Quinn – 7 Months

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Another month gone. This one has seriously been the funnest one yet! I wish I was a better photographer.. my picture quality is all over the place month to month haha.

GROWTH

Weight

17lb 4oz – 57th percentile, she is fitting perfectly into her growth curve *type A*

Height

Not Measured

Head

Not Measured

Clothing

Mostly 9 month, some 12 month (Pekkle – of course), and some 6 month.

ROUTINE

Breastfeeding

I think this month we finally started spacing out our feeds to the 3 hour mark. Breastfeeding is still going good. I’m so lucky we have had an easy time with this. I know so many women struggle with it and I am grateful this part of our journey together hasn’t been a disaster. I will miss this special time with Quinn when it is over.

BLW

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Chicken..

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& Meatballs. #NotAVegetarian

This last month I really jumped in with BLW. I had been dabbling here and there for a month as Quinn was showing signs of being ready to eat but didn’t push it until this last month. Quinn normally gets offered food once or twice a day right now, depending on when she is up and what we are doing that day. Breakfast is usually a combo of eggs, toast, oatmeal, fruit or avocado. Lunch is usually leftovers from supper the night before and veggies. And if she is up for Supper then she gets whatever we are eating. I’ve tried spoon feeding her on a few occasions (yogurt, pumpkin soup, mashed potatoes, oatmeal) and she will usually only let me give her about a tbsp of food before she wants to do it herself so then I scoop whatever shes eating right on to her table and let her go at it (except for the soup – that would have been extra messy). She gets covered in food but manages pretty well. She is a lot less gaggy than at the start of the month but still isn’t great at swallowing. She has “choked” a few times but managed to work it out herself a few times (hence why it is in quotations). I’m most nervous about giving her water in a sippy cup. Any suggestions on good baby cups? Brie – I’d be interested to know which cup you used with the straw and how you taught your little guy to drink from a straw. No teeth yet! She’s liked all of the food we’ve given her so far!

Night Sleeping

I successfully weaned the 3am feed! Wahooooo! It wasn’t too hard. She cried a bit for a couple nights but not for longer than 5 mins and the one night she did cry for longer than 5 mins I went and fed her and that was that. So now she goes to bed around 6:30/7, gets fed at 10, and then gets fed again anywhere from 4:30-6 and then is up for the day between 7-8. Not too shabby. I’ve made it an unofficial rule that she isn’t allowed to get up before 7… so I pretty much just don’t go in until 7am haha (after her earlier feed of course).

Day Sleeping

We actually made some strides in day sleeping this last month. She naps 2-3 times a day and her naps are now at least an hour. I decided I’d start leaving her a little longer to see if she would go back to sleep and lo and behold she often did! So that’s nice. Now hopefully I won’t jinx it all by telling you all this!

HEALTH

Little Lady Matthias haha

Little Lady Matthias haha

Quinn had her first cold over Thanksgiving weekend. She was a coughing, runny eyed snot machine. Poor girl. I was, of course, overly anxious about her – I was scared she would stop breathing, the SIDS fear is REAL. So she slept in our bed one night and then she improved a bit and I felt better. It took about 5 days for her to be her normal self again.

DEVELOPMENT

She started sitting this month! She can sit for extended periods (>10mins) and only flops over if she gets lazy or reaches for a toy or gets knocked over by the dogs (oops!) haha.

She is thisclose to crawliIMG_5065ng. She shuffles/army crawls off the rug now on to the dirty hardwood. And she gets up on her hands and knees and rocks back and forth. She also eats a whole lotta pet hair and dirt. I can’t keep my floors clean enough even though I vaccume every day. Aggghhhh.

She started babbling a TON at the end of the month. She says mamama, and bababa, and yells like it’s nobodies business. Next we will work on dadada.

IMG_5394She can even hold her own bottle! And she only ever gets a bottle once every couple of weeks.

PLAYING

Sitting has been so great for playing! She likes to sit and throw things around and play with things that light up and make noise. I’m hoping to get a few more interactive toys this month but have been frugal and only checking the FB buy and sell pages. Maybe I should check out Once Upon a Child too.

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BABY WEARING

I wore Quinn this last weekend for 2 naps during the trade show we were at! Hallelujah! It was wondering. Girlfriend rarely naps in my arms or cuddles. I need to keep practicing my back carries. The ring sling is our favorite carrier I’d say because she can see out and it is easy to put on.

LIKES

  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • The Pets
  • Rolling Over
  • Being with Mama <3 – This month Quinn has become a Mama’s girl and cries/whines/reaches for me if she is passed off to her dad or anyone else. I know it is just a phase but I am relishing in it to make up for those first horrid months I thought she didn’t like me. She will only sleep in my arms when we are at my dads house for Sunday night supper so now I look forward to it all week haha.
  • Fuzzy Bee Book
  • Hitting and Throwing Toys
  • Yelling/Babbling

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DISLIKES

  • Strangers
  • When Mom tries to hand her off to Dad when he gets home from work
  • Being ignored
  • Having her nose wiped
  • Having her earrings cleaned

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6 thoughts on “Quinn – 7 Months

  1. Someone should invite a way to slow down time already! Haha. It goes by so much faster with a baby. That picture of Quinn holding the chicken is hilarious!

  2. Awe! I am glad weaning the 3am feed went good! Awesome job :) And I loved BLW, well the “version” we did lol. I still think it made A a better eater even today she will eat almost anything. I started with a Camelbak for A which sounds odd but it is a very controlled source so they do not choke as much. A knew how to use mine early from her crawling around stealing mine all the time!

  3. Hey!! I’m trying to think of which straw cup we started with…but basically, you want one where you can squeeze the bottle a bit so that the liquid will go up into the straw! I also just kept working at it with Sully, making the sucky sound and face lol. As soon as they suck once, they really catch on almost immediately! You could also try putting something on the straw that would make Quinn suck…like, we used to put a bit of ovol on the nipple of a bottle to get Sully to take the bottle since he liked Ovol so much lol. We never did sippy cups, and still don’t. We also started practicing drinking out of a “real” cup at the same time, which went well for us. I’m pretty sure we started with a playtex straw cup (which we still use)…I know it seems impossible, but I’m confident she will catch on! And once she does, you can start offering her smoothies! :) msg me on Facebook if you want me to send you photos of our cups? :)

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