Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bath Time

Nana (my mom) and Aunt Katie stopped by to spend some time with Max yesterday while Jarek and I ran out for a few minutes.  They took some cute photos!  Max got a little grumpy so they gave him a bath which always calms him down.  Check out the progression of their visit...

Happy baby playing after a short nap.
Starting to get grumpy...

Lay him on his changing table and he settles right down...especially
 if he gets to take off all of his clothes!

Gazing at his Nana.  His hair is always standing straight up!
That is until it gets wet!

Such a sweet face...time for a nap. 
Can't you just smell that clean baby?  Best smell ever :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

It Finally Happened!

My boy is sleeping through the night!  I better not jinx myslef by posting this.  During the past week, Max went from sleeping 3 hour stretches to 8 and 9 hour stretches.  Basically, I haven't had time to post lately because everyone in this house is always asleep.  :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Big Boy!

Happy Two Month Birthday, Max!  The last 8 weeks sure did zoom by! 

Max is a healthy, growing boy.  Jarek and I are so grateful for this!  I thought it would be nice to compare some photos to see the changes that Max has made. 

He has a lot (well, a little) more awake time these days.  It is fun to play with him during these periods of time.  We are getting lots of smiles and a few coos.  He really likes his Baby Einstein play mat which means I have time to make a pot of coffee in the morning or at least go to the bathroom!  

Just the other day I started using the delay button and getting my pot ready the night before.  Genius plan!  Now if I could just get a consistent wake time from this kid I could figure out when to start the pot.   

He is filling out a bit more.  Ya know...chubbier cheeks and a round little belly.  He is now in the 20th percentile for weight.  He kinda holds on to you a little bit when you are carrying him over your shoulder which feels very sweet.

Did I mention yet what a perfectly tiny Jarek Max is?  They really have so many likenesses it is bizarre.  (All
the way down to their toes!  I probably should get a picture of that soon...)  We still only have one person that has said he looks like a Whitesel, but I have always seen a little bit of Matt in his face.  Now I am seeing my dad in some of his expressions.  Don't get me wrong, if he looks just like his daddy forever that would be great for me.  I love the way his daddy looks!  :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Uncle Love

Matt and Dan were able to be here this past weekend on short notice.  It was so great to see them.  Max got to meet Uncle Dan for the first time and Uncle Matt got to spend some more time with his nephew.  Dan needs to have lots more auditions in Chicago to make these kind of weekends more frequent. :)  Max had a great time and was spoiled for sure.  He didn't have to lay down in his crib for any of his naps!  Lucky little guy just got cuddled the whole time...

So, I am already doing a bad job of remembering to take pictures.  I snapped these photos at the end of their visit.  Unfortunately, it was nap time so Max isn't such a happy boy.  You'll just have to trust me that he enjoyed hanging with these guys!

Here is a video of the boys trying to keep Max happy!
(I have never uploaded a video before, so I hope this works!)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy 32nd Birthday, Jarek!

Jarek's birthday is tomorrow.  He asked me this morning if he looked any older.  Actually, he pulled his shirt up and asked if he had grown any more chest hair in the last year.  (He didn't.)  But he is definitely more mature!  Jarek works very hard, both at his job and at home, for our little family.   When others complain about the lack of housework their husbands do, I feel lucky.  Jarek actually cleans the house so much that I can never find any of the things that I have left lying around.  I guess he deserves a good nap...and a happy birthday!  We are going out tonight to celebrate! 

Growing old is so tiring!