Sunday, April 30, 2006

They say it's your birthday - it's my birthday too.

Multitasking at its finest.It's amazing how much can change in a year. Last year on my birthday, Scott and I had a double 30th birthday party and we partied pretty hard. As you may recall, I regailed you with stories of waking up to my dining room wall covered in vodka and drunken baking. This year I am just happy that Max decided to have his wakeful period in the evening and he decided to go back to sleep after his 4am feeding. Hey, sleep is a beautiful thing.

Yesterday was a busy day for us. Stephanie, Shane and Charlotte came to visit and they showered us with gifts and food. Shane also shares his birthday with Scott and Max so there is an extra special bond there. Stephanie was one of my main supports throughout my pregnancy (in fact she was one of the first people we told) so it was wonderful getting to introduce Max. Scott and I are not sure what we have done to deserve such wonderful friends, but we sure do appreciate them. After Stephanie and Shane's visit, our friends Dave and Jenn stopped by - with more food and gifts! I think the fact that I have not had to cook for the past week is what has kept me sane. Dave proceeded to clean up after dinner and he and Jenn both took turns when Max started getting fussy (it was time for him to have his dinner).
Mine, all mine!As you can see, Max is eating like a champ. He is already back up to 7 pounds 6 ounces after dropping down to 7 pounds after being born. Breastfeeding is pretty neat, though I am a bit tender right now. It's totally worth it though to have that time with him. He makes this little milk-drunk face when I burp him that breaks my heart a bit every time. I don't know how it is possible, but I fall in love more each day. It's like there was this whole battery of emotions I didn't have access to until I became a mom. I feel a depth of love for him that is overwhelming and all encompassing. Crazy stuff.
Maxin', relaxin', chill-axin'.Okay, I'd better get a move on - the little guy is still asleep, but his next feeding is very soon. I've been asked to post about some of the physical changes my body has gone through with this pregnancy and giving birth - I'll make sure to post about that this week (though from the breastfeeding picture above I'm sure you can see that one of the changes is in your breasts). My bestfriend Jennifer told me I looked like a "saucy German waitress" when my milk came in. She certainly wasn't far off!


  1. Wow ! lol.. I think you know where I am going with that. At least there is no fear of him not being able to find your breast. How could he miss

    Happy Birthday Mama ! What a great present for you guys to have. This will forever be a busy week in the household. How exciting !

    I'm really starting to show now and it's freaking me out a bit !

  2. Anonymous2:31 p.m.

    I have a photo taken of us on your "real" birth-day that has you equally pleased with your feeding source. That feeling you have for your sweet litle baby son never really ends. Happy Birthday!

    love ya,

  3. So sweet! Nice boob shot, btw. ;)

  4. Anonymous12:41 p.m.

    First of all, Happy Birthday!

    Second of all - awwwwww. Those pictures are wonderful enough to melt all the ice in the North Pole!

    I've really enjoyed your pregnant woman chronicles, and will enjoy reading about how motherhood is treating you!

  5. Happy belated.
    What the 'eck? I didn't come here to see no boobs... next thing your blog is on the NSFW list! ha ha!

  6.'ve got a sweet looking little baby there. Congratulations!

  7. Congrats, he is adorable Kat.

  8. What's this I hear about a hawt new bag that your baby daddy got you for your birthday?

    Let's have a photo!