Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Maximus Turns One!!

*Grandpa T thought this was so funny! Can't imagine why?

My baby is ONE! What a big milestone for my little man and our family! We had a wonderful party for his big day and he had a great time being hugged and loved on by our friends and family. And because Max would rather spend his time beating up pillows than playing with toys, he got TONS of clothes, good job Max!

I must say this little boy has brought so much laughter to our lives. He is so silly. As long as he has someone that is willing to love on him and give him the attention that he KNOWS he deserves. Now if that boy thinks he is being ignored watch out because he is going to tell you ALL about it! But I just love that kid. With his big eyes, and big teeth and silly grin and great laugh. I wish I could bottle it. It is just the BEST.

I took Max in this week for his 1 year check up and he is weighing in at 23lbs and 12 oz. When the doctor told me that was only in the 75th percentile I looked at her like she was crazy. "Have you seen the size of this boy?" I said. She informed me that the reason that he looks so much bigger than he is is because he is only in the 10th percentile in height. Ummm, oh.... My kids have taken to calling him Shorty! LOL

On a different note, Max has given us lots of challenges, with some things I haven't had to deal with in the first 5 kids. First the never ending diaper rash. He came to us with a horrible rash. 41/2 months later it is MUCH MUCH MUCH better but never completely gone. He also gets yeast infections (also known as jock itch) that are awesome. So between the diaper rash and the yeast infections, oh and the fact that he still poops 3X a day and add Emersyn to the mix we go through a whole box of diapers in 10 days or so. Love it, not!
He also tends to break out in wonderful full body Eczema. So we have lots of Aquaphor here now. Didn't even know what Aquaphor was 2 years ago. And now we have discovered, for sure, that he is lactose intolerant. We tried putting him on whole milk for 2 days after he turned one and we then payed for it for a week, my poor baby. Runny nose, runny eyes, Darth Vader type breathing, never ending diaper changes. We switched him over to the fortified Soy milk and the difference is shocking. Everything (except the diaper rash) has cleared up. We were still giving him some yogurt and cheese, ok and maybe a little bit of ice cream. But the doctor took a look at his ears and said while they aren't infected they aren't really clear. So we are completely off of dairy now. No more pizza for Maximus. LOL Though the doctor did say we could pull of the cheese and add soy cheese for him. Doesn't that sound YUMMY!!

All in all the boy is doing great though and he has really rounded out our lives, I couldn't imagine not having him with us. I really know he is where he is meant to be.

Love you Maximus!!!

'til next time



  1. Happy Birthday Max!!! He is so cute!!!

  2. Happy Birthday Max. What an adorable little guy!

  3. Happy Birthday Max. Shelly and I agree, that your hair looks fantastic

  4. I just read my comment and realized that it looked like I was complimenting Max's hair (which also looks great), but we were saying that your hair looks fantastic.

  5. Happy Bithday to Max!
    Also, we too have gone through body rashes, diaper rashes, etc with Jonas. He isn't allergic to dairy, but we did discover this summer he has a peanut allergy. Poor kid! Between all is rashes and ear infections, hardly seems fair that he now has to deal with peanut allergy too!

    And let me tell ya sister...mommy of 19-month old toddlers...I get it about the diapers!! Yowsa!