Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lincoln is Five Months!

This little cutie is one month older -- hitting the 5-month mark!
He has started occasionally rolling belly to back. He does this with great frequency when he's propped up on pillows giggling at his mother who is trying to keep him still to document his 5-month mark.
He is constantly devouring discovering his hands.
He has slept 8:00 PM - 5:00 AM a few times. Boo. Yeah. Bay-Bee.
He's in size 2 diapers. Can still squeeze into newborn size clothes, but comfortably fits in 3-month outfits. We're on the verge of needing to pull out the 6-month clothes.
He is the most smiley boy, but he makes us work hard for any sign of a giggle. I've only heard him fully laugh maybe once and it was only for about 2 seconds.
But that smile he'll flaunt to anyone willing to send him a glance.
Here are some other tidbits about Mr. Itty Bitty:

  • Nicknames: Lincolnator, Linky Lou, Linky Link, Skinamarinky Dinky Link, and my favorite new one -- Tee Tee. Eli has repeatedly called him Tee Tee over the last week. Not sure where he got it, but he's trying his hardest to make it stick.
  • We started putting him in a little walker. He can't touch the ground, but he loves sitting up in it and looking around. 
  • He isn't on a real schedule other than he gets tired an hour and a half after he wakes up and then sleeps for about an hour.
  • He eats about every 2 1/2 - 3 hours during the day.
  • He has a pretty impressive bald spot on the back of his head.
  • He survived his first (and perhaps only?) Girls' Camp with me this month!
  • He communicates by gargling and gleefully screeching but hasn't started making any word related sounds quite yet.
  • He became uber hand obsessed this month. He is constantly chomping on his hands, looking at his hands and clasping his hands. In the last few weeks it also seems like he's started trying to swat at things.
  • He loves to kick those little legs. More and more I've noticed he's able to scooch himself into different positions than how I left him if I leave him lying on the floor for a few minutes.
  • He's getting picky about being swaddled. Sometimes he loves it, but mostly in the evenings when the house is hotter he resists the swaddle and sometimes falls asleep without it.
  • He loves having blankets or burp rags or stuffed animals on his chest to grab and rub against his face.
  • He's getting more attached to his binky but still not his favorite thing.
  • He is entranced by the TV. He's already been introduced to an episode or two of Rescue Bots. 
We love our Lincoln boy!


Rebecca said...

That boy just can't take a bad picture! He is so adorable! I love that he won't giggle much for you. Sounds like you have a Madison...

Kim said...

I agree with Reb. Such cute pictures. All of them!

So glad he's already been introduced to an episode or two of Rescue Bots. What little Excell boy wouldn't have wanted to do that by now?

David and Mary said...

He is such a cute happy baby! I love the pictures you took of him. I like his nick names :)