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 this 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

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Life…

One thing I have learned in this past year is that despite my best efforts, things don’t always go as planned… I started this blog with the intention of posting 3 times a week, eventually building up to 5, writing about Brynlee updates or any DIY or craft projects I have done, but this last month has been tough. It has flown by and we have been so busy!!! On top of working full time and having an hour commute each way, Brynlee got sick (she had an ear infection), which basically meant that she wanted to be held ALL. THE. TIME. Something that I really actually loved, however, it was not so conducive to getting much done.

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*Poor thing scratch her nose one night 😦

On top of that, we found out at her 4 month Well Check that we need to go see a cranial specialist because her head was a little flat in the back, apparently this is a common thing in preemies and usually due to infants sleeping on their backs. When we went to the specialist, we were told that she has Brachycephaly with Plagiocephaly and tightness on the right side of her neck, which basically means that she needed to get a DOC Band. The good news is that we caught it very early on, 4 months is the earliest you can get a one, and because of that she will hopefully only need to wear it 8-10 weeks.

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Last week was the initial consultation, this week we take her back to get measured for the band and next week we get the band. Then we have to take her back each week for them to readjust the band. Luckily, once this is corrected it should be permanent and we will not have to worry about it again! And I am so grateful that she will not have to wear it for very long… Everyone says that it doesn’t bother the baby one bit, but I still worry that she will be uncomfortable.

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*She was pouting, apparently I had used up my picture taking quota for the day

Anyway… with all of this going on, my poor blog was kind of left by the wayside. But I’m hoping that will all change now. I am getting into a better routine being back to work and while the mom guilt is still horrible, now that Brynlee is sleeping through the night I am able to stay up later, after she goes to bed, to get things done without taking my time away from her. So please bear with me as I get used to all these new transitions life is throwing my way.