I’m just flabbergasted that my wee little baby is half a year old already. While it seems like forever ago she came into the world it also feels like just yesterday. I guess that must be a mom thing? Just so many mixed emotions about her growing up so fast! Haha
16lb 4oz – 58th percentile
65cm – 39th percentile
42.5cm – 61st percentile
6-9 month stuff mostly. Pekkle is all 9 month and those are getting small. Carters is mostly 6 month.
Still going strong with Q2H Breastfeeding. Kinda hoping that will change with adding solids but at the same time it will also signify the end of a special bonding period. Before I had a baby I knew I wanted to breastfeed until a year, but I was pretty sure I wanted to stop at the 1 year mark. Now… I’d be okay going a little longer (please note: I might change my tune when a tooth cuts!). I don’t think I’ll be one of those lady’s that breastfeeds until age 2 or beyond.. I still can’t see myself making it to that point, but maybe 1 and a half? I dunno.
Okay forgive my ignorance but I am so confused (and haven’t looked it up, hence the ignorance!) about the whole weaning process? Like at 1 year on the dot is it expected that their calories should be coming primarily from solid food? What happens if it is before that point? What happens if they get to 1 year and it isn’t that way? HOW do baby’s wean down to just one or two feeds a day!? I think the reason I haven’t researched all of this is because I’m in denial this this will actually happen and she won’t need me as much anymore. *tear* At the same time, I am looking forward to being able to travel for work/nursing again without having to plan my life around breastfeeding, because no lie, that is a pain in the ass. Anyways, that was a random pile of thoughts. I’d love to hear about your weaning experience and if you have any good resources share em’! (Don’t laugh at my silly questions haha this is all new!)
My goal for this month is to be more consistent with offering solids. Up until now I had just done so when Quinn was awake at the time I was eating (which was rare). As of me typing this there are a bunch of sweet potato sticks roasting in the oven haha. I’m going to start out with lunch. Then I’ll add breakfast. Then I’ll add supper (she goes to bed so early!). The reason I’m starting with lunch instead of breakfast is because she is usually awake around the lunch time that I eat whereas I usually wait till she is asleep for her first nap to eat breakfast. (Again if this is so out in left field please leave me some feedback! – Makin’ this up as I go along haha).
Quinn’s tried a variety of foods. Her favorite is banana (Her momma’s daughter!). She tried some pasta (in the form of a casserole, just 2 noodles), roast, pita bread (she LOVED this haha), butternut squash, cheese, and apple.
My doctor told me she will become iron deficient if I don’t give her cereal. I had a chuckle about that one.
Quinn has no teeth and no sign of teeth although sometimes I think her gums bother her.
Quinn is still waking up anywhere from 1 to 2 times a night. If she is still doing this by the time she is 7 months old I will be weaning her off night feeds all together. Once in a while she sleeps straight through, so I know it is possible for her.
I think the books lie when they tell you that baby’s naps should be 1-3 hours. I call complete BS. Or at least that is the case with my child. They are usually 35-45 minutes regardless of what I do or how I try to extend them. She is still napping 4 times a day. I thought is was supposed to be 2 long naps by now and they would consolidate sleep during the day? Fucking BS. Can you tell this topic slightly pisses me off? :/ Her stamina to stay awake is closer to 2 hours now which is a blessing and a curse considering she rarely naps longer than 45 minutes.
Quinn’s health has been good this last month (knock on wood!).
Shes sooo close to sitting unassisted. She can for a few seconds and then she looks around and topples over haha. She can roll back to front and front to back although she only rolls front to back in her crib and its rare. She also can bring her knees up under her bum but no rocking back and forth yet.
Quinn’s favorite toys are ones with lights and music. She also still loves bouncing/jumping. She is much more independent with her play this month so I can actually get a few chores done here and there. She likes being sung to and feeling new textures. She also loooooooves petting the animals. Doing that is the bees knees.
We got our semi custom Uppy! It’s called Prairie Midwives and its a size 4 and its beautiful. I haven’t taken too many pictures of it yet because we got it last week right before we went out of town but hopefully this week I will get some good ones!
- Bananas and Chicken
- Drinking Milk
- Exersaucer & Jolly Jumper
- Pulling Hair (mom’s, dad’s beard, and the animals)
- Being tickled
- Splashing in the Bath
- Reaching for things
- Feeling new things
- Petting the animals
- Having her face wiped
- Sitting still for getting dressed
- When people aren’t paying attention to her
- When the dogs lick her face
- The Car Seat for long periods
- Being restrained in any way