My oh my how life can get away from you. There has been so much going on lately, but really nothing interesting enough to blog about. My creative juices just haven't been flowing as all my energy has been devoted to getting my anxiety under control and taking care of my wonderful little boy. He is doing amazing. In the past couple of days he has been making all new kinds of sounds and the biggest one is da-da! I know most people would look at him and think "how could you ever have a bad day!" and honestly if it weren't for him I'd be in a lot worse shape :) The overachiever in me has really taken a toll but I finally feel like my feet are planted firmly back on the ground and life is as it should be. I am thankful every day that God has given me a wonderful, loving and understanding husband and the most happy little man ever! How did I get so lucky? We may not have everything that society says makes you a winner i.e a big fancy house and all the material possessions but in my opinion we are far wealthier than Bill Gates for what we have, money cannot buy!
So since the last post we have celebrated a few things... first was Quinten's first St Patty's Day! Mommy and Daddy both have Irish in their blood so of course we decked our little man up in green and we enjoyed some frothy delicious Guiness with dinner!
"Mommy Thinks I'm Charming" (even with all the drool!)
Happy St Patty's Day!!
Then mommy had her first real outing to a good friends Bridal Shower on Saturday. It was so so so fun to get to giggle it out with all my girlfriends who were in town for the festivities. It felt strange to not have to worry about anyone but myself if for even a few hours. Daddy did well with his longest stretch alone. Quinten was semi-fussy for him. I think a combination of teething and mom withdrawals. We are going to try and do that more often so that he doesn't get too attached (is that possible :)). It was surreal to stand back and realize it was just shy of 2 years ago that I was going through what Melissa (the bride) is going through. The planning, prepping and parties! It is also a strange feeling to know that that was the only time in my life that I will go through that, I'm glad that I took it all in and enjoyed it all. It is so fun and exciting to see my friends getting to enjoy the excitement that is wedding prep!
The following week was a busy, crazy, fun week. I started going to a new Chiropractor, she is the same one Shannon uses. I got new X-Rays which explained SO much. My neck no longer has a curve to it, so we have to work on that, and my spine is a little tweaked side-ways, sooo we have to work on that too. I started adjustments Monday twice and then Wednesday twice. And by then I started to feel better!! Wednesday I also got to see my cousin I haven't seen in nearly 7 years! She along with her husband and 3 boys came to my parents house to visit. My brothers family also joined in so we had a houseful, which seems impossible to do at my parents!
We ended the week off with a BBQ to celebrate my dad's birthday. It was probably the most beautiful day the central coast has seen in MONTHS! Several of his friends dropped by to celebrate and of course the family was there! Quinten did SO well, such a happy kid who loves the outdoors (just like his folks!) we laid out a blanket under the tree and spent most of the time enjoying the fresh air and sunshine! My dad BBQ'd up a Thanksgiving style feast Turkey and all! It was oh so delicious! Gotta love family get-togethers!
The Birthday Boy
My niece Lauren absolutely adores Quinten so I took advantage of it and got some amazingly adorable pictures of the 2 of them!...
Me and all the kids :)
All in all we have been having a great month. We are busy re-decorating Quinten's room. A separate post will follow with all that. I am not allowed to show any pictures until it is complete! :) We have ended the month with one more tooth to add to the list. His top right has popped through! We went to the doctor Monday for his "6 month visit" he is 27" long and 19.5 lbs and doing wonderfully!! Can you see my teeth??