One week old

Tuesday 12:49 pm

You are now officially one week old. And although I haven’t seen any changes in your looks or sleep patterns, I can see the changes in our home. I see how well you fit into our family. You are a calming presence in a life that is otherwise wild and chaotic. It’s already hard to imagine our family without you in it.

You are a blessing and a precious precious baby boy.

And you are so very loved.

(Is this not the tiniest diaper you have ever seen?)


  1. carrie*postma says:

    KARLA! Congratulations on your precious baby! What a treasure. I’m glad all is settling nicely. God is oh so GOOD!

  2. Sweet, sweet baby boy

  3. What a darling. He literally brought tears to my eyes.

  4. Karla, Declan is so darling and I know you are all so happy. My prayers are still with you and will continue to be so. That is a tiny diaper!

    Mrs. W

  5. Oh – he is so precious! I’m glad to hear you are all settling in well.

  6. Megan (FriedOkra) says:

    Sniffle. I want one! He’s perfect Karla. And what a beautiful post, too.

  7. how perfectly precious! i needed that today! i am glad your older kids are doing well too.

  8. stephanie@{Olive Tree} says:

    Look at those tiny legs and sweet perfect head! (None of mine were ever that small). :)

    He is beautiful!

  9. Great post. He’s so precious and beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  10. The Flip Flop Mamma! says:

    He is soo beautiful!!! And haha, I thought when you wrote “and you are incredibly LOVED” that you were going to say BALD!!! haha. But for real, do they get any cuter than that???

  11. Terri @ In His Hands says:


    So small. So beautiful. So happy for you.

  12. Aw, he is just precious. He looks like a perfect little doll, and that diaper is too cute. Congrats on your new addition! I’m glad you are both doing well.

  13. awwwww
    i love him! and i love his diapers!!

  14. Kathleen Marie says:

    He is so adorable! I can’t believe my grandbaby is a year. Those diapers are just adorable! Everything about babies are adorable.

    What a HUGE blessing!


  15. I saw that you are from TN and it caught my eye – I live in Johnson City (northeast). Your sweet little boy is precious! I have 2 boys and there are times when I think that I would love to have more (I am almost 35), but might not have the energy to get up in the morning to take care of him. hahahaha I cannot imagine having 4 – what a blessing!

  16. Too cute for words! This really makes me miss that stage. Those diapers are sooooo tiny! Congrats on your sweet little addition!

  17. Oh, WOW. What a sweetheart.

  18. Cindy Swanson says:

    Karla, I’m so glad you commented on my blog…it had been a while since I stopped by yours, and I didn’t even know about Declan! Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy!

    By the way, I love your sons’ Irish names…you know I’m a big fan of all thing Irish. :)


  19. He is adorable! What a miracle!

    Aren’t newborn diapers just the cutest little things. I kept one from my kids and now their teenage selves just can’t believe they ever fit them.

  20. He is absolutely beautiful..congratulations Karla. :)


  21. Kathy in WA says:

    What a precious little one!! Just beautiful. Congratulations.

    Duckabush Blog

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