Mr. Maxfield Rivers Montgomery is now four weeks old! We just took him in for his one month well baby visit and were excited (and shocked) to discover that he gained two whole pounds in two weeks. I had been taking him to the Dr to get weighed since he lost a bit more than they'd like after birth. Anyhow, he is happy & healthy and adored by his mom, dad, and sisters.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
St. Patrick's Day was Maxfield's original due date and we were both looking forward to him being born on that day. But alas, he was not...he was born 2 1/2 weeks earlier, much to our surprise! St. Patrick's day turned out to be a beautiful day here in Pa. It was on the warmer side, and bright and sunny! We decided to spend the day outdoors at Longwood Gardens. The girls had so much fun, and Maxfield did so well on his first trip outdoors. Hope you enjoy the many pictures we managed to capture of the girls!
After our adventure, we had a lovely meal of corned beef, cabbage & carrots, roasted potatoes, and Irish Soda bread (all made with lots of love by our Chef). Along with some lovely green milk for the ladies ;)
We hope you all had a lovely St. Patrick's Day!
Lots of love,
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A day before we had Maxfield we went to Longwood Gardens with Joe's Mom. She had been at our house all week helping me get ready for the baby and taking care of the girls for me. She has been an absolute blessing! So we decided that since Joe had the day off and we had been at home the whole time we would have a little field trip! We definitely had so much fun! I haven't taken many pictures of the girls on account of feeling pretty bad before I had the baby. Apparently Hazel is all about the poses! I thought I must share!!
Even little Jade got into the posing!
shot 1. I told her to open her eyes.
And one last party of four photo. Don't I look like a person who needed to have a baby ASAP????????. All day I felt like a house...I don't know what I could of done going on like this for 2 1/2 more weeks!
and one shot of Joe + Monica
Sunday, March 6, 2011
We have known Maxfield for a week now, and we just continue to fall more and more in love with him. He is such a blessing. We know that he absolutely hates diaper changes, loves to sleep nestled comfortably on Daddy's chest, doesn't mind a million kisses from two very proud and excited sisters, and loves his momma too! He is nursing quite regularly, every three hours, and I am hoping that he sleeps longer during the pm/early am hours but I am content with the early morning bonding hours with Maxfield. Daddy is returning to work tomorrow so you prayers are greatly appreciated because I am hoping I can manage all three children and make it through the day. I know I will...with God's help :)
Friday, March 4, 2011
Today I needed to rest, so I lay on my bed praying and reflecting on the last six days. They have been a very interesting set of days. We have grown as a family, we have spent the week soaking everything in and thanking God for His blessings. So as I lay on my bed I began to cry. I was crying not from pain or from sadness but from a deep gratitude to the Lord for what he has done in my life. Maxfield's birthday was a new beginning for me; a time where God has restored what I had felt was lost, or broken. God is so faithful, so loving, and so kind. So I lay on my bed in tears, thanking Him for what I felt like I did not deserve, thanking Him for sweet blessings in my life. As I was in labor, I was reading verses from the Bible, truth be told I was a little nervous and I just wanted to get things straight in my heart before we welcomed our beautiful son into the world. I set out to read the Psalms, and God gave me a great scripture;
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Maxfield's first days have been spent at home with Mommy, Daddy, Hazel, and Jade. We have enjoyed these last few days getting to know the little guy. He is mostly asleep but as you can see in the picture above, we did catch a glimpse of his eyes being open!!! He is a great baby with a sweet and feisty disposition. He hates to be changed, and will scream the entire time...a very "manly" high pitch scream. It is a bit stressful for me, since I am new to changing boy diapers, add in learning to wrap up cloth diapers, and I can definitely feel the pressure. Hazel loves to sing to Maxfield, and Jade just loves giving him the sweetest kisses. Daddy loves to cuddle with Maxfield and I believe the feeling is mutual. We are having a great time at home with our newest little Montgomery!!!