Tuesday, April 24, 2012

8 months and growing

Maximus is growing and his name suits him well. We have a big boy on our hands and one that will be crawling soon. We get closer everyday. He is belly off the ground and kicking. He just needs to get those arms moving as well.

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Our recent experiences

Max is at a great stage in life.  It maybe my favorite (at least thus far).  He is just so curious, partially stationary, and babbles.  It is great to be able to sit him down and watch his little mind work.  His personality keeps me entertained that is for sure.  He can laugh perfectly on cue and knows how to get my attention.  For instance, yesterday we were outside with Lucy and I told Lucy "no" when she tried to pick up a rock.  Max laughed at that exact moment when I told Lucy "no".  It is as if he likes seeing his big sister get into trouble.  I thought what an awesome coincidence but when Max laughed at the exact moment Lucy squatted for a poop, then I knew that he is fully aware of what is going on.   Our little man is a comedian just like his daddy.  But then again he is a Tyler-mini-me, so I should expect nothing less.

Max has loads of new tricks.   One is his fake cough, he likes how it sounds.  He also clapped his hands for the first time this past Thursday.  He was so proud of himself and I was so lucky that I witnessed it and got it on camera for Tyler.  I am loving every moment with him even if I am not accomplishing much.  I am having a hard time putting him down during naps because he loves mommy snuggle time on the weekends. He loves to sleep in your arms and we happily hold him.  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Out of Town: Day 2

I started a new show yesterday for MTV and the only problem is that it's nationwide travel. Of course it's a great opportunity and should be a worthwhile project that I wouldn't mind putting my name on, but the other side of it is that I will be away from home for about 15 weeks. Fortunately, we will return home for a break a couple times during that period. We'll be in a new city about every 4 days, so it's a lot of time spent on planes and in airports. Even though I'm floating on a seat in space, I'm still able to have some face time with Max. However many hundreds or thousands of miles away from Courtney, Max, and Lucy I am, it's nice to know that I'm only a couple buttons away from seeing them. Here are a
couple screen grabs from our FaceTime conversation while I was on the plane today, probably over Colorado or Kansas.

Location:28th St SE,Grand Rapids,United States

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Breaking New Ground

...Because Breaking New Gums just didn't sound right for a title. Max has his first tooth coming in.  Last Friday, when I was on my lunchbreak on my job in New Orleans, I was FaceTime-ing with Nicole and Max like I usually do and near the end of the conversation she felt a little something new in his mouth when he attempted to devour her finger.  He's been dealing with it surprisingly well.

If you look really hard, you can see it on his bottom gum.
I'm back at the house until this Tuesday, so it's been fun to spend real face time with him.  I was gone for two weeks and I feel like he grew up so much.  When I left, he was basically eating one little cube of food per meal, so that's what I gave him just the other day.  When I couldn't get him to stop crying, Courtney realized that I was feeding him like a prisoner.  He's up to three now.  Oops.  I hope I'm not that bad after my next trip out.