They grow like puppies!!!
As a kid I didn't play with baby dolls. I had no interest. I always played with my stuffed dogs. If there was a newborn and a puppy in the same room, hands down, I would run towards the puppy. But, I think I am coming around...
This year Tommy's sister had the first baby on all sides of the family. I was seriously so excited that I could have bought every single baby thing I saw, but I knew Tommy would kill me! Everything is so tiny and miniature (and I LOVE miniatures) that I knew the baby just HAD to have it. Had the baby been a girl, I really would have gone crazy. Girl stuff is seriously so cute.
I was lucky enough to become favorite aunt (sorry Tori---you totally know it is me) to Max Brannon on April 2nd of this year. I got to meet Max for the first time when he was about 6 weeks old (Kristen and Brannon live in Baltimore --I am not that lazy.) What I cannot get over is how fast he has grown. Since I have nothing else to compare it to, they really do grow like puppies. Puppies are just so teeny when they are born and then they grow exponentially in a number of months! At first they do nothing but sleep and then come alive. They must finally feel like you won't give them back.
Since I mainly see Max in pictures it is crazy how I can see how much he changes from one set of pics to the next.
Newborn Max Day 1:
Max Week 3 or 4:
Max Week 6 -- This picture cracks me up. It looks like he has substitute parents. Tommy and I basically could move right in and no one would be able to tell from this picture! We love Shelby too!While we were in Baltimore Tommy and I just fell in love with Max! Kristen is an awesome mom and is so laid back, so she made both of us really comfortable with holding him. (Tommy is not a big baby holder either). As you can see, we were both just smitten!
Max week 7 -- This is right after his baptism in Tulsa. We were lucky enough to get to see him two weeks in a row! We are just dying to see him again! You get so attached so quickly!
I am not sure what week we are on in these next pics, but you can see how much more alert, smiley and bigger he is getting!
Really, I am just amazed at how fast he is growing and his little personality that is coming through in pictures. K, B, & M - We miss you guys and are just in love with that little Max! Hopefully we will see you all soon! Love you!