Monday, July 26, 2010


Is there nothing more peaceful then watching a baby sleep, I think not!
I love this little guy so much. He is the tiniest little thing and is just a joy to take care of most of the time. He is all mine!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I've hit a wall

I don't want to pack, my house is in shambles and my baby has green poop these days. We are moving in 3 days and I'm falling apart! I will blog one day on an update of our life but not right now because Max just peed on me and I think I've lost the battle to go to church because larry is sleeping the baby is screaming and I haven't showered in 3 days {haha}

next time I blog I will once again be a California citizen. I have come full circle.

goodbye utah hello sunshine.

side note everyone pray that as I drive our car down south the baby will corporate and not scream the entire journey!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Like Father, Life Son.

This is how I found them sleeping when I got out of the shower.
So funny.

I am so grateful for them and for the simplest things like getting to take a shower.

Monday, July 19, 2010

One month old

Max is one month old!

Still in premiere clothes and diapers. Loves to be swaddled {notice the screaming because he is not wrapped} He has the biggest startle reflex ever! Seriously when you walk by the breeze from you walking startles him, or when my dad ruffles his newspaper its pretty hilarious. He is not the best nurser but is a champ eater when it comes to his bottles...its a constant battle. He sleeps well...almost about 20 hours a day it seems like. We haven't had a night where he is up at random hours which is a big blessing. we are moving in just a few days so things have been a bit crazy. We have been spending a lot of time at Larry's parents house and our friend Matt & Jade Wood's house because we won't be seeing them for awhile.

We love you Max. Thanks for being the best tiny one month old ever.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hanging around Grandpa Drapers

We have been hanging around Grandpa/Great-grandpa Drapers house while my parents are visiting. Its been amazing to have help, I can get in the shower and leave Max in the other room with someone! We are trying to make a birth announcement and we did a photo shoot. My mom got max some cute newborn clothes that finally fit him a month later and he looks so stinking cute in them!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Antelope Island

We went to Antelope Island while my parents were in town. We took Max an entire 3 weeks old and already such a little traveler all over Utah. My dad insisted we get some pictures with Max and the buffalo it was pretty hilarious watching my dad and Larry try spotting them while we drove all over the island. It was a fun afternoon out of the house and doing something other then trying to get this little man to nurse! He looks so tiny out and these pictures kinda remind me of the lion king scene on pride rock when the new baby lion is being introduced. Notice also Larry's manly wild beard...its been a wild 3 weeks.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Meeting the other Grandparents!

Can I tell you how amazing it has been to be able to spend time with Max and Larry all day. Larry has quit his job leaving us with some free weeks before the move and law school and it has been the biggest blessing. Larry is the biggest help. I mean sometimes I feel like I am not doing anything and Larry is doing it all. Max really has been a great baby and hardly cries, he sleeps, and sleeps some more. We have to wake him up to eat or he would never wake up!

Larry will stay up late to do those feedings allowing me to sleep until 6 or 7 am then he sleeps in and I get up and start my day, its been great and really we haven't had one or those nights when Max never wants to go down or anything its a big blessing!

My parents are in town for about a week and its been great. They met Max and we have been taking him everywhere doing fun things. My mom thought she could come and help now because its at the point where your not living off adrenaline anymore and you really need sleep, but when she got here she was surprised to see we were great so we have been just going everywhere. We went to Kennecott Copper Mine the other day and have been spending time at my Grandpa Drapers in Provo. Its been really fun to hang around his house, eat, and have visitors come over and meet sweet Max.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My new love

My Max
3 week old!

Friday, July 9, 2010


Do you think my breast milk tastes like pretzel M &M's because that's all I've been eating these days. Maybe that is why I am only still pumping an once out every feeding...

Have a great weekend!
Happy Birthday to my Grandpa Draper! We love you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Growing Boy!

Max's 2 week check up stats:

Weight: 6 pounds 12 ounces
Height: 19 1/2 inches

He is growing!! He still is in preemie clothes and diapers but not for much longer. He sadly got a circumcision and is now VERY fussy and screamy which makes me sad because he is totally not like that. In the last 2 weeks of life he has not ever cried like he has now. I am afraid we broke his sweet mellow spirit. It makes my heart break I am going to try some baby medication soon if he doesn't seem to be comforted. I wish we never did it now because he seems so fussy...I want to cry with him!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 5th of July!

This post is late because Max has hit a growth spurt and wants to eat always and doesn't want to nurse so I am constantly feeding him bottles and pumping...its driving me insane! Anyway last year we were living in Virginia and celebrating the 4th of July in DC. A lot has changed in just one year because this year we celebrated on the 3rd with our family in Utah with a baby :)


{2009 DC}

{2010 Utah}

Saturday, July 3, 2010

2 weeks old

Max is 2 weeks old today
It makes me a little sad because he seems like he is so much bigger already and he is still in his preemie clothes and diapers but it makes me sad none the less. {Larry thinks I'm crazy}

Thanks Max for making it a great 2 weeks your such a great sleeper and are getting pretty good at eating too! Keep it up little baby one day you will fit into your newborn clothes.

Friday, July 2, 2010

First Bath!

We finally got to wash this little boy down! After many days of peeing on himself and milk dribbling on his little body and spit up he was beginning to sorta smell. His cord fell off on Tuesday and thanks to my amazing co-workers at the bookstore we got plenty of bath supplies to get him all clean. He was so gross with milk smell and pee and pooh smell so he needed to be cleaned back up and smelling new baby fresh.
He really did not enjoy the entire experience and screamed almost all the way through until we wrapped him up in his cute duck towel. He smells better now though and hopefully with time he won't scream so much. Larry thinks I had the water to cold...I wasn't sure its hard to know whats hot for a baby or not! Its funny probably to watch how we interact together taking care of this little guy. Larry is much more even kill and I am always worried and fussing over him. I wake up a night sometimes making sure he is breathing I know thats probably pretty normal. He still is such a good mellow baby, we love him.