Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Big Pool

So, over the 4th of July weekend, Clark was exposed to a baby pool, but a few weeks ago, we finally got around to exposing him to the big pool in our neighborhood.

Like most things, he took it in stride - he didn't cry, he didn't laugh, just stared seriously.

With Mom

With Dad

Dry and Toasty

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

5 Months Flying By

I completely missed Clark's 4 month post, so we'll jump to Clark at 5 months.

Sleeping: We had a rough patch for a week or so where he was waking up every 2-3 hours, but thankfully he is back to sleeping a good 5-6 hour chunk at night. It makes such a difference in my sanity. His naps have also been a little off, just 45 minutes at a time, but now he usually takes at least one 1.5-2 hour nap a day.

Eating: We continue to have some struggles with nursing, but the big news this month is that Clark has started eating "solid" foods. Rice cereal, oatmeal, and pureed pears don't exactly seem solid, but judging by how his poop is changing, they are definitely solid enough :) I'll try to post a video to facebook or here of his first times trying cereal and pears. Even after he had tried pears once or twice, he would still give us this face like, "What the heck?" when he would take his first few bites. Poor little sweetheart. But he really does like to eat, for the most part. He has also now started eating sweet potatoes which he seems to prefer infinitely more to pears, though I think they taste like dirt.

Developing: Clark is starting to be able to roll himself over which is both good and bad news for him. He is now able to roll himself out of tummy time, which he has always despised. However, he also is increasingly rolling himself onto his stomach and then getting trapped there. He'll always look around like, "Who did this to me?" when he finds himself on his stomach. He's hilarious :) He is also always striving to sit up. He isn't content anymore to just lay under his little jungle and swing at toys. When we lay him down, he immediately lifts his head and neck up like he is doing crunches, trying to sit himself up. He still is completely wobble when we sit him up, but he's working on it.

Personality: When Clark is at home, he is usually a very smiley boy, however, when he goes out in public, he gets a little reserved. I'm not sure if he is shy or just observing all the new things around him, but he usually just gets wide-eyed and stares at everything. People at church or the grocery store will try interacting with him, but a lot of the time he will just keep looking around and avoid them. He even doesn't make eye contact with Todd or I sometimes when we are somewhere that's very busy.