Prepare to swoon

I haven’t posted much about my baby lately. He’s changing so much, every day.

Well, this weekend he learned how to get his thumb to his mouth. Prior to this, it was just a chance meeting that he’d have with a finger or thumb. Now, he is a pro and can get it there at will.

Somewhere there is an orthodontist wondering how he will afford that yacht he’d so like to have. Well Mr. Orthodontist, meet Declan. The fourth of our four children to love their fingers.

Is there anything cuter than a baby thumb sucker?

I think not.


  1. Mrs. Fussy Fussypants says:


    Oh, my ovaries just twitched. Good thing I’m already preggers.

    Those pictures are beautiful.

    I’m sending them STRAIGHT to StumbleUpon!

    Love Ya!

  2. GASP! What a gorgeous baby! And now I want a baaaaaaby.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful son you and Sean have; these pictures are absolutely adorable, Karla. I know the other three children are right in there spoiling him.


    Mrs. W.

  4. Precious. :-)

  5. Megan@SortaCrunchy says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh! The sweetness is too, too much!!! Definitely swoon-worthy.

    AJ has a knack for sucking on her fingers – to the point where she is actually sucking little raw spots on them. Maybe she’ll connect with her thumb soon, too.

  6. Cute pictures, Karla! He’s a doll!

  7. Wow. Seeing these pictures really, really make me want another baby.

    He’s beautiful.

  8. The Flip Flop Mamma! says:

    What beautiful pictures! He’s so cute! I love babies that suck their thumbs…none of mine have ever done it, but Popeye will suck his fist!

  9. Look at those eyes! Isn’t it so fun when they do all those “first” things? What a cutie!

  10. What a cutie. You did great on the captures. Give ’em all a kiss from Uncle Mark

  11. All three were thumb-suckers, all three wore braces, with a total coming in around $10,000 but I’ve heard both sides – thumb sucking does / does not cause the need for braces. And the look is worth it anyway. xoox

  12. Megan (FriedOkra) says:

    Don’t worry about his teeth. Pediatricians LOVE finger sucking (a healthy, efficient, portable means of self-soothing, who doesn’t love that?) and pediatric dentists don’t mind it a bit until they get way way waay older. And then, as long as they aren’t exerting pressure on the teeth with the fingers they still aren’t doing any damage.

  13. Fresh Girl says:

    What a cutie! And I never would have believed it, but this is the second baby I’ve seen recently with that name. He’s also in Tennessee! :)

  14. carrie*postma says:

    totally swooning…he is so handsome!!!!

  15. Beautiful, sweet pictures. And I love your winter look too!

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