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One Month Old!

Anna is one month old already! The time is flying by and it seems like she gets bigger by the day. She is giving us real smiles now, not just the random ones (which are wonderful in their own way) and it never gets old having her look at us and grin. At one month she loves snuggles, nursing, being in the bathtub, and her thumb or fingers (when she randomly manages to get them in her mouth). She is less enthused about getting out of the bathtub, tummy time, and the pacifier (will occasionally suck on it for a few minutes, but often just makes a face as if to say, “What the heck is this thing? It doesn’t even produce milk!”).

Max is as cute as ever. He’s singing all kinds of songs these days, we often get to hear a concert over the monitor when he’s supposed to be napping. Sometimes he gets stuck a few lines in and we hear an endless repeat. He asks us to sing songs for almost any occasion, including many everyday occurrences: “Daddy, sing ‘Change Diaper’ song” “Sing ‘Wash Hands’ Song” etc. So not only are we generating names for anything and everything, we’re composing original tunes as well. All in a day of parenthood! At the end of this post is a video of Max singing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” or as he says, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars.”

The other day I got a few pictures of brother and sister:

Here’s Max beeping Anna’s nose:

Here are Anna’s one month pictures. Not so sure at first:

Okay Mom, I’ll give you a smile:

Uh, Mom? I’m sliding down here.

Precious sleepy snuggles:

Our friends Angel and Eric recently had their second baby, Penelope. We brought dinner this weekend and visited a bit. Our first kids are only about 6 weeks apart, and these girls are almost exactly a month apart. It’s fun to have little ones so close in age. Here are the big brother and sister playing:

Angel and I parked ourselves in the comfy chairs with the little girls:

I’ll leave you with a couple shots of Anna in this super cute outfit from our friends Laura and Dave:

And Max performing, as promised:

Some Pictures of Maxwell

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

Daddy here.  In many respects, we’re finding it difficult to believe that nearly a week has already gone by since Maxwell made his Grand Entrance into our lives.  In other ways (sleep for Keri), a week is very easily believable.  Keri is and has been amazing over this past week.  She is tired and freely admits it, but has always had a smile on her face.  We have been incredibly lucky to have Barb, Keri’s Mom, stay with us several days and a few nights to help out with errands, groceries, meals and everything else.  We cannot begin to express our gratitude to her for the numerous ways in which that has helped us.  We know her actions are not entirely selfless, as this is her first grandchild, but we thank her wholeheartedly nonetheless!

And now, on to some pictures!

At the Hospital
Brand new fingers taste the best!

Barb, Keri and Alyssa (our doula)

And now, we’re all Home!
A break during dinner…


Maxwell and Grandma

Changing Time and “Who, me?”

Just being cute and sleeping…

The Baby Burrito!
(Apologies to my incredible wife, who may not be thrilled that I posted a picture of her in the Exhausted State
that she’s now constantly experiencing.  But, I’ve heard that some people want to see us, too…)

Mommy and Maxwell

Well, that’s a lot of what we have up to now.  Of course we will keep trying to get more pictures and stories of Maxwell up here for you to see and read.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Jeffrey, Keri and Maxwell

The Hiccups

Hello all!
Daddy here.  As I’m sure you’ve guessed, Keri and I have been somewhat busy over the past few days!  We had this whole “Labor Thing”, and now have the joys that that resulted in.  We will be trying to post more pictures soon, as we know they’re eagerly anticipated.  Keri and I will try to get the pictures uploaded soon!  There probably won’t be that much to read, but you’re not interested in reading about Maxwell yet, are you? 

In the meantime, I took this video on Friday, the day after Maxwell was born.  Sorry about the lack of sound… Had an ID 10 T error…

Maxwell and his Amazing Hiccups

Thank you and stay tuned!