Welcome to the story of our first baby!

Welcome to the story of our family.

Monday, January 31, 2011

sucking without the paci

Max dropped his paci, but he was still doing the sucking motion in his sleep.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today was a big day

Today, Max and I woke up around 9. We got dressed and headed to my work. I introduced him to the people in the office and showed him where I would soon be instead of being with him :( We headed to bagel bagel for lunch with Barb and arrived back home around 1:30. Max had an afternoon snack at 2 and a quick nap. When he woke up we played with some of his toys and practiced sitting in the bumbo chair. He loves sitting up and looking around. The bumbo chair is a big hit.

Trying to get that paci back!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2 month update


Today was Max's 2 month check up. Can you believe it's been 2 months?!?! We woke up bright and early for our 8:15 appointment. He started off very happy (as you can see from the pic of him in the car seat). We met with a new pediatrician today and really liked her. She helped us come up with a new formula to try in order to get past these constiption issues. She said that sometimes soy can constipate the baby so we are trying Emfamil Gentlease. So far so good :) We even had a little poo today! He was measured & weighed. Here are his stats:

Weight - 10 pounds 3.5 ounces - 40th percentile
Length - 23 inches - 50th percentile
Head - 39 centimeters - 30th percentile

After that doctor's exam, the nurse came back in and gave him 3 vaccination shots. He screamed louder than ever, but as soon as I picked him he calmed down.

2 months in to life and here's what the little man is up to these days:
*eating 5 oz every 4 hours
*enjoying bath time a lot more, but still hates when we take him out of the water and dry him off
*sleeps about 7 hours straight at night
*loves to be in the sitting up position so he can look around
*likes when we sing to him
*loves the paci
*"talks" to us
*smiles all the time
*can make eye contact and follow things with his eyes
*looks for us when we put him down and walk away
*moved up to size 1 diapers
*finally able to fit into 0-3 months clothes

Making Max is the best thing we have ever done. He has truely changed our lives. We cannot wait for each new adventure we get to experience with him.
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Learning to Play

Max is learning to play. He's getting better at holding things in his hands. He's still working on learning how to control his arms but it's pretty cute to watch him try. The monkey he is playing with squeaks which really gets Mook excited. If he gets a chance I'm pretty sure he's going to destroy that poor little monkey.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

waking up is hard to do

Happy Birthday Daddy

Today was Mike's birthday. We started the day with coffee and opening presents. Mike did a little work while Max and I bundled up and heading to the grocery store to prepare for dinner. After a long day of preparation we enjoyed a great meal along with some dessert. Max was a happy baby all day. He must have known it was a special day.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Looking at the Teddy Bears

Trying to Push it out :(

Max has been having issues going to the bathroom regularly. I read online to rub his tummy in a clockwise motion with some pressure to help him go. Sure enough it worked. About an hour later he was able to poo. However, now it's been 2 days and he hasn't gone again and the tummy rubbing isn't working. Today he was pushing and pushing. His face was turning all red. I was sure he had gone. I checked his diaper and there a rock hard, pee size piece of poo in there. Clearly he is having issues :( I called the doctor and they recommending giving him dark kyro syrup to help soften it up. I'm waiting for Mike to get done working so I can run to the store to pick it up. I would go get it now, but Max won't stop crying. It makes me so sad to see the little man unhappy.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Going for a Walk

It was beautiful today so Max and I went for a walk. I figured he didn't mind what he wearing so I just left him in his pj's.

Friday, January 7, 2011

7 week update

I can't believe how big Max is getting. He's starting to get little chubby legs. His hair is growing in on top and it looks like it might be blonde. Mook just won't leave his side. His favorite position is to be sitting up so that he can look around.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Smile :)

Max has been smiling for the last couple of weeks but I was having a tough time getting a picture. Every morning I say "good morning" to him in this cheesy baby voice and it makes him smile. Now I can say it any time of the day and get him to smile. It's still tough to snap a picture but I managed to kind of get one today.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Go Hokies!

Virginia Tech is playing in the Orange Bowl tonight. Max's dad and grandpa are going to the game while Max & his mom cheer the Hokies on from home. Before leaving for the game we caught some father-son time on video.

Max's first night sleeping in his crib.