Monday, February 18, 2013

And, we're back!


 It's time to get this blog going again and continue to keep everyone updated on our family of 5! Max joined us on October 15th after a very quick labor and easy delivery. We were only at the hospital for 3 hours before he arrived and we were shocked at the enormous size of our 9 lb 3 oz baby boy! He was and still is one of the sweetest and happiest babies that I have encountered. He LOVES his big sisters more than anything in the world and is very quick to dole out smiles to anyone nearby and loves to talk to everyone who will listen. 

Despite his wonderful nature, Max has posed to be a more "challenging" baby than his sisters were, especially in the areas of sleeping and eating. Max has some food sensitivities that have made him not fond of eating. It requires a bit more time and effort on our part to get enough food in him to sustain his large size, but he's worth it! Since he doesn't love eating, he also isn't a fabulous sleeper either. I guess that I was spoiled by my great sleeping girls, who slept 12 hours straight by 12 weeks old. Max's sleep isn't terrible, but he is still up once a night to eat, so I can't say that we are very well rested around here quite yet! But, we are so in love with Max that I don't mind seeing him and getting cuddles at 4 am all that much!

 Here are the girls meeting their brother in the hospital...
Max's first bath...
 Grampy and Max on Halloween
 Max turns one month! I religiously took these monthly pictures of the girls until they were one year old. I hate to admit it, but Max is a classic neglected 3rd kid and has only had one monthly picture taken in his 4 months. Oops, sorry Maxy!
 Max meets Santa!
Our annual reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." So happy to have Max participate this year!
We had an amazing Christmas and everyone was spoiled as usual. The girls LOVED their camping tent and sleeping bags, their doll house, their Jake and Neverland Pirates gear (especially the Pixie Dust that Santa (aka. Daddy) so carefully made for them). 

 Sweet baby boy
 Buckeye Babies!
 Max loves to go for walks and enjoy the outdoors! We can't wait until the weather warms up!
 "Aunt Jess" came for a visit!
 This is what Max looks like 90% of the time...happy baby!

 I'm going to do my best to start posting updates to this blog again, so that you can catch a glimpse into our crazy family. We've been plagued with a winter full of preschool germs around here, so my time has been limited due to wiping noses and soothing sick kiddos, but we are hopeful that spring will be here soon and we can't wait to get back to the pool and get outdoors this summer with Max in tow! Keep checking back to see what we are up to!