We visited our 39th state together this past weekend....Alabama. We drove down to the Gulf Coast of Alabama and spent 4 nights playing at the beach, swimming in the pool, napping in the condo, and watching cable (we don't have cable so it's a treat).
The resort had an amazing pool. This picture shows about a 1/4 of it.
I love this picture of Matt and Clark. I think they look so much alike. Like father, like son, I guess.
I painted Willa's toenails for the first time. She must have dug it because she sat very still while I painted and while they dried.
The drive took almost 10 hours on the way there because of a wrong turn and Willa's several potty accidents. The drive home took closer to 8 hours. The kids did wonderfully. We bought a car DVD player so Willa watched movies. Clark slept most of the way. We had great weather. I love taking vacations with my little family of 4.
And here’s a little Clark update:
I can’t seem to figure this little guy out. He is completely different than Willa was in every way. I am having a hard time adjusting to having two kids. Clark is a great sleeper (Willa was not), BUT he’s an unhappy baby when he’s awake (Willa was such a happy little content gal). He always seems to be uncomfortable or in pain and lets us know by whining and squirming and shrieking and crying and screaming. I feel so bad for him. I guess it’s a combination of colic and gas and reflux. I have eliminated dairy and anything remotely spicy from my diet which has helped tremendously. With the diet changes, Clark’s sweetness has started to show for brief moments and we get to see a few more of his happy smiles - complete with TWO little dimples. He is very hard to soothe. He’s a great eater, but nursing doesn’t bring comfort to him like it did to Willa because it is frequently followed by crying from gas or reflux. Clark LOVES motion (Willa - not so much). He is happiest in his swing, the carrier, or in his car seat in the car. He hates to lay flat on his back (because of reflux). He sleeps propped up in the boppy pillow or on his tummy. I know this time will pass and the true little Clarky will emerge one of these days, but it is hard to lead a normal life while we are in the midst of it.