Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Little Man!

Max Joseph: about 2 minute old... a little pale so the nurse is trying to make him mad...

Dear Max,

I can't believe that it's already been three years ago since you came into this world. I can't even imagine how our life would be without you. Three years ago, you made me a Mommy. You certainly took your sweet time getting here! I went through months of treatments before I finally got pregnant and then we had to wait nine LONG months to see you! Mommy's blood pressure got a little high towards the end so we ended up going in for an induction on October 2nd.
That night got a little crazy... Mommy had a funny reaction to one of the meds and I don't remember a good twelve hours! The doctor came in that morning at 7:00am (I think...) to break my water and then we waited and waited... You finally made your arrival at 4:44pm. Not surprisingly, you made a little bit of a scene. The doctor placed you on my chest for a couple of seconds before the nurse decided you didn't look right. You got a little extra oxygen, an early bath and a quick visit from the special care nurses. They gave you a clean bill of health and left you with us. Later on, you did spend a little time being monitored in the nursery because you turned blue a couple of times from choking- reflux is still a problem we deal with!
We were so happy to have you and spent a lot of time just staring at you. You were happy if you were held. You were a stinker when it came to eating and the reflux quickly became a big issue. Almost everyone came to see you at the hospital, and Evan couldn't wait to "pet Baby Max." It was one of the best days of my life!

The last year has been a crazy one, with so many things that we never expected. There are so many things I could say about the last year. But I think the most important thing, is that you know how proud of you we are. You've worked so hard this last year, and we have seen you accomplish so many things! Every day you surprise us with new things. You make us laugh every day and we are constantly impressed with what's inside that noggin of yours, just waiting to find a way out...

I love you so much Little Man! I hope you had an awesome third birthday!

Max at exactly one year old- 10.3.09 at 4:44pm
Max at exactly two years old- 10.3.10 at 4:44pm
 Max today at exactly three years old! 10.3.11 at 4:44pm

Max's 3rd Birthday Party:

Max's Actual Birthday:



That party looks like SO much!!!

Happy Birthday Max!!

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Max !!!!!!

Sarita Boyette said...

What a fun party! Happy birthday, Max!

Natasha said...

Love all of Max's faces in his pictures! And his chubby baby cheeks! Sooo cute!

His party looks awesome! And how cool are those chili jars?!?!?

Happy Birthday again Max!!

Harlowe said...

Aw, happy birthday big guy!

crystal said...

Max, I hope you had a wonderful Birthday!!! From the looks of your pictures, you had a blast. It's sad how fast you little guys have to grow up. Happy Birthday!!!

Kelly said...

What a cute party! He was such a cute little baby and a cute little toddler now! Happy Birthday sweet Max!

B. Wilson said...

Aren't you a creative mama! I think Max is stinkin' adorable. Happy birthday little guy!

ccc said...

Happy Birthday Max!! His birthday is sandwiched between two of mine--I have a daughter on Oct. 2 and a son on Oct.4!

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