Monday, May 16, 2016

Maxwell is Four Months

I'm a couple weeks late with this post, but all pictures were taken on time!  Maxwell is absolutely precious and loves his mommy, daddy, and big brother! The smiles he gives us when we talk to him and tickle him are breathtaking!  This past month we really got into a good routine with naps and bedtime.  It's nice for all of us.  

4 Month Stats: Weight 16th percentile, Height 26th percentile, Head 70th percentile.  He weighed 13 lbs 3 oz and was 24.3 inches long.  

Four Month Memories

Rubs his eyes when he's tired. His mannerisms are so much more controlled and "big boy" like.

He is officially ticklish and laughs the hardest when daddy tickles him!!  He responds more to me when I talk/sing/make funny noises to him.

Maxwell laughs at us all the time!!!  He laughs at us, at himself, mimics's glorious!

We broke out the jumper and he is learning to love it.  He's a little short for it, so we have to put our wedding album under it so he can touch the "ground." 

He rolled from front to back, but still hasn't mastered the back to front roll.  He is trying really hard though.  The grunts he makes are hilarious.

He has found his toes!!  I love it when he grabs his toes and tries to eat them!

He sucks his bottom lip and it is so adorable.  He's definitely learning to control his sounds and hands much better!

He has traveled to Pennsylvania to visit family twice and he has traveled to Maryland & DC to visit friends!  Jared was in DC for the first time around the same age!  Four states in four months!

Maxwell's Four Month Photoshoot
Just smile because he is ADORABLE!!

Monthly Mommy & Me Pictures

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Maxwell is Three Months

Well, Maxwell was three months March 30th and now it's April 17th, but all of these pictures are from his Three Month session.  I'm just a little behind on blogging.  It might have to do with the 4 month sleep regression hitting us a little early and the transition to the crib and getting back into photography and life...just life.  Blogging isn't at the top of my list these days, but since nugget is sleeping on my chest, Jared is outside playing with friends, Ryan is golfing, and Lira is snoring next to me, and I am wide awake, I have a little time to catch up on blogging!  

A lot has changed since his two month mark and we love him more and more every day!   

Three Month Memories
His neck control is so much better and he doesn't hate tummy time anymore.  He doesn't love it for a long time, but he enjoys it when you get down and talk to him!  

He smiles and laughs and coos all the time and responds to you!  It's the best!  He has the sweetest little voice!  Waking up to his coos puts me in a wonderful mood even with limited broken sleep. God knew what he was doing when he created babies and mommies.  I have a bond with this little guy like no other and am so blessed to be his mommy!

He rolled from tummy to back!!!

He loves being on his back, kicking his piano, and being read to!  His favorite books at the moment are "Giraffes Can't Dance" and "Rainbow Fish." Mommy happens to like reading them too!

We celebrated St. Patty's Day with a "Kiss Me I'm Irish-ish" onesie and shamrock leg warmers!

He met his Uncle Ross and his Grammy Peggy in March! 

We celebrated Easter at my parents' house with my brothers and sisters and right after that Maxwell started sleeping in his crib in the nursery.  He took the transition better than I did at first, but now I am completely adjusted to it and enjoy having alone time with Ryan again!  I forgot what it was like to be in our bedroom and not have to whisper.  We can actually have conversations!  Thanks for the push babe!  

He sucked his thumb for the first time and actually self soothed himself while we were driving!  HUGE milestone for this mama. This picture is from the second time he sucked his thumb.

A little photoshoot with Brother during his spring break was mandatory before the rain rolled in. This was the first time he wore shorts!  Baby legs look funny in shorts!

Our monthly Mommy & Me photos were taken at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens!  

Easy Like Sunday Morning

This morning I was supposed to be up by 7am, have Maxwell fed, and be out the door by 8am for a newborn session while the boys all stayed home and had a relaxing Sunday morning.  To say that I was a little jealous is an understatement.  At 4am, while nursing Maxwell for the second time, I received an email asking to reschedule due to illness.  It was a blessing in disguise because while I was excited about my newborn and had everything prepped and planned, my heart needed a lazy morning with my boys!  I put Maxwell back to bed and snuggled up myself knowing a lazy Sunday morning was in my future and it it was sweeter than I even imagined!  I woke up to cooing and happy giggles coming through the monitor, puppy snuggles, the smell of coffee, and fried eggs!  This face is the best!!  He brings us so much joy!  

I never get to document our morning snuggles and kisses, so I gave Ryan the camera and told him to start clicking!  30 seconds later and we had these beauties!  Thanks babe!  I love them and definitely plan to take more day to day pictures of all of us in the future because I am in love with our family and these pictures!!  

After breakfast we were all hanging out in our bedroom while daddy was playing with his new clubs, so I had to take a few more pictures! I think this morning was needed by all, even Lira!

Jared is so amazing with Maxwell!  It seriously makes my heart burst when I see them together!  Every time we leave Jared carries Max to the car with the diaper backpack on and he sits in the backseat and keeps Max company.  We are very lucky to have such sweet boys and Maxwell is definitely going to look up to Jared!! Yes, I have tears in my eyes. 

And now he sees his daddy!

Happy Sunday Ya'll!