Friday, June 23, 2006

Maxwell Hunter: 2 months old.

My dearest baby Max, you are 2 months old today. My gawd, where has the time gone? I told your dad that I am the happiest that I have been in my life right now, being your mommy. I have the best job in the world getting to take care of you. That brought tears to his eyes because it so important to him that he is doing a good job taking care of us (and he is). Your dad's first Father's DayYou have an "official" nickname (selected by the good readers of Fickle Feline). You will now be known as "Lumpkin". We are working on a t-shirt for you to commemorate this. Just so you know, your Grandma gave you that name. We will still sometimes refer to you by your other names (how can we not call you "Porkchop" with the baby chubs you are developing?).

Look at those chubs!You have your 2 month checkup doctor's appointment Monday and I am pretty sure you will be tipping the scales at least 13 pounds. I'm not sure how long you are, but I'm guessing 24 inches. I do believe this will place you in the 90+ percentile, so you are one big boy. We won't get too fixated on the numbers though, bottom line is you are too cute for words and we can't stop kissing you!

After several poo-valanches this week, we moved you into size 2 diapers. You see, your mom doesn't like cleaning up poop off the couch, and washing the babysling every time you do your business. Also charming is you prefer to poop in a dry diaper, so you like to wait until I have just changed your diaper before you let loose. You also seem to think this is pretty funny so you make it all okay by giving me your best smile as we head back to your room to clean you up.

You really like being naked (I think this is a boy thing). I usually let you get some fresh air on your bum when I am changing you, and you also like to be laid out on a towel for some bare bum time and belly rubs as well. You don't like tummy time at all, so we have tried it sans clothes which seems to work better. Except you like to pee, so it means a lot of towels in the laundry.

We secretly call this Pervert Bear...I think your dad's favourite part of your development is that you are smiling so much now, and you have found your voice. You coo and grunt and earlier this week you laughed in your sleep. I can't wait until you laugh when you are awake! Though you have a lot of toys, there is really only one you are interested in so far and that is your baseball bear which vibrates when you pull the baseball away from it. We think this bear is a little...ummm...well, it's a little weird. But you like to stare intently at his face, so that's cool.
Monster Max!I have been telling people that you are growing like a weed, and I'm not kidding. You have been in your 3-6 month clothes for weeks now (I think you are just eager to get into your designer threads). I swear you have way nicer clothes than your dad and me...Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger...I don't have any of those labels hanging in my closet! Your dad and I think you have huge hands and feet...maybe this means you are going to be tall like your dad. I hope so, because being 5'4 has its limitations and I like having tall people around to reach things for me. Your legs and arms are super strong and you are already practicing your soccer and boxing moves. We have to be careful because you like to swipe at our faces to grab our glasses. You also like to suck on your hands (and my hands). We tried to give you a pacifier (2 different kinds) but you have shown no interest. So instead you drool all over me, which I don't mind, I mean, what's a little baby drool when I am covered in breast milk, baby poop/pee, and spitup already? No biggy, that's for sure.

Beautiful sleeping boyWhat else is there to say? Your favourite song is "When I'm 64". I only know the words to the first verse and I can't remember how the chorus goes (I'll work on that). We will continue to work our way through the Beatles' song book in the coming months. You still get the hiccups, but not 3 times a day like you used to. You really like to eat (as we can all see from your baby chubs) and you are not very patient with your dear old mom when you get hungry. You get really cranky and make this "amuh amuh amuh" sound which makes your dad and me laugh. Then you put your little barracuda mouth on my boob as punishment for making you wait. You also cried your first real tear this past month, which I kissed away, and my heart broke a little. You will learn that I am a total softy, and I am going to have to toughen up or you will get whatever you want out of me.

Mom, why you takin' so long to do your hair?We have worked out a nice routine so that Mom gets to shower every day. I feed you, then take a shower while you sit in your car seat (very patiently I might add). Then I sit you on the toilet while I get dressed and put my makeup on. I don't know what I'm going to do once you are mobile, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!

