Archive for February, 2008

February 27th, 2008

Meet Declan

I’m almost a month late in posting this, but I hope you’ll forgive me. I have a good excuse. Here he is.

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This is Declan Thomas, born January 28th. Life has been an adjustment since then, but the real reason I haven’t posted is that I can’t seem to get a good photo of the new boy! He has a head full of strawberry blonde/red hair and the natural light to really highlight that has been scarce in these parts lately – or at least during the hours that I have two free hands…

We are all doing well here. It started off a bit rocky, what with Declan losing “too much” weight during his first week, but that has more than reversed itself and we now find ourselves needing to purchase the full size bottles because the small ones just don’t hold enough for each feeding. I’m very curious to see how much he weighs at our next visit to the pediatrician. We also had the pleasure of dealing with the worst stomach virus to hit our house in the last seven years exactly 2 days after we brought Declan home. One week after that, Alex came home from school with pink eye. Needless to say, it was a fun few weeks. Thankfully, things seem to have settled down and everyone has been healthy for a couple of weeks now.

Big brother Alex has been an incredible help. I was a little worried about how things would go down when Alex realized that Declan is here to stay, but he has been great. He wants to help with diapers, pacifiers, picking out clothes – all of it. Alex reads stories to Declan, teaches him math, and sings lullabies to him when he cries in the car. I underestimated the love that a 5 year old could have for a baby. Here’s some photographic proof – just look at the love in his eyes!

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