Quinn Six Month Update

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
I can't tell you how many drafts of a Quinn update I have in my folder right now. I've been trying to update for the past two months but having two kids brings life to a whole new level of busy. Unfortunately these past few weeks, three out of the four of us have been fighting the uphill battle of cold & flu season (and why not throw in a case of croup while we're at it).

Our Quinny girl is 6 months old! She has become an expert at sitting and catching some pretty impressive tumbles. She loves to talk. For now, it's a lot of 'mamama' 'lalalala' 'bababa', but it's the cutest. I love watching her mouth form different sounds. I think she is starting to try to figure out crawling and her favorite thing to do is to double fist hair (especially the long locks that belong to her sis & mama) and pull as hard as her body will allow her. She also loves to squeeze her tiny hands. Especially when those hands have a hold of the apples of my cheeks or the soft delicate skin right under your eyes. Although, I'm sure it helps with the bags under them each morning after already being up a few times to rock or feed her back to sleep. Some of her other baby work outs include holding on to my hands and bringing herself into a standing position and baby bridging all over the changing table. 

She thinks that everyone else is second best when it comes to Parker. The moment she walks into a room, Quinn's smile gets wider and her eyes double in size. The other day I placed Quinn on Parker's bed while I was getting ready for work and heard Parker saying something about a ghost. I walked into the room just in time to see Parker tipping Quinn over with a blanket over her head. When I went over to check to see if she was okay, I lifted the blanket only to find Quinn exhilarated and ready for more. We have an inclination that she is going to be our wild one. 

This poor girl's hair! We love it, but she is rocking a serious mohawk. When she was born she had a lot of soft dark hair and it's all seemed to fall out aside from the little patch on the very top of her head. It's always a tough call when it's time to brush it after her bath. Do we go comb over or embrace it and just comb to the front? Parker's hair came in around 7-8 months so we think Quinn's should be sprouting back soon. 

The sleep schedule is still a work in progress. She still sleeps on her side which is adorable but also terrible because if she rolls over onto her back she wakes up crying. She is waking up around 1-2 times a night but falls right back to sleep after she eats. Last month she was going to sleep around 730, but this month we get her down more around 8-830. I'm so glad for the extra hour because when she was going to bed earlier, I would barely have time to hang out with her between coming home from work, making dinner and getting the girls ready for bed. 

Around 4 months we had the go ahead from our pediatrician to start introducing solids. Quinn is off the charts for height but her weight percentile dropped from 75% at three months to 50% at 4 months. I am still nursing her but give her purees mixed with cereal at lunch and dinner time. Her favorites so far are vegetables (especially green beans). For the first couple weeks she would gag when I would try to give her anything sweet. What kind of baby doesn't like sweet potatoes? However now she is getting used to the different flavors and loves the banana & blueberry purees. I on the other hand, am not loving her diapers. Holy mother. 

We really do feel like we've been blessed with such great girls. Quinn is easy going and loves life. She thinks everything is great and will smile at anyone who is smiling at her. She's our homebody and snuggler, and just makes life that much sweeter. 

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