Monday, August 15, 2011

My Beloved Max

Max turned 6 years old lastweek! A whopping 6 years old! He starts kindergarten in a couple weeks and I am so happy for these milestones, but as I was doing this blog post it did make me reflect on my beloved middle child.

When Warren was born it was a painful 28 hour labour with 2 hours and 45 minutes of pushing. I was unprepared for that kind of pain, (I still am, I kid you not heart surgery is easier)The epidural got me through a couple of hours, but not the last ones. After that it took me a long, long time to bond with him, I could barely sit up for heaven sakes, I felt like I had just been hit by a bus, I hadn't eaten in almost 3 days, I had barely slept and I felt like the nurses at the hospital were a little hard on me for not being overly eager to hold and nurse my baby. I'd even get annoyed with nursing mothers who would almost brag about the bonding part of it and do it in public. (I don't anymore, so don't hate me) So I'd say my expections for my second baby were really really low. I really really bonded with Warren when he turned about 9months to a year and even then I took my job as a mother very seriously. We did flashcards every day, we ate on schedule, we did mostly learning activities and played with mostly learning toys. He was going to be an educated MAN! But in my defense, Warren is the toughest kid I know and even as a 2nd grader he took his schooling very seriously, so I didn't mess him up completely.

Then I got pregnant and had my beloved Max, I tear up just thinking about it. It was another hard traumatic delivery, I hope I don't sound too melodramatic when I say that he and I almost died, so I didn't get to see him right away, but man, when I did... It was love at first sight! We bonded immediately! I loved his blue eyes, his black hair, his perfect skin, I would ask the nurses to bring him to me earlier than they would have to. I was just completely smitten by this baby. All my mothering "rules and schedules" went out the window, as I suspect they usually do when you have your second or third baby. I just LOVED this little boy. He is the most loving, caring, sharing, sympathetic child and I am anxious to see what he does whith these special gifts. That is the story of my beloved Max.

He was HUGE! he is only about 7 days old in this photo.

He's about 6 months in this one.

And 9 months in these.

Happy 6th Birthday to Max


Nathan and Sarah said...

I can't believe he is six! Happy birthday Max! He was such a gorgeous baby!

Becky said...

I think he looks so much like my Sam did as a baby!! Love it. Happy Birthday Max!!

jww said...

He is SO cute!!! (I agree with Becky--I thought he looked quite a bit like Sam, too.) And I have to say that I don't blame you for not bonding right away with Warren. I always hated (and I'm not even over it like you are) the women who said nursing was the best thing ever and you bond and everything. Nursing just made me grumpy. So I really hear you on that. Anyway, happy birthday Max! I hope he loves kindergarten.

Shirli said...

I can't help but wonder , what if you had never cut his hair?
Max is a star. Ganye

Kiran said...

fattymcbutter pants, is a name i recall. i can't believe he is starting kindergarten on Wednesday. you haven't aged a bit from the day he was born. he really is one of the prettiest babies ever. its the eyes and like mom said that angelic hair.