Happy Five Months, Lincoln
In the beginning, I changed, fed, and rocked him as needed when he woke. Over the last month we've started weaning him for that. We put Lincoln to bed at 8 P.M. and then when he wakes around 9 we just pop his pacifier back in and he falls back asleep. I "dream feed" him around 10 or 11 and then when he wakes the other times in the night I simply offer his pacifier or rub his head and eyes to get him back to sleep. Unfortunately, he keeps leaking through his diapers (three different kinds now) so I've had to change him in the wee hours of the morning. I've gradually pushed back his early morning feeding over the last month and now we're at 5 A.M. It wouldn't be so bad if he didn't wake all the other times. We've also tried about five different swaddles, but nothing seems to be too magical. Without a swaddle, he's up every ten minutes. And now that he can roll over easily, that keeps waking him as well. I just ordered a Zipadee-Zip to transition him out of the swaddle--pray for me! Ugh! I'm open to any suggestions!
Beyond the sleeping issues, Lincoln is still struggling with his constipation. Prune juice was helpful last month, but isn't working as successfully now. And he's certainly still reacting to milk protein. If I have even one bite of something that contains milk protein, his skin breaks out and his spit up increases dramatically. Hopefully he outgrows it like his sis.
As far as his schedule, he takes about two naps in the morning and two naps in the afternoon (about 45 minutes each), and nurses every three hours. While he's awake he loves to chew, chew, chew--mostly on fingers, his or anyone's! When he's on his back, he can't stop rolling over onto his tummy, even though it makes him upset. He's been "talking" quite a bit, although Addie says he's yelling. And he makes lost of bubbly, sputtering noises. He is SUPER ticklish and looooves laughing at his sister. He still doesn't seem to have a favorite toy, preferring to be held and entertained rather than entertaining himself. Overall, he's the sweetest, happiest baby and I feel so blessed to call him mine (but if he'd sleep better I'd be be REALLY blessed =)!). However, he's got the CUTEST smile ever, so when he flashes that at 3 A.M. I can't be too mad...
Look how much he's changed in just five months!
Adeline and Lincoln comparison at five months old
5/26/2015 11:30:27 am
He looks so much like Addie it's crazy! He is absolutely adorable!!!
5/27/2015 02:43:24 pm
Thank you, Kyle! It's so funny to hear what people think about who he looks like. Some say Addie, some say me, and some say he's Tim's twin =).
5/27/2015 06:05:47 am
My son and daughter-in-law had trouble with sleeping with their first. They read something and installed black-out shades so that the room was always completely dark, day or night. Worked.
5/27/2015 02:45:12 pm
Thank you, Gerry. We have some of those in our room, but they don't work that well. I bought new ones for his room. I hope they work!
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