Thursday, August 28, 2008
There are many reasons I love my husband, but primary in my mind at the moment is the 6 + 2 hours of sleep I got last night. I was exhausted. So Mark kept Max downstairs when I went up to bed at 9pm. I was asleep by 9.15. And at 3.15am Mark woke me up when he brought Max up to bed. 6 hours of sleep in a row. That is the most sleep I have had in the last 5 months, and for several months before that as well. No interruptions. Just sleep. I even had dreams. Today I feel tired, but just tired. Not exhausted like I was yesterday. I feel much more functional. And I'm very happy that I get to sleep in for the next 4 mornings in a row!!
As for other Max updates... He's still working on rolling over on a hard surface. He's pretty good with rolling over on the bed or the couch, and he's doing better at rolling over when he is down on the floor. He still loves to stand, but his new favorite activity is smiling at his brothers. And he loves to play peekaboo with Julian. He likes to watch Nik dancing and seems to be bopping along with him. He is really into his toys, especially his super soft bunny from Finland, his inchworm from the Krauses, and his giggle bug from Auntie in England. He also likes his plastic links and is getting quite good at moving them from hand to hand. He's also quite good at throwing them. He is also mastering taking his pacifier out of his mouth, waving it around, and then getting it back into his mouth. Sometimes he puts it in crooked but that seems to be somewhat intentional. When he wants to suck on it he seems to be able to get it put back in properly.
He's got a weird habit of crying right before he falls asleep for the first time at night. The best ways for me to get him to fall asleep are for me to hold him in my arms and rock him a little while patting his back, or to cuddle up next to him on the couch and pat his back. At NannyJo's house he seems to fall asleep in the swing, but he won't fall asleep in our swing. I think the difference may be that ours is a front to back swing and NannyJo can make hers go side to side.
He's a fantastic baby and I am happy that I get to spend the next 4 days with him instead of being at work!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Shades and feet. What more could any baby want?
If he doesn't look like an English baby ready to go to the seaside in this picture, he never will...
Trying out the bumpo chair.
And then playing with Nik's Word Whammer
Thanks Hopie! For the great blankie and the hedgehog toy!
In exciting but un-photo-documented news, Max put his feet in his mouth. I will be standing by with the camera to catch this on film. Also, yesterday Nik read a book to Max. It was very sweet (Goodnight Moon) and I will try to set it up for a photo in the near future. Nik did a really great job of reading the book and Max enjoyed smiling at Nik. Julian was playing peekaboo with Max last night and Max was going wild! If Mark does it or I do it then it is boring. But if it is Julian, then there is no stopping the giggles.
Max also now seems to have ticklish feet. One more thing to have in common with his mommy. :)
This weekend is haircut #2 for Max. His hair is getting in his eyes again and I have a haircut scheduled, so Mark will show up at the end of my haircut with Max and he will get to have his hair cut too.
Back to school for Nik and Julian on Tuesday so we are finishing our preparations and, more importantly, looking forward to a long weekend at home together.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Max is getting to be a better sleeper. His best sleep is still from the night the devil dogs were here. He slept 10pm-7am and woke up just one time. Since then it hasn't been quite so nice. The night before last he woke up just once, at 2.45. But last night he was back to waking up twice (12.45 and 3.45). He didn't nap much for me this afternoon, although he took a very long nap for NannyJo, so we will see how he does. He went to sleep around 7.30.
Before bed tonight he had a bath. And he was so cute! He really had more of a shower. We are still using the whale sponge in the kitchen sink. Tonight he was having so much fun with the water that I let him sit up the whole time. He was pretty much sitting up with good control and putting his face under the water. He is definitely a water baby! When he was younger he would get upset about water spraying his face, but tonight he kept putting his face right in the water. It is great to see him having such a fun time. :) I'll post some photos once I get them all off the cameras and onto the computer. :)
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Photos to follow as soon as I can get them off the camera and onto the new computer.
Monday, August 11, 2008
I was updating my ravelry account and that meant loading photos to flickr of Max wearing the things I made for him. I came across this photo from a very long time ago, in Max time. I'm just astonished at how tiny his arms were! He is so fragile looking in this photo. And now he's a chunk! In this photo he is wearing the hat inspired by Miriam and sitting in ZZ's lap. I'll have to take a photo of Max in the hat now for comparison.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
It is definitely nice to have lots of time to hang out with Max and Mark. Max's big new skill so far this weekend is blowing raspberries. He hasn't totally mastered it, but sometimes he surprises himself and gets it right. And he is enjoying practicing.
He's also enjoying the DJ aspects of his Intellitainer. :)
And wearing a new favorite onesie...