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. http://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. http://Kelli says

    Sweet, sweet baby boy

  3. http://Beck says

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

  4. http://Anonymous says

    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. http://Mari says

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

  6. http://Megan%20(FriedOkra) says

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

  7. http://stacey says

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

  8. http://stephanie@Olive%20Tree says

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

    He is beautiful!

  9. http://Kimmy says

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

  10. http://The%20Flip%20Flop%20Mamma! 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. http://Terri%20@%20In%20His%20Hands says


    So small. So beautiful. So happy for you.

  12. http://Just%20Me says

    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. http://Kathleen%20Marie 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. http://BethAnne says

    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. http://dcrmom says

    Oh, WOW. What a sweetheart.

  18. http://Cindy%20Swanson 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. http://Susanne says

    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. http://Staci says

    He is absolutely beautiful..congratulations Karla. :)


  21. http://Kathy%20in%20WA says

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

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