Saturday, September 19, 2009

4 months old

Lincoln turned 4 months old today and this picture pretty much describes his disposition. Very rarely do I use the word "cranky" to describe him. He is becoming quite social and loves watching Emily & Cheney. Some of his favorite activities are doing "Patty Cake" and riding horsey on your knee. He also loves shrieking, squawking and experimenting with noises his voice can make.

Lincoln is really, really close to being able to roll over. He did it accidentally on the changing table at 5:00am the other morning, but he had a lot of help and things to brace his feet on there. He just needs to swing his hip over a little bit more. ;o) He can definitely scoot and maneuver around, though. I never find him in the same position I laid him down in his crib.

Lincoln has become a side-sleeper. He very much prefers that position--just like his mom. ;o) He started sleeping in pretty regular 4-hour blocks at night. The last few nights I have been pushing him to wait at least 6 hours to eat. I still have been getting up 3-6 times/night, but he only actually eats once. Now that he's 4 months old we might experiment with some crying-it-out at night. It worked well for Emily and I wished I had tried it sooner with her (I did it at 5 months). Unfortunately, a regular nap schedule has been slow to develop. Just this week he has started taking a longer morning nap (1-1.5 hours). He's still doing 30 min. snoozes the rest of the day. Luckily, he sleeps like a log in the car seat, so he slept most of the way traveling back & forth to Hull regardless of the time of day.

This month we had to break out the bibs. Lincoln has turned into a drooly-monster just like Emily was. He soaks at least one bib a day. He's not nearly as spitty as Emily was, though, so there's less laundry/stain-removal that has to take place. However, I'm still having problems with leaky diapers and soaking through pajamas--usually onto mine, too--while nursing at night. I've tried four different brands/styles, including Huggies Overnights one size up. I'm hoping that cutting out middle-of-the-night feedings will decrease the amount of liquid that goes through his system and the problem will take care of itself.

Overall, though, things are going great. We really couldn't ask for a better baby!

1 comment:

Jill said...

Hi! What a cute little man! I came over via the Rise and Shine Retreat site and have enjoyed my visit. I love the tribute to your grandma - I lost my 98 year old g'ma last Nov. and could share some wonderful memories as well. I see you're from Waverly - I spent my college days at Wartburg - what a lovely town! Perhaps we'll meet up at the retreat. Blessings,
Jill