Monday, March 17, 2014

Max is 2 Months Old!

Happy St. Patrick's Day and 2 Month Birthday to Max! It's funny, Max likes to have eventful birthdays- his 1 month was on Eric's birthday and 2 month on St. Patrick's Day. His three month will be the last day before I go back to work, which is basically a holiday in itself. 

The super skeptical looks Max gave me frequently at six weeks have now evolved to full on teenager "seriously mom?" faces: 

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Not to mention super anger when things do not go his way. 

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Or in the case of the picture on the left, anger that Eric's finger is not giving him any milk. 

But really, Max is a very happy baby. He is beginning to smile more and I THINK it is in response to things, but not always :) I'll take smiles any way I can get them. 

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Max is starting to show slightly more interest in toys and I introduced him to his Activity Gym last week. He is interested in all the animals but just not sure what is going on with them yet. 

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Max continues to be the champion of restaurant behavior- even when he is awake, he just hangs out and enjoys life. This means I can just hang out and enjoy my wine, thank you best baby. He has attended yoga with me twice and just slept through it both times. 

Looks Like: 

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Likes: pretending to walk on dad's lap, using mom and dad as a jungle gym, throwing up and not letting us clean it up, still in love with his rock n play, starting to MAYBE enjoy bath time as long as the water is nice and warm, peeing as soon as his diaper comes off...


Dislikes: most everything after a puking incident, being awake for too long, starting to possibly notice when his diaper is wet (maybe?), getting dried off after a bath, when he cannot immediately find the boob...


Feeding: He still eats on the regular schedule during the day, and has been averaging about 30 minutes per feeding (which is about 10 minutes shorter than before… progress!). At night, he often gets one 4 hour stretch, and then a 2-3, sometimes in the reverse order. He is up twice a night still but going to bed a little earlier, so hopefully we will continue to make progress with this. Last week Max went on a bottle strike where he would either refuse to drink his bottle or drink it and then be super crabby pants after. We switched bottles and this made a huge difference, so fingers crossed that remains. 


Sleeping: At least one 4 hour stretch a night is becoming the norm, and the past two nights Max has only woke up once, yippee! I'll take what I can get :) 


Mom Update: Two months in I'd say I'm definitely in a grove. I keep myself sane but having at least one adventure with Max every day. I am becoming a pro at lugging him, his car seat and all the crap he needs everywhere. I'm hating breastfeeding far less (maybe only 20% of the time?), but I still absolutely despise the fact that if someone gives him a bottle I have to pump when all I want is a break! My exercise routine continues to go well- I did 2 days of Couch to 5k, 2 of swimming and 1 of yoga last week. I tried my first Barre class today. There are still tough moments, but most of the time it's just good moments :) It might have something to do with the fact that I have the best and cutest baby ever. Luckily, I'm not biased at all. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  1. Aw, Max is so cute! I love all the photos, especially that first one. It's like he's saying, "oh boy, what is she going to do to me now?" I am glad that you are finding our grove and keeping yourself entertained. He really is such a good looking little guy so I am sure looking at his cute face helps during those not so fun times! I can't believe you go back to work in a month!

  2. Love him :) Glad you're doing well, too!

  3. Ahhh these pictures! I can't believe he's two months already and his facial expressions KILL me. So glad you're doing better too! Yay!

  4. LOVE the photos you post. They make me smile. Glad that you are all doing well and hooray for him being a great restaurant-hanger-outer :)

  5. Max is SO CUTE. I'm sure that helps! So after my last trip home to FSJ I mentioned how spending three hours with my nieces was the best birth control ever. I love them to death but they are just crazy and have so much energy (they are 5, 5 and 3) and I was wiped after three hours. But my coworker said to me "I still don't really like other people's kids, it's different with your own" which totally made sense to me. Because after that time with my nieces I was like OMG, I'm still so far from being ready to have kids, but what she said really made sense. It's still a few years away, but doesn't sound as scary now. And I'm glad to hear you love it so much. Probably not hard with an adorable baby like Max!

  6. Oh my goodness!! He is so so so cute. His eyes are just so intense! Love his facial expressions. I'm so happy for you guys!

  7. Max is precious. And, I hope you don't cry (too much) when you return to work. Enjoy this last full-time month at home with him (that is, until this summer when you and Eric will get a lot more time with him at home!).

  8. Max is adorable! I love every time you post pictures of him (which you probably could already tell with my "likes"). I'm glad you are getting into a groove and feeling good about so much. I didn't have to face the face the idea of going back to work when Welles was so little---but when I DID have to face it this school year, it want the easiest. I have definitely adjusted pretty well, but there are definitely days when it is extra hard to get myself out the door! Lately it has been super hard because he is doing so much these days and I hate missing it! Luckily--both you and I have that wonderful thing called "summer vacation" to look forward to :)

    As for sleeping, I must say that even once Welles started sleeping through the nights without a feeding, I still ended up waking up. As you can maybe see I am currently writing this comment at 2:30am. Nobody else is awake. I absolutely love my sleep and it annoys me that I seem to have this internal clock that continues to wake me most nights. I hope this doesn't become the case for you, but if it does---just send me a message :) We can have a heart to heart in the middle of the night :)