Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lynx's Fourth Month

Lynx is a delightful little boy!

He found his toes!  On September 30, he sucked his toes for the first time.  He hasn't done it too often since then, but probably just because I've been holding him as much as possible! He LOVES being held, and he will smile almost every time I make eye contact with him.  

As I mentioned in my previous post, Lynx's sleep has been horrible.  For most of September, he's been sleeping in 1-2 hour increments, sometimes only 30-45 minute increments!!  I've been losing my mind.  So, by late September, we purchased a bunch of different types of sleep sacks (Merlin Sleep Suit, Swaddle Up, Zippity Zip) and a Rock-N-Play.  After some trial and error, we found that the Merlin in the Rock-N-Play was best, though not perfect.  As of October 6, I realized that the problem was me (of course!).  I had been feeding him to sleep during the day and throughout naps, and whenever he woke up at night. So, anytime he woke up, he assumed he'd get fed, and would wait until he did.  
Since October 6, I haven't fed him to sleep, and I've only fed him every 3-4 hours at night.  So far, so good.

Lynn turned 35!! Happy birthday! 

We visited our friends Alex, Fred and their children Ethan (6 years) and Zac (1 year).  Please enjoy this adorable video of Lynx enjoying time with Alex.

Tummy timin'!  

When he sleeps, he's so peaceful!  If only he slept in longer intervals!

Real men wear salmon.

Four month photos!

At his four month appointment today, we learned that Lynx is:
16.5 pounds - 75%ile
26 inches long - 87%ile
17.4 inches for head circumference - 96%ile

Dr. Smith was impressed by how aware and happy he is.  She gave me the "ok" to feed him solids and try to get him to sleep in longer and longer increments.  She also said that he's very strong!  Here he is showing off his tummy timing skills.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Julia and Claire's visit!

Julia is one of my buddies from Harvard.  She visited with her little 13 month old, Claire on September 21-23.  It was wonderful!

But first, a blast from the past!
Julia and me, Summer 2008 

Lynn and I met up with Julia and her (now) husband, Camran, in Philadelphia in the year....2011?? Not sure, but it was a lot of fun.

Lynx was really into Claire and Julia! (As we all were!) 

Julia, covered in children!   

 Both of us, covered in children!

Snuggles with little Lynx post-nap!

 Claire and Lynx, enjoying the many joys of his new rock-n-play.  Lynx hadn't been sleeping for more than 1-2 hours at a time, so I bought a whole bunch of sleeping solutions, including a rock-n-play.

An outdoor ice cream party!  Thanks to Anita for the beautiful bibs! 

Ice Cream Selfie! 

We went to the zoo.  There is a dearth of pictures because it was an intense trip!  But, we caught them snuggling here, while watching the seals swim around!

Here are some videos of the great visit!

You can visit us any time guys!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lynx's Third Month

Lynx is 3 months old!

His dad has barely survived the so-called "fourth trimester," but he still looks good, don't he?  

Lynx continues to sleep in my room, mostly in the swing.  Lynn is in the guest bedroom, because we figure, at least one of us should get a full night's sleep.  Since mid-August nights have been especially tough on me, though, as Lynx has frequently slept in 1 hour bursts.  So, I am waking up every hour.  Ugh.  Last night, however, I pumped at 9 pm and went to bed.  Lynn gave him the milk at 1 am, snuck him into the swing with me, and left.  I didn't wake up until 3 am!  A full 5-ish hours!  If my dashing husband is willing, I'm hoping we can do this more frequently so I feel less like a zombie.

For his three month birthday, I took Lynx to a luxurious lunch with Emily and Tricia!

 Happy Three Months!

We don't have any official stats, as Lynx' next appointment will be at four months.  But, unofficially, touched his feet with his hands on September 1.  He rolled over (from back to front) on September 4.  He's the smiliest, happiest little dude there is.  He talks constantly and settles down every time he makes eye contact with me OR every time I lay down next to him.   If we make a clicking sound with our tongues, he does the same. He's very responsive, active and engaged.  LOVE HIM.