10 Months!

Ugh. How is it possible that Lincoln is 10 months old?!?! Well, 10 months and a week, now. He’s crazy and mobile and such a fun kid. And I’m on single parent duty while Josh is away hiking, so not a long post.

likes: carrots…and eating in general, anything electronic, swinging, crawling everywhere, waving at girls, standing
dislikes: changing clothes, waiting on food, gas (which he’s had a lot of), getting out of the bathtub
teeth: 5 with one more on the way…. and more drool than can possibly be necessary
hair: enough for the nurses to comment on it at his check up!
sleep habits: better…. except that he’s waking up at 5ish every morning. usually he goes back down til 6.30 ish, but while Josh had been gone he’s not tone back down easy, so I’m a little sleep deprived
clothing size: mostly 9-12, I’m still hanging on the some of the 9 month onesies because I really like them and he didn’t get to wear short sleeves much while they fit, so we’re stretching them on 🙂

2 months, 5 months, 7 months, 10 months

2 months, 5 months, 7 months, 10 months


A Trip to the Pharmacy

So, Lincoln is drooling like CRAZY and it’s causing a nasty rash on his chin. When we got back in town today, we walked to the pharmacy to get some lotion to hopefully help the itchyness and make it better. Well, we’ve been to the pharmacy pretty frequently as of late… and we’re not pretty good friends with the gals that work there. So, I head straight for the girl who’s the skin expert. She’s super sweet and patient with us. The first thing she does is take Lincoln out of his stroller and start playing with him while we talk, which is awesome because he’s totally entertained. She looks at the description of every lotion on the baby wall and decides what she wants us to use isn’t there. She calls to order what we need from the storage facility and then we all play with Lincoln a bit more. Turns out it’s gonna be 30 minutes before it gets there, so we go to the park and swing for a while. When we finally get back, the lotion isn’t there yet, so again, they take Lincoln out and play with him. I drink some tea and he bounces from person to person. Then the crazy starts.

First, he’s drooling like a mad man, as I said, so the nice skin lady takes him in the back and comes back with 2 super nice bibs that are plastic backed and ties one around his neck.

Then, no less than 3 old ladies come in and give him a billion mashallah’s and then look at me and 3 times I have the no-I’m-not-his-sister-I’m-his-mom talk. Insert shocked faces. One of them even said, “Oh, wow, I really thought she was only 15 or 16.” Seriously lady?

Then, the lotion finally gets there (an hour after we did) and the nice skin lady is like, oh it’s 26 lira…. ok, just charge them 20. Sweet! I don’t mind discounts.

After our crazy pharmacy adventure we had to run by the grocery store to pick up a few things. I was running around like a mad woman trying to get everything as fast as possible because it was already time for Lincoln to be eating. But it’s really, really hard to push the stroller around the store so I kept running into things. Anyway, I turn down one aisle and there are 3 university girls start gawking at Lincoln. Then the look up and one of them says, “Oh, it must be his sister” I said, “No, I’m his mom.” She looked at me, looked at my wedding ring, looked back at me and was so completely unbelievable shocked. Possibly the best reaction ever! It took her a few minutes to even pass us and continue on with her business.

At least I got some good community time in today 🙂 Gotta love the pharmacy.

Pictures from Mom and Dad’s visit

I fully intended to write more about when mom and dad came… but finding time to blog is hard.

So, here’s a quick run down. They flew in to the capital and arrived with one of their 4 bags… the others were still at JFK. So we left for Kapadokya without them. We took them to the valley that we love to hike, a cool monastery, a really old church, the underground city, an open air museum, and the fairy chimneys. On our last day there, their bags came…. and the guy at the hotel said, “What, did you bring your whole house?” So, we explained that most of it was just stuff for the baby, which seemed to make it all ok.

Then we came back to our city and went to the new mall. I know this sounds so silly, but you have no idea who exciting it is that we have a mall. A real one with more than 10 stores. They met one of my tutors on Tuesday and then my other tutor and her family on Thursday (and Lincoln got to play with their little girl, which is hilarious to watch). We did something on Wednesday, but I can’t remember? Maybe we just walked around town? Then on Friday we went to another city nearby with a cool castle and some really old churches. And they left super late that night.

It was a whirlwind trip. Soooo fast. But it was so nice to have them here again 🙂 And now it’s only 10 weeks til we’ll be in the states to visit! I cannot wait. I’m not counting down yet… I only know the exact time because Morgan is counting down 🙂 To her WEDDIN!! Yeah, I can’t wait!! I’m so excited. Not only is my best friend getting married, but the wedding is in Colorado and we get to go hiking and play in the mountains. Can July come any faster? Please?!?