Monday, November 2, 2015

One Month Baby Update

How is my little baby one month old already?
*insert tears here*
 
  
It's been such a blessing having Lincoln join our family. He has added so much joy and fun to our lives already, and I know it is just going to get better and better as he grows and as his personality starts to show.
 
Although Landon and I have had a fun month with our new little guy, life with a newborn has definitely taken some getting used to.  Luckily, Lincoln has been a really great baby, and he is sleepy and content most of the time. He randomly smiles and laughs at times, and it is seriously my favorite thing ever.
 
Here is an update of our first month together...
 
Lincoln usually gives us two 3-4 hour stretches of sleep during the night. Landon and I have a pretty good routine going... I feed Lincoln around 9:00PM, then I go to bed for a few hours while Landon watches him out in the living room. At around 12:00/1:00AM, I wake up and feed him again.  Then, we all go to bed in our room. (He sleeps in his sleeper next to our bed. He doesn't always fall asleep right away. Sometimes, I am up for an hour or so trying to get him down)

 He usually wakes up to eat again around 4:30/5:30AM, and after that, its kind of a gamble. Sometimes he will sleep more, and sometimes he's awake and ready to party. This routine is working out really well for us because I can get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep in the beginning of the night, and Landon can still get a nice long stretch of sleep since he has work during the day.

The other night he slept for FIVE HOURS in a row. I felt like a new person the next morning. I am hoping we see more of these five hour stretches, but you never know.
 
Lincoln Likes...
  • Eating - Obviously. He eats every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours at night.
  • Being outside - He always opens his eyes really big and stares up at the sky.
  • Getting his eyebrows rubbed - Weird, I know. But this calms him down instantly. It's like magic.
  • Sleeping on dad's chest - He can sleep like this for HOURS.
  • Peeing on anyone who holds him - It's so fun... not. :)
  • Sitting in his boppy - He loves to be propped up so he can get a good view of everything.
  • Riding in the car - He falls asleep every time we go for a ride.
  • Being worn - This is the only way I can get things done around the house during the day! As you can tell, he loves it too.
 
Lincoln does NOT like...
  • Tummy time - I am hoping he will get better at this eventually. Right now, he hates it.
  • Being gassy - I mean, does anyone actually like this? I don't blame him.
  • Kimber - They don't hate each other, but they don't love each other like I wish they would. One time, Kimber came up to him and starting sniffing his face. I got so excited and thought that they were finally bonding and becoming best friends... until I realized Kimber was just trying to take the pacifier out of his mouth. And now that Kimber has her cone on, he REALLY doesn't want to be around her.
  
Overall, it has been wonderful first month. I can't wait to continue to watch him grow, but at the same time, I wish I could stop time and stay in this tiny newborn stage with him forever.
 
I LOVE YOU LINCOLN!

Simply,
Chelsea
 
P.S. How was everyone's Halloween? Ours was so fun! Lincoln had a blast, but being a beanie baby was EXHAUSTING.
 


3 comments:

  1. It's so bittersweet, isn't it? Time goes so fast! I try to remind myself that it's a good thing, though. They need to get bigger to be healthy and happy :).

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  2. Sounds like things are going well! I can't believe he already slept 5 hours straight. That's awesome!

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  3. Such a cute little man! Love the Halloween costume!

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