Let’s see, what’s new with Calvin? He’s slept through the night for the past two nights – woohoo! He’s waking up at 5:00 am, but it’s not too bad when we’re getting 6 or 7 hours straight, and he gets 10! Very nice. He’s still all over the map with his naps – some days he takes a couple of nice, long ones, and some days he won’t nap for more than 20 or 30 minutes. It doesn’t seem to correlate with how well he slept at night, either. We can’t figure it out.

All the walking is having an effect, and he’s definitely eating a lot more these days. We finally moved up from the small bottles to the big ones. He’s just starting to show an interest in feeding himself. Up to now he has stubbornly resisted putting any food substances in his own mouth. Handful of dirt? No problem. Bite of pancake? Hell, no! He eats off a spoon really well, but if we put cheerios or something in front of him for him to feed himself, he usually just plays with it. Lately we’ve given him a couple of biter biscuits, though, and he seems to like those. Of course, he has to pick the messiest possible thing to eat! They get really disgusting really quickly. Yum.

We try to get him outside a lot to explore and play. He loves to wander around and there’s only so much for him to do at our house without getting into stuff he shouldn’t. Eric takes him down to the beach pretty often, and we went down together last weekend.

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Here he is destroying a sandcastle and practicing his oral hygiene (mmm….seaweed):

Of course, after all the playing, it’s time to clean up. The foot shower at the beach is perfect height for a baby.

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But bath time at home is still his favorite.

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