Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Baby Name Scramble

Alright, since everyone is itching to know whether Max's sibling is a brother or sister and want to know our chosen name for him or her, we have decided to give a clue. Following are the letters of the name in alphabetical order, if you can figure out the correct order we will tell you.


Good Luck.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Boy or Girl?

Last night Matthew and I found out the sex of the baby. It was important to Matthew that he see the baby before he deployed since he'll miss the hospital ultrasound. When we initially saw the baby its spine was towards us so after a minute of trying to jiggle the baby the tech asked if I could use the bathroom that might help flip baby. So I did and low and behold when we checked again baby's front was towards us! Now our next challenge was baby was in a ball. The upside to this was that the tech kept flipping to 3D to get a better look. Eventually with enough jiggling baby opened up. We got two views of the sex a profile and the traditional legs open approach. We are excited about the arrival of our newest addition in July. Sorry this was just a teaser.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

9 month well baby

Maxim had his 9 month well baby check up a week early which doesn't matter because there are no shots or anything with a time restraint. Everything checked out and he is healthy. He is now 13lbs 11oz and 25.5" long. So to recap from the last weight check he gained 10oz and grew half an inch in 3 weeks. The doctor was pretty happy with that so we go back in 6 weeks. We even got a book as part of some Hawaii reading program at our visit. It was really nice. Apparently we were supposed to get one at 6months but we all know they were a little too busy threatening to call CPS on us. I really like Dr. Garee and am sad we are moving. In Max's short life she is our 3rd pediatrician. We agreed at Max's 12month check up Matthew and I both need to be there especially if they don't have his file yet. The last thing we need is another freakout.
We go back in 4 weeks for the Nutritionist. She said that he is getting enough calories for a guy his age with the formula so that's the good news and so the fact that he has a good appetite after that is a super plus.
Max's 9 month pictures are next week and I have a really cute valentine's theme planned. Hopefully he is in a good mood since I accidently scheduled it for the beginning of his naptime. Oops!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Family of 3

This is one of my favorites from our family photo shoot. Max looks so grown up in his little outfit. It was important to us to get these photos done. We wanted to get them done before I started showing my pregnancy as a reminder that for 14months we were a family of 3. We are almost 9months into this journey of a family of 3. I cherish every moment I have alone with Max because I know before we know it we'll be a family of 4 and I won't have as much one on one time with him.