Monday, May 6, 2013

Declan - 2 months

I can't believe you're already 2 months....Slow down big guy, mom's not ready to send you off to college just yet :)  (PS:  you'll be going to K-State, in case you were wondering)

Weight:  10lbs 6.5oz.  ('re a wittle guy)
Height:  21 inches.  (apparently you were mis-measured at your 2 week appointment)

-  Still a good little eater...well for the most part.  Every now and then you get a little fussy while eating.  You pull away and cry, and then slam your face back down.  It's weird...and frustrating, but we manage!  I've heard it's somewhat common after kiddos start going to daycare and are getting a bottle.  I'd be frustrated too if I had to work harder for my food half the time! You're still eating every 3 hours during the day (4oz of breast milk in a bottle while with Gramme) and at night we just let you go until you wake yourself up.  Last night was awesome.  You went down at 10:15 and didn't get up until 6:15am (and technically i woke you up!!)  Good work big guy!

-You're quite the talker!!! You love to tell everyone and anyone stories and sometimes you get quite excited about's pretty adorable.

-Smiling's your favorite :)  If we get you going you'll just SMILE so big....Gramme and Poppa saw it the most at first, which made me a little sad....but we finally got you going good at home this past week!

-Still rolling from tummy to back.  It's probably happened ohhhh I'd say 5-6 times that's we've're so advanced and gifted...well at least I think so :)

-You LOVE, i mean LOVE to kick your legs.  You ran with me so much while I was pregnant I think you're itching to get out there and do it yourself!!! Either that or you'll be a swimmer....

-And because you love to kick your legs so much, you move...a lot.  Even while you're sleeping.  You start out swaddled up and in the middle...and end up sideways up against the wall.  I don't hear you moving in the middle of the night so who knows what you're doing!  Last night at Gramme and Poppa's you were napping in the pack n' play (in the middle)on your tummy and you pushed yourself in one swift kick up to the top, ramming your head into the mesh and scaring the crap out of yourself. Your dad laughed at you....I of course did not :)

-Clothing wise, you're still in between.  We've been trying to get you in more of the 0-3 stuff, but some of it just looks too big!!! You def. can't wear the 0-3 pants, they're ginormous.... but you're a short little guy so that's not surprising!

-Diapers;  We're still wearing a 1.  It's big, but we haven't had too many blowouts so we just keep trucking along with those.

-Still stuffy.  Dad asked Dr. Presley today when that would go away, and he said when you are 5.  GREAT!  It's common at your age I guess, so we just keep suctioning it out and doing what we can to make you not sound like a monster!

-Still having some fluid issues in your ears.  We go back to the specialist in a few weeks, so hopefully we'll have that all fixed up soon!

-You seem to be loving the triple D (what i like to call my mom's house; Debbie Doll Daycare).  And Gramme seems to be loving it as well!  She did complain that you sleep too much and are too start throwing a few fits, make her life a little miserable!

-Next weekend we'll have visitors.  You buddy (and fellow wolf pack member) Easton will be coming up with his Mommy and Auntie Mel!!!! I'm SOOOOO SOOOOO SOOOOO excited to get you two boys together!!! I see a great friendship with you two!  Plus i sorta like his mommy and Mel so I'm excited their coming too.  It'll be a nice little Saturday for sure.

-Your eyes are STILL blue.  They've actually gotten a little lighter.... so i hope (fingers crossed) this means they'll stay blue!! Everything I've read says 6 months... so we have 4 more months to see what their permanent color will be, but I'm really hoping they stay blue!  Your daddy has brown eyes, and I guess I just assumed you would blue would be a fun little surprise!

And some pics from the past month....

Seriously mom....

2 month photo shoot bloopers...i die at the face plant :)

Road trip to Garden wore little guy out! (Those eyelashes...seriously!)

They're going to poke me with WHAT????

Smiles for Gramme!

Matching shirts with daddy out at the Feed yard!

Going for a walk in your big boy stroller!! You loved not having to be in your car seat! Plus the sunglasses are just too funny.

Sleepy little guy...

Loving some bath time at Gramme's.....

Thursday, May 2, 2013


My oh so observant husband keeps pointing out that I need to blog.  I keep saying I will when D's 2 months old (Saturday) but doesn't seem to think that's good enough.... so here ya go RICHARD!

Things around the McGuire household lately......

- I went back to work.  The transition really wasn't too bad.  It helps that I get to see him every day at lunch...and if i REALLY need a fix my mom will send pictures/videos or heck she could even bring him by the office if i got that desperate!  He's in great hands....well except for the fact that i had to instruct my mother to wake him up to eat! She'd let the poor child go forever (like 4.5 hours!) without food, all because he just looked too cute sleeping!! Geesh....

His first day at Debbie Doll Daycare

- We made our first weekend trip.  We headed up to Wichita to see fam, and to meet our nephew Gage!! It was a nice little good to see everyone! I hate that we live so far away from Kyle, Bridget and Gage (ok, really just Bridget and Gage :) )!  I have such close relationships with all my cousins, and that's because we all lived in the same makes me sad that these boys are so stinking far apart.  I hope they can still form a close bond...or at least just like each other!

They were super stoked!

- We're slowly starting to get a schedule figured out.  I love schedule's...and lists.  But mostly schedules.... so not really having a set schedule was tough for me.  I'm not super happy with the schedule we're on now, but it'll work for the time being (mainly i would like for the kiddo to sleep through the night...and i'd love to be able to get to the gym in the morning again!)
Sleepy Boys

- I booked my flight to Chicago today.  I.AM.PUMPED!!! Bre, Sarah, Jess and I are all heading up to see Justing Timberlake and Jay-Z in July.  (Insert little girl like squealing!)  The concerts on a Monday night so we'll be up there from Saturday afternoon to Tuesday morning! It's going to be a blasty blast!!! Oh and the Rock N Roll 1/2 marathon just so happens to be that Sunday (I ran it two years ago) and i'm patiently waiting for my sisters to agree to run it with me!!  It's such a fun race series and i just KNOW they'd love me forever for making them do it :)

- We have a pub crawl tomorrow.  It's for cancer, so it's ok... Right?  Dec's staying over night with my parents....his first over night with out us.  I'm sure he'll be fine, but i still worry... I mean have you met my parents? They're sort of hard of hearing (partially selective i'm sure).  Lucky for them, Dec has a set of lungs on him, so he'll let them know when he's up!  he'll be fine....just not sure about steve and deb!!