Max | 5 Months

Melt my heart, why don’t ya, Max?

Five months is looking so good on you! You are embracing your new world of sitting up, with help still, but you are getting super strong. With your first snow in mid December you also accomplishing rolling over from tummy to back and blowing lots of smiley bubbles.

You were the best little patient during your croup spell and during your doctor’s visits you logged a whopping 20 pounds, 12 ounces on your chart. Croup can’t keep you down!

As of late, your favorite person is your sister – she makes you smile and laugh like no other, especially when you are laying on the floor and she walks over the top of you. Carefully, of course. She loves to sit and hold you and if I don’t watch close, she thinks it is funny to fall over and let you land on top of her. Usually you both laugh … sometimes you cry though. And I don’t blame you! Being tossed around by your silly sis can be a bit overwhelming.

You are obsessed with your toes. And you think it is the funniest thing when you get your shirt pulled over your head. If you aren’t in my arms you may be happy in your chair, but not for long. My arms and back are getting strong to say the least. Our babywearing treasury gets used on a thorough rotation to say the least.

Best news of the month … we finally overcame your car seat hatred by moving you to your convertible car seat. You are so much happier now and I can almost leave the house with confidence that we won’t arrive with you as a sweaty hot mess. Here’s to many a fun trip into town!

I love you to bits my sweet little man and am off to snuggle you now!

Much love,

 If that isn’t enough cute … here’s a little peak at a 5 month flashback:

Ohmygoodness. OHMYGOODNESS. I adore these kiddos. Jemma was so chubby. Sososo chubby. I always think they looked similar, but really they have super distinct features that make them really unique. Jemma’s eyes are still that clear, bright blue and Max’s are a really deep blue gray that stare deep into your soul. No joke.

Now that I have my external hard drive all rigged up with my photo archives I just may need to whip up some more Jemma/Max duos. I’m sure they are gonna love this when they are older. Not.
Oh the joys of growing up in a digital world.

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  1. Bianca says

    Oh I love it! I can't get over the dimpled knuckles.. Mr Max, you have stolen my heart :)

  2. says

    Aw, he's precious. And he's still way chubbier than my younger son was. He was skinny!

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  4. ThatMamaGretchen says

    He's definitely putting on the pounds now! If he's like Jemma though he'll hardly gain any weight in his second year, it's all height then :)

  5. ThatMamaGretchen says

    I know! Dimples and rolls EVERYWHERE!

  6. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Thanks :)