Yesterday Jenn and I both had to work and we were very thankful that our friends, Andy and Courtney Ucker, could come and take care of Lincoln and Lydia while we were away. It's a blessing to have good, close, reliable friends and we are so grateful for Andy and Courtney!
Last Wednesday, Lincoln asked if he could take photos of my tools. He really gets into
- looking into the camera's view-finder
- seeing the photo on the back of the camera after it's taken
Jenn and I recently went back in our blog archives to see what Lincoln was doing at the age that Lydia is currently. To our surprise he was further along in his sleep development! Lydia naps much more easily during the daytime, but at night, Lincoln was sleeping 11+ hours without a swaddle. Lydia can't put more than about 40 minutes of sleep together wihtout a swaddle and part of this is probably because she's not yet a consistent thumb-sucker. She's found her thumb on many occasions, but she doesn't reach for it as a calmin g influence when she's tired. One more small example of how each kid is different.
Finally, the cute puppy slippers that Larry and Marti gave Lincoln for Christmas arrived from LL Bean. (Lincoln's feet were bigger than we thought and he needed a bigger size.) We weren't anticipating that he'd want to wear them because when Jenn purchased a pair of duck slippers on clearance from Pottery Barn he did not want to wear them. But when I told them that some people call their feet "dogs" and that he could use is new "dogs" to keep his "dogs" warm, he put them on and he's loved them from the start. He was wearing his "Muddy Paws Band" morning-pajamas this morning and it was a perfect opportunity to show off his Dog Slippers. Thanks Parkinsons!