It amazes me how much Max is growing and changing each day! He is getting more of a personality. Ben said just yesterday that he seems much happier than Mikayla was, but when he is upset he is really upset! He isn’t usually just chill like she was. He is either smiling or screaming! 😉 But when you get him going he can really be a charmer with his intoxicating smile and giggle! He is also getting so chunky in the face that he is getting some dimples which are super adorable.
Evidence of the screaming monster!
His face is really scrunched up here, but you get the general idea! You can see a little of the dimples here.
Weight – 6.9 kg / Just over 15 pounds
Height – 26 inches long
Head Circumference – 16.5 inches
At about 3.5 months he started rolling over from back to belly. He is much more content on his belly now that he can roll in both directions and put himself there. Plus his little arms and neck are strong enough to prop himself up so he can fully see everything around him. He is very observant! He can sit up unassisted for a few seconds!! This morning he was able to prop himself up like in the picture below and sit for a couple of minutes. His sitting unassisted time is increasing each time. But he does love to hold onto your fingers and be standing. His legs seem very strong!
This morning he actually sat like this for a couple of minutes by propping himself up with his hands.
Sleep is still hit or miss. We are still up 3-4 times a night for nursing. Luckily most of the time he eats and goes right back to sleep so I suppose things could be worse. Naptimes are still inconsistent. He seems to be much more of a cat napper than a long napper. Very rarely will he sleep longer than a 45 minute stretch during the day.
For the last two weeks Max has been a little more irritable than usual. We think he might be teething, but so far no teeth. In addition to being irritable he chews on everything in sight. And if he can get your fingers in his mouth he really goes to town!
Mikayla took this picture of Max with his "grow with me" owl!
Max has also started showing some interest in holding on and playing with his toys. He has always enjoyed his play mat, but is just now starting to interact and play with the toys.
Speaking of playing, the kids at the hostel are still in love with Max. Even the boys are starting to come and take him to hold and play with. I love it! Mikayla still very much loves her brother and spending time with him. And I would say that Max feels the same way based upon the reaction he makes when she lays next to him to play. Mikayla is such a good big sister and I love watching the two of them interact and play with each other.
Max loves sitting and playing/chatting with his daddy!
I can’t remember if I ever posted this picture or not, but wanted to make sure it got posted. This is Simo’s (the twin and Max’s namesake) mom. She was at the guardian’s meeting we had at the hostel back in September.