Life is full of changes, perhaps never more so than following the birth of a son or daughter. As you hopefully know by now, Maxence “Max” Tao Mercuri Tusin (MTMT) arrived on the scene exactly 2 months ago (Happy 2 Month Birthday, Maxence!). It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long, and that there have been more changes in 2 months than I could have possibly imagined.
Before I get to Max, though, it’s worth noting a big change here on pastabroccoli. We have a brand new look, one that will hopefully be evolving over the next few weeks and months. Hopefully you like the look – we do! A few things we like are: the clean design, the ability to rotate header images, and the friendly sidebar that will let us share more information in more attractive ways.
You see, that’s one of the big changes, too. We share differently these days. It doesn’t always work to sit down and write out a blog post, although I still very much enjoy doing this. But we’re both on Facebook and Twitter (@jft and @riamercuri). Not to mention all the pictures on flickr, which tell an awfully good story without me having to write here (which reminds me, do you like seeing more pictures in the sidebar now?).
But for Max the changes have been quite different. He is a little less newborn and a little more baby. He’s a lot stronger, a lot more alert and a lot closer to holding up his head. I suspect it’s only a matter of days before I find out he’s rolling himself over.
We’ve kept Max to a busy social schedule, too. He’s been to a wedding, a bar mitzvah, a birthday party, a wedding shower, his grandparent’s house, his uncle’s house, the Green Living Show, the mall and on lots of walks in the neighbourhood. But through all of it he has (mostly) kept a great attitude, happy to entertain (or sleep) on a moment’s notice. He’s even kept all his hair.
Max has also changed care providers. After a glorious run with midwives we parted ways with those wonderous women. Their specialized care ends after 6 weeks post partum. But we were pretty happy to introduce MTMT to rIAm’s former pediatrician, Dr. Coombs, who is about as sweet and wonderful a pediatrician as you could ask for.
Naturally, one of the first things she did was stick our baby boy with a couple of needles.
And so time keeps moving on. Max keeps getting bigger. We’re getting more used to his routine. And through it all we’re having a hard time wiping that grin off our faces.