Thursday, December 9, 2010

Max's First Month

I can't believe that my teeny little man is already one month old! The time is flying! I am SO in love! His stats this month are:
Weight: 9 lbs 2.5 ozs
Height: 21 inches
His height, weight, and head circumference are all in the 25th percentile. My littlest one yet! He is such a great, laid-back baby, and I am so thankful for that! You hardly ever hear the child cry, unless he is cold or hungry! YAY! He has a little time between about 8pm-11pm that he needs his paci, but thats it! The older kids are doing so great with him! Addie is SOOO in love, and she has been such a helper to me! Jett is now asking to hold him, kisses his little head, and pats him. He is actually very gentle, besides the throwing of cars and body-slamming into the couch where he was laying the other night, but that's for another story!
He is nursing about every two hours during the day and every 3-4 during the night! And, we are functioning well! I get a lot done at night when he is up and the other two are asleep! I have really enjoyed that time with Max and Adam, it has been very special.
I would say that the transition to three has actually been easier than the transition to two, at least emotionally. Now, don't get me wrong, I have definitely had my moments, or days, but I do that with every baby! I am slightly emotional, those of you that know me well, know that is quite the understatement! But, the hardest part of three so far is logistics! Going places with three little ones is a little more difficult, but we do it, and I love getting out of the house, and it makes me feel human to get out and do stuff! I have also decided that a cup of coffee in the morning is a necessity and makes me a much better person!
I am CRAZY about this baby, and watching all three of my little munchkins has me constantly overwhelmed with gratitude! Here are some pictures of the last month:

My sweet friend Shari Henson took these photos. She is amazing! She came to my house when he was one week old. I am so thankful that she captured these precious moments for me.

Here is a good picture of his "crazy eyes" as we like to call them

There is something special between these two!

He started smiling right about the time he turned 4 weeks old, and oh my goodness...melt your heart! I love leaning over the pack and play in the mornings to see that sweet little grin, you know the kind where he can't quite control the muscles in his face, so his whole face smiles...ahhh, so cute!

The first time that we had all three in the car. We were headed to my parent's house. He was 6 days old!

First bath

Daddy singing with the boys

both of my little men in their camo

one of my favorites!

this hat is so cute! (and yes, Jett is naked in the background!)

Addie reading "Brown Bear Brown Bear" to him

Our first restaurant outing as a family of 5, we went to Tuscany for pizza with the Bassetts

Mama and her boys

We are having a blast figuring all of this out! Its so much fun to see all of the kids interact together and to see Addie take on her role as the big sister of two brothers! The other day, she was painting and we were talking about it all. She told me that she wanted us to have another baby. And, I said, "Maybe we will if God has decided that is what our family is supposed to look like. But, what if its a boy?" She looked up at the ceiling and said, "PLEASE GOD...make the next baby a girl!" It was priceless! My cup runneth over...