Thursday, February 6, 2014

Declan - 11 months

Holy Hannah how are we already at 11 months???? So crazy…so so so crazy.


Weight: 25lbs (home scale)
Height: No clue…will try and get later!

Sticking your tongue out just like Daddy when you concentrate.

This was SUCH a fun month with you!!! You are SO active, SO visual, and just SO damn cute :)

You are still wearing size 4 diapers.  Both daytime and nighttime diapers…. You wear mostly 12 mo clothes ( also some 12-18, and a few just 18).  You don't wear shoes much, but when you do they're 3's i believe.  

My dapper little guy at Children's Hospital in Denver.

We traveled to Denver yet again, for a few more appointments.  This time we spent the whole day meeting with your Audiologist, Dr. Yoon, Speech therapist, and also a Social Worker.  We were just going over all the details of your surgery, the results of your scans, and what to expect after.  It was the final piece to your hearing adventure puzzle!!  Your surgery is scheduled for March 4th!! (I know that's your birthday, and I sorta feel bad about this…but what better gift is there then giving you your hearing?!?)

Already a ladies man….oh boy.

After your appointments we stayed in Colorado and had Christmas with your Godparents!! Aunt Sadie came to visit all the way from Chicago too!!!   Once again you were a spoiled little turkey!  You were a peach the whole visit…road trip and all! (we're so spoiled!)


You officially started walking this month!!! I can't tell you the exact date because it was in "steps" (literally!).  You started taking a few steps on your on the end of December, but quickly started getting braver, and day by day you were taking more steps!!! By the end of January, I would say you were officially walking! It is just the cutest damn thing.  You remind of me Frankenstien…all stiff legged and what not! You get soooo excited as you get close to your target, you start to try and run…and will usually fall, but sometimes you can catch yourself!  I can't believe we have a walker….ugh your growing up too fast!!!


You are still my little eater… LOVE LOVE LOVE your fruit.  Breakfast is your best meal of the day by far.  Sometimes i have to cut you off :)  You are down to about three full bottles a day.  Once before your morning nap (which is still averaging around 2 hours), once before your afternoon nap (about an hour) and then one before bed (usually you go down around 7:30)  Soon you'll be getting whole milk…and honestly this worries me! Your tummy took a while getting used to yogurt, so i can't imagine what will go down with whole milk!


You love to stack things, and put things on your head.  Everything goes on your head.  Everything.  Your Papa started this game with you and now it's an obsession.  Dog bowls, blocks, socks, hats, you name it and it's on your head! If it's not on your head, you're trying to put it on our heads.  I think maybe you'll be hat obsessed as you get older.


You like to be chased.  You giggle and crawl away as fast as you possibly can…stopping occasionally to make sure we're still gonna get you.  You are SO ticklish.  Especially your feet! If dad rubs your feet on his face, you lose it.


Your other obsession is lights.  You LOVE to turn them on, turn them off, and repeat…over and over.  You've figure out how to turn the living room light and fan on from the remote, and constantly want to do that.  If you can't find the remote you will sit on the floor and point at the light…look at us, grunt a little, then point again…we get it buddy…you want the remote :)


You hair is out of control.  OUT OF CONTROL.  Your dad has talked me in to getting it trimmed before your birthday.  We'll see if I actually go through with it!! 

Lovin on your buddy at daycare….you LOVE animals!

Daily you amaze us.  You are learning things so quickly…. i may be biased, but i think you are a very smart kiddo.  I'm excited to see what the next month of life brings you…so many changes coming your way! I have faith that the choices we've made are the right ones, and I know you will be in the best of hands through all of this….I'm just sooooo excited for you to finally hear us tell you we love you.  Because we do buddy.   To the moon and back.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Declan - 10 months

I will get caught up…i will!!!! (This is from December 4-January 4)












 Weight: 24lbs
Height: 30in.


This has been a very eventful month for you!! We made lots of trips, had Christmas, and confirmed your eligibility for implants!!!


You are wearing a mix of sizes in clothes.  You have some 9 month outfits that still fit (mostly the pants), but are wearing mostly 9-12mo or just 12mo clothes at this point.  You are still in a size 4 diaper as well.


