Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lincoln 2 Months

Our little president is now 2 months!  At his two month appointment he weighed 12 lbs 15 oz, measured 23.5 inches long, and was diagnosed with baby eczema.

Lincoln is such a good eater.  At this point he is taking 6 ounces every 4 hours during the day and, if we get lucky, nothing at night!  Mr. Lincoln slept through the night for the first time at 7 weeks.  Unfortunately, he's not consistently sleeping through the night, but more like every fourth night.  I'll take what I can get!

During month two the boys have definitely become more interested in each other.  Given loves his little brother and announces his arrival at daycare every afternoon during pick-up.  He also loves to sing to him, give him his pacifier, and pat his head.  In turn, Lincoln loves the attention and is always smiling at Given.  Lincoln also follows Given with his eyes whenever he is in the room.  I hope they grow up being besties!  Check out the cute videos here and here.

Lincoln was baptized on March 8th at St. Vincent de Paul by Father Ken.  He wore the same baptismal gown that his Grandma Eoff wore, that I wore, that Given wore, and many of his Strube kin wore!  That gown is very special to us.

Also during month two, Mr. Given was potty trained.  He is doing such a good job and we are very proud of Big Brother!

I can't wait to see what is in store for month 3!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Month 1 Photos

Like I mentioned in my previous email, it has been a busy month one!

Here's Given meeting Lincoln at the hospital for the first time, and Lincoln all geared up for his trip home.  I can't believe how much he has already grown!

It's hard capturing both of my boys together, Given is quick, but here are a few that I squeaked in.  I have yet to attempt a formal shoot.  (Given is doing really well accepting Lincoln's arrival.  He is becoming more and more interested in Lincoln with every passing day.  Given calls him "Baby Lincoln".)

Grandma and Grandpa's visit was great.  Mom came out a week after Lincoln was born and Dad joined her shortly after.  It was so nice to have help those first few weeks.  Since Mom was on Texas time she took care of my early risers and let me and Omar sleep in!


 Nana and Jeddi visited as well.  The timing of their trip couldn't be more perfect, as they came right after I pulled a muscle in my back and Lincoln caught his first cold.  Now I had help getting Given out of the house for a few hours each morning while me and Lincoln recuperated.   

They even fit in a trip to the Exploratorium.  Given wanted his picture taken (very rare) with the below cat.  Hmmmm.....I wonder if he is going to be a cat lover?!

Omar and I both had our 33rd birthdays during month one!  We celebrated Omar's at home with Kara's cupcakes.  For my birthday we had sushi at Umami's.  It was pretty low-key, but we are planning on celebrating together once we all heal from our ailments.

 What did you say, Daddy?  Really?  That is so interesting!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mr. President

Lincoln Zane made his grand entrance into the world on January 13th!  He weighed in at 7 lbs 13 oz and was 21.5 inches long.

We sure have loved him being here, but this has been quite the interesting month!  Grandma Eoff came to help out. - Grandpa Eoff joined her a few days later. - Nana and Jeddi came to visit for a week. - Lincoln caught a cold on week 2. - Momma pulled a muscle in her back. - We've had many visits from our wonderful friends (bearing gifts and food). - Lincoln passed his cold on to me and Given.  - Celebrated two 33rd birthdays! PHEW!

Lincoln's one month appointment went really well.  He now weights 10 lbs 5 oz and is 22 inches long.

Lincoln is a very good eater!  He's been taking 4 oz of formula every 3 to 4 hours since he's been a week old.  At this point he definitely could take more, but the doctor thinks I should stay at 4 oz for now.  Poor thing is only a month old and already on a diet!!

I'm not really sure if Lincoln is a good sleeper.  Its hard to tell with the cold and all his congestion.  Poor thing has trouble breathing, so sleeping is kind of hard.  Thank goodness for our friends Emily and John who gave us their baby swing.  He loves that swing!  He also really just wants to be held while he sleeps...

Here are a couple of pictures I took of my one-month old baby!  I will post more picture from our crazy first month soon!