Declan's Newborn Photos and Birth Announcement

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

While I didn't want to spoil our birth announcements by posting them before everyone had gotten them in the mail, let's be honest. I'm about 2 months behind (and almost caught up!) so I can share away now!
Amanda did such a great job capturing our family and our sweet Declan (and Beckett!) Molly even got in on the fun!
Our birth announcements were the perfect way to formally introduce Decan. I got them on Etsy from Anna Hatcher Design and I highly recommend her!

Declan's First Few Days at Home

We got home on Father's Day which was a nice welcome home day, especially for Colby! We had some visitors at the house and it was so fun to see everyone relaxed at the house.
We had a quiet lunch at the house and sent everyone home before taking naps and settling in for the night. A seriously huge thank you to my Mom again for helping us with Beckett. I know he had the best time with you!
The first few days home were a blur, but I know that we are extremely blessed with the best big brother in Beckett. He was such a trooper and an amazing helper. It was great having Colby home for 2 weeks, too! 
We had doctor's appointments, lots of cuddles, newborn photos, and a photoshoot with Joovy! To say we didn't skip a beat is an understatement. Luckily for us, Declan loves to sleep, so we were bright eyed and bushy tailed for both photo shoots!
I even got to sneak away with Beckett for a swimming birthday party. It is so important to spend time with your kids alone while they transition from an only child to sibling. It was nice to get some fresh air and sun, too! 
And before we knew it, we were celebrating 1 month of Declan...!

The Meeting of the Brothers

Since we had Declan early in the morning, after lunch we were able to have visitors! We couldn't wait to have visitors and the first one was the big brother himself!

It was so touching to see Beckett run in to meet the baby. I tried to get a video but he was so fast when he ran in! When Colby asked him what he thought he goes "He's beautiful!" and I think we all shed a tear.
We were so thankful to have my mom here again to help with Beckett and bring him to the hospital. She got to meet him, too! 
A few hours later they came back with my brother and his girlfriend, Amanda. It was nice having some visitors in the hospital, as it can get kind of boring sitting there! We had incredible nurses during our stay and were in and out as fast as possible!
Declan got his first bath and chilled for the next couple days while I recovered. We even got to see a firework show from the Frisco Roughriders stadium one night!
On Sunday, June 17, Father's Day, we got to go home and start our new adventure as a family of 4!
Up next.. our first night and first few days at home!

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