You still eat like a champ (obviously!).  You love to feed yourself, so we've been doing a lot more finger foods.  You LOVE lunch meat.  And grapes.  And Teddy Grahams (i love them too, so i probably eat more of them!)  You love yogurt too.  You won't eat any other baby foods unless you have yogurt to go with it…it's weird, but whatever works little guy!


On December 7th you started crawling!!!!! We are so lucky you decided to do it on a Saturday…and when mom and and dad were both home!! I even caught it on camera.  So thanks for that :)  I was so sure you'd do it while at daycare!


We traveled up to Denver at the beginning of the month for some testing.  You had to be sedated, so it was a little nerve racking for your parents.  Ok, well i was a mess, your dad held it together a little better! But you were a perfect little angel and did great! The tests all went well, and confirmed that you'd be a perfect candidate for cochlear implants!! This was SUCH GREAT NEWS!! We've been praying for this for so long!!


Mom and dad went to Las Vegas for a few days in December….and you spent the long weekend with your Grandma and Grandpa McGuire! From what we saw and heard, you pretty much were spoiled like crazy all weekend! I think they really enjoyed having you…guess that means we'll have to send you back :)



You experienced your first snow!! You were fine with it until we put you down in it….then you weren't so sure.  As long as dad was close by you were happy…well until he shoved snow in your face.  Then you were mad.   You didn't last too long, but i got some cute pics and that's all i really wanted!


You were so so sooooo spoiled this Christmas.  I mean seriously….it was ridiculous.  We went overboard for sure…as did Santa.  But your worth it :)  You weren't really all that interested in opening presents.  You just wanted to play with the toys, and we'd have to take them away to get you to pay attention to the next toy! I think next year you'll be a little more into it. 


 Christmas was actually pretty low key.  You slept in till 8:30 (this was a Christmas miracle!).  We then got up, had pancakes, and checked out the loot from Santa!  I had to go to work for a while after that so you just hung out with Dad.  After I was back home we went over to Gramme and Papa's to see your Aunt Sadie and do Christmas with them!  


Aunt Breezy and Uncle Ben were in Seattle this year, so Christmas was a little strange! Next year they'll be home though!





You love anything you can hold on to and walk behind!! I don't think it'll be too long before you are walking on your own!


You loved your wagon…we went for a few rides up and down the hall.  You squealed the whole time! It was pretty adorable!


I mustache you a question…..


 You continue to amaze us daily…. You are so easy going and have such a laid back personality! We lucked out for sure.


These next couple of months are going to fly by….and then you'll be one.  What the what?!?!?!?!? Time really does fly. 

We love you buddy…to the moon and back :)


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Declan - 9 Months

Sooooo I had your 9 month post ALL done...and then some how I deleted it. Mom Fail!!! So i'm just going to post some pics and a few random things from 9months, and i'll get everyone all caught up in your 10 month post k?!?!


WEIGHT: 23.4lbs
Height: 29"

Wearing size 4 diapers still.  And a mix of 9 month and 12 month clothes.

Still eating like a champ.  Starting to be more interesting in feeding yourself.

Still the happiest baby i've ever seen!!! I sure hope this never changes!


Your eye still gets matted after you sleep, but it's getting better slowly!!


Love remotes.  Especially dads.




First trip to Phoenix for Thanksgiving was a success!!!


You slept 90% of the flights.  Such a good boy :)


The little bit that you weren't sleeping, you were hamming it up for everyone around you!


I told him he wasn't really a small fry....he didn't like that obviously.



You look SO big next to a new baby.  This makes my ovaries hurt.


Loved the Zoo!! I see many zoo visits in your future!!


You loved the horse.  No i won't buy you one


This was the first time I ever found you standing up in the morning.  You were pretty proud of yourself.

Ugh.  This 9 makes me look fat.

Trendy boy in your sperry's :)

This was a really fun month.  You are starting to pick up on more and more everyday! Your expressions are getting MORE animated (if that's even possible!).... you are just one HAPPY baby.  And that makes us some very HAPPY parents!! We love you to the moon and back buddy....