Hi guys! Thanks for coming back to check out my latest post. Like I said before, this post will be a “mommy & baby tag” to get to know us better. I didn’t get around to taking a recent photo of Lincoln and I, so here’s a photo of him from around Valentine’s Day:
Photo Credit: Pictonat Photography
So I’m just going to jump right in with the questions & answers. There’s a couple of links but I am in no way affiliated with any of them, I just put them there so you guys can get visuals, etc.
Lisa & Lincoln Questions & Answers
1. How many kids do you have and what age?
I have one son named Lincoln and he’s 4 and a half months old.
2. Your baby’s weight and length at birth?
Lincoln weighed 7lbs 3oz and was 20 inches long.
3. How long was your baby in newborn clothes?
Lincoln lost some weight the first few days and then took a while to gain weight so he was in newborn clothes for longer than I expected, probably about a month or so.
4. What size diaper and what brand is your baby currently in?
Size 2, and we prefer Huggies.
5. Have you always wanted kids?
Growing up, I always wanted to be a mom one day, then I went through a phase where I didn’t want any, and then I got over that and went back to wanting to be a mom again.
6. How many more kids do you want?
We haven’t decided yet. Before Link was born, I used to want 3 kids, but after the pregnancy and delivery that I experienced, I would be okay if Lincoln was an only child haha but we’d like to cherish every moment with Lincoln for the time being, and we may add to our family in a few years.
7. Your/your partner’s/your baby’s hair and eye colour?
Mommy: green/blue eyes, light brown hair
Daddy: dark brown eyes, dark brown hair
Link: hazel eyes, light brown hair
8. Do you co-sleep?
We had Lincoln sleeping in a bassinet beside our bed for the first 3 months and then we moved him into his crib in his own room.
9. What is one must-have baby item?
For the first 4 months, we LOVED swaddles! I would put Link in a swaddle and he would fall asleep instantly. Now that he’s learning how to roll over, I’m not able to swaddle him anymore (in case he rolls over onto his face and is unable to push himself back up due to his arms being restricted). So I’d say our current must-have item is the Infantino Squeeze and Teeth Cow that Lincoln’s Titi Sue got him for Valentine’s Day.
10. What item did you buy before baby was born that you don’t use?
So I bought a bumbo seat and have tried putting Link in it a few times and so far he hates it every single time.
11. Diaper bag essentials?
Diapers & wipes (obviously) and I always pack an extra sleeper, an extra onesie, and an extra shirt for me (hello spit up). I also pack little bags to put dirty diapers in, just in case I’m in a place with no garbage can, or at someone’s house (so I’m not putting a diaper directly in their kitchen garbage and smelling up the place haha).
12. Would you recommend buying a play mat?
I’ve heard other people who bought play mats and then never used them, but for us, we have 2. We got this one from Uncle Mike which Lincoln loves especially because of the piano, and I also got this one recently (second hand) that we haven’t used yet.
13. Would you recommend buying a bouncy seat?
This is something else I received second hand, and I use it from time to time when I’m folding laundry, etc.
14. Would you recommend buying a bassinet or pack & play?
We borrowed a bassinet from my brother & sister-in-law and bought a pack & play (similar to this) off Kijiji recently. In my opinion, I would say a bassinet is useful for the first few months and the pack & play is useful for after that. We have our pack & play set up in the basement where we have our TV, so we’ll put Lincoln in there to sleep when we’re watching a movie, and the attached change pad is handy too.
15. Did your child use a soother and what brand?
I remember reading not to give a soother until after breastfeeding is well established but I think I lasted 4 days before giving Lincoln a soother haha he’s super particular about what kind and will only take these.
16. Any advice for breastfeeding/ bottle feeding?
Honestly, my breastfeeding/bottle feeding journey is a blog all on its own lol my “advice”? Feed your baby however you can. Don’t feel pressured to exclusively breastfeed if you’re not able to or choose not to. As long as the baby is fed, healthy and happy, that’s all that matters. Seriously.
17. What works to calm your baby down?
One thing I learned pretty quickly is babies are not consistent lol what worked last week, the other day, 5 minutes ago, might not work at that moment. Things that work most of the time are either putting on music or singing to him, walking around with him, or taking him for a walk for him to fall asleep.
18. What is your bed time routine?
I’m just starting to set a bed time routine, so I’ll feed him around 8pm, give him a bath, read him a story (sometimes 2) and then put him to sleep. Then I’ll give him a bottle around 11pm or so with hopes that he will sleep through the night. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Remember what I said about babies being inconsistent?
19. Do you feel you have it all together most days? (Cleaning/laundry/beauty etc.)
I would say I feel like I have my shit together 1 day out of the week, and it’s usually when I have something planned in advance. Other days I’m in pajamas, trying to clean my room, and taking the entire day to do one load of laundry.
20. When do you make time for a shower?
I usually take a shower in the evening when Pedro is home, or in the morning if my mom is free to watch Lincoln. I think I showered one time while he was napping and I was super paranoid the entire time lol as in shower-with-the-door-open-pop-my-head-out-because-I-thought-I-heard-something-I’ll-just-skip-the-conditioner paranoid.
21. Do you wear makeup everyday?
No and kudos to those Mamas that have their hair & makeup done. Seriously. I hope I can one day master how to do it. I try to at least fill in my brows and apply some mascara, but some days it just doesn’t happen.
22. Do you style your hair everyday or just ponytail it?
Mom bun in full effect! I’d say my hair is in a bun 85% of the time, air-dried in a clip 10% of the time, and on those lucky rare 5% of the time occasions, I have time to blow dry it, or I let my hair air dry and then pass a flat iron through it.
23. Do you workout and when?
I’m hoping to start an actual work out routine/schedule soon, so as of right now I do what I can when I can. I try to go for a walk with Lincoln everyday, and (if I can get in) I’m hoping to join a couple of fitness classes at a local recreation centre.
24. How often do you get some alone/me time and what do you do do relax?
My me time is kind of when I’m getting ready for bed. Now that I’m starting a bedtime routine for Lincoln, I should have a bit more time as his bed time will (hopefully) become earlier a bit at a time.
25. Proudest/most frustrating moment as a mom?
Most frustrating? When Link is so tired and he’s fighting it, so he cries and fusses. If the fussiness gets really bad, I usually end up bundling him up in the stroller and taking him for a walk outside until he (inevitably) falls asleep.
Proudest? When people tell me how sweet/good/well-behaved/etc he is. Or that he looks exactly like me (what mama doesn’t want to hear that?)
So that’s my Mommy & Baby tag! If there’s something I didn’t mention that you wanted to know, or if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks for stopping by!