Birthday - 1/9/2014 at 4:44 p.m.
Nicknames: Quinny bear, QB, Little Miss Grabby Hands, Quinnsy, Q, Quinny, Sis, Little Lady
Favorite foods: Strawberries, avocado
Silly, crazy things she does:
-Walks around the house holding toys and dropping them along the way
-Loves bath time; she could play till the water gets cold
-Can say uhoh, dada, thank you, bye bye
-Loves to clap for herself and say "yeaaa"
-Occasionally can find her nose and blow kisses
-After eating in the morning; goes hunting for her brother and dad
-Laughs when you tell her no; doesn't seem to care if you pop her hand
-Not a big snuggler, but will sometimes pat your back when she wakes up or greets you
Getting her into this world, our crazy lives, was a struggle. There were prior failures and mishaps along the way, but I couldn't imagine not having this little bundle of "normal" in our lives.
It's been a unique year for us in that we actually watched a child develop "normally" - I still watch, in utter amazement, how her body works and moves. Taking her first steps at 10 months old was and still feels insane. The way she runs, pops right up and just rolls around with such ease is an amazing and bittersweet gift to see every day.
I will never take anything she or Will does for granted. Just watching the two of them interact, play and be silly together is quite possibly the most amazing gift of all.
Quinn has brought so much love, joy and happiness into all our lives. Her sweetness has filled so many holes in my heart, holes I didn't think could be filled are healing in a different way. I thank God every day for her and for Will and Neil.
May you have many, many more!