It seems like a lot of people have a lot of advice for us on how to raise you. One thing that is very controversial is that we have you sleep with us right now. It just works out better because you wake up a couple of times a night to eat so this way we all get some sleep. I have been told that "we will never get you out of our bed" but I don't think that is true. Plus, I love waking up and seeing you next to me and watching you sleep. You look so sweet and happy, secure and content, how could I leave you alone in another room? I think you are still too little, and I'm not ready.Cheeks for weeks!There have been many offers of babysitting (everyone wants to be with you!) but I am just not ready to be away from you, not even for a minute. So, until I am ready, everyone will just have to wait. It is actually physically painful for me to not be with you. All I can do is think about you, then my boobs leak, and I just end up getting all stressed out. This may seem weird to people, but it is just how it is. I am sure that I will eventually be ready, but not just yet.Look at that smile!You are starting to make the "amuh amuh amuh" sound so I better wrap this up and give you the boob. Little Lumpkin, you are so wonderful. Your dad and I have so much love for you, and we can't wait to see what this next month brings.

Love,
Mom

1 month

10 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:33 PM

    No fair, making Dad want to cry at work! Nice post, sweetheart.

    Love,
    Scott

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  2. Anonymous8:14 PM

    And no fair making Gramma cry from afar when I can't squeeze lil' lumpkin.

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  3. Let me tell you that both of my girls slept with us when they were babies. And our younger daughter didn't spend even one night in a crib. Are they still in our bed? Most definitely not. I am happy to report to you that they went very happily to their own beds by the time they were 2. So rest well with the baby in your bed, and enjoy, it most definitely won't be forever! And he is a very gorgeous Lumpkin indeed!

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  4. Anonymous8:55 AM

    What a sweet post!

    I've been so overwhelmed with being pregnant, and wondering what the future holds when the baby finally arrives.

    Your post made me feel SO much less apprehensive!

    Happy 2 months to baby Max!

    Holly

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  5. I have such a baby crush on Max. He is so precious ! Lumpkin, eh ? okay, so Maxy poo poo didn't win. That's okay because once I fouind out it was sung to the tune of Bunny foo foo I couldn't get that out of my head (great now it's back)! Did you get a seperate infant car seat or the travel system jobbie or what ? We are in the midst of stroller shopping and I was just curious what the new Mum thought.

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  6. Aunty Soli will STILL call him Little Man... because that's what he is to me! :o)

    Katress, my cousin in England is 7 months pregnant with a GIRL! I was soooooooo dismayed! You, baking queen (Jennifer) and my co-worker all had boys... so I was looking out for another one. SIGH. Now I have to buy frilly ish! YUK!

    But I'm still happy and excited for her. She said her bum is big 'cause she's carrying the baby in her back. What the heck does that mean? I don't know.
    She won't take any pictures 'cause she says he doesn't look good. Whatev. I TOLD her she would get big, she's having a baby for cryin' out loud!

    Little Man looks like he's going to be a tall one... his legs are soooo long! :) That's a good thing!

    Somebody in Regina loves you, Maxy!

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  7. misse - thanks for the vote of support. It's interesting how everyone has an opinion on this subject. Now I know why people keep quiet about cosleeping!

    Holly - I'm glad we can bring you some peace of mind. You will be a great mom I am sure.

    Tina - 3 poops this morning, so I am thinking maybe we got the nickname wrong ;) We got the Graco travel system. When they are so little you don't want to be messing with them in the car. It is easier to get them buckled in the seat in the house and then just pop them in the car (especially when you are on your own). Also, some come with 2 bases or you can buy an extra base so that you can use whichever car you want. A friend of ours who is a cop just got the Eddie Bauer 3 in 1 when his daughter turned a year old. He said that he was at a car accident where the car was totalled but the seat held up perfectly and the baby didn't have a scratch on it. I think that's what we'll be getting once he outgrows the carseat.

    Soli - I think your cousin means that she is gaining weight in her back/bum. All women are different about where they gain. I carried really wide, but I am short so there was only really one way to grow and that is sideways!

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  8. sooo jellissss! and happy for you. how sweet. it's wonderful that you guys are happy!

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  9. LUMPKIN!?
    That's Neville's nick name!! hahaha!
    I have a whole song that I sing to him: "Neville Lumpkins, Neville Lumpkins, dormez vous? dormez vous?"

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  10. I'm sorry I missed the voting on the nick, I would have lobbied for The Notorious M.A.X.

    Also Cath and I are both assholes for not having come over yet. Our house is closed and moving happens tomorrow so hopefull life will resemble sanity again and we can come over and play with your extremely cute little man. Also it will be nice to see Max.

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