Quinn – 5 Months!

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Weight

15lb 11oz – 59th Percentile!

Height

Not Measured.

Head

Not Measured.

Clothing

IMG_43803-6 months is getting tight. Some 6-12 month stuff (which is a ridiculous size IMO). Pekkle is my favorite brand of sleeper and she is in 9 month which is just crazy to me. HOW COME THERE IS SUCH A VARIATION IN SIZES AND FITS? There should be more consistency across the board haha.

ROUTINE

Breastfeeding

Still going strong with every 2 hours. Sometimes longer, but rarely. We are so used to this now it would be so foreign if she just decided to change up her routine and go longer.

BLW

So far she has tasted a few foods but she’s still not really into them. Cucumber, Banana, Zucchini, Carrot, and Cantaloupe. Looking forward to trying more this month!  IMG_4469 Night Sleeping

We had a few weeks where Quinn slept from 10:30 – 6:30 for like 11/14 nights. It was GLORIOUS and I thought for sure it was her new pattern, but nope. She’s back to waking up once, anywhere from 4am-6:30am. She still gets her dream feed at 10pm. We are currently trying to move her bedtime from 5:30pm to 6:30/7pm in anticipation of Daylight Savings time.

Sleep through the night? Me?

Sleep through the night? Me?

Day Sleeping

Quinn naps 4 times a day and they range in length. Usually a minimum of 40 minutes, rarely longer than an hour, and even more rarely longer than an hour and a half. Sigh. They don’t have a set time yet, but I’m hoping by 6 months she will maybe be down to 3 naps and MAYBE they will consolidate and lengthen.

Sleep training is good. Quinn now rolls onto her tummy and starts sucking her thumb and falls asleep. We had a few rough weeks where naps were 25 minutes or less, but I tack that up as being the 4 month sleep regression. She still cries when we lay her down, but its usually less than 5 minutes. I think she is just the type of kid that will always protest sleep. She’s totally my kid. 😉 Becuase she naps so frequently (and for such short periods) it’s gotten harder to get out of the house with her to do multiple errands.. We usually can do 1 or 2 OR walk the dogs, not both, because she pretty much only sleeps in her crib now and it is a bit of a scream fest if she is overtired. *not fun*

HEALTH

No dog tramplings or diaper rashes to report this month! Thank goodness. 😉 Also, no teeth yet.

DEVELOPMENT

IMG_4423This last month Quinn learned to roll from her back to her front and she loves to practice it multiple times a day. However, she can’t yet roll from front to back. So she sometimes gets mad when she’s stuck.

She also found her feet and loves to reach for those, but she’s still pretty stiff and they are no where near reaching her mouth unless I help her haha.

She also started sucking her thumb! Wahoooo!

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This picture sums up Quinn perfectly. She is so spunky and full of LIFE. I just can’t get enough of her.

PLAYING

We’ve had lots of fun in the playing aspect over the last month. Quinn’s absolute favorite thing is the Jolly Jumper. She grins soooo big and bounces away when we put her in there. She also loves it when I sing “Bouncing Queen” to her (to the tune of ABBA’s classic hit “Dancing Queen” 😉 Its quite the spectacle.

Quinn loves playing on her tummy and reaching out for things. Her favorite toys are her rattles and her links.

She loves it when we play Pat-A-Cake and when I move her hands along to I’m A Little Teapot and The Itsy Bitsy Spider.

She enjoys me reading books so that she can slap the page and make me worry she is going to give herself a papercut.

She giggles when I make funny noises and when the dogs lick her hands.

She also LOVES the exersaucer and this last month is when she actually started reaching out and playing with the toys. Previously she would play with random toys I put on their but none of the actual attached toys. She likes to hit the buttons that light up and make music.

BABY WEARING

We’ve been practicing back carrying and we are getting better at it but Quinn still likes to straighten her legs like a boss, so we have to do quick carries with the short wrap instead of trickier carries with the long wrap because she ain’t got time for that.

IMG_4422I super love our Lenny Lamb and if your looking to get a Soft Structured Carrier I HIGHLY recommend it. I can’t speak highly enough of our LL. It’s a wrap conversion so it’s soft and floppy and all of the buckles adjust to make it fit just right. I like to cross the straps at the back and I’m looking forward to trying to carry her on my back with the Lenny.

LIKES

  • Sucking her thumb!
  • Napping on her tummy
  • Jolly Jumper
  • When Momma sings “Bouncing Queen” to the tune of “Dancing Queen”. —> lmao.
  • Her dad!
  • When the dogs lick her hand
  • Shaking her rattle
  • Basically all her toys

DISLIKES

  • Loud Noises
  • When the Dogs lick her Face
  • Napping for longer than 40ish minutes
  • Not being able to roll from tummy to back

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9 thoughts on “Quinn – 5 Months!

  1. Oh my goodness, that last photo of her is the cutest ever!! Her outfits are so cute. And yes, sizing is RIDICULOUS! Sully is 18 months and still wearing some 6-12 months. 6-12 months is such a HUGE age gap lol. And don’t even get me started on H&M, their sizing is crazy too. He still wears 4-6 month shirts from there lol.

    Have you guys tried avocado yet? That was a big hit for us (still is).

    • We haven’t actually bought any baby clothes from H&M but I hear they have good pants for cloth diapers!

      No we haven’t tried any avocado yet, but I think we totally should. I bought a bag last week and just waiting for them to ripen up. They go from under ripe to over ripe in approximately 5 seconds haha.

  2. Haha I love how rolypoly but stiff she is. What a little ham. <3

    The baby clothes sizing is ridiculous isn't it? I actually like H&M clothes!! The pants are amazing because of the adjustable waists, Liam wore pants from there for over a year. WHEAT has crazy sizing I find. Liam is generally in size 3 right now but their size 3 pants are still giant (no adjustable waists) but their size 3 shirts are way too small for him. Frustrating.

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