So after I posted the thing about how I was totally gonna blog a lot more!!! but before my last post about how I love old junk, my baby got sick. Sick sick sick. RSV and an insane ear infection that would not clear for weeks on end and then, because I wasn't struggling enough, my back went out. March felt like the longest month of my life because I think it technically was. When you only sleep three non-consecutive hours each night, it's like adding 3-5 hours to each day. Add those hours up for a month and hoo-boy. March was like, an extra week long. I was awake for an entire extra week! I am tempted to go all Steve Martin in The Jerk on you here and also attempt to describe how long the month actually FELT, but I will spare you the calculations.
Hal has never been a great sleeper. Even back to his old self, he wakes up a few times at night. Compared to my other two (as babies) he is a lot more high needs. He is just such a different little guy. Have I mentioned here how active he is? He rolled in both directions at two months. He started dragging himself around at 6 months, and a few days after he turned 7 months he started crawling, full-speed ahead, around the house. He is now 7 months + three weeks and DOING THIS:
Clark and Alice both walked at 14 months. I do not suppose Hal will be following that trend?
Even though he is my third child, he is a brand new entirely different kind of little person in my life. It's funny, now that I have three children, to witness first hand how much of personality, sleeping, eating, motor skills, and so forth, are just encoded in DNA. I have more or less parented each of my babies in the same way, but they are all very different people. Hal is a not-very-sleepy, active, sweet, tiny kind of person. He isn't chubby and he isn't cuddly. He is smiley and very ticklish and he thinks Clark is the funniest person on Earth. He has brown eyes. His hair is still a mystery. I can't wait to find out more.
All of these photos were taken from my instagram account.
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