1.05.2009

An update in photos...

It's been busy around here lately! Mark's brother and his wife moved back from Beijing, China. In April they had our cute nephew and him and Decs finally got to meet. They are going to be best buds!

Also, Mark's other brother and his wife are visiting from Seattle. Aunt Jess and little man:

Decs got some love from Uncle Erik. He even practically fell asleep when being bounced on his knee tonight.

Last Friday he rolled from his back to his stomach!! I was shocked since he just started rolling from his stomach to his back. What can I say? My child is advanced. ;) His Auntie J is to thank for tempting him with his comfort blankie in to rolling. I have a feeling his mobility will quickly change our lives. I caught this pic after he had rolled but before he freed his pinned arm:

This is how you will find Declan the majority of his awake time (I swear the boy is teething):

Not to jinx our progress, but Declan has been sleeping longer and longer at night. Just last night he slept 9:30-7:30. From here on out we're going to try to soothe him instead of feed him when/if he wakes up at night. No worries- if he's starving, we will feed him but I think the middle of the night feeding is more of a habit than anything. Plus, as he sleeps longer now, his ounces per feeding have increased. Woot woot!

7 comments:

Jess said...

Good luck getting the through-the-night sleeping going longer and longer!! My kids started early going through the night (10-12 hrs) without eating, so don't worry about him being too young! Heck, our NICU preemie was doing it by 2 months!! As long as they're soothable, I think the sooner you start the habit, the better!!

Looks like you've been having a nice holiday/family time lately!!

Karen said...

Great pictures! Love the B & W and the last pic especially. My mom claims I cut 8 teeth between 4 and 6 months :) Now that Declan is rolling both directions, maybe he'll start doing the cute rolling method of transportation, you know, rolling all the way across a room to get somewhere. Some babies do! :)

Rebekah Wilson said...

He is definitely getting to the age where you can see if he can be soothed to sleep instead of eating :)

He is growing so big and is soooo handsome! What and advanced little boy you have! You will miss the days of immobility!

Aaron and Angie said...

Dec is SO cute!! Love all the pics and congrats on the rollover!! I cannot believe how time sure flies. Glad to hear you're all feeling better!!

Tracey said...

I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL SAMUEL SLEEPS THAT LONG! GOD BLESS!

ash said...

sounds like you're all doing well and i'm sure you feel much better getting the extra sleep!

Kris said...

what a cutie! Love the fingers in the mouth pic. Does he drool buckets yet? Colin can drench a bib in minutes but i dont see any teeth yet.