9.12.2008

Baby wearing...

I am a big fan of baby wearing and I'm trying to turn Declan on to it. He's either really having it or completely not liking the idea. Yesterday he was being really fussy and I put him in the sling and it turned in to over 2 hours of deep sleep for him. Here's how we started out:



and here is where we ended up:



Now, today's goal is to call and solidify daycare. Declan will be going to daycare twice a week this winter and possibly more in the summer depending on how busy work gets. I'm happy to be doing part time for awhile especially since he's colicky. Tonight Mark and I are attending a parenting class. We had been registered for one and it ended up to be the night that he came to us! So needless to say, we skipped it. I got a call this week from the coordinator of the class that caught wind that we were coming. They always find an "example baby" to give the bath to, swaddle, etc. They asked if Decs could come for that and I warned her that he's fussy and she thought it'd be a great opportunity for us to learn more too. So, all 3 of us will be off to parenting class tonight for 3 hours. Please pray we can maintain our sanity. ;) Pictures later, maybe....

It dawned on me at 1am that my blog header was needing a little updating so check it out!

8 comments:

Megan said...

Ahhh...

Chris wanted to call you yesterday just to see if he could come over and hold Declan since he didn't get to on Wednesday. :) He loves that little guy. I apologize in advance for anything inappropriate C might teach D.

ash said...

ahhhh, that's so cute! theia's always been to big for those, and too heavy! enjoy every snuggy moment!

and i love the new header (i love the part where the dog children weren't disowned!)

Tracey said...

Great update on the header...I like the picture of the dogs looking at Declan as your hubby held him!!! Let's get Declan riding the dogs soon!!

Emily said...

Asher is 7 months & I still wear him. I love it & he loves it. We get lots of use out of it in the kitchen, in public, when traveling, around the block. I have 3 different carriers, but no sling. Maybe for the next baby! :) Have I mentioned how darn ADORABLE Declan is?! Mommy's looking good too!

becklaw said...

I LOVE your new page. So sweet, and i love that you really do have more than dog children now. Such a fitting blog name! :) Thanks for taking the time to look through the pictures :) we just upgraded to pro, so i'm slowly figuring out all the cool things i can (and can't yet) do. I hope to make a "highlights" set, cause I know it's a lot of pictures to scan through....so maybe i'll get to that one of these days. I am so sad I'm missing the shower, but i'm looking forward to meeting baby Declan in 2 months! Love ya, beck

Liz said...

Geez, he's already a heartbreaker. Full of wide-eyed wonder at everything bright and new. My heart is tugged by your sweet boy. I miss you, and I can't wait to meet Declan someday!

Karen said...

The new header is so cute! Love the sling...cute pattern.

Rebekah Wilson said...

I love baby wearing! My daughter, now nearly 1.5 years old, still gets excited when we pull out the Mei Tai. Some nights, it was the only way we could get her to sleep :)