Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The new and impoved Lincoln

My sweet baby Lincoln in his short life thus far has really tested my patience and sometimes my sanity. He is much different than my first born. He won't conform to my idea of a schedule, he won't take a bottle and he won't stop crying from 4pm to 8pm. The tag team of care givers I had in Alabama made this a minor infliction but dealing with it alone each day made it seem like an impossible feat. He likes to eat, he is demanding about it and he eats every 3 hours around the clock! I had succumbed to the fact that this was to be Lincoln's personality about the time he was due his 4 month shots. The day of his shots, I closely protected both children from all the germs to be expected this time of year in the Doctors office and we had an uneventful visit where Linc received his 4 month shots. I watched him closely to make sure he didn't develop a fever from them and like clockwork, he started his nightly crying routine. I have been feeling bad that Lincoln cries during Jackson's story time so this night, I decided Lincoln would cry in his own bed while I spent a few minutes reading to Jackson. When story time was over, all was quiet. He had cried himself to sleep. I checked on him multiple times before I went to bed and all was good. I went to bed myself and turned on my fancy video monitor (LOVE IT!) to watch him. I woke up at both 2 and 4am to find him still sleeping. Yes, parental success! He slept all night the day after his shots. Since that day, he hasn't slept through the night again but he has been a MUCH more pleasant baby both day and night. He is HAPPY in the mornings and enjoys time playing. At this rate, I may get him shots once a month.
Ok, ok, I admit it, I have a dirty little secret that may be responsible. No, I haven't been slipping him bedadryl. I also started feeding Lincoln cereal about that time and that may have something to do with his demeanor. He really likes to eat it and he is doing well with spoon feeding. Next up on his baby foods list....avocado! Yes, it is supposedly a baby "super food". And highly recommended as a first food for baby.

The "before" picture

The new and improved version "Who's that goodlookin baby in the mirror?"

1 comment:

  1. Awesome!!I'm so glad I'm not alone in my feelings!! Miss ya'll but glad you are home with your hubs right now!!