Declan's been gabbing away these days, singing, and he even throws a few shrill shrieks in every once in a while. I'm sure he's just trying to mimic the sounds his big sister makes! Most mornings for the past couple weeks I wake up to him lying next to me singing away. He can sing, "ahhhhhhh, uhhhhhhhhh, aaaaahhh, aahhh, aaaaaaahhh, uhhhh" for at least 15 minutes straight before he wants me to chat with him. What a lovely way to wake up in the morning!
He's been sleeping well lately. He goes down to bed by 8-8:30 and will sleep for about 6-8 hours and then be up every hour or two until 6:30. Then he takes 3 naps every day. He'll usually take 3 long naps unless we're out and about or running errands. He falls asleep well in the car but he wakes up within minutes if we try to bring him inside, so we usually drive around for a bit until he wakes up in the car after about half an hour.
|My cuddly boy|
On another note, Declan just sampled his first food today! Of course, we weren't planning on giving him solids for another couple months, but Emery had other plans. I was getting some bread out of the oven and I peeked into the living room just in time to catch her giving Declan a little bite of her chocolate chip granola bar! She was just sharing her snack with her baby brother so I couldn't get too upset with her. It could always be worse, right?! Uh huh.
|He's mastered the "duck face."|
I cannot resist taking a million pictures of both my cuties together. They really absolutely love each other and it's so fun to watch them talk, laugh, and interact with each other!