Just as I have tried to do with Georgia, I will be posting letters to you to record what you are doing and learning and the fun we're having together! This is your first one:
I can't believe eight weeks has sped by! The first month was especially a blur as we brought you home in the midst of Christmas preparations and celebrations. It was a fun time with lots of family here to meet you, help us and just enjoy being together. Things have slowed down a bit now and I am adjusting to my days with you and Georgia at home. We stay busy with feedings, naps and keeping up with your big sis! We've been a bit housebound by sickness and cold weather, but I think it is part of God's plan to get me to slow down and just enjoy this time with you. I try to take advantage of any quiet moments in the day to gather you in my arms and talk to you, snuggle or just hold you while you sleep. I think I let to many of those moments slip by with your big sister as I was busy trying to figure out schedules and just how to be a mom. She and I still had our special time, but I also know that just as a product of being the second child, your one-on-one time with mommy will be less, so I try to take advantage of any opportunities for it that come up. And you are a snuggle-boy and seem to love it too!
Here are a few more 'milestones' you have reached:
~You are a great eater and growing big & strong! At your 7 week checkup last week you were 11 pounds exactly and 22 1/2 inches long- up 2 lbs 2 oz and 2 inches from birth. You have sweet baby rolls on your legs and arms, a double chin, and pinchable cheeks!
~You were a horrible nurser, like your sis, and so mommy is back to pumping her baby's milk. But you eat great from a bottle and I'm just thankful that you're eating and healthy! You eat about 4 oz, 6 times a day. You do great on a 3-hour schedule and wake up like clockwork every 3 hours during the day, ready for chowtime!
~After your last feeding at about 11pm, you sleep till about 7 or 7:30 am- 8 hours!! Mommy & daddy are so grateful for this! You still sleep a lot during the day, but are also starting to have some regular "wake time" after eating when we get to play with you.
~I think I have another chatterbug on my hands! You have started cooing and making noises at us, and once you get going it's hard to get you to stop- not that we want to! You are smiling at us too and it's so sweet to see your twin dimples when you smile real big! You also have started to watch the fish that circle overhead in your swing and like to talk to them. When they stop circling you let out a cry to alert us to restart them!
~Your big sis loves to give you kisses- this morning she kept kissing your belly and toes! She tries to help mommy (sometimes!) by giving you your paci or throwing away the diapers. She also tries to give you your bottle- unfortunately for you it's usually empty when she's trying to cram it in your mouth! She's only sat on your head once, and thankfully you were to big for her to lift you out of the swing... ;)
~Daddy is a big fan of you too and usually gives you your first and last feedings of the day. He loves to give your sweet cheeks kisses too, and snuggle with you in the big chair.
You have been a wonderful addition to our family! Things can definitely get more crazy with two little ones under two in the house, but I'm loving it! I'm excited to see what new things you will learn in the coming weeks, and to see the relationship between you and your sister blossom. Daddy and I are so thankful to the Lord for giving us a beautiful, healthy, sweet baby boy, and are honored to raise His precious child.
We love you Lincoln!
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