One Month Old!

It’s hard to believe Max is a month old already! Here is his official one month picture. He is posing with Chester Bear. We got Chester on our trip to Michigan last summer, when Max was in utero and only the size of a lentil. Jeff’s parents took us to the Chelsea Teddy Bear Company near them and chose Chester for baby Max. He was one of Max’s very first baby gifts!

I realized that I neglected to post any pictures of Maxwell’s first holiday….Easter! We spent a quiet Easter at home and my mom was kind enough to come and make Easter dinner for us. Max’s Oma (Jeff’s mom) got him this cute bunny hat:

Max is a little young to hunt for eggs yet but of course his Mom still had to take a picture:

We went to the pediatrician Monday for a checkup, and I am happy to report that Max was up to 9 pounds, 3 ounces…which is a whole pound gained in the two weeks since he was last there! He is in the 30th percentile for weight and the 90th percentile for height! Looks like he’s tall just like his parents. The pediatrician said he was looking great, he showed off how he can lift his head for her. It was very encouraging to get that good news after all the struggles we had early on with weight gain. We had a great time this weekend with my dad and Helen, it is always so fun to see Max meeting his grandparents! I haven’t loaded any pictures from their visit yet so I’ll try to remember to post those next time.

Maxwell is on Jeff’s insurance, but he is automatically covered under my plan for the first three weeks of his life. The two companies of course each want info on the other so they can coordinate benefit payments. So earlier this week I called my insurance company and gave them the info on Jeff’s plan, and then called Jeff’s company. She found Max in the system and said that yes, they did need the info on my plan. I started to give it to her, and our conversation went like this:

Me: Okay, so my plan ID is–

Rep: Wait, I can’t take the information from you because you’re not named on Jeffrey’s plan.

Me: You can’t take the information on my insurance coverage from me?

Rep: That’s right, I’ll need to confirm that with Maxwell.

Me: (long pause)….um, he’s four weeks old….

Ah, the joys of the insurance bureaucracy. We managed to agree that she wouldn’t be getting much info out of Max, but she still wouldn’t take it from me. So I called Jeff, gave him the info, and he called them back. Definitely worth the hassle though when compared to not having insurance at all!

I’ll leave you with one more photo. This is Max in my most favorite blanket from when I was a child…known as “Baa-he” (my little girl version of the word “blankie”). Jeff’s mom was kind enough to perform some emergency surgery on the blanket as it has been much loved. It’s very special to be able to use it for Max.

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