My baby, the celebrity.

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It has been a really long week.

Sunday was normal…. until Lincoln threw up his lunch at church. So, we came home early and he was ok for the rest of the day. He’s teething like crazy. Drool and snot EVERYWHERE. Insane. And then, he threw up again on Monday. And again on Wednesday. And again on Thursday. Ugh. He’s not even sick. It’s just the drainage! So, we’re learning about how important it is to clean out the poor kid’s nose every single time he’s going to eat. And he hates it. Seriously. He’s spent every meal yesterday and today crying because we have to keep cleaning it out. But that is preferable to vomit. 

Anyway. On top of Lincoln teething and being disgustingly drooly and snotty…. I started feeling rough on Sunday night, was ok on Monday and by Tuesday I spent the whole day laying around like an invalid. Finally, by Wednesday afternoon I couldn’t take it anymore so we went to the doctor. Really, the emergency room. Because that’s what  you do here. Well, I had taken tylenol, so my fever was gone and they wouldn’t treat me. Ha. But they did send me to this super old, but nice, ear/nose/throat doc upstairs and I had tonsillitis. Never had that before.

So, I’m all drugged up now and Lincoln is still working on his teeth. He ate better tonight and didn’t cry as much. Josh was gone allll day today and we survived. Barely. And Im exhausted. But, if you get him outside, he’s good to go. So… 

We went to the store to get some fruits and veggies. As soon as we pull up the girls who work there start talking to him and playing with him in the stroller. Then one asks if she can take him out. Sure, why not… and then he gets passed around to every person who works there or is shopping there for 25 minutes. And he just jabbers and smiles… and looks over his shoulder to make sure i’m still there… then goes back to flirting with the girls. 

This seriously happens everywhere we go. Poor blonde kid in asia. 

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9 Months (and a week)

Ahhh, 3/4 of a year! And he’s so crazy! He’s crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything and is such a trip! He is the biggest people person ever! He can be so fussy and we go out and someone starts talking to him and he just giggles and flirts (it’s usually a girl). Hilarious.

He’s eating 3 meals a day now and eats soooo much! Maybe soon he’ll start gaining weight 🙂 Carrots are definitely his favorite still. And he’s finally realizing if he doesn’t like something he doesn’t have to eat it… which means when peas or green beans are on the spoon, he takes them, then opens his mouth and just pushes them back out. Ha. So I just mix it with carrots.

He’s sleeping way better now, too! I think it took my parents being here and him getting totally thrown off. Now he’s got a schedule and he usually sticks to it (yesterday was an exception). He started waking up at 6.30, which I am NOT a fan of… but he just sits and plays in his crib til at least 6.45 usually. Doable. And he naps consistently now at 8.30 and 1 and usually for over an hour! Glorious. He’s so happy!! I love my well rested boy 🙂

likes: puffs/cheerios, standing, walking, cruising… anything on his feet, swinging
dislikes: having his nose wiped, green beans, peas, when I leave the room, the inevitable switching sides when nursing
teeth: 4!! And they are not my friends right now. The new 2 are taking forever. And I think there are a few more right behind them :-/ Yay for teeth, booooo for teething.
hair: Finally 🙂 You can actually tell he has hair now.
sleep habits: Way better.
clothing size: most of his 9 month pants are too short, but we can still make the onesies work if he has on a disposable diaper…. with the cloth diapers they’re a bit tight. We’re moving into 12 month clothes. How is that possible?

Well, hello there long lost blog.

It’s been a whole month since I’ve posted…. um, maybe more than a month. But a lot has happened and I’m still trying to catch up on sleep and play with the boy, so my days have been busy busy.

So, the month in review.

We went to the capital for Lincoln’s check up with the cardiologist. PRAISE THE LORD, his heart defect healed itself and we don’t have to go again until he’s 6 or 7. And even then, it’s just a routine check up. And, you should also know that while the doctor was doing the ultrasound of his heart, Lincoln was licking him. And the wand. And the cord. And anything else that was anywhere near his mouth. Oh, teething.

