Friday, November 22, 2013

Lachlan: 0 to 4 Months

1 Week Old

Likes: Boobs, sleep, snuggling on Daddy's chest, sucking on a pinky when a boob is unavailable
Dislikes: Thermometers, baths, wearing his incubator eye mask
Notes: Supplemented nursing with tube-feeding pumped milk to help fight jaundice. Very tricky to keep him awake to nurse. First night home at 5 days old!

2 Weeks Old

Likes: Staring at windows, boobs, making faces, his noise machine
Dislikes: Wet wipes, being strapped into his carseat
Notes: He cluster fed and slept 5 hours straight this week!

3 Weeks Old

Likes: Boobs, long walks in the stroller, passing out on Mommy mid-feedng
Dislikes: Tummy time, needing to burp
Notes: Balding, scaly and starting to plump up! Becoming quite grumpy in the evenings.

1 Month Old

Likes: Making angry goat noises at bedtime, long walks in the baby carrier, bouncy seat, boobs, Mommy's "That's Why We Wear A Bib" song and dance number
Dislikes: When he spits up milk out his nose, having a booger, being unable to locate a nipple immediately
Notes: Rash, angry nursing, super chubby

5 Weeks Old

Likes: Stripes, windows
Dislikes: Getting his face wiped
Notes: Awake a lot more, super grumpy/fussy in the evenings

6 Weeks Old

Likes: Being sung to in a very high pitched voice, ideally: You and I, Chim Chiminey, June Hymn...
Dislikes: No new dislikes this week.
Notes: Successfully held head up while on tummy long enough to give mommy a huge open eyes smile or three!

2 Months Old

Likes: Sheep mobile at Grandma's house, cheek tickles, showers, songs, Dr. Suess, smiling, Sleep Sheep
Dislikes: Stationary strollers, tummy time
Notes: Almost giggles, babysat by Nanny and Papa, slept an 8 hour stretch on June 29th

3 Months Old

Likes: Jolly Jumper, drooling, mirror Lachlan, giggles, his car seat, Dad's face
Dislikes: putting clothes on especially over his head
Notes: Visited Vancouver Island, rolled back to front on July 9th, slept a 9 hour stretch on July 17th

4 Months Old

Likes: Coo-ing at his Tigger toy, smiling at everyone, enjoying new toys, Sophie teething ring, giggling, trying to talk
Dislikes: Vaccination lady, being unable to locate his thumb, not getting to touch/eat adult food
Note: His reaching and grabbing is getting very good

Dear Santa - Lachlan's First Christmas List

I didn't plan on buying Lachlan anything for Christmas this year, I also planned on discouraging anyone from buying him anything. Then, I started seeing all the awesome stuff that's out there and BOOM we had bought him an Elf on the Shelf, a percussion insturmet toy set and a baby sled. So, now I know it's not fair to ask people to restrain themselves. After years of buying gift cards, licorice, slippers and paperbacks it is SO fun to buy for a baby! I do hope to set up an RESP in time for Christmas, for those who wish to go the practical route, but in the mean time here is what Lachlan told me he wants.* (*Dictated but not read.)

Padraig's Baby Slippers - Baby Size 5 Grey Stripe 
 These are a staple for Westcoast babies! They are super cozy and the quality is amazing. I would have to go with a neutral colour like the grey or cream stripe because for the price you want to be able to use them on future babies too!


We found these first nations inspired bath toys on the ferry during our last trip to Vancouver Island. Each one is designed by an artist from a local tribe. We already bought the Kwakwaka'wakw Duck! I think it would make a great little collection! Plus L loves to chew on the soft rubber and play with them in the bath! We also really love the puppets from this site!

We already have Treasury Two and you can never have enough Munsch! So far this Christmas list is seriously Canadian...

These are so simple but so great!


I will never forget how much my niece loved her Bla Bla. I am sure Lachlan would treasure one too. These are soft, high quality and adorable! I love Licorice the Dog, Andiamo the Dog and Bamboo the Bear. Although Hercule the Elephant and Luigia (the mustachioed) Frog are fantastic too!


The infant sized ones just aren't big enough to keep him cozy!

This one is not very exciting, but I would love one for the times when we cuddle in bed or when the only way I can get him to nap is to put him in out bed! A used or craigslist find would be great!