Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Life with our little one

Being a mum is literrally the best thing ever! I love being responsible for our little guy...making sure he is fed, warm, healthy and happy no matter how sore or tired I get. Its worth it, especially when he decides to show off his gummy smiles, snuggles into me and makes those sweet cooing noises.

Seeing how great Peter is at being a father is another great part about having a baby. I love seeing them interact! It brings out a whole new side of him that I have never seen before and makes him even more amazing.

Tummy Time! Its so neat to see how much this little guy is learning and how strong he is getting. Its so fun to watch him when he is belly down as he tries to climb up the surface he is on; his little arms flailing and hands grasping as he tries to go higher.

Other Favourite Things

Quinn is so easy to please. He loves his swing, especially sleeping in it! He aslo enjoys laying on his playmat and is getting really good at swatting the fun toys hanging over him.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Baby Quinn

Wow, our son is already a week old. Time is going by so fast. I can't believe he is finally here. He brings so much joy into our lives. I am astounded about how much we are learning about life, love and the gospel...all from a tiny baby.

He is growing and eating well and last weighed in at 7lbs 9oz. He is very content to sit and study things when he is awake, especially stripes. He is such a fast learner too! He has already been able to roll onto his side. I just hope he doesn't grow up to fast.

Here are a few pictures we have taken. We haven't had much luck taking many good ones, most make him look like Alfred Hitchcock :-p Luckily, we are friends with a great photographer who took some awesome pictures of him today that really capture what he looks like so we will post those soon.

Content and sleeping

All fed and cozy

New Dad and Baby Quinn

Fresh out of the Oven

Tired little guy


Studying Dad

Quinn David Bracken
6lbs 15 oz

Friday, January 2, 2009

Quinn has arived!

Just a quick note here, there'll be plenty more to follow when Liz and I actually get time to fill everyone in on the details.
Quinn David Bracken was born at 2:12 pm Eastern Time, healthy and happy to two loving parents. After a quick wash-up and room change, he was measured at 21.25", 6 lb 15.8 oz, with a head circumference of 13.25". Liz did great through labor, which lasted only ten hours and only had to push for about 40 minutes.
More details and photos will come shortly as we get time and energy to put something together.