and you still want to 'fix it' and you still love them more. Think my girls will see this? But remember to keep Shannon as the priority. Your marriage is the thing that is most important...after God, of course. But keeping the marriage fresh will keep you both fresh for your kids. love and hugs to you all

  2. I'm so excited you started a blog! And love that you captured the first diaper blowout:)