I was trying to take the photo above this one (where you could see the hearing aide) but Max kept turning to me and the camera. Hmm, is it odd that this lil' guy is loving the camera already? And then he added in a good "pucker up" pose as an added bonus!!! :)
Max and one of his very first stuffed animals...the MONKEY! I bought this in the hospital when it was becoming apparent that his ear was definitely different and not just preemie. They told me this could be a sign of a genetic disorder and I was trying to come to grips with that. So one day I was in the hospital gift shop (retail therapy!) and noticed this monkey and how his ears kind of resembled Max's. It immediately made me smile and for the following week, I carried this monkey with me at all times. Weird? I guess, but it brought me comfort at a very difficult time! Since then, that ear has lovingly been nicknamed the "funky monkey" ear and even his audiologist refers to it that way now! :)
Maxwell LOVES his toys!!! And because we waited so long for him to reach this point, I am still so in awe every time he reaches for something and enjoys playing with it!!! This is one of his very favorites!
"Oops I dropped it again...Mom?"