Oct 23, 2011

Going on 5 Months

Man, lots of things have been happening the last few months (as you can imagine).

Max will be 5 months in a couple weeks and BOY has that flown by!
Our little stinker is not so little for his age, he is in the 60%+ in all areas.

Max still wakes up once or twice a night (on an average night) mostly to eat an ounce or his pinkie falling out... I know tragic right? Last week he was a stinker and he was having a difficult time. Seemed he always wanted to be held & didn't want to sleep on normal hours. He seems to be coming back though.

He loves to be entertained.. oh boy is he lucky to have such a goober mom & I am lucky to have someone that loves my dorkiness. He loves to be sang to (even if you can't carry a tune apparently), Danced to/with, Talked to, walked around, and such a cuddle bug.

MaxJax is very close to rolling over by himself & has only done so once. He usually gets 3/4 way there & just chills. I hold out my finger for him to grab and just kind of complete the progress. Unfortunately Max loves to sit up, so he doesn't dig tummy time for too long but w're trying to do more of it to hopefully increase the practice of rolling over and building strength.
Max is also loves standing & sitting up inching towards sitting up by himself. He can do it but he is such a squirmy worm and starts to tilt and falls down sideways.

Max has said 'mom' & 'mamma' once in a while, but it's not consistent. He normally goes through phases where he'll say it a lot & then won't. But there is no denying that Max is a mammas boy! He loves his daddy, but I am just too awesome I can't deny. He gets to play and hangout with daddy when he gets home from work, but when I get home I take over cuz I miss him like CRAZY SAUCE all day while I'm working!!

We have such an awesome group of babysitters! His main babysitter is someone that I've known since I was young and having her is amazing! If I didn't have her and my mom I'd be having such a hard time being at work. My parents are completely supportive and watch pick him up at the babysitters when they're home from work. My inlaws are incredible and help out as much as they can as well! We are very lucky!!!!

Max loves being out and about in the world. We've been trying to take advantage of the few days we have where it's warm and sunny and hangout with him for a bit outside. He seems to have my skin, so I'm cautious of him burning and don't stay out too long. He loves to observe and learn so when we're out he is wide eyed and all smiles. I have to admit we're pretty lame parents and don't go out too much other than restaurants (hence why the baby fat is still renting space).

Speaking of food, I am now working on two things at once! I was always wanting to go to the gym but didn't always have someone to watch Max in the morning, before I go to work. With my friend living back in Utah & having a gorgeous girl 2 months older than Max, she got me to be brave & use our gum's Daycare. It's been AWESOME!!! I've been able to go 2-4 times a week, and I'm loving it. I'll be honest I still have my appetite and habit of eating what I want and that was not helping with my self-esteem when I wasn't going. Now that I've been going to the gym I may not see immediate results, but I have been feeling a lot better. I may not be to the point where I am completely satisfied, but I understand that will take time. Just with me going and knowing I'm doing something about it helps me feel better and be more patient. I am totally aware that I need to diet and it will take time.. but I admit I'm terrible with diets, but know it may be that time. On a very positive note there is such a STUD from this jiggling section :)

So in short, Max is the cutest kid ever and I love him very very much. He is a happy camper and his parents love him sooo much! I am working hard at eBay and continuing to work on goals on continuing to grow in the company. My goals are to continue to provide for my handsome studs & continue to work hard on making myself happy!

Jul 12, 2011

Love My Family!

..I thought I'd blog a ton after having Max but Obviously that isn't happening..

Well after much effort to get our lil man here as soon as possible, Max arrived on June 2nd at 2:37 am. He was 6 lbs & 15 oz and 19.5 inches long.
The whole experience was a roller coaster, but we are all safe & super happy!

Here are some short explanations on our Pride&Joy::
  • Since day one Max has been oooober strong! (which from his kicks I could already predict that). He's slowly but surely gotten studly at lifting his head. We have to be extra careful when burping him because he'll whip back his head to look around. Now Max is really good at holding it up for a few seconds with just minor bobbing. I'm a proud mamma!
  • He's really adorably mellow & only cried when we changed his bum or he was hungry. Max is still very mellow and VERY ADORABLE, but has gotten a lot better at getting his bum changed. Lately when he wakes up for the day he's all smiles on the changing table.
  • We can already tell he's a smarty-pants! He's been very alert since he got here & knows who his parents are! He constantly just stares at me, even when others are holding him or when he hears my voice on the phone. I walk back & forth and he just follows me with his eyeballs.
  • I was the first person to have him smile at while my mom was holding him at 2 weeks old. I walked up to him and said 'I Love You Max' & we got this HUGE smile!
  • Max is such a smiley kid & has now started 'talking' too!
  • He loves to dance! He sits and wiggles his arms & kicks his legs like crazy!
  • Last week I was playing with him outside & started singing Beatles 'Across the Universe' & he kicked like crazy with his gorgeous smile. I notice that when I dance & sing to him he Loves it! And of course I'm a goober so I do it constantly & while he was in my belly so he probly grew custom to my not-s0-amazing singing lol.
I now understand what people mean when they have always told me how amazing being a mom is. It's truly indescribable.
I am blown away by the instant love you can have for someone you just meet. I honestly was worried I wouldn't be able to love him as much as I love Alex, but now I'm a believer.
Now the next worry is to love my next wee'one as much as this munchkin! :)

I am very lucky because my job has allowed me an amazing Maternity Leave.
I had 2 weeks prior to Max & 6 weeks with him. It has given me the chance to really observe & learn the ways of Max. We've been enjoying the time off even though Alex has school this semester.
I am enjoying myself too much, because I only have 2 more weeks & I'm selfishly wanting more... Much Much MORE! :)
But I have an amazing job & still need to put Alex through school. We're hoping by the next kid (which won't be for around 3 years) I'll be able to go down to part time??

