Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rice Rice Baby

John and I made the impromptu decision to start Lincoln on rice cereal this week. I say impromptu, because we had decided to wait a few more weeks as he didn't seem to be overly hungry after finishing his bottles and we weren't quite prepared with all of the baby paraphenelia that you "need" to actually feed him solid foods...BUT...several nights in a row of his typical 7 am wakeup getting earlier and earlier made us (me) a bit desperate.

So, we used his swing as a high chair and dug the spoons we received as a baby gift out of the closet (thanks Gable!).

We were pretty sure that the majority of the cereal ended up on his bib (and our theory was confirmed when he woke up at 4am, argh), but he was SO cute trying to eat it up!

You'd actually think that for a baby who spends his entire day trying to put everything his little hands can reach in his mouth that he'd have had a little more success keeping the cereal inside his mouth...but apparently, that whole swallowing thing is hard!

SO...if you need to find me this week, I'll be out looking for high chairs (preferably one that matches my decor...ah, you modern folks have it SO much easier when it comes to finding attractive baby "stuff"...I've yet to find a fab french country inspired high chair) :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Where did 4 months go?

Our little man turned 4 months old this week. You'll have to forgive his sour expression in the above photo...mommy knows better than to try to take a picture right before bedtime! This was the best of the lot, but I found the tired photos pretty cute too (actually, I'm not sure I've ever taken a photo of Linc that I didn't find adorable).

Linc....did you just read that? Part of the reason I loved the name Lincoln was that I thought the nickname "Linc" was cute...however, prior to Lincoln's arrival, John vetoed the use of said nickname. Once he came home, he quickly became "buddy"...which neither of us liked, but it just sort of came out naturally. I argued that Linc was a much better nickname than buddy, but to no avail. Just this week, John decided that his nickname for Lincoln is "16" (though I'm curious as to how long he's been secretly referring to him that way in his own head). It took me a while to make the connection...but I'm sure you'll figure it out faster than I did. Of course, it is also appropriate that he was born on the 16th. So, for's 16 and for mommy it's Linc (because I of course argued that if John can call him 16, then I can call him Linc)...ya! I can't wait to shout, "Go Linc" at a football game.

But, if he's playing football, then he's all grown up and I'm trying to just sit back and enjoy this time while he is "small". We look at him on a daily basis and can't believe that he is the same little boy that wouldn't gain weight when we came home from the hospital. His new 6-9 month sleepers have skid proof feet, I take this as a sign that some little ones are WALKING by the time they wear this size.

One of my favorite things he has started to do this month is "talk". He wakes us up every morning just chatting with his mobile animals. He'll go for a good hour before he starts to fuss and wants up...which we let him do if the chatting starts at anytime that begins with the number 5. I've included a link to a video of our little alarm clock below.

Other highlights of this month included meeting his Guild cousins, Julia and Ethan, plus his Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jay. Another swimming adventure at Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Rick's house and a really fun playdate (i.e. he was actually awake and somewhat interacted with the other babies as opposed to sleeping thru the entire event) and finally being tall enough to play with the Baby Einstein toy at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Ethan and Lincoln checking each other out!

Julia taking very good care of Lincoln

Pool time...gotta always have that paci!

Playdate fun with Cole!

So fun!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Doesn't it seem that with your best of friends, it doesn't matter how much time has passed since you saw them pick up right where you left off? I hope Lincoln is blessed to have friendships like that when he grows up.

We had the pleasure of having my college roommate, Jamie, and her family visit us from Fayetteville this week. Our little boys are 9 months apart...aren't they cute in their matching pj's? Parker loved Lincoln! I hope they will continue to be good buddies so that we can vacation with the Wetsell's for many years to come!

Highlights of our staycation included storytime at the library, a trip to the Dallas World Aquarium and a pool day at Grandma Kathy and Grandpa Rick's house. your vacations change when kiddos are involved (not that we would have it any other way). Unfortunately, Lincoln's daddy had to work all week :( rest for the weary attorneys!
Ryan, Parker, Lincoln and I at the Aquarium.
Parker loved all of the animals and when Lincoln decided to wake up from his nap, he thought the plants and waterfalls were too cool!

Parker has this whole pool thing down. I think he would have stayed in his float all day if his mommy and daddy let him!

This is Lincon's first trip to the pool! Before you make fun of his was almost 100 degrees...yikes!

Stay tuned for more updates on Lincoln's Log...his mommy is very behind in her posts and has lots of fun things to share!