Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Legend of Link and the Coupon Princess

Helping Camille shop at the grocery store
This week has been pretty dang amazing! We took lincoln to church for the first time and now that he's older and we can take him out on the town we were able to spend some much needed time together as a family away from the home.  Lincoln is starting to smile more, making the little guy smile now has almost become a game in our home.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Growing Up

Little Lincoln is now 6 weeks old.  He is getting so big and I think looking more and more like his daddy.  He's probably 11 pounds now. (He was 10.4 at his doctor's visit last week)  This boy loves his milk! :)
His Umbilical stump a couple days before it fell off.  Gross, I know.  It took 2 whole weeks!!!!

After it had just fallen off.  Yeah for an innie belly button!

First doctor's appointment.  5 pounds here and 5 days after he was born.

First time using the play time mat. He really enjoyed it until he had hiccups.

First smile caught on camera.

Grocery shopping with mommy at 6 weeks old.  This was taken right before he started crying.

Super cute church clothes for his first day at church.

Something I never Understood Until Now

It turns really can be too tired to have intimate times with your husband. And, a crying baby kills the mood.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

There's no such thing as a natural

If you haven't noticed Camille does the majority of our family blogs, but I figured it's about time I got a little more involved in things. I wanted to first share what being a new dad means to me but more importantly give an update with some picture on how much Link has been growing.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Growth Spurt and Backsliding

I think I have read that around 3 weeks babies go through a growth spurt.  I definitely think Lincoln is.  He is eating more frequently and is having an even harder time staying awake for his feedings.  It's pretty rough mostly during the day.  He does well at night time and sleeps about 2- 2 1/2 hours between feedings.  I let him wake up on his own though.  I never wake him up.  Not yet anyways.

Lincoln will be a whole month old tomorrow. I'm so glad.  I feel like it's that much closer to us getting more sleep at night.  My husband Jordan could back me up on this- I was a cranky pants if I didn't get sleep before Lincoln came along.  Now, I have even less sleep... so you can imagine some days I'm really not a joy to be around.  Especially this morning!

I woke up to feed him and like usual, if he ever breaks the latch for whatever reason is ailing him at the moment (usually gas or poop) I leak ALL over the place.  I'm talking- all over me, him, the rocking chair, EVERYTHING.  I'm not a happy camper at this point...and of course neither is he because he has a hard time latching on again since my leaking causes my boob to be all slippery.  It's neither his nor my fault for the situation.  I have to constantly remind myself that when he is cranky and crying.  However, it still frustrates me.  After the 30-45 minute feeding is over, I have 2 options. I can change his and my clothes or we can just stink like breast milk all day.  I don't like the latter option so I change our clothes...which adds another 10 minutes to the already long feeding session.

On top of him detaching from my boob, he isn't gentle about it-mainly because he does it out of frustration from his problems...therefore, now my..ahem...nipples are hurting like nobody's business and I cringe at the thought of the next feeding.

Oh motherhood...who knew, when people praise women for being mothers, it's for GOOD reason!!!  This stuff is rough.  ROUGH I TELL YOU!