And time just continues to speed right along. Lincoln had his 4 month check up this week. He is 14 lbs 4 oz (50%) and 25 1/4 inches long (75%). Just for fun, I checked the stats on both Xavier and Dax to see how Lincoln compares. Xavier was 17 lbs 8 oz and Dax was 16 lbs 12 oz and they were both 26 3/4 inches....so our Doodle is just a bit smaller than they were. Although the only real difference I can see is that Linc's legs are not as full as the other boys were. He had to have 2 shots at the appt. and I could not believe that he didn't cry on the first shot at all and hardly cried at all on the second one that the nurse said would sting. He is going to be my tough boy and that is probably a good thing since he has 2 older brothers!
He really putting his hands and other toys in his mouth and is starting to drool. He is not sleeping through the night yet much to my dismay. I think it is time for some "tough love"! He also has forgotten how to take a bottle so we are trying to re-train him on that so Steve and I can go on a much needed date without him in tow!
Who could not love that face??
Bald IS beautiful:)
*Thanks Jenna for the cute hat!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Posted by Melanie at 12:17 AM
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
We were beach bound again to FL, but for the first time with Doodle on the outside!! (Our last trip I was pregnant and actually announced the pregnancy to Steve's family when we got down there). We packed up and headed out bright and early and were able to log some miles before the boys were actually awake enough to make some noise. We planned on dividing the trip into 2 days because of Lincoln. We made it to FL but were still about 4 hours from our destination when the baby had had enough. Finding a hotel was another story but we did end up finding one after some intense searching while driving down the highway trying to book something via iphone. Needless to say, the actual driving part was not very fun. The big boys did just fine as always, but Doodle was not really enjoying it...and boy did he let us know!!
Once we got there, the boys were ready to have some fun.
A little relaxing by the pool,
plenty of games...
One of my favorite things to do is watch the sunset on the beach. The boys seemed to enjoy them too. One night the boys went down in their pjs to say goodnight to the sun.
We had wonderful weather all week- mid 80's and sun and it only rained 1 day. What I don't have pictures of (as I needed about 15 more hands/arms to carry everything) is time spent on the beach building in the sand and going into the ocean (to "ride the waves" as the boys say) and the awesome homemade icecream at Big Olafs ,but trust me when I say that those were total highlights for all of us!
Doodle had some highlights of his own
as he rolled over for the first time on the trip.
It was good to spend some time together as a family in such a beautiful and warm part of the country. We made it there and back safely and I look forward to returning many, many, many times with all of my boys!
Posted by Melanie at 11:55 PM