Maxwell is getting better at napping and can be put down for naps sometimes without crying! This is huge considering one month ago he had to fall asleep with my face pressed to his. He is very vocal about what he wants and very busy! He never stop trying to grab and explore! I'm really surprised he isn't crawling yet! He does sit up now though which has made him a much happier baby - because of the independence he has gained.
I am kind of sad because it seems Maxwell's eyes have turned brown when they were looking green for quite sometime. I cant really tell if they are hazel or brown. We'll see. I wanted him to have green like me but its okay because i DO love Trenton and Jude's brown eyes!
We sure love Maxwell's crazy fun personality! He is mixing things up for sure! I love him so much!
Oh I love this little man! This has been a crazy 6 months but I don't blame him! I'm not really sure why I have felt so crazy but as of right now my mind is clear and able to feel thankful!
Maxwell is such a happy baby when he is around people! He is so incredibly social! I love it!
He has two teeth now and gets taller by the minute I swear! I haven't been able to take him in to the Doctor because he has a cold, but I will post stats after that happens.
Anyway. Its as if these six months have been the longest and the quickest 6 months of my life! So crazy! Either way I couldn't imagine life without Max. He makes our family happier and more complete! The brotherly love I witness daily makes my heart burst!
Love this kid!
On the other hand, I am going absolutely crazy! Do other moms seriously stay tied to their baby for a year like this? I can't get hardly anything done because he eats every three hours and in between those hours I'm tending to Jude's demands or heaven forbid taking a shower!
It hit me yesterday when another photog asked me to second shoot with her for an all day long wedding in a month or two. I couldn't commit to it and it was so depressing! I feel so "poor me" right now!
Trenton has come down with some terrible illness. He is practically dead and so I was left with no help all evening last night. All I could think was how bad my sciatic nerve hurt, how tired I was, and how naughty my kids were being. I lamented at the fact that when I am sick I don't get to sleep for hours on end. I was so jealous of Trenton!
I know! It's really selfish of me! I am glad he can rest because he works so hard!
I am just really struggling right now. Maxwell refuses all other methods of eating except for the breast. He throws complete fits over breast milk in a bottle ( I even ordered a special bottle that looks and feels like a breast) and he throws even bigger fits over rice cereal followed by puking and gagging and choking.
I don't think we could switch to formula even if we wanted to. I am so stressed out about the food transition. Jude was so easy at everything! He slept and ate like a champ!
I feel so strung out and ornery all the time!
I know I should live in the moment and acknowledge all the good moments I am witnessing but it is hard to focus on that when I'm so exhausted and practically quarantined to my house!
I know my kids are sick of staying in all the time too but I just can't handle the stress of breast feeding, potty training, diaper bag, blankets, baby stuff in public! I literally feel like an animal.
I really do know I have it good. I do. I would hate to seem ungrateful but sometimes life is hard and anyone that pretends it's always good is lying!
I know I'm a broken record but I swear I could cope better with a full nights sleep! *sigh
P.S. ^ THAT is what I sleep with when I DO get sleep. Hahaha what a zombie! (King size bed is on my wish list)!
After sitting in the disgusting hotel all week, I was So excited to go to the beach. The closest one to us was La Jolla beach and we had never been there before so we deiced to grab some dinner and treats then head out. I had never been to the beach in the evening and it was such a magical experience. THE ultimate relaxation seriously! Jude has been to the beach as a one year old but this felt like his first time because he didn't remember it AND because he was so fun! He absolutely loved the beach! Maxwell seemed to love the fresh air also. He isn't often content to just lay there but he was so chill! Trenton of course couldn't chill out about the wet sand everywhere but he had to deal. :) The beach is my favorite ever even IF I don't feel comfortable in a swimsuit! ;)