Thursday, December 29, 2011

Uncle Chris Does Dallas

Kudos to Max...he's covering up the
Ole Miss logo on Chris' shirt.
Chris Davis is in town this weekend for a friend's wedding and was able to come visit Maximus and I.  We just hung out around the house, ate lunch watched the latest and greatest from YouTube.  I'm pretty sure it's the highest Max has ever been.  Hopefully we'll get to see him (and his date) on New Year's Eve in a few days.  In the meantime, we'll just keep on keeping on while I'm off work till January 5th.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

4mo check-up

Max had his 4 month check-up today.  He is in the 70th percentile in weight and height.  We have a big boy!

Weight:  15.10 lbs 
Height:   24 1/2 inches

Legs are straight.
Head is a perfect shape.
Eyes followed the light and focused correctly.

Doc told us drooling would be an issue in the coming months but that was something we ALREADY knew.  Max can soak a bib in less than 10 minutes.

Max took his immunization shots like an Alabama football player (a champ).  Mom stood in the corner while Dad held his hands this time.  

Friday, December 16, 2011


Lucy and myself did our motherly duties tonight. Lucy snuggled up with daddy (her baby) and I took care of Max. This was my first night of "cry it out." I knew I would never leave the room to let him cry it out alone but I also didn't want to keep picking him up and gaining bad habits. So while Max cried in his big boy crib I was across the nursery reading our blog out loud on the iPad. I thought the comfort of my voice would calm him and the boringness of our blog would put him to sleep. Wrong! Max was not going down without a fight which reminded me of his entry into this world. He pulled all his tricks but a new one got me straight in the heart. He reached his little chubby hand out of the crib slates towards me. "Aghh, stay strong Courtney" is what I was saying over and over.

But here I am blogging in my own bed next to my sleeping husband and dog saying (probably prematurely) that Max is asleep. I will have to update this tomorrow with how many trips I have to make tonight. Wish me luck!

Update: overall it was a successful night. He woke up for his feedings and went to sleep in my arms then I successfully transferred him to the crib. That is where we normally have issues because sleeping in your arms is apparently way better than the crib. We moved him down to our room at 6 because he was awake and I wanted him close by. But he made mommy super proud and went back to bed till 8:30. Lucky us! Hoping tonight is just as good.

The good life ...

Ms. Nicole sent me the following photo yesterday. Without even reading her email, I knew what my boy was saying ... "Next book please, I'm done with this one."

Since Day 1, Max liked variety and a change of view, position, you name it. And he politely gives you about 60 seconds before his grumbling turns into a full on cry. My mom says he gets his temper from me but I think it is the fiery red head in him! So when max gives you this look and follows it with a fussy grumble then you KNOW he is done/disinterested and it is time to move on.


Location:Dallas,United States

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lucy and Max get to know each other

When we first got Lucy, we quickly realized how special she is.  She can be so excited to see someone new that she'll break Christmas ornaments with her tail, but when she chills out just relaxes, she's at her finest.  All four of us were spread out on the couch when Max decided he wanted to touch a few more things...and Lucy let him.  She's such a good girl, but really, didn't we all already know that?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Day with Daddy

I do get at least a couple days off a week, so this morning we had some play time and this is what Maximus had to say.  I think he'll definitely be ready for his first trip to New Orleans next month.