It's been so much fun to watch Emery being a big sister. We always knew she'd be great at it, but I really can't say enough about how good she is with Declan and how (for the most part) gentle she is around him. So far she thoroughly enjoys kissing him every chance she gets, bringing him toys, putting socks on his feet...and taking them off and putting new ones on, bringing him his pacifier and getting it into his mouth as best as she can...sometimes stuffing it in until he finally gives in and takes it, holding him, and I've even caught her lying on the floor next to him softly whispering in his ear or singing him songs. :)
Some updates for the month:
Declan is growing fast! As far as I can remember, Emery (although a pound lighter than him at birth) fit in her newborn sleepers until she was about 3 months old. Declan on the other hand has already grown out of his newborn onesies and most of his sleepers. Even some of his 0-3 month clothes no longer fit. At his 3 week check up he was 22 inches long and 9 Ibs 12 oz (up 26 oz from his 1 week check).
We've caught at least a dozen smiles out him that weren't just while sleeping, he is very strong and has been able to hold his head up really well since birth, he can stand up and support all of his weight for at least a few minutes before getting bored or tired, and today he was almost doing push-ups with his arms on daddy's chest!
He seems similar to his big sister at this age as far as temperament. I have a pretty fast let-down, so he tends to gulp lots of air and gets pretty gassy these days. He'll usually have a couple pretty fussy hours in the day when he tries to get all his gas out. It used to be later in the mornings and then it moved to evenings, but lately it has been from about 3-6 am, which has left me pretty exhausted since nursing is the only thing that helps calm him, but of course this only causes more gas so it's a vicious cycle. The rest of the day he's a pretty happy baby though, as long as he isn't left to sit in his bouncer for too long and gets to eat every 2-3 hours. All in all Declan is our little cutie and we are so overjoyed that he is a part of our family.
Happy one month birthday to our little Declan man!!