February 22, 2016

Clark is ONE Month Old!

Clark is One Month Old!

 
How old are you?
One month old (but wearing 3-6 month clothes!)

Do you have any nicknames?
Clark Bear, Clark Bar, Baby Clark, Peanut, Spider Monkey

What makes you happy?
Snuggles, my solly baby wrap, my paci at JUST the right moment, and of course my big sister Marley.

What makes you sad?
Being hungry or wet. Or when I have a burp that's hiding. Basically when I get the second child treatment. #secondchildproblems

What is your favorite animal?
Mr. Bear. I try and eat his ears every time Mommy hands him to me.  Mango loves me so much. She barks and barks until Grandma or Mommy pick her up so she can see me.  She's happiest when I'm lying in the pack n play and she's sitting on a dining room chair watching me.  I'm not too sure I love all her barking yet...

What is your favorite thing to eat?
A nice, warm bottle of formula.

What is your favorite thing to do?
Sleep. I just love sleeping.

What is your favorite song?
10 in the Bed. Marley asks Mommy to sing it all the time...by now I can practically sing it myself.

What is your favorite TV show?
Wallykazam. Marley says Bobgoblin is our favorite character right now.

What are you (starting to get) really good at?
Sleeping---I tease Mommy and Daddy with four and five hour stretches (even a six or seven hour stretch). They keep hoping for longer; but then I would miss out on my one on one snuggle time. #secondchildproblems

What is your favorite movie?
Cars! During my last two weeks in the womb, Marley watched the movie lots. Now whenever we watch it, I'm nice and calm. I love to practice my Lighting McQueen race winning moves (sticking my tongue out).

What is your favorite color?
Blue! Mommy says it's my best color.

Who is your best friend?
Mommy. She and I survived 40 weeks and labor and delivery together...so it's only fair that she's my favorite right now. 

What do you and mom do together?
We snuggle. In her arms, the solly baby wrap, or on my elephant boppy. I'm not picky; I just love snuggles!

What do you and dad do together?
We stay up late and have lots of talks in the middle of the night. He's been letting Mommy sleep lots so we spend most of our time together in the wee hours of the mornings.

What is your favorite sport?
Soccer. Marley and Daddy told me that Arsenal is our favorite team. I have lots of Arsenal clothing and accessories. Marley has been showing me how to kick the ball!

Where is your favorite place to go?
Grandma and Grandpa's house. Marley and Daddy caught a terrible cold when I was two weeks old so I got to spend three nights at their house. Mommy cried every night and made Grandma facetime with her. Thankfully, I didn't get sick so Mommy says it was worth it.

What is your favorite book?
White House Colors. Mommy reads the pages and Marley says the colors.

What do you think about before you fall asleep?
I don't like any funny business before bed.  No sudden movements or changes.  I like to be rocked to sleep so I can think about all of my favorite people while they hold me in their arms.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'm not having to explore any employment opportunities at this time.  My big sister Marley is my caretaker. As soon as Daddy leaves for work, she guards me wherever I am. She tells Mommy she has it covered and will give me my blanket or paci.  If I really start to cry, she'll give Mommy the help sign and let her change my diaper or give me a bottle.  But, if Mommy sets the bottle down for anything other than a burp session, Marley is quick to pick it up and give it back to Mommy.  With this kind of attention to detail and concern for my every need, I'm thinking I've got a good thing going and there is no reason to rock the boat. #secondchildperks


It's hard to believe that Clark is already a month old! It feels like he just got here; but we also have a hard time remembering life before he was here.  I'm glad to not be pregnant and Marley is the best big sister.  She's transitioning well with only a few moments of needing extra Mommy time when she realizes Clark is here to stay.  The exhaustion is sticking around longer than it did with Marley; but that's to be expected with a baby and a toddler! The warm weather has been a nice change of pace so we can all get some outdoor time and Clark loves being warm while we chase big sister around.  Clark is a calm, easy, go with the flow baby.  He only cries if he's hungry or wet and is so snuggly.  He's eating like a champ and packing on the baby chub!  He usually sleeps 4 to 5 hours, wakes up to eat 5-6 oz, and then sleeps for another few hours.  He's a trooper while we do preschool drop offs and pick ups.  He only minds riding in the car if he's hungry.  Just like his big sister, he likes to hold his own bottle; but if his paci is in his mouth, he loves to hold my hand.  This has been such an amazing month with two kids, we can't wait to see what month two brings!

February 21, 2016

Newborn Photos!

Clark has already changed so much since we took these photos! He slept through the entire shoot like a champ and we even walked away with some adorable photos of Clark and Miss Marley!  These images were captured by Melissa Bartlett Photography.  We love working with her!























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