Today is Max's one month birthday. It's almost three am and we are up enjoying the night together. Max normally sleeps from 11-4 every night but woke up tonight around 2am just talking and having fun in the cradle next to the bed. I tried to ignore him and get some more sleep but he was so sweet talking and cooing at the nightlight reflection on the ceiling. We got up to eat and enjoy each other's company. Some Momma and son time was required with him being so cute.
We were at the doctor yesterday for him. He has a clogged tear duct and had a little bit of a fever. He's got some antibiotics that should clear it right up (it already looks better) and it's just a little goopy in the mean time. The highlight of the trip was him getting to be weighed. He weighs 9 pounds 10 ounces. So he's more than gained back his birth weight and almost a pound at a month old. He's getting bigger everyday and is so long and lean still, Adam and I wonder where he gets it from.
Max loves to be around the action. He loves to watch and be held by different people and doesn't mind being the center of attention. He's laid back and calm and only cries when there is something wrong. He's a very sweet and alert baby.
His facial features change everyday but he is a great mix of both Adam and I. He has Adam's hairline and forehead, my brow and eyes, Adam's nose, my lips, and we assume Adam's chin (it's not mine, but we have no idea what Adam's chin looks like behind that beard of his).
It's already getting harder to remember life before him, but that's an awesome feeling. It's like he's always been here.
In other news, we are in full moving/packing/Cara panicking mode around our house. I've got loads of things to do (on top of the usual loads of laundry and regular stuff I do) and it's not going to get any easier over the next few weeks until we are out of Dallas forever. We've started doing all the things we wanted to do one last time before we left. It sounds cheesy but we Google Mapped all of our favorite things to do and eat to find out how far it was from Washington. We found out just how accustomed we've become to the big city. So tonight we spent two hours in Half Priced Books and had Chipotle for dinner.
Because the moving process could take up to 10 business days for our stuff to arrive in Illinois, we will be spending an undetermined amount of time in Ohio before making our debut in Washington. Max and I are flying in on Friday, June 27 and Adam will be arriving Saturday night/ Sunday morning after us. We could be there until Monday night, we could be there a week, we just won't know until we are there. We are anxious to get to Washington but are so looking forward to a little vacation in Ohio before hitting "the real world" of ministry, house hunting, and our new lives.
Well I'm off to enjoy some time with my son and hopefully a lot of that time for the rest of the night includes sleep.