Go slow! Keep your link velocity (speed of building out your links) consistent and steady. You can have some spikes, yeas that is ok. But don’t start off too fast… specially right out of the gate. You need to show Google to trust your site slowly and steadily. Start slow and build up speed if needed.
Also, take a look at your competitors in Ahrefs backlink data. Look at their current and historical trend of new backlinks to their site. This will help you understand how fast they went through the lifespan of their website.
Remember, we are trying to avoid a manual or algorithmic penalty here!