Friday, September 25, 2015

A rough day for Lincoln

On Lincoln's two week birthday, he got his first bath. He did not love it. Then we headed to Dr. Jorgensen's office for this little guy's circumcision and PKU check. I'm not going to lie, it was a little rough. When Owen was born, the procedure was done in the hospital while he was still in the NICU, so by the time we got home he was healed up. So this was a brand new experience for me, and it was sad. Anytime he woke up for the rest of the day, he would SCREAM at me, like he was in a lot of pain.  Sorry little baby.

Week two

On the same day my parents left, the Millers arrived late in the evening. We spent the week getting projects done. And by "we" I mean mostly the Millers while I sat and watched.  We found a spot in our carpet that had gotten waterlogged and so we spent a lot of energy trying to get the mildew smell out of our carpet.  After thoroughly cleaning it, we had a carpet cleaner come finish it off for us.  We also went to the furniture store and ordered new couches.  Our biggest accomplishment was foiling the windows of Lucy's room and getting a child lock on her door and getting her to not get up in the night.  She also went back to sleeping until around 7:15 versus 6:20.  We also started being more strict about only getting her pacifier in her bed.

I also want to take a second to talk about Lucy.  She has by far taken the most interest in baby Lincoln.  She's kind of obsessed with him.  Anytime he even makes the smallest peep, she runs across the house to me shouting "Mom!  Baby Lincoln is awake!"  Or "My baby brudder is awake!"  The first day I brought him home I told her to come by me so I could show her how he eats.  Before I even show her, she points and my chest and said "He gets boob ba-ba!!"  Even though I'd never shown her before.  She tries to put toys by his face and tries to force a pacifier when he's already asleep.  She insists on holding him every time he wakes up, and gets mad at me if I tell her he has to nurse first.  (She yelled at me the other day "But he's my baby brudder!")  She also said the other day, "My baby brudder woves me."  It's the best.  She also tries to climb on my lap while I'm nursing.  On top of it all, over the past 2 weeks she has started talking like crazy- full sentences, or trying to express more difficult concepts.  It's been awesome watching her start to communicate better.  And I say awesome because she says "awesome" all the time and it's hilarious.

Josi likes to watch baby Lincoln try to latch on.  She always says "It's like he's playing hide and go seek for milk!"  haha She also says, "Wow.  It looks like you got a lot of milk in there!"  Funny girl.  She's also so deliberate and careful when she holds my baby.  She cradles him so well that it makes her look so old.  She'll be a great little mom.

Lincoln is still sleeping all the time, and at the end of the two weeks he started opening his eyes more.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Week One in a million pictures

We got home from the hospital early Tuesday morning. I spent the rest of Lincoln's first week of life nursing him every 1 1/2-3 hours and trying to not do too much moving.  Lincoln spent the rest of his first week eating, sleeping, and occasionally opening up one eye to peek out into the world.  His cry sounds like a loud pterodactyl scream.  He also went to the doctor's to get his bilirubin tested.  Grandpa Doug spent the week feeding (and tickling) my kids and wiping off my counters, my mom spent her week refilling my water cup, pushing pills, taking care of my kids, and changing diapers.  They left on Friday and I am just so grateful for their help and love and support.  Here are a million pictures because babies change so quickly at first.  He wasn't very photogenic this first week, but he already looks totally different.