Friday, January 30, 2009

Max Claps!

Yesterday afternoon Max was sitting in his high chair waiting for his dinner, and then Julian noticed him clapping! For the first time! Yay Max!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Here you can see a bottom tooth.

And here you can see the top teeth.
This is about as good as it gets for getting photos of his teeth.

Ok, so no teeth but he's just too cute!

And here too. :) Not that I am biased or anything.

And here Max is using his new baby toothbrush for the first time. Can you tell he has been watching us brush our teeth? He had the right idea!

Now you do yours!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thanks Miskes!

Max is styling today in one of the outfits from the Miskes. :) I'm hoping the outfit will inspire a nice long nap so I can nap too! :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Max Dances

I'm not saying he dances well or anything, but his dancing makes me laugh until tears are in my eyes...

A little background on the video... The lion is his walker. When it is turned on, pushing the nose makes the nose light up and "music" plays. At the end of the video you can kinda see Max taking a step towards me by himself.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Some photos...

His little shirt says "Geekling" and I love it!

Bethany gave us this super soft snowsuit for Max. She and Tom came to visit this weekend to go to a wedding.

I love this little hat from Krista!

Punk Baby!!! His hair is so fine now that it will only do a faux hawk while it is wet. As soon as it dries it goes down into his normal hairdo.

The Geekling waves Hi!

Lots of new foods...

Yesterday we broke the one new food every 3-4 days rule and Max had kiwi as a finger food and then blackberries too. He was a big fan of both. Blueberries were also a new food this week and he really seems to like to have blueberry oatmeal. He is self-feeding himself wheat puffs, sweet potato puffs, and multi-grain cherrios with a fairly high level of success. Gretel is very happy to get anything that gets dropped. Max's other foods include broccoli, potato, sweet potato, acorn squash, butternut squash, peas, carrots, nectarines, pears, apples, papaya (still the favorite), mango, avocado, black beans, and baby cereals including brown rice, oatmeal, and barley.

Max Walks!!!!

On Friday when I picked Max up from Joanna's house, he walked to me from Joanna. It wasn't far but it was four or five steps. Unfortunately Mark had to work late and then go into work early on Saturday, so it was Saturday afternoon before we were able to recreate the moment for him. When Mark first got home I had Max standing ready, but Max's balance wasn't all that could be hoped for and he made it about one step before falling into Mark's waiting arms. But we tried again a few minutes later and Max made it about 4 or 5 steps from me to Mark. Yesterday evening he was walking from me to the big ottoman while holding my hand, then letting go and turning himself around, and then taking up to 2 steps towards me without help. At one point he cruised to about halfway down the ottoman and then let go and took a few steps, stopped to stand by himself for a few seconds, and then took a few more steps to me. He is definitely getting to be mobile. Julian thinks that it is related to me playing The Who's Goin' Mobile to him during the week. :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My dog is not so smart

Gretel figured out TODAY that Max drops food. At breakfast she plunked herself down next to his high chair and waited for him to finish eating/spilling. Max has a pretty high success ratio, but you can always count on him to spill some on the floor. Gretel was happy to get some extra snacks, and Max was happy because he likes to look at Gretel and he was definitely the focus of her attention. :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

9 Month Checkup

Max's 9 month checkup went well. He is tall and skinny with a giant head...

Weight: 20 pounds, 13 ounces, 55% percentile
Height: 29.25 inches, 77% percentile
Head Circumference: 18.5 inches, 90% percentile

He also had a test for anemia that came back fine and two shots (vaccine and flu shot). He is meeting (or exceeding) all of his milestones. And the doctor said that him not sleeping through the night is not a major cause for concern, much as it may be exhausting. He has been doing better since we got home from NY and is sleeping 5 or 6 hours in a row.