Oh, this boy. He is just the sweetest little love that we could ever have been blessed with. Some of our days this month have been busy and crazy and filled with toddlers screaming in house surrounded by snow...but this little one has been this peaceful, joyful little nugget amongst the noise and chaos.
It's hard to believe that 2 months ago the term "BabyDec" had not yet been coined by Reagan. Now it is yelled, sang, shouted, cooed, in our house at least 765 a day. And it might be possible that this little guy adores his sisters even more than they adore him. It's crazy how Reilly will come up by his side and start talking to him, and his smile will spread across his face almost instantly. He sure loves his girls.
He smiles all of the time! And laughs and coos. It's the best feeling ever seeing him look up at you and smile without even trying. He's such a happy little boy.
Declan is GIANT. Like huge. He weighs about 16 pounds (from our scale), and just to give you an idea...the outfit he is wearing in this picture is 9 months. 9 MONTHS. AND LOOK HOW WELL IT FITS HIM. It's insanity. I can't keep clothes in his closet that fit him. The baby loves to eat. He eats approximately every hour and 45 minutes. I am actually quite serious. Every so often he'll happily wait 2 hours, or sleep in the car and last 3. But usually about 1.5 hours after THE BEGINNING of his last meal, he is looking for his next one. OH, this boy. I see hefty food bills in our future. ;)
(LOOK AT HIS SWEET LITTLE FACE.) Sorry for shouting. His face makes me melt.
Declan Brett is just stretching out his feedings a bit at night. His Daddy is a trooper and basically my BFF because he takes the 2:30 feeding every night without complaining. That leave me with the 11 and 4. Every so often he skips one, like last night he went from 11 to 4! I of course had to wake up at 5 to pump, but I didn't care, he skipped one! I said I'm giving him to 3 month before we start crying it out more...we are no nonsense when it comes to getting sleep, and we are pretty set on having 3 all-night sleepers in this house ASAP. Here's hoping. :)
He is losing all of his newborn hair! We are going to have a little baldy on our hands pretty soon. Good thing mama has a hat obsession. :)
He is focusing like CRAZY! He is looking at toys, moving things, people's faces, and his hands! Neither of the girls discovered their hands this early! He is studying them, spinning them around in front of his face, and munching on his fists. It is crazy to me how fast he is growing and learning.
I put this on and said, "Look this hat fits him!" and then realized, no it does not. Ha! But he still looks precious.
Baby boy does this hilarious Superman/bodybuilder pose every time we change his diaper! He folds one arm/fist, and stretches his other one out to the side. It's so funny.
His favorite things are: breastfeeding, looking at Mommy or Daddy, having his sissies talk or sing to him, rock in his chair, look outside, being shampooed, be in mommy's chest carrier, and ride in the car (if it's moving!).
His least favorite things are: getting a bath, being lotioned, and ride in the car (when it stops!).
These 3 fill my heart so fully that most days I feel like it could burst. Mama's (and Daddy's) know what I mean.