Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Max are you REALLY 18 months old today!!??

week #2 of our photobooth Project - Thank you Claire!

Happy 18 months!
I can hardly believe it's been a year and a half ALREADY!
So much is going on for you that I need to take a moment and write it all down so I don't forget.
Here goes:

you are healing very well from the eye surgery that took place last week. Not sure if your eyes are totally straight - and we have suspicion that they are slightly off so we are taking you to the doctor Friday morning to check....

The day after surgery you got croup! You sounded like a dog barking when you coughed. Luckily it only lasted 2 days. The cough is still around but not at all as bad.

you are using sign language all the time and started weekly speech therapy to help you out.
your signs are:
all done
see ya later
more book

you understand a LOT more than this and it's so exciting to see you communicate with us and with people around you. You LOVE to wave hello and goodbye to everyone who meets you and you are still just a bright, shining, happy, easy, sweet, loving, smiling, joyful, fun to be with baby.
ok - you are officially NOT a baby - but to me you are still "baby max".

here you are a few days after surgery - clearly having a hard time adjusting!

I made a time lapse movie of our morning time together - taken just 2 days after your eye surgery. I SO love hanging out with you! Your papa and I love you so much and I cannot wait to show this blog to you when you are old enough to read and understand it. I hope some day to figure out how to publish this into a book for you. I tried once but realized I need some help with it.

Max, I cannot imagine my life without you.
I love you
just the way you are.
You are perfection.
You are a ray of sunshine.
You are my pride and Joy.
You make my heart sing out.
And I just love being your mama.

thank you for sharing your life with me. I love to see that sparkle in your eye and that smile on your face....ohh, that face! I want to pinch those cheeks of yours right now just thinking about you. Augh you make me melt.
I hope the surgery gives you what you need to live an even fuller life my darling baby boy. You deserve to have all doors open to you.
( and for you to be able to see them clearly! )
your mama

Morning Time from Catherine Just on Vimeo.


Team JHB said...

Awww this entry warmed my heart and brought happy tears to my eyes! =) We are so happy to see Max doing so well after his surgery. Hope to see you two soon. Hugs, Heather, Benjamin and Jeffrey

Amy Meszaros said...

Super sweet! I love the time lapse movie. XOXOXXXXX -A

CP said...

Ooo I loved reading this post and watching your morning time lapse made me smile and miss my cuddles with the little man. Happy 18 Months Max!!! sending y'all huge Texan hugs and kisses Amanda xxx

Andi said...

Do you have a particularly good sign language reference/book that you'd be willing to share? I'd like to use sign language with Nathan. Thanks!

Bronwyn Shields said...

Love! Love! Love! Looks like my mornings too. Gotta watch out for those feet though. They can take out an eye. :)