life with max: five weeks in.
Big things this week!
Someone learned how to SMILE.
I thought I was going to fall over and die. It was the cutest thing in the universe. Now he is smiling ALL the time and it’s completely ridiculous. His smile combined with his Elvis lip curl, constant furrowed brow and inquisitve looks? I just crack up constantly. I melt. I am the parent I never thought I would be.
We’ve totally become those people that tell each other every little thing he does when the other isn’t looking because it’s OMGSOCUTE. Like I actually text Eddie throughout the day to tell him the most mundane (read: amazing) things that he does. I mean, trust me, it’s things YOU wouldn’t really think are cute. It’s the because-it’s-my-child, normal type of everyday behavior, such as smiles, sleeps and whatnot that are totally not unusual but so magical since it’s our first time witnessing said things in a mini human.
Smiles weren’t the only things that happened in week five:
I can’t get over his blondish red eyelashes. YES. They are completely on their way to ginger town and it’s incredible and perfect and I sit and stare at my child’s freaking EYELASHES for an hour at a time. I could sit and stare at them and be completely enthralled for the entire day.
This is all so very shocking to me too.
The way he naps is another thing we find insanely hilarious. I don’t swaddle him for naps and he usually naps in the rock and play while we are downstairs. And it never fails – every single nap, his hands wind up in the air. Like not just above his head. Like legit IN MID AIR. He just reaches them out in front of him and continues to snooze. Or he throws them to the side and it looks like he is doing the hula. Or one goes straight out and the other goes up. It makes my entire day.
He’s getting perfectly chunky. It’s dreamy.
Some of his newborn clothes are fitting just a BIT too perfect, which makes me sad because it means he’s on his way out of them. My mom got him the outfit above for Christmas and out of everything he has (which is a ridiculous amount of clothing – and I haven’t even got to buy one outfit yet), it’s my favorite thing. It’s velour and cozy and too adorable.
His sweetness just blows my mind. I know that sounds utterly ridiculous but one word I would use to describe him is SWEET. He is just the sweetest little guy. He has the sweetest smile and sweetest eyes and just constantly wants to cuddle. I’m trying to live it up because I know it won’t last forever. But whatever. I’m in denial.
He is still so squeaky and squealy! His face lights up when he squeals, just like the one above. He’s happiest in the morning and night, but he’s still pretty happy all day long too. He doesn’t really like to sleep… like, ever. His eyes are always wide open – like always. It seems that he loves to take everything in. It makes me appreciate so much more, the every day little things.
When people asked me what I was most excited about when I was pregnant, I said that I couldn’t wait to experience things through a child’s eyes, probably because I’m such a nostalgic crazy person. And it’s definitely true, but when I said it back then, I meant more like holidays and big experiences. I never realized it would be the little things, like every day life.
Ugh. I’m such a mush face. Let’s just say I’m thrilled I have this space to let it all out. Thanks for listening to my first time parent, my-child-is-my-life rambles.
P.S. this is a super new Friday night for me. Whoa.
14 Comments on “life with max: five weeks in.”
I say this with every update, but DUDE. HE IS SO CUTE!
You’re rocking this.
I look forward to your baby posts. Thanks for including us
Yay! I love how in love you are!!
Adorable. Him and your mushy gushy love for him. Definitely makes me nostalgic for the newborn days! Even though my daughter is still a baby she seems humongous to me now. Plus she’s almost 10 months old and thisclose to walking and it’s killing me!!!
Loved reading this (and all your other posts related to baby!) It helps me remember my little guy, who is now somehow 2.5 years old and potty training!?!? I remember it happened but I can’t remember how it got here so quickly….sometimes I still (try) to hold him in my arms and sing a lullaby. Sometimes he indulges me and fakes closing his eyes and fake crying- watching a baby grow is the coolest experience!
Mush aways, this is wonderful. I called this time with our first the bliss bubble and with number two making her way in March, I’m getting even more excited for this time as the four us after reading your “mush”. xo
Sigh. Aw. I can’t. The cuteness! It’s too much…says the lady with an almost nine month old snoring away upstairs. IT GOES BY SO FAST! I went shopping the other day for a friend who’s expecting in April and when I picked up the 0-3m sleeper, I almost lost it in the middle of Marshalls as i was holding 12-18m pj set in my other hand for my long legged baby who’s already in 12m pants!
Oh my gosh! I love your posts! I had a baby at the end of September. What I love most about your posts is remembering and realizing that I haven’t realized that he no longer does some of the things Max does. The paragraph about the arms straight up in the air! I loved that my babe did that!! We’d always be like.. “yes, you down front, do you have a question?” haha! It does go fast! and i love to watch the world go by from a baby’s perspective as well – learning what everything is for the first time. Keep having fun!
Would love to see pictures of him napping with his hands in the air, it just sounds so adorable!!!!!!! :)
OH, and also, I LOVE these posts. Since I never had children, this kind of lets me “feel” how it would have been to have one. I love reading them and imagining what you’re going through and of course i absolutely ADORE all the pictures. I agree with Jeannine that you’re rocking this, and I also agree with Rachel that I love how in love you both are with little Max!!!!!!! Keep the posts coming!!!!!
catching up on these and i LOVE THIS because I relate 10000000%. ugh. babies are the best. i need another one.
I’m loving these posts! Like looking-forward-to-them-being-posted-and-checking-before-it’s-time-loving. Thank you for sharing your joy so openly with us!
Ginger Town…haha…I love that! The goo’ing and gaa’ing is the best, oh and the smiles.
omg YAY for smiles!!!!!!!!!!!! Never stop the mush. Like, I’m pretty sure I’ll be down to read Life with Max: 18 Years In.