Saturday, April 28, 2012

5 months and the month of April:)

I know..I know..Where have I been??!!? We have had a busy last few months, and time has definitely gotten away from me. I'm going to start out of order with my new posts. We are going to go with her 5th month, and all the fun things that have been happening this April. We started the month by going to Mississippi for my spring break. John had to go to Florida with his unit for the week, and it worked out that we could make the drive together. Let me start by saying that driving in December with a 5 week old was a little easier than with a 5 month old:) She needed a little more entertaining this time around, but overall, she was a trooper. She got fussy around the 8th hour of the trip on the way there. The only things that calmed her down were both of us singing to her and watching the Peanut Butter Jelly app dance on the Ipad. I am ok with never hearing that song again!
John left for Florida the Saturday before Easter. Quinn and I spent Easter in Macon. It was so much fun to see everyone. Most of our family hadn't seen Quinn since Christmas. Here is a picture of a very happy Nana with her grandbabies on Easter morning:
Happy Nana
Happy Paw Paw:)
We tried to take some pictures of the cousins together after church. Reese LOVES her cousin Quinn.

After church we went to Columbus to see Jessica and Taylor's new house, and we ate lunch at Taylor's parent's. It was a perfect afternoon!

Quinn turned 5 months old the Tuesday that we were in Mississippi, and I decided to start her on solids. Avocado was her first food. She did not like it that morning when I tried to give it to her. I don't think she knew what to do with it, but she ate all of it later that night. She would grab the spoon out of my hand to feed herself.

I really wanted to wait until she was 6 months old, but she was showing all the signs. The biggest change was that she started waking up every 3 hours again. She has been such a good sleeper that I knew it was time to add some food. Plus her Paw Paw decided to give her banana pudding on Easter while I was out of the room. I came back, and she had it all over her face. She was very excited about the food though. It's funny to think about it now because bananas are the one thing that she hates to eat. I gave her some fresh bananas this morning, and she actually gagged! She gets that from her Daddy:) The only way that I've gotten her to eat them is mixed with her fresh avacodo. She actually ate a whole avacodo and half a banana at one time this week at daycare! I don't know where she put it. Her favorite food is sweet pototoes so far. She is not that big of a fan of fruits unless you mix them with rice cereal or a veggie.
Back to our trip.. She got to see her Uncle Jay while we were home. He is in Nashville for an internship now, and we haven't seen him since Christmas. She also got to see her great Uncle Bill and Gaga.

We had some professional pictures taken on Tuesday that week. I cannot wait to see them!! After that we went back to Meridian to visit with Jena, Will, Mary Evans, Cat, and Grandad.  It was so much fun to visit with them! Jena is due in October, and she looks great! I cannot wait to know if I'm getting another niece or nephew! Jena, Will and Mary Evans came to Charleston for a visit this past February, and I will post those pictures on the 3-4month update:) Mary Evans is SO cute with Quinn!
Happy Grandad!!
Her Cat has the magic touch. Every time she would hold Quinn, she would just fall asleep in her arms. She is also so sweet because she held Quinn for around a 3 hour nap one one morning. Our 16 pound girl can get a little heavy.
The last weekend of the trip was busy with getting everything ready for Quinn's Baptism at the Methodist church in Macon. It was very special to me to have my daughter baptized in the Church that I was raised. I did not realize how special the moment was going to be until we were all there standing in front of the church. I pray that we raise Quinn to know God and to reflect Him in all that she does in life. The morning went by so quickly that I forgot to ask everyone to stay after the service to take a group pictures. So...we have some snap shots of the day. One of the most wonderful moments of the day was seeing Bigdaddy come into the church. He suffered a stroke around 2 weeks before that day, and he had been in Jackson in a rehabilitation center. However, he said he was not missing his great granddaughter's day. It was wonderful having him there!

We tried to get a good group shot of the 3 of us. I didn't notice that Quinn was blinking, or I would have tried to get another picture. At least we have one of the 3 of us though.

The best part about the Baptism was that Quinn slept through the entire service! She actually started snoring when Brother Andy was holding her. The water on her head did not bother her at all. When Brother Andy took her around the church to show her to the congregation, she put her hand in front of her face so that she could still sleep.

Quinn has two godparents, Heath Jordan and Kim Bowers. They were both able to make the Baptism, and it was so great to see them! Quinn is so fortunate to have them in her life. They were so sweet and got her a beautiful cross necklace for this special day!

Cat and Grandad got her a bracelet with her name and the date of the service on it. It matches Mary Evans' bracelet from her Christening. We tried to get a picture of the two bracelets together.

That pretty much sums up the trip. We have been back in Charleston for 2 weeks. We are now back into our work routine during the week. I am counting down the days until my summer break. I cannot wait to be able to be home with Quinn all day! This stage is so much fun, and her little personality is really starting to come out.  She has just started blowing bubbles with her mouth,and she thinks it is hilarious. She is so close to being able to sit up on her own. I feel like every day is something new.  She is so long in the torso that she is already in some of her 6-9 month clothes. I still cannot believe how fast she is growing. It is hard for me to believe all the milestones we are going to go through over the next 6 months with crawling, walking, and talking! I cannot wait! I have dowloaded all the pictures from the past few months, and I will be making another large post for her 3-4 month update.