Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Half Birthday!!!!

Max celebrated his half birthday with some delicious pears. We are feeding him 2 meals a day now and he's doing great with the solids. I made him some nectarines the other day (baked, blended, strained and froze them) and he LOVED them. I must admit, they are quite delicious.

So with the good of turning a half of a year old comes the bad... 6 months doctor visit and shots. Max has been having a lot of issues sleeping these past two nights (although he is STILL not sleeping through the night regardless) and mommy and daddy are exhausted. Here are some stats from the doctor:
  • Weight: 18 pounds 11.5 oz (75%)
  • Height: 26.5 inches (50%)
  • Head Circumference: 44 cm (55%) Seems he didn't get cursed with the Wagner/Petoff big head
Max seems to make Dr. Simons very happy. Not only because he's so damn cute, but because he remembers when Max was a colicky, miserable disposition-challenged baby and is so happy to see the charming, happy baby that he has become. Once again he took his shots like a champ and was very mellow during his exam which surprised me a bit since he's been such a hyper (but fun) baby lately. He likes to give me kisses (although technically it's more like he's trying to eat me), and climb all over us. He's got a ton of energy and lunges towards our faces. He's trying really hard to to crawl and seems to make his way far off the blanket we put him on but his attempts usually result in crawling backwards or flipping over. He is super strong, and can support all his weight on his legs and stand with just holiding on to our fingers. Overall, 6 months is such a fun age and it's crazy to see how far he's come from the little lump we were handed a short time ago.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I will not open my mouth for any more of this rubbish!!! Blend me up a snickers bar stat!

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, July 27, 2009

Rolling Baby

Late in his 5th month Max has become a master roller and quite a good sitter. Here he is showing off his rolling skills.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Doggy Bounce

Our little jailbird likes his new toy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Max tries sweet potatoes and although not evident from this picture, he seems to be a fan.

He has also tried avocado (not so sure if it agrees with him) and banana (which he seems to like as well).

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, July 13, 2009

Beautiful day in the park

Max loves to look at the trees.

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, July 10, 2009

Business Class

Using our miles to upgrade for our flight home was well worth it.

Delicious beverages...

Personal entertainment systems...

And a comfortable sleepy baby!

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

East Coast Trip

The rest of our time in NH was rainy, but we had a great time. On the positive, we didn't have to worry about protecting our white boy from the sun. Max was in such a great mood the whole time, perhaps from all the attention he got from the grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa D made Max laugh and smile a ton! He napped amazingly on the trip as well. At home I usually get 45 minute naps out of him but on our trip, we got a couple of 2 hour naps. I know he will miss all the love he got in NH.

After 4 1/2 days in NH, we boarded a plane to NY to see grandpa Joel, family and friends. Our plane was delayed but we finally made it to NY where the weather finally cleared up after a few more days of rain. Grandpa and Max were happy to see each other and great grandma Frieda was ecstatic to meet her great grandson. Here she is making faces at him and singing him songs in Hungarian.

And here is grandpa Joel talking baby talk.

The purpose of this trip was for my mothers unveiling. It breaks my heart that not only was she never able to meet him, but she passed before I knew I was pregnant. It was way too hot the day of her unveiling and we decided it was best to keep Max at home with Perry (they went for a walk on the boardwalk). I know my mother would be so happy for us, and would love our little red head to pieces. I like to think her spirit lives on through him and somehow she is looking down at us and smiling.