Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Declan - 6 months

I'm in denial.... no way is my baby boy already 1/2 a year old, NO WAY.

Weight: 18lbs. 13oz. (75%)
Height: 26.5in. (50%)
Head: 17in.

I just can't believe how much you've grown in the past couple of months.  I find myself looking at you and thinking...where the deuce did my baby go and who is this small child?!?! It makes me have baby fever already...and that's scary :)

You're wearing 6 month, and 6-9 month clothes.  I purged your closet this past month, and then apologized to your father.  He kept telling me you didn't need any more clothes, but I didn't listen.  In my defense your father is usually wrong, so I wasn't too worried about it.  Turns out he was right.  You had/have WAY too many items of clothing.  I already have two tubs full of things that don't fit you.  TWO TUBS.  You've only be alive for 6 months.  I really want a little girl next, but I think you need a brother to wear all those outfits again (to make it worth all the $$ i spent!)

Just like I suspected, you weren't in size 2 diapers for very long. (we're trying to finish off what few we have left)  A big ol box of 3's should be here tomorrow....hurray :)

You are sitting up like a big boy.  It's adorable and sad all at the same time. I can't believe you're old enough to do this....ugh.

You still just have the two bottom teeth...but you have started drooling like it's your job this past week.  So maybe your top teefers are coming in.  Or you just feel the need to soak every single shirt you own...either way.  You haven't been acting like you're in pain or anything so I continue to be thankful for that.  I'm just worried the hammer's going to drop on this soon.  We've been so lucky with you handling teething so well....soooo lucky.

You've sort of cut out your evening nap.  So now you take a nice long one in the morning (usually around 10am) for a couple of hours, and then a shorter one in the afternoon (around 3).  But that's it.  So by 8pm you're tuckered...and off to bed you go!  It's been nice to have a little Mommy/Daddy time, but i do have to admit i often stare at your monitor wishing you'd wake up so we could hang out :)

You obviously love to eat.  You've had sweet potatoes, banana's, pears, apples, peaches, and peas.  You do not like peas.  You love all the fruit though (duh.  you are my child!).  We just started feeding you a little at each meal.  You seem to do the best at lunch time.

(uncle Ben feeding you his apples for the first time)

We took a family vacation this past month.  We traveled out to Breckenridge to spend 5 days with the whole Doll gang!  Aunt Sadie flew in Wednesday night...and Bre and Ben met us out at the house on Friday afternoon.  You got LOTS of snuggles in with all three of did lots of exploring as well! You rode the gondola to the top of the mountain...but slept through the whole thing.  You did your first outlet mall also did your first sleeping unswaddled (i was not a fan of this!)

You also got to experience all that is Manhattan, KS this past month.  Mom and Dad LOVE this place, and couldn't wait to share it with you!!! We went to the first K-State football game of the season (and it was a hot mess, literally!) and spent the rest of the weekend exploring Manhattan with the rest of the McGuire's!  It was a great weekend, and I can't wait to make many more memories in that town with you! (PS. this is where you'll be attending college in 18 years, you'll just love it!)

You've discovered your head.  Well I mean you've discovered shaking your head.  So we get lots of no no's from you.  Of course you have no idea that's what it means....but it's still pretty cute. 

Oh yes.  On the way to Breckenridge we stopped at Denver Children's and met with a new doctor.  I think we've decided to do your surgery there in March.  I just felt SO much better about Dr. Yoon, and the whole team there.  So we'll be spending a LOT of time in Denver next year.  You'll be in some of the country's best hands little guy....I have no doubt about that.
(Some day soon I'll do a whole post of what's happening with your ears....some day soon)

Everyday is something new and exciting with you.  You constantly are making your dad and I (and a lot of other people too!) smile.  You have such a sweet/loving personality and I can't wait to see what kind of person you're becoming.  You truly make everyday special little guy.... we love you to the moon and back...