life with max: nine weeks in.
NINE weeks with my little nug. What in the world?
This week was fairly uneventful, especially after last week’s guy’s day out. If anything, I’m getting more comfortable taking him places with me, like just to Target or the grocery store. The thing is though – it is SO freaking cold here that I feel like even moving him from the car to the store is child abuse. Like it was literally 15 degrees below zero. So we are still doing a lot of hibernating. Loooots of hibernating. Like so much that we watched 103 episodes of an hour-long TV show.
I say “we.” Because WE did.
He also still eats CONSTANTLY (hello, he is his father) so that limits us a bit. He had his two month appointment and his first set of shots – to which he did his lip trembling cry and then five seconds later – giggles and laughs. Plus, he got hot pink and blue camo bandaids so those were awesome. We had a magazine photo shoot at the house, aka baby’s first photo shoot. Of course, he screamed and cried when the time came. He KNEW!
This week I’m teaching him things, like how he can grow up never. Never ever. Okay, not really, but man, it’s going way too fast for me. My favorite time is still in the morning, around 4 or 5am, after he eats and I keep him on my chest until we get out of bed. Sometimes this is at 7am but other times it isn’t until 9, depending on how much or little we’ve slept. This time is like a bonding unlike anything I’ve ever known. Sort of like feeding him – it’s our time together that I will cherish forever. I will wake up 100 times every night right now if it means I get to have these moments with him.
We still can’t get enough of him. Not that we thought he’d get, like, old (ha!) or anything, but everyday we just look at each other and go “can you believe he is ours? Can you believe how lucky we are? Can you even stand how much you love him?” It’s constant.
At nine weeks…
This is totally crazy: his “it’s a boy balloon” is still floating around our house! It was on an arrangement that was at our house the day we came home from the hospital and nine weeks later, it’s still up in the air. I say this because Max FOUND it. Like he can see it and gets totally fixated on it. If I’m holding him or if he is in the wrap, he even arches his neck and back to see it if I happen to walk away. Crazy.
He smiles in his sleep SO much. The best is when I’m holding him and he’s asleep, and I kiss his little cheeks because I can’t stop smothering him with kisses, and his mouth turns up into a HUGE grin. Heart = melted. It kills me.
Something else funny when he sleeps? His sucks with his little mouth – when there isn’t a pacifier there – and it is so funny. He can be sitting there totally passed out with his little mouth and lips moving in and out. ADORABLE. (God I’m really a first time parent, aren’t I?)
He’s talking up a storm. I didn’t really know anything about babies before him and I never realized he would be so “talkative” this early. It’s constant! He is always squealing and it’s hilarious. We have full blown conversations, because when you don’t see adults for six days straight, that’s what you do.
The nicknames we call him are borderline ridiculous. Wait, not – they are completely ridiculous. Like I don’t even know how some of these things come out of my mouth. The weirdest names ever. I’m currently calling him my piggy pie. What?
He has one of those wubbanub pacifiers? One with a giraffe on the end? UMMMM he has started HOLDING IT!! Like it’s a friend. Like it’s his stuffed animal friend. I totally lose it.
A bunch of you have asked me to do another update on things we’re loving and I’m on it! It should be up this weekend. Not a ton of new stuff since my favorites, but definitely things we like – including our stroller.
Or should I say strollers? Yes, plural. Ugh. I’m that person now. My heels may see the light of day in 2034.
27 Comments on “life with max: nine weeks in.”
I’m embarrassed about how many times i’ve checked the baby section of the blog between today and yesterday waiting for this post. OHMYGOODNESS<3 He's so adorable. So happy for you and Eddie. Sounds like you guys are having a wonderful time with your sweet little man
OMG ME TOO! Like, more than ten times a day for the last three days.
I love these posts! We are expecting our first, also a boy, in May and this makes me so excited! I would also love to see what baby stuff you are loving these days! Max is the cutest!
HE KILLS MEEEEEEEEE!
Ok, that striped sweater onesie (swonesie?) – I’m DYING, that is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
Adorable – as per usual <3
He is just the cutest little nugget!!
Max updates have become part of my weekly routine. Love it and looking forward to a new baby favorites post. :)
Seriously?!? Cutest baby, EVER! I love his chubby little legs!!
He is so cute!I always loved when my baby’s thought they were nursing in their sleep!Wait till he smiles at you while he is nursing!Just melt!!!
I’m so totally living vicariously through you. These posts bring back all he newborn memories I’ve forgotten in toddler-hood memories. The talking, the smiling, the dream-nursing – total love fest.
Oh, me, too!! I find myself missing those days SOOOO much! How glad I am you have Max!! And he is absolutely perfect!!
He is the most beautiful baby of all time. Seriously making me so excited to have a baby!!!!!!!!! I can’t deal with him in those little outfits. Thanks for sharing!
I totally feel you when you write these beautiful things about Max, it almost make me cry! No doubt having babies is one of the most beautiful experiences ever, Keep enjoying it :D !!
YAY new baby post! I don’t know how you will ever keep up doing them once a week but I love them so much. Has Max been around any other babies yet? I love seeing how babies react to other babies. I bought that sweater onesie for a friend’s shower this week and my husband had to stop me from keeping it .. for myself, for no reason. Also he had to talk me out of trying it on the dog. The baby fever struggle is REAL up in here! Your posts are helping though. Love it!
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He makes the sweetest faces!!
SO cute!! Aaggh. I love seeing his little legs curled up in the last photo – I love the days when their legs are constantly bent like that (and kicking!).
What a flippin’ little doll! Oh my gosh.. And you and Eddie are so lucky!
He’s so freaking cute!!!!!!!!!!! Also, I must know more about this photo shoot. K, thanks.
Look at those blue blue eyes!! He is perfect. I love these updates so, so much. Hope you guys are having a great week, Jessica!
Yep, having my baby sleep on my chest was the best ever. He is now six months old and it doesn’t happen often but every afternoon when he was itty bitty I would have him sleep on my chest because it was the best ever and I knew those moments were to be cherished. Love this post.
So. Flipping. Cute!
You’re making my ovaries ache for a third!! I totally know that lip thing- where they look like they’re still eating after they’re done nursing. Ugh. I want to eat Max!! On toast.
I am having my first baby in early August, and it’s a boy. I just adore reading your Max posts.. The love you have for him is so beautiful and evident, I just melt every time, and I get more and more excited to meet my sweet angel with every word. Keep ’em coming!
Oh, he is so cute! I love how excited you are about everything. Don’t lose it. I have an almost 4 year old girl and a 10 month old baby boy. Reading your baby posts makes me remember them teeny tiny and all those little moments and how quickly they go. Glad you enjoy it so much. Kids are the best! And I am sure everyone tells you, it just gets better. One day, you think “okay this is my favorite age” and then the next month you are like “nope this is my favorite!” So fun!