Monday, November 15, 2010

Growing Fast

Today was Lydia's 4 week visit to Dr. Maggie (that's what Lincoln calls her). She's growing like a weed! She's also probably got reflux. It doesn't bother her much now, but she's spitting up with the frequency and volume that Dr. Prevette thinks she may start being bothered by it between 6 and 8 weeks of age. So we'll see. It was a good visit overall.

Some record-keeping items. Lydia is pretty much eating every three hours around the clock. This has been very tiring for Jenn as she never gets much more than 2 continuous hours of sleep through the night. Lydia had slept for between 5 and 6 hours at a time over night a week or so ago, but that time has passed. She wants to be held and/or moving all of the time. Sitting her down when she's awake may be a peaceful thing for 10 minutes max. She's also very good at going back and forth from drowsy to amazingly alert within a short period of time. It's really funny to watch. Especially when I'm holding her and talking with Jenn, I'll look down at her to see her looking up at me in earnest concentration. She's a big-time cutie.

I forgot to mention in my last post that Walmart was playing Christmas music last week. Ugh. Can we just enjoy Thanksgiving first? I'm not a humbug at all, but my goodness! Let's not get sick and tired of Christmas music and decorations before December 1! Several years ago I asked rhetorically, "What's next? Christmas music and decorations before Halloween? Well, lo and behold... So I'm deliberatly avoiding Christmas stuff until the long Thanksgiving weekend because I want all of us to enjoy the season. We'll also be paying attention to Advent this year as we anticipate Christmas. Lincoln will surely be excited about it this year.

Lincoln was particularly funny at dinner time tonight. He was as slap-happy as I've seen him in a long time. Here's some still's of the laughs:


Emily said...

"Awe cute! I can't wait to meet her."

"She is so cute. I can't wait until thanksgiving. I love you and I miss you. "

Cute pictures! We love hearing the "Gates" news.

Mary Zolene said...

I am remembering those every three hour feedings and praying for you guys to have strength!