A girl can dream :) :)

At least with going to work I am able to leave Max with someone I trust. Growing up I had the same Church Leader advance with me while I was growing up & she's offered to watch him! It made me very excited, happy, & relieved! I'll drop him off on my way to work and it'll only be for 5 hours at most & then my mom will pick him up after she's off work.
I'll hopefully keep you posted more as time goes on, but I have to be honest I enjoy playing with Max more hah.

May 30, 2011

39 weeks

Today we are 39 weeks exactly.. which means that our due date is only one week away!!
To be completely honest I don't think I can last that long!!!
I've been having contractions for days now, and last night I had a bunch!
They were too far apart and only a few 'BAM' ones.
I am so ready to get this little guy outta my belly & into our lives.
It's driving me mad!!
Not to mention I'm just o-so comfortable :)

I have tried walking up & down stairs...showing me how out of shape I am & made me oober sore.
I have tried bouncing on a yoga ball, which seemed to help but obviously nothing too critical.
I have been walking on treadmills the last few days..I should have been doing that for the last few months.
I have done squats & stood swaying back and forth.

All of these have lead to contractions but no baby!!

Trust me I know the labor will be hard work, but I'm so scared that I just want to get that part over with hah.

I want my lil man here already!!

May 28, 2011


Alex had a week off between semesters at the U, so he started planning on getting Max's room ready!! I was soo happy!!
Alex knew I've been wanting to get it done for months, and the week after I would start Maternity Leave. That would allow me to not stress out about it & be able to decorate :)
He and Jake got the room all painted so we could finish it.

We were a bit too excited and got most of it done within that week.
There's a bit more wall decor that will be added, but I'm soo happy with it!

I have such an awesome Husband!!

Here are some pictures
We still haven't put the crib in there cuz we're going to have it in our room for the first month or two.

Me working hard.. watching Alex put up MAX's letters :)
We got these super cute light switch plates on eBay to go with the room! :)
This room was originally my little brother's, but Alex used the vacancy for homework.
We're going to try and keep him in there so this is Alex's nifty homework station :)

Now we just need Max here to add the BEST accessory of all!! :)

Projects for Nursery

Alex & I were searching for a dresser til my parents offered to give us the one I had growing up.
We wanted to spiff it up because well, it was a little outdated and not technically masculine :)
Alex totally rocked it's world!! He sanded it, picked paint & painted it, & put the knobs on.
It looks AWESOME!!!

Our 'theme' is guitars (music really) as you can see by our crib set. We've been seeing cute paintings at Bed Bath & Beyond, but they're too expensive.
I decided I would try to paint one for his room. It's the first painting I've ever done, so don't judge too much ;)

It turned out better than I expected
There was a little more added to it after this point, but that's basically what it turned out as.

Mar 11, 2011

Just Havin Fun

I had Yesterday (& Today) off. I had an idea of all these things I wanna get done.. mostly run errands and.. I got a little carried away.. but at least that provides pictures for you right!?

I planned on the Car Seat & Stroller, but shouldn't have gone into Carters! :) They had SOOO many cute clothes, & tons of guitar clothes!!! Oh man I fought so hard, other wise there'd be tons more here! haha.

My next project is to paint pictures for Max's Room. His room is going to be guitars, like the crib bedding & also all the cute clothes! :) I've started one, I just hope it turns out ok.. I haven't ever painted a picture before so we'll have to see. Wish me luck!! I'll post pictures when it's completed.

I'm excited to paint the room, it just needs a few touch ups before we can put everything in there, and have to paint the room DJ is moving into when he gets home so it's ready for him also.

We also talked to my parents about taking over a dresser that I had when I was younger, and no one uses. So that's a project Alex said he'll do for me because he doesn't want me around the fumes. I just hope it gets warm fast so he can do it, and also he's not too busy with school. I keep thinking of all these things I wanna do & feel like I'm running out of time, when all reality I still have 3 months.. but I'm hoping to keep myself busy so it flies by!

Mar 8, 2011

The Gift of Comfort

I'm sooo happy!!! My Snoogle came today!! Alex & I ordered the maternity pillow last weekend cuz I've been having a hard time sleeping. I hope it solves my snoozes & I can be more comfortable. Feel bad for Alex though cuz It's gonna take up a lot of space lol...
Next desire is a King Size Bed!! :)

Ps.... Max is now 16 in (about Head of Cauliflower) & 2.5 lbs!