Lincoln’s Three Month Update

I am well aware that this is far past due, I mean Lincoln turned 3 months old way back in February. However, I still want to catch up and post his monthly updates so I can look back on them in the future like I do for Brynlee’s.

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Lincoln is still proving to be such a wonderful, happy baby! We just adore him and his little personality and I really can’t wait to see how it develops as he grows. I can already tell that he is going to be happy, kind and fun loving.

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Health: We have been so fortunate that Lincoln has been so healthy these last few months. Having a baby during cold and flu season can be a little worrisome, especially when you have an older sibling that is in school, bringing home who knows how many germs and doesn’t necessarily follow the “always wash your hands before you touch the baby” rule. Plus, I think we are still a little scarred from how sick Brynlee always was, so this has been a pleasant surprise for us this go around. We will find out his exact weight at his 4 month check up next month, but right now, if I had to guess, I would say he is probably around 11-12 lbs or so.

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Sleep: Oh my sweet baby Lincoln, you are a wonderful sleeper, bless you! I usually put him down around 8:30-9 and he sleeps through most nights, until 5-5:30, when he does wake in the night it is usually only once for a quick feeding, then right back to bed. I am so, so thankful for this! I don’t know how I would manage wrangling a toddler all day on severe lack of sleep. He still isn’t a great napper when not in his car seat or being worn in the baby carrier, but to be honest, I really don’t mind having him sleep on me while carrying him. I am still able to get quite a few things done while keeping my baby close and I just love that!

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Social: Lincoln is a very social baby! He loves when anyone will pay him attention and reward them with endless smiles, giggles and coos. I will never tire of hearing his giggles! Big Sis can get the most out of him with Daddy coming in at a close second.

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Diet: Lincoln is still exclusively nursing and it has been going really well for us. I still pump here and there for a reserve, but not on any real schedule. I’ve found it hard to find the time in between his nursing sessions and all the running around I have to do for Brynlee. So I just try to squeeze in a quick pumping session whenever I find myself with a spare 10-15 minutes. I do use this hands free pumping bra to make it a little easier on myself. And he still will not take a pacifier. I’m sure I will be grateful for this when he is older and I’m not having to deal with weaning him from it, but there are times when I just really wish he would take one if you know what I mean…

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Clothes: I have finally went ahead and switched out all of his newborn clothes for 0-3 months. I always find the switching out of sizes to be bittersweet. I am so, so thankful for a healthy, growing baby, but as I pack away those tiny clothes I can’t help but feel a bit said that my baby will never be that small again. I know all you other moms out there know exactly what I’m talking about.

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Crying: Lincoln is such a sweet baby and really doesn’t cry much at all. As long as his needs are met, he is fed, has a clean diaper and is being held (yes, to him that is a need), he is a pretty content baby. When he does cry, it’s more of a whimper and at a far lower volume than we were previously used to (ahem, Brynlee, ahem… we love you, but you were a loud cryer).

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Likes: Baby boy loves his mama! Lincoln is such a mama’s boy and I absolutely love it!! He also adores his sister and loves when she pays attention to him. I received thisΒ lovey blanket as a baby shower gift and Lincoln has really taken to it. He loves to cuddle it in his car seat. He is very curious and likes to be held up and able to survey his surroundings and he loves our dog Lola!

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Milestones: He is becoming more interested in things and really observing what’s going on around him. He is getting better at tummy time, but still doesn’t really enjoy it for more than a few minutes. He tries to grab at toys and things, but still has pretty wonky hand eye coordination, so while it’s sheer luck when he is able to grab an object, it’s still pretty fun to watch him try. I love this stage and all the learning and growing that is happening… I just wouldn’t mind if it happened at a little slower rate #saideverymomever #butitsnolesstrue

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Sweet Lincoln, we love you so much. You have been the perfect little addition to our family and watching you grow and your little personality come to life is one of our life’s greatest joys. Love you baby!

 

xoxo, Mama

DIY Pom Pom Apple Garland

We have Meet the Teacher today at Brynlee’s Pre-School. I can’t believe how quickly summer passed by and now my baby girl is starting Pre-K on Thursday!

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Since school starts for us this week, I thought I’d share this fun little DIY that Brynlee and I made a couple of weeks ago to decorate for Back to School. Brynlee loves when we decorate the house for different holidays or celebrations, so I’m really making more of an effort to do more decorating outside of the Christmas season. We made this garland with things already in my craft closet and Brynlee had so much fun learning how to make pom poms.

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I bought theseΒ pom pom makers a couple of years ago and they really make making pom pom so much easier! Even Brynlee got the hang of it after a few tries and now wants to make ALL. THE. POM POMS.

My finished garland is 6 feet and I spaced my apples every 6 inches so I made 11 pom pom total. Make sure to leave your tails long so you can attached your apples to your garland string.

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Once my poms were all made, I grabbed some green felt, cut it in strips, then cut out leaf shapes. I just free handed it and really like that no two leaves are the same.

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I made 22 leaves total, 2 for each apple.

(There are only 20 pictured here because I had to go back and make one more apple once I decided on my spacing)

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I used hot glue to attach my leaves to each apple.

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I wanted my garland string to be a little thicker than regular yarn and I love the rustic feel thisΒ jute twine adds to the garland.

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Using the tails of my pom poms, I measured my spacing and tied on each apple, clipping the tails after.

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I love how this cute little DIY turned out, especially since it was kid-friendly! Brynlee loves to craft and was so excited to be able to help with this project.

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After we hung it, Brynlee asked if we were going to have an apple party. She’s still not quite sure what apples have to do with school starting, but its still a fun little addition to our home decor. I also found a lighted apple garland in the Target dollar bins and I think some DIY vintage inspired flash cards might be next on our to-do list.

Do you decorate for school? Let me know if you make a Pom Pom Apple Garland (tag me on Instagram @blissfullymadeblog #blissfullymadeblog)

Happy Crafting!!

xo, Cassidi