Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baby-whispering Windelers

Our favorite friends from Michigan granted us with a visit this Sunday through Wednesday - the Windelers! Although it was a pretty chillaxin' time, it is always great to see them.

I mentioned in my previous post about Max being a little fussy as of late...well I think Jenn & Brahm brought some baby magic. He slept in 3 hour increments at night and even slept during the a baby :) Here I was worried about him waking them all up at night and he proves me wrong. Way to go Max!

Miss you guys already...are you sure you don't want to move back to California?

Amelia enjoys the whale pool (thanks Hivelys!) while Tank checks things out

Kaija & Amelia playing games on the Mac

Jenn, Amelia (hiding), Kaija, Brahm, & Max

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wish he was always like this

Unfortunately our Maxy-bear is out of hibernation...alot of the time. He's been going through a fussy period lately and only likes to sleep on our trips to Trader Joes. So if any of you need groceries, let us know. We may be frequenting those aisles often :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

1 month stats

Successful visit to the doc today. Max took his Hep B shot better than Mom :) He cried for a short time then was ok.

Here's his stats:
Head circumference - 38.25cm, 50th percentile
Height - 21.75 inches, 57th percentile
Weight - 9 lbs 14.5ozs., 52nd percentile

Looks like he's middle of the road for now.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

1 month old!

Today Max is officially 1 month old! Wow how time flies. Lots of changes already in this little one. He is starting to coo when talked to, track things with his eyes, and stay awake a little longer during the day. Tomorrow we go in for his one month check-up and I can't wait to see how much he's grown. I can definitely tell he is longer and of course, heavier.

Here's a video of Max enjoying his activity mat:

Sunday, June 20, 2010

First Father's Day

A pretty chill Father's Day for Leon's first. We started off the morning at Cafe Barrone (Yes, it may seem like I suggested this, but I swear I did not!), followed by a little grocery shopping at Trader Joes & then Draegar's.

Max was a champ. He lasted a full three hours from his last feeding making us feel like we had the entire day out. Then the kid went down for another three hour nap. Leon said this is the best Father's Day gift he could ask for :)

My gift is having such a great Daddy for Maxwell. I love you Leon!!! You are the most awesomest Dad ever!

Max wears his love for dad
Proud Dad & son

Max makes a poop as Dad watches (This may not have happened, but it makes a good photo caption)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Bath time

Max is probably on his 4th bath by now. He didn't enjoy his first bath so much and screamed the entire time. Now, he loves them - and who wouldn't? Nice warm bath followed by a warm towel and jammies (we heat them in the dryer).

For mom, shower time has become a race. Take it quickly and at night (while dad is around to watch the little one). Blowdrying your hair is a luxury, shaving adds a few more minutes.

Well, at least Max gets to enjoy bath time, and that's what counts!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday walk!

Thursdays are turning into walking days for Angie, I, and the boys. This time I headed over to Angie's and we took a long walk through her wonderful neighborhood. There were even kids selling lemonade on a corner - Ang shared a funny anecdote about that as a kid you will have to ask her about sometime, in which her sister had a competing stand ... lol.

It's so great to see Maxwell and Henry together like this even though they aren't really aware of it yet. I can't wait to see them running around together being lil' bruisers.

By the end of the walk, Max broke out in his crazy "feed me now" cry. (Thanks Ang for trying to comfort my kiddo). I tried to make it all the way home while awkwardly reaching in the back seat rubbing his forehead, but this did not comfort him. So...I pulled over in a parking lot to feed him. Tried to change his diaper, but after desperately searching in the diaper bag, there were NO diapers! Leon had been using the diapers and wipes from the diaper bag in the mornings when he feeds Max and forgot to replace them (oops). Poor Max, I had to slap the dirty diaper back on the guy and rush back home.

We'll get this parenting thing down sooner or later! :)

Max & Henry rollin' through the hood

Hank hams it up for the cam

Max is disinterested in the cam

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A second dose of Grandparents

Max got spoiled on Sunday when all the Grandparents were in town. My Mom brought lunch (which is an understatement, she brought enough for an Army!) and we all enjoyed it outside as the Grandparents doted on the little guy. How lucky he is already :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The 'Rents visit!

Grandparents that is! Leon's folks are in town for the weekend to see their first grandchild :) Max has been lucky getting to be in Grandma's arms. Grandma also brought pics of Leon as a newborn and can we say "spitting image"! I'll try and get scanned copies and upload them soon (don't have the driver for my scanner on the Mac).

Today Max is three weeks old and we took him to DayOne for a weigh-in. Wow, this kiddo sure knows how to eat! As you see from the scale below, he's now 8 lbs. 7oz.

Tank, Grandpa & Grandma Chen, Max

The proud Grandparents with Max

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Handlin' It!

This week Leon returned back to work, which means Mama gone solo! I'll admit that Monday was rough as Max decided to stay up all night...meaning I was awake with him all day and night. Then, yesterday was a bit easier as I got in an afternoon nap.

Today, I went wild (ok not really) and got up the courage to do an outing to Target by myself with Max in tow. Success! He slept the entire time, that dear sweet boy.

The following pictures have nothing to do with my outing, but thought I would post them anyhow.

Crazy hair after a bath

Wide awake

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Max's Family & Friends

Max has had alot of visitors in his first two weeks of life :)

Maxwell - 2 weeks old

Today Max is two weeks old!

We took him to DayOne to get weighed today and he is 7 lbs 9 oz - back to his birth weight plus 3 oz :)

Tank decided to get in on the action too as you can see below.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Out and About

Starting to get the courage to venture out while I am not stuck being Max's milk machine...Yesterday I managed to drop off Leon for a haircut, go to the bank, and buy some laundry detergent from Walgreens while carrying Max in the sling. We even stopped at the Crepevine to pick up some lunch to bring home (even if lunch was at 3:30pm).

Today Angie was an angel and stopped by to take a walk with me in the neighborhood. Hank and Max rocked it in the Uppababys :) Max did well, although it was pretty warm out. Poor little Hank may have a tooth sprouting and was not as excited about the ride.

Either way, it was nice to get out and about. Thanks again Ang for coming over. Before you know it, we'll be taking Hank and Max on trips to the park!

Max chillin'

Sweet little Henry

Wednesday, June 02, 2010