Thursday, September 16, 2010

Music Selection

Now that I get to bottle feed the baby, I also get to choose the music we listen to during the feeding. Tonight's selection: George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; Leonard Bernstein conducting.

The Hat

Baby's first trip to The Hat.
Originally uploaded by brassplayer

Clark made is first visit to that San Gabriel Valley institution, The Hat. Yummy!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Bottle

I got to feed Clark for the first time today (mother's milk, of course). Sara and I want him to get used to to taking milk from a bottle so that she is not the only one who can feed him. And he did a great job!

The Clark and Tim Show-003

On Episode 3 of The Clark and Tim Show, we ring the bells!

Thursday, September 09, 2010


We started noticing some other problems with Clark during the day. He was having labored breathing, and was generally lethargic and not eating much. So we called the Kaiser Advice Nurse in the evening. After describing the systems, she recommended that we take him into Pediatric Urgent Care. I'm trying hard not to be one of those parents who takes their kid in for any little thing. But with all the Whooping Care scare going around, Sara and I were both pretty concerned. However, the Doctor checked him out and said that his lungs sounded fine. She said that he probably just picked up a mild virus and it should work itself out. Hooray!

Clark seems a little better this morning. We're also taking him in for a regularly scheduled Pediatric appointment.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Wondering if Clark caught his first cold. His breathing has been a little erratic.

Sunday, September 05, 2010


Finished building the Pottery Barn crib. Clark won't be using it for awhile (He sleeps in a bassinet in our room), but we've checked off another task!

Growth Spurt?

I'm wondering if Clark is going through a growth spurt since he seems to be wanting to nurse more often than he did a few days ago. It's pretty tough on Sara.

50% Time

My boss has graciously allowed me to work half-time for a few weeks so that I can be at home helping Sara with the baby.

Wow! You can get SO MUCH accomplished around the house when you're not working full time!!!


Originally uploaded by brassplayer

I posted a few pictures of Clark up on my Flickr site. Click here for the full set.

Rough Night

Clark had a rough night and was up several times. We had been doing pretty well the last several days with him not getting up as much as before. Oh well. Two steps forward, one step back, I suppose.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Umbilical Cord

Clark's umbilical cord fell off yesterday. And yet another milestone reached.

I'm Back!

Hi everyone! It's been forever since I've posted regularly at this location. Now that my son Clark has arrived, I was thinking that I would use this blog to relay some of my experiences on being a new dad. Mind you, I'm never really the type to write huge essays, but I'm hoping to put out a quick tidbit here and there.

So, for those of you still out there, I hope you enjoy the ride.