Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Looking for boxes

We took the plunge and signed a lease for a new apartment today. As wonderful as our current apartment is and as grateful as we are to have found it, it is lacking in some important areas. So we finally found a new place that we love! And it is a lot closer to school for Peter which will be a huge blessing. I don't know if its because I move all the time but I absolutley love packing and moving. Weird I know. I love organizing everything and sorting through things we don't need anymore. And then deciding how our furniture is going to be arranged, reorganizing everything and redecorating. Its a lot of work though and I have never moved with a baby before so it will be interesting to see how that goes.

I also get to buy my plane ticket to go visit my family in MN today. I am so excited. My brother and Lyden have not met Quinn yet so I am eager for them to do so. Though David claims that he "doesn't ever get excited" I think secretly he might be slightly interested to see his new nephew and big sister. Any tips for taking a baby on the plane? I keep thinking about all the stuff I am going to need to pack: Boppy, playmat, toys, diapers and wipes, bath seat and clothes to name a few. And I have to fit it all into one suitcase and a carry-on because now you have to pay to check any bags. So silly! I also have to figure out what to do with the carseat and stroller....any advice on that front? It will be a good trip. Hopefully Peter doesn't get too lonely. I'll be back just in time for finals and then the first year of law school will be over. I can't believe how fast this year has gone. This time last year I was planning to keep attending UVSC and to finish up the nursing program there. Now I am in CT with a baby and a husband in law school. Life definitely changes fast but I love every minute of it.

Quinn had a doctors apointment two weeks ago. He weighed in at 12lbs 12 oz and is 23inches long. He had to get his two month shots. The look on his face was almost unbearable. He had a rough few days after that but is now doing a lot better. The past couple of weeks his teething has really kicked up a notch and he has had quite a few rough days. Oddly enough the teeth we could see poking through seemed to have given up and retreated a little. No wonder Quinn has been in pain. I never realized how much babies go through: being born, for some circumcision, being so helpless, teething, having parents who have no idea what they are doing...what troopers!

Our little man, 12 weeks


Ritchie Family Blog said...

He is so cute and growing so fast! I never knew that your husband was in law school. Mine too! And this will be the end of our first year through it as well!!! I am glad that you found a new place that you like. I am very jealous. It is always fun moving somewhere you are excited about.

David and Amy said...

Quinn is so handsome! Where are you moving to? I hope you are staying in our ward!

Peter said...

We are moving up to Hamden but yep we are staying in the ward

Ruth said...

What a cutie! I bet your family is excited to see him. Some advice I received on flying with a baby is to try to feed him during take off and landing because it helps to release the pressure. Or, give him something to suck or chew on. And, my favorite advice is to not get anxious or upset if he cries. That could make him cry more, and you will never see the other passengers again, so who cares what they think. :) Good luck!