Saturday, July 31, 2010

Max in the hood

Just posting a couple funny pics of the little one. :)

After bathtime a face peeks out from the towel
Sleeping in the hood

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2 month 1 week stats

First off...Moms, how do you deal with the shots? Breaks my heart to see Max screaming in pain (even if only for a minute). I think it hurts me more than him. Thank goodness we don't go back again until 4 months old...or does it just get worse? Nevermind, I don't want to know. All I can tell myself is it is for his good health!

Anyhow, speaking of healthy, we got one very healthy Max on our hands. We'll call him our little butterball. Doc says that most breastfed babies will gain alot of weight in the first 6 months and then lose it later - guess it is the fat in the breastmilk. For now, we'll enjoy our chunky monkey.

Head circumference: 41cm - 69th percentile
Height: 23 1/4 in. - 54th percentile
Weight: 13lbs 14 oz. - 88th percentile

Here was Max right before our appointment today...I didn't take an "after" pic!
"I have no clue what's in store for me!"

Monday, July 26, 2010

More time with Grandma & Grandpa

Yesterday my parents visited and brought alot of goodies with them for us and for Max. We spent some time together here and had lunch at The Creamery in downtown PA.

Always nice to see them lovin' on their Grandson. In a couple weeks Max is going to get to visit the entire Chen side of the fam in LA. I am sure they'll be surprised with how big he's gotten'.

Max has fun with Grandma

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rupa & Sara meet Max

Rupa & Sara headed down from SF this morning to meet and greet little (well...BIG) Maxwell. We even decked out Max in his Cal onesie just for Rupa!

We all had a great lunch at Cafe Barrone, heard about Rupa's adventures at the World Cup and Sara's consulting gig. Max even woke up to spend some time with the ladies.
Rupa & Max

Sara & Max

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Max is 2 months old!

Can you believe it's already been 2 months? Alot has changed. He's sleeping in longer spurts, cooing more, and staying awake and alert but quiet. Loving this kiddo more and more...if that is possible. ;)

Max seems surprised too!
Talking back to Momma


Max is sturdy enough now to play in the Bumbo. (Sturdy is an understatement...this kid is getting LARGE!)

Bumbo seats are fun!
Until Tank gets in on the action...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Relaxed Sunday

Not much goin' on here this Sunday. We were graced by a visit from co-worker/friend Lisa and her husband Steve who happened to be in the neighborhood for a kids bday party. Our little fam then had an at-home BBQ.

Look at this pic of Leon and Max chillin'! Max has been in these awake alert states lately WITHOUT crying...yay. Things are more fun that way.

Hope all of you had a great Sunday too!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The old Stanford crew

This morning we got together with the old Stanford crew from Leon's PhD days. The Sandoras threw a wonderful welcoming brunch to meet and greet Max.

I had first met Leon through these guys and even knew Matt & Jason before knowing Leon. Slowly, everyone had girlfriends, then wives, then kids over the years. We are the last of this crew on the kiddie train, but can now be officially part of the "family" photos :)

So good to catch up with these guys - we don't see them nearly enough!

The Dads and kids from left to right: Leon & Max, Matt with Niklas & Brennen, Lillian (separate from her Dad, Kareem), Jason with Calleigh (Tilden his older son is missing from this shot), & Kareem.

The Moms: Me & Max, Lara with Niklas & Brennen, Liana & Lillian, Cammy & Calleigh

Friday, July 16, 2010

The bump-off

How funny is this pic that our friend Tom sent us? We went on a trip to Tahoe during Valentine's day weekend this past February with a few other couples and our lovely hubbies cooked the girls a Valentine's Day dinner.

This pic was taken before bedtime...Leon and I comparing bumps :)

A new chill spot

Hmmm...think I found a new spot that has put Max into a Zzzzzz state. On the bed in the nursery surrounded by a boppy. Napping like a champ...and I like it!

Little Houdini - both feet escape the swaddle

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Ann-dependence Day!

We celebrated Ann's 4th of July b-day yesterday. The Kavals didn't disappoint with a BBQ at their house. Nice weather, good food, and Max was on his best behavior! Kiddo slept like a log! Even last night...3 hour spurts. Let's hope these napping intervals last!

Max enjoying the breeze under the trees

The guys show their BBQing skills

Shannon says "I can't help that I'm SO GOOD at beer pong!"

B-day girl Ann watches her beer pong team mate go for a shot

Oops...Henry is getting this party started!

Could Peter be a tad bitter about Lebron?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Homs hang out

Friday night the Homs came to visit. We haven't seen them since I was in the hospital with Max! Just like old times we had some dinner, dessert, and nice conversation.

Here's Max with Auntie Francie!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Max interacts

I have been trying to get Max on video cooing and smiling. Once he sees the red light on the camera though, his face goes blank. Here's a little bit though that Leon caught one night.

Hank's gotta wear shades

Another Thursday morning walk for Angie, myself, and the boys. Nothing too exciting happened except a bad momma move on my part for failing to put the brake on the stroller while trying to watch Hank clap, and then the stroller rolling and almost... Let's not talk about that though...let's talk about Henry and Momma Ang sporting those shades! Love it!!!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Mama needs to get out

As much as motherhood has been rewarding for me, it also makes you turn into a hermit - especially when you breastfeed. I get cabin fever and sometimes I need to get out and about.

So although Max decided to wake up at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 last night, (I finally handed him over to Leon at 4:30am...that's close enough to 5am right?) I still had big ambitions to get out of the house today.

First stop was Cafe Barrone (of course right?) for lunch. Lucky for me, Ann had the day off and happened to be running errands in Menlo Park. So we met up and caught up on our weekend. Ann was kind enough to hold Max, lulling him to sleep so I could finish my sandwich. Thanks Ann!

Max then went into meltdown mode and we made a quick stop at home for a feeding before heading off to Target. I frequented Target alot before I had a kid, but now I can find alot more excuses to go. It's a good excuse to get out of the house anyway. :)

Saturday, July 03, 2010

More fam

Currently listening to: Lady Gaga - Poker Face (The Cherrytree Sessions)

Yesterday we were graced with a visit from my sister and nephew (from a different sis!). My nephew Anthony is in the Marines and is on a 15 day leave. Was great to see him before his 21st b-day (yes...I am THAT old) and have him meet a cousin from the Roberts side of the fam.

Auntie Nga hasn't seen Max since he was born, so was good to squeeze in a visit here while Anthony is in town. We had a nice visit followed by a good lunch a Reposado in Palo Alto.

Cousins Max & Anthony (look at those cheeks on Max!!!)

Auntie Nga & Max