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14-month stats

Lincoln is almost 14-months-old and we were finally able to get his one-year shots done on Friday. I had to work so Dad took him to see the Public Health Nurse here in Midway. The building is located on the street directly behind us (you can see it from our backyard) so it was a quick commute.

Lincoln had to get three needles, two in his leg and one in his arm. It could have been four but we opted out of the Chicken Pox vaccine because we view them as a childhood right of passage 🙂 Both of them did great and Lincoln fell asleep afterwards while Andrew spoke with Julie about his development – he is right on track!

As expected, he was measured and here are Lincoln’s stats:

Height: 30-32 inches (he wouldn’t really cooperate and stretch out on the table but everyone agreed he is on the tall side, therefore we are leaning more towards the 31 inch mark.)

Weight: 26 lbs 4 oz

Head circumference: 47.8 cm

He developed a bit of a rash today, which we think is a reaction to the needles but considering how he has been feeling the past week who really knows what it is. He is still sleepy, and pouty at times, but overall is feeling better.

Mom treated Lincoln to a bubble bath tonight. He likes to eat the bubbles.

You can’t see his new molar but check out the teeth on this kid! Now if only I could get him to like his toothbrush again.

And just incase you were fooled into thinking he was happy all the time, here is Mr. Pouty Pants in all his pouty glory…

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Pouty Pants

Lincoln is teething again and this time it is intense. He hasn’t been himself since Tuesday and we knew it had to be another bout of teething. All the classic signs were there: drool, slight fever, mouth rubbing, finger chewing and the infamous teething poop. Then last night, after deciding to apply a bit of baby orajel to help the pain, I felt his first molar in the back of his mouth.

Although he has clearly been in pain, we are actually impressed by how well he is handling it. He hasn’t really cried (it’s been more of a moaning) and he is easily consoled. Basically, he has decided to sleep his way through the pain. Last night he went to bed at 6:45 pm. He woke-up a few times throughout the night for a drink and another dose of Tylenol. At 7:00 am this morning he came in to bed with us. I had to get up to get ready for work but Lincoln and Dad went back to sleep. Lincoln slept until 10:00 am. After a quick trip to get Glenn from my office (Glenn decided to stop by for a visit) and a trip to the park with his friends Oli and Cohen, Lincoln went back to bed at 11:30 am and slept until 4:00 pm. He just went back to bed, probably for the night, at 7:00 pm. That is a whole lot of sleep!

We figure he is going through a growth spurt and teething all at once. He is scheduled to get his one-year needles tomorrow but we might pass depending on what the health nurse says. Part of us thinks we should just get all the discomfort over with at the same time but we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.

We can only hope that those pesky teeth pop through soon and we can put this behind us until the next go around…

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Lincoln is teething again and this is the worst episode he has had to date. He hasn’t been himself the past couple of days and although part of me thought he was just being whiney and needy, I now know that it is his teeth. This means my attempts to get him to love tummy time and learn to move forward have been derailed for the time being.

Last night I heard him wake-up around 2:00 am. At first I thought he was talking to Monkers (his stuffed monkey) but it quickly turned into a low moan. I went in to check on him and his cheeks felt like they were on fire! The rest of him felt fine but I gave him a dose of Tylenol to help ease his pain. Thirty minutes later he awoke again and being selfish, and wanting to get some sleep, I brought him into bed with us. He slept until the morning and although the fire on his cheeks has subsided I know he is still in pain. It looks like his incisors are coming in so hopefully they break through soon. For now, the fresh food feeder filled with frozen mango chunks is working wonders as a teether – as is the coffee table.

Frozen mango makes my teeth feel good - and it tastes yummy too!

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