My parents came!!!! This time, they got here on time… but 3 of their 4 bags did not. Luckily, the one bag that made it is the only bag that had things they needed in it. The three lost bags were just things for us Lincoln. Mostly, anyway. My mom did score a new pair of shoes and rain jacket, though, since the airline said they’d replace anything she needed from the bags.

We went to Cappadocia for 4 days then came home for a weak-ish. Their time here went soooo fast. Lincoln warmed up to them really well and I was so relieved. He is doing the whole separation anxiety thing, but he’s such a people person it hasn’t been bad at all. I do plan to post pictures eventually… but on the way home he fell asleep holding on to my mom. It was so cute!

Josh got giardia. That’s no fun. At all. And, when Josh is that sick, he can’t really do anything but lay around and be sick. So I was extra busy.

This week has been insane, but good for the most part. Monday we spent almost the whole day with our friends to celebrate C’s birthday. They have a little girl who is 3 weeks younger than Lincoln, so it’s always great to spend time with them. We went to lunch thinking we could do that instead of a late dinner we’d been invited to, but we ended up doing both. I naively thought Lincoln would sleep at their place in his pack-n-play. Ha. After 30 minutes of crying, we gave up and he just stayed up and played. And did amazing. Seriously, I was shocked. He didn’t get fussy or whiney or cry AT ALL. And then, he just fell asleep in the car on the way home and slept til morning after we brought him in. He wasn’t even cranky the next day. Who is this kid?

Then Wednesday, we went to the doctor for Lincoln’s 9 month check up….. and found out that he hasn’t gained weight in 3 months. That’ll cause a mom to worry, right? Ugh. So, they asked what we fed him, which is a lot of food (but only fruits and veggies at this point). I got reprimanded for not feeding him beef yet, so we’ll be starting that today. We introduce things so slow because of his propensity for allergies and it’s taking forever. I’ve even shortened the time between from where we started. Anyway, they wanted to take blood and urine samples. Great. I’m already freaking out about Lincoln getting blood taken. Poor little guy! I hate it and he’s only 9 months old, he’s gonna scream and hate it and cry so much. Nope. Not a peep. Just looked at the needle sticking out of his hand like it was some new thing he had to figure out and played with the nurses afterward. Again, who is this kid? Seriously. So weird. And, all the results came back normal, so we’re just tracking his weight now and feeding him as much as he can eat.

Which leads me to Thursday. Wednesday night he ate so, so much. But he kept eating so we kept feeding. Well, we started dinner a bit late so it was closer to the time I usually nurse him when he finished, but I didn’t think anything of it. Until I went to nurse and he just screamed and refused to eat. This is the first time ever that he went to bed without getting some milk. I mean, I DO NOT nurse him to sleep… no way… but I still was so worried. He’s never not nursed! Then Thursday morning, he was normal, nursed, ate breakfast, went down for his nap….. and woke up in a puke covered crib. I cannot explain how disgusting that was. It was our first time. I know, I know. We’re still newbies. But yuck. So, we cleaned it up, cleaned him up and he slept in his pack-n-play until the mattress and cover were clean and dry. He was fine the rest of the day and hasn’t gotten sick again. We have no idea what that was about. Poor little guy.

This is the longest blog ever.

So, Friday we had to go back to the hospital for an ultrasound of his kidneys because they found blood in his urine. Everything was fine. BUT, he was hilarious. Not as hilarious as licking the cardiologist, but he was in suuuuuch a good mood. The girls that work there always take him around and he plays with everyone, but Friday was different. He was babbling and laughing and jumping like crazy! They’d take him somewhere then bring him back and as soon as he saw us he’d start laughing and bouncing until they gave him to me. The kid is a nut. He definitely has a fan base at the hospital 🙂

And now it’s Saturday….. I started writing this on Thursday. Oops. Pictures soon (I hope).