Clark is three months old now, and things are finally starting to look up! He is a LOT less fussy than he used to be, even a week or so ago. We are finally starting to settle into a rhythm and I feel like I’m getting a hang of this whole “mom” thing — as much as I can anyway.
Recently, he’s decided that he will only sleep in his crib (which is a little complicated since it’s recommended that they stay in your room until they are 6 months old). Putting away his bassinet is kind of sad, but at the same time I am so grateful that sleep is becoming a regular thing again. He doesn’t sleep through the night yet, but he goes to bed around 8 p.m. without much of a struggle and generally stays asleep until his 3 a.m. feeding, which means I can finally have a few hours of guaranteed time to myself before I head off to bed. This means more writing for me! His nap schedule is regulating as well, and I’ve dedicated nap number two each day to working on my book.
This month, I decided to do a Christmas themed set of pictures. Originally, I tried to set him up in a little basket, but he REALLY didn’t like it. Instead, I draped a plaid blanket over his bobby pillow and set him up on the dining room table with some props. They turned out pretty good! Note: On the second picture down, he totally looks like he’s dabbing.
Favorite Song: Clark still likes Danny Boy, but recently I’ve started singing “Edelweiss” and “Moon River” to him a lot.
Funny Quirks: When he gets really excited on his play gym, he flails his little arms and legs around and wiggles like a worm. It reminds me of Brian’s happy dance 🙂
Milestones: He is really smiling a lot now! For a while, he only smiled at me, and stopped every time I tried to call Brian over to look. Now he smiles at Brian sometimes too, and getting him to do it isn’t very hard at all. I’ve tried to get pictures, but have yet to get a non-blurry one, because he tends to move his head around a lot every time he smiles.
Favorite Things: He really likes his play gym now and has started reaching for the toys above his head. If I put one in his hand, he tries to bring it to his mouth — though he isn’t quite coordinated enough yet to actually pull it off. He also loves the sound of my blowdryer. When he gets extra fussy it’s often the only thing that will calm him down. This video on YouTube has been a life saver when I don’t have my blowdryer handy. Seriously, it’s magic! He also really loves this white noise machine. It has a projector that shines an ocean scene on the ceiling, as well as several different sound settings. I turn it on every night and at nap times. It usually puts him to sleep within minutes.