They grow like puppies!!!

Most of my life babies have scared me. I didn't really want to touch them until they were about 6 months old. I just knew I would break or drop them. (I have been pretty lucky so far, then again, I am not around babies much.)

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 Day 3, coming home from the hospital:
Max Week 2:

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!

This is Max week 11 and he is already quite a traveler. In his now 14 weeks of life he has flown twice! Actually, that is probably equal to how many trips I have been on this year, now that I think about it...

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!


  1. oh my goodness fav aunt katie.. he is just the cutest lil thing ever:) I just want to squeeze him! the family picture is adorable.. you need one;)


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