May 22, 2016

Clark is FOUR Months Old!

Clark is FOUR Months Old!

How old are you?
Four months old (but wearing 6-12 month clothes! Mom says I only have another few days in my 6 month onesies...)

Do you have any nicknames?
Clarky, Clarkers, Baby Clark, Baby (These last two are Marley's favorites!)

What makes you happy?
Marley, Watching TV, Talking, Being tickled, Baths, Recognizing someone when they walk in the room, My owl lovie

What makes you sad?
Bad dreams, Waking up and getting a VERY soggy diaper changed instead of a bottle right away

What is your favorite animal?
My owl lovie.  I have to hold him to nap in my swing. Although Mango is my favorite real animal.  This month I got my very first, full on Mango kiss on the mouth.  The allergist told Mom the doggies makes us less likely to have outdoor allergies so she doesn't worry too much about the kisses.

What is your favorite thing to eat?
Formula! Mom and Dad are finally offering me three whole ounces in between burps! Although since we've had this yucky cold for the past couple of days, Marley has been offering me water to soothe my sore throat.

What is your favorite thing to do?
Watch TV.  It doesn't matter where I am or what I am doing, if I hear the TV go on, I twist my neck and head to try and get a glimpse. 

What is your favorite song?

What is your favorite TV show?
Curious George! He reminds me so much of my own monkey.

What are you (starting to get) really good at?
I love trying to roll over--especially if I'm lying in front of the TV.  I am SO close.  Mom keeps mumbling something about doing it before she goes back to work...but I keep hinting that I'm saving it for my first day with GaGa.

What is your favorite movie?
Mary Poppins.  With Marley bringing home a lovely cold from school, Mom said we could have a few lazy days to recover.  Thankfully Marley shared her germs with the rest of us, so that meant even MORE lazy days with movies.  Mom's been letting us have our daily dose of Mary Pops.  Sometimes Marley gets distracted, but I could watch the entire thing over and over again.  Mom keeps making me leave the room to read books.  Typical #secondchildproblems.

What is your favorite color?
Blue! It's pretty much the only color Mom puts me in.  Occasionally a little grey or black.

Who is your best friend?
Marley.  I LOVE playing with her.  This month I have started playing (grabbing) her hair.  That's been really special for everyone.  She's always checking on me and making sure I have what I need.

What do you and mom do together?
We go shopping for the house, we read books together, and we do bath time together.

What do you and dad do together?
We read stories together, we eat breakfast together, and we do bedtime together a lot of nights.

What is your favorite sport?
Competitive eating.  All day long I try to eat my fists.  Mom says soon I'll have teeth--whatever those are. 

Where is your favorite place to go?
Bakersfield! This month I took my first vacation to see Aunt Lindsay, Uncle Scott and Hudson! Mom and Dad weren't too sure how our first vacation would go and Mom seemed to think I needed a LOT of diapers.  Everyone had a great time.  No one got sick and we got to spend the whole weekend outside.  I can't wait to go back this summer!

What is your favorite book?
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Marley's been singing me the ABCs lately and I love all the colors on the pages!

What do you think about before you fall asleep?
Momma. I love her so much! And lately, we've been doing bedtime together.  When she puts me down for bed, I always give her the BIGGEST smile before she pops my paci in and gives me my goodnight kiss.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A reporter.  I'm constantly babbling and talking.  I have important things to share and I want everyone to know.  I don't yell and scream, I don't need all of the attention on me; but the lack of focus doesn't stop me from sharing my information.  I'm perfectly happy to be the center of attention or be babbling in the background and long as I get to share the news!  I've even discovered there's a boy who looks JUST like me and he'll talk with me if I look into the's pretty great.

It's really hard to believe that Clark is already four months old.  The time definitely goes by faster with your second baby.  This month was the most enjoyable month so far! Up until this last week, no one got sick and we enjoyed our first vacation together as a family of four! Clark is so easy going and happy to be on the go to preschool pick up and drop off, meetings, appointments, or Grandma and Grandpa's house.  He's a happy baby that has fallen into a nice routine.  He sleeps 11-12 hours a night (knocking on wood right now!), takes a 45-90 minute morning nap about an hour to an hour and a half after he wakes up, takes his long nap when Marley takes her nap, and then takes another short nap about two hours before bed.  He's eating six ounce bottles in between all the sleeping, and sometimes takes up to ten ounces in the last hour and a half before bed!  He's growing so quickly, I feel like I'm moving clothes around in his room constantly.  He and Marley continue to be besties.  She's always asking for him and is the most attentive big sister.  He loves all the hands on attention she gives him and gives her the biggest smiles of all.  He's still snuggly but we can see all the milestones quickly approaching.  He seems ready for his first tooth any moment and will be rolling over in the next week or so.  We love learning more and more about his personality and growing as a family of four.  Can't believe I go back to work next week!

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