Thursday, December 29, 2011


I can't get over how sweet it is to watch my boys turn into brothers. To watch their relationship blossom in front of my eyes. I hope this bond stays strong as time continues on. Because for now, Dex can move Heaven and Earth in Kieran's eyes. 

Declan is very protective. Calling Kieran his baby. His brother. He makes sure to help him if he is fussing and that no stranger does anything wrong to him. He shows him how to do things including, but not limited to, rolling over. They were both rolling over on the floor the other day. 

Dex for sure is paving the way for little man. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Merry belated Christmas everyone! We spent lots of time with family and not much time on the internet. Unfortunately I forgot my camera for most of the time, so there aren't as many pictures as I would like. 

I'm still pretty into the family mode, and there is a pretty cute baby snuggled in my bed right now so I will just leave you with some pictures. 

After giving Daddy the present Deckie picked out all by himself. (And told Daddy what it was before he opened it)

Deckie's dress up stuff. Modeled by Logan.

The toy vacuum that Dex had been asking Santa for

Dex's "Yo Gabba Gabba" Box that Logan and I made

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Four Months

Oh my little man. I can't believe it's already been four months. Every day I count my blessings that I get to spend my time with you. I could spend each monthly post going on and on about my love for you (and your brother) but it's late, and you are both asleep so I'll make this quick so I can join you in dreamland. 

The plan is for to go to the Dr tomorrow for your checkup. (Though one person said your appointment was today after I had already been confirmed for tomorrow. I figured I would have made it for my day off and not your dad's, but... I don't know. Maybe your appointment won't be tomorrow. We'll see). However, when we last checked you on a scale you were 15 pounds. You are definitely our little chunky monkey. I can't get over your thighs, and your cheeks start conversations everywhere we go. 

You love to smile. Pretty much anything and anyone can make you smile. You love to charm people as we wait in line at the grocery store or coffee shop. You also love to talk, but you save a lot of that for Mama so that we can have a back and forth conversation. When you want your opinion known, you definitely have your own voice. 

You have rolled over from your tummy to your back, but not consistently at all. You are, however starting to be more consistent with getting yourself over on your side. It freaks me out when I look away and you are in a different position when I look back. You love standing. I only do the balancing for you. The rest is all your leg power. 

You are still completely nursed. They say 4-6 months to introduce food. You seem to be doing well with just milk, so I think we'll probably wait another month and see where we're at then. (We bought a can of formula as a just in case when Mama went out- but didn't end up using any yet). 

You are in love with your brother. He lights up your world. It is the sweetest thing to see the two of you together, and I am slightly terrified of the inevitable ganging up against mom that there will be- but your brother love is for another post. With other pictures of your admiration. 

I am so excited to have our first Christmas with a family of four. Since Dex is now bigger, you will get more of the excitement from the start. Santa has some surprises in store!

So anyway... four months. Wow. We have survived. Every day brings new triumphs and challenges, but the triumphs overpower by far. I'm working on cherishing every moment of you being tiny, because I know it won't last long. However, I'm also so excited to see what else is in store for us!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

So in my head, we had a grand outing where we went out to a farm where we could cut down our own Christmas tree, drink some warm apple cider, and take a hay ride. However, reality had a different idea. Reality meant it was six days before Christmas, any time we had as a family was super limited until Christmas itself, and we had to get a tree. One plan led to another, and in the end it was 9:00 at night, there was a lot I remembered seeing the other day when I took a wrong turn, and Dex had no pants. 

It was actually fun, quick, and since it was so late there was noone else there so Dex for the undivided attention of the men working there. They cut a tree down to the size we needed and cut the price down as well. Dex got to push the button on the tree shaker, they cut the end of the tree for me so I could make an ornament, and gave us the extra branches to make some decorations with. So it was pretty great. But, like I said. It was late and Dex had no pants. Therefore, there weren't any pictures of that particular excursion taken. 

Today we got to decorate. It was fun. Dex was into it for a little while. Then he started playing and Mom and Dad got to finish it off. Kieran sat there laughing at the lights. And in the end we have our tree. 

Getting the skirt on

Decked out for the festivities

So excited


After this we realized there was a huge smudge on the lens

Didn't want pics of himself. Just his toy.

Not the best picture, but it's late and I'm tired. 

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