Documenting Declan (4 Months)

Weight: 15 pounds, 15 ounces
Length: 25 inches

Something has changed this month. Declan isn't just a newborn anymore. He is becoming a real person. He doesn't smile just because I am smiling at him. He smiles at me because he is happy. He is excited to see me. He is happy for eye contact and snuggles. His cries have also changed. He now yelps for attention or if he can't see someone. It is a really wimpy little whine and I always tell him that he needs to be more convincing. His genuine smiles are definitely convincing! It is like his smiles come from his soul. He can't contain it just to his face. His legs kick and his arms flail. He smiles with his whole body.

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He is slightly delusional. He thinks breast milk is the nectar of the gods but I've tried the stuff and it is not all he hypes it up to be.

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He learned knuckles.

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Sam saw this picture and said, "Whose kid is that?"

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Edison is always crashing the party.

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"It's bigger than my body! Challenge accepted."

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We Skyped with his birthday-sharing cousin Makenna. They are going to be great friends.

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All smiles.

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He likes being where the party is at, even if it sometimes ends with a bum on his face.

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Alex is obsessed with Declan. He gets so excited when Declan is awake and they can snuggle.

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Thanks for sharing, Edison. Declan was very interested.

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"How badly would it hurt if I took a dive off of this chair?"

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It really wasn't.

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Peaceful little baby.

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Hanging out at the park. I love these days.

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Why is the house a mess? This.

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Four months old and already flipping people off.

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His face. Amazing. He is looking at himself on the screen.

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He loves holding toys and has figured out how to move his hands to get a toy in front of him.

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He is a killer cutie.

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Helping Mommy make dinner.

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His hands look so big. They aren't long, skinny, dainty newborn hands anymore.

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He is fascinated by his hands and wants to suck his thumb but can't form suction. He ends up a gagging, slobbery mess.

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A day in the life. Play, almost wiggle out of swing, sleep.

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"One goal: How can I get that in my mouth?"

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Doomed already.

A few more things Declan does for which I do not have a matching picture:
...laughed at 3 months, 4 days old while Sam was tickling his inner thighs.
...loves his Mommy. If someone besides me (including Sam) is holding him, he will contort his body and stare at me.
...loves sleep. Sometimes as he's falling asleep, he is so pleased about it that he laughs.
 ...has not rolled over. Lazy bum.
 ...sleeps through the night. He is awake for 3 hours at a time during the day. He eats about seven or eight times a day.


Janelle said...

That blue-striped giraffe outfit has gone through a LOT of boys. Declan, your uncles all wore that.

Spencer and Anna said...

He looks so much bigger than he did when we were there! What a cutie!

Laura And Matthew said...

He is so cute Emily. I am excited for he and Makenna to meet soon :)

Paxton said...

Oh my goodness, your boys are so cute! Seriously, I love these pictures of your latest cutie! He's got the cutest chub and smiles!

Paxton said...

Oh and I am seriously behind on your blog, so I will be up all night blog stalking you ;-)

Paxton said...

But really. Your boys are cute :-)

Sarah said...

I love the picture of the 3 boys with the caption "all smiles"

Jershelly said...

He's a doll!

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