Just a few things.

It’s freezing. Finally it feels like winter… and I miss our abnormally warm days. It was so nice to go for walks with Lincoln everyday! NOt so nice when it’s cold and rainy.

We managed to go to the capital and NOT go to Ikea. That’s huge. First time since we moved that we haven’t gone when we were in town! Pathetic, I know.

Lincoln is the best eater ever (so far). He’s not even made a this-is-not-my-favorite face for anything yet! I mean he’s only had a few things, but he made it through carrots and peas without a face or spitting it out!

Speaking of Lincoln, his poor little face is still not better 😦 When will it end?!?! The infection is gone; now it’s just a really bad rash from eczema. So, we have a new lotion that will hopefully clear it up soon.

He slept all night last night!! Not even a peep and I had to wake him up at 7 this morning! That is huge.

Lincoln has started doing a few new things lately and I love it. He waves bye 🙂 Of course, it’s facing himself now, but it’s so cute! And he’s makes a kissy noise… I don’t know if he does it on purpose or if he’s just discovering new things, but after a lady at the store did the kissy noise he started doing it back. I can’t get enough.

I think little man is a homebody. He did fine when we were out of town this week (after the first night, anyway), but he got so excited when we got home. After I fed him I just let him play in his room for a few and he was so giggly and looked at all his toys like they’d been lost for years.

He’s starting to stand up (not pull up, just stand). This morning I stood him up by his toys and he kept pulling the drawers out and in…. until he bonked his head with the drawer. I know I shouldn’t have laughed, but it was funny.

And, finally, how bummed am I that I didn’t find these pajamas while I was still pregnant!!!

The Mummy!!

OH! My parents come in 27 days!!!!!! That’s crazy! I can’t wait 🙂


Skinny Jeans.

Ok, for the longest time….. basically since they came out…. I’ve been completely opposed to skinny jeans. I couldn’t even bring myself to try them on. But then when I was pregnant, I bought a pair of leggings to wear with dresses and didn’t hate it. And the idea of skinny jeans started to grow on me. I’ve been looking for an inexpensive pair to try for a while and I finally found some in the capital a few weeks ago that were on sale for what I would be willing to pay in America, so I did it. I bought skinny jeans. And I don’t hate them! I think I basically like them because I get to wear my boots with them, but anyway. Skinny jeans it is.

7 Months and Happy (late) Valentines Day

So, I wrote a lot of this and then something happened and it went away…. and I don’t remember what I had written.

Valentines day. We forgot about it. Lincoln spent the morning playing with his (future) girl friend while I learned and practiced language with her mom.

We spent the evening with our neighbors…. until way past Lincoln’s bed time. It was fun and he survived. I’m just still not used to it.

OH! And the day before we were walking out to go somewhere as our neighbor was walking out, so she just rode with us into town. Josh had moved the carseat for some people and took like 10 minutes to put it back in as the neighbor and I waited. Then, she gets in the car and says, “He’ll just sit on my lap. No problem.” and held him the whole way to town. Ugh. I’m getting used to this and I know it’s how things go here, but it terrifies me every time!

Lincoln is growing so much! This month he started sitting like a champ and is oh so close to crawling! And he’s been eating rice cereal, banana and oatmeal…. peas start on Monday. Gross, I know, but he needs a green veggie and the green beans have been nasty lately. Peas it is.

He’s also sleeping a lot better!! Praise the Lord! And this week I dropped the 10 o’clock nursing session. Totally freaked out about it but everyone told me he really didn’t need it (and I mean, I knew that…. I just needed the encouragement) and he’s doing great. He wakes up maybe once, wimpers for a few seconds, and goes right back to sleep…. usually at 4 or 5am. He also wakes up happy, which I love. In the morning, and after most naps, we hear him in there babbling and squeeling. It’s so funny!

Bath time is probably his favorite thing right now, but with his skin being so crazy we don’t get to do it every day. When we do, though, he rolls over on his belly and kicks and splashes and plays. Hilarious.

And…. after what seems like months and months of drool, we finally have some teeth coming in!! Finally. Both the bottom teeth are coming in at the same time, poor little guy 😦 Tylenol and orajel are lifesavers right now.

And here are some pics, of course:

likes: anything he can chew, being naked, mommy’s computer, books, everyone he meets (we’re still waiting for that whole separation anxiety thing…. I know it’s inevitable)
dislikes: getting dressed, when the food is gone
teeth: 2 half teeth at this point, but they’re coming!!!
hair: FINALLY! it’s so fair and it’s the color of mine, so it’s still hard to see
sleep habits: way better. he’s taking 2 or 3 good hour ish naps a day and sleeping from 7 to fish
clothing size: 6-9 months. he’s so long!

And I measured him at home, which means this is not 100% accurate (but neither is the doctor here). Anyway, as of today he was 8.3 kg (18 lb 4 oz) and 71 cm (28 in). He still looks so skinny, though!


Ok, so at first I thought this was ridiculous…. but then the pics on the back look like they’d be comfy and totally practical. It’s so hard to keep him warm with just a blanket around him and it’s too bulky with the snow suit under there. Maybe I can take this picture to a seamstress here.