Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Happy Birthday Mr. Maxwell!!!

All day today I could not stop just staring at you with complete adoration and amazement...you are absolutely incredible. Every day I fall more and more in love with you and am overwhelmed with the intensity of my feelings!

Sweet Max, you have endured so much in your first eight months and have come out swingin'!!! You are a fighter and have definitely earned your nickname, "MIGHTY MAX"!!!

Tomorrow (the 22nd) you will be EIGHT months old...wow! To remind everyone how far you have come, I thought we'd share with your fan club photo highlights from your very first month. What an overwhelming and difficult beginning...it was such an intense, frightening, unknown time. In just your first few weeks, you endured many life saving medical interventions, a hospital transfer, an intense surgery on your nose, and had been diagnosed with some very serious medical conditions. You were having such a hard time keeping weight on your lil' fragile body, each of your organs took their turn to temporarily shut down, and notice your skin color? Yep, you went through about every color...from brown to gray to yellow...but nothing even close to healthy baby pink.
What a month Maxwell! As they say, "You've come a long way baby!" HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE!!! :) YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!!!


ang said...

Just beautiful..Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing these..

And Max..The world is a better place with you here. I'm so glad you fought to stay!!

Your fans Love you and your mom for educating others!!

iman said...

Happy 8 months!
It's amazing how fast they grow. I know for me I couldn't believe that Serene would ever be a big baby when she was born at 3 pounds.
Max is a such a love.

rebecca said...

WOW, he sure has come a long way!!! Way to go Max. Both you and your mom have touched my soul.

Anara said...

How truely amazing you are Mighty Max!!! Michael and I wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Your first month's picture's tell it all, you are such a fighter. We are very greatful that you are too....
I cried just looking at those beautiful pictures of you and your Mommy, you don't see that kind of Love every day.
Love, Hugs and Kisses from us to you two!!!

Meredith said...

Maxi-Max, you are an angel sent from heaven. Happy birthday to you...what an amazing 8 months! All our love --
Aunt Meredith and Davey

Drew said...

Happy Birthday Mighty Max!

It's amazing how far you've come. As incredible as it is to see how far you've come, I am really looking forward to watching you continue to grow and progress. You're an amazing little guy...actually looking at those first pictures I should say you're a BIG guy now! ;-)


Ruthie said...

Unbelievable! I don't think anyone would guess that he was that small and that sick with just looking at him now. Thank you for the reminder of once again how amazing you both are.
Congratulations Max on all that you have accomplished!!
Take care-

Dana said...

I can't believe the amazing progress you've made, Max. You have proven that love conquers all and that you are a real fighter.