Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lincoln James : 2 Months

here we are again...another month has flown by and my little guy has grown so much!

he's currently clocking in at 10.8 lbs and 22 inches long. we'll get more accurate measurements at his 2 month check up this friday....eek! i'm so not looking forward to little man having to get his first set of shots...

i didn't realize i bought the pink bassinet....woops! 

we've had lots of ups and down this month. around 6 weeks old, lincoln FINALLY started sleeping in a bassinet instead of on me. it was glorious! and then right at 8 weeks it was like a complete regression. he went from sleeping 3 and 4 hour stretches, to 2 hour stretches. he no longer was willing to sleep in the bassinet and when he woke up in the middle of the night, it took him FOREVER to go back down. and oh man has he been fussy. he used to have a witching hour in the evenings...at week 7.5-8 weeks he just fussed and fussed and fussed.

 lincoln and his bff zeke! (these two little dudes are only 6 days apart and it's so fun to watch them together)

 Go Seahawks!

i told you he's been mad at me lately ;0/

needless to say this mama has been tired the past few days. but, after talking with a few other seasoned mamas (hi Nicole! hi mom!) i figured out that little man was going through a growth spurt, and ended up getting diagnosed with reflux. we need up increasing the amount of formula he was getting at each feed, and got him on medication for reflux and fingers crossed, things will start to turn around. were not in the clear yet, but the past two nights, he's slept back in his bassinet and he's gone 3.5 to 4.5 hour stretches at night.

mr. lincoln also went on two road trips this month! little man is quite the traveller. first we headed down to Moscow, Idaho to watch my cousin play in one of his final football games at the University of Idaho (go Vandals!). little man decided football games were ideal nap time locations :)

Go Vandals!

then we headed over to Seattle to meet husband for a weekend getaway and celebrate our two year wedding anniversary. even though he won't remember it, we made sure that lincoln got to take in all the sights including Pikes Place Market, the Gum Wall (#gross!) and the Seattle Great Wheel. we also got to meet up for drinks (link got formula) with an old friend (hi Linh!) he definitely had his moments during the long car rides, but overall he did pretty well.

 Pike Place Market

Seattle Great Wheel 

 tuckered out after exploring seattle

sleeping with mama...his favorite resting place

the best part about month two is to watch little man "wake up." he was so sleepy that first month and didn't do a whole lot (like all newborns), but in the past few weeks, he's become so alert. he stares intently at things in the room (the ceiling fan is very popular in our house) and has begun to smile at things and people. it's absolutely amazing to watch his little face light up when i play with him, and i can't wait for him to become more and more interactive with me.

that grin!

we've got lots planned as we headed into October...the fall is my favorite time of year and October is my birthday month! once we get over the hump of his first set of shots, lincoln and i are headed over to my parents beach house north of Seattle for a few days, and then when we come back we've got plans to hit the pumpkin patch with family and host a pumpkin carving contest, and finally husband will be heading home to celebrate lincoln's first halloween. we're hosting a kid friendly halloween party over here, and i can't wait to see all the little one's in their costumes :)

 so fresh and so clean clean!

 i swear he contemplates how he's going to be a little terror at night ;0p

tummy tummy tummy time!

some quick stats:

height: 22 inches

weight: 10.8 lbs (up 2 lbs from last month!)

hates: still isn't a huge fan of diaper changes and being naked, but he's getting MUCH better!

loves: sleeping on mama, bath time,  tummy time and the ceiling fan

head: he's getting so strong, he can hold his head up temporarily and is starting to push himself up

eats: like a champ! we're up to almost 5 ounces a feed

sleeps: was starting to do really well, and then we had a few setbacks, but fingers crossed we're back into sleeping in the bassinet again.

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