Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Maddux!

The year was 2011.  Halloween.  Leah, Holden and I met up with Amy and Gillian to go trick-or-treating.  Leah did a remarkable job of speed waddling to keep up with the kids as they went house to house getting candy.  As we made our way around town, we discussed what we needed to do to get ready for our scheduled visit to the hospital on November 3rd to induce labor and bring our baby boy in to the world.  Neither of us planned on Maddux deciding that Halloween sounded so much fun that he wanted to get in on the festivities but that's just what happened.  We got home, got Holden in to bed and tried to call it a night.  A couple of hours passed and it became apparent that Leah wasn't just uncomfortable because she was 9 months pregnant - she was in labor.

A quick trip over to Mary Greeley, some denial by Leah (seriously - once they administer an epidural it is a good bet they aren't going to send you home declaring that it's false labor), a lot of coffee for the tired husband, and after some pushing, Maddux Clark Davis arrived.  He started out with a red, smashed up face and eyes that looked disturbingly like labia (Leah still hates it when I describe his eyes that way) but was still pretty darn cute.

I know all parents say "I can't believe it's been a year!" when their baby turns 1 but this truly has been an amazingly fast year for us.  Time seems to have passed far quicker than with any of the other kids for some reason.  Maddux started walking a little bit before he turned 10 months and now climbs, does a sweet little walk backwards moonwalk looking thing, decided he wanted nothing to do with baby food around 2 months ago and drinks constantly like his big brother Holden and his father. Overall he's the happiest baby of all the kids and is perfectly content with either Mommy or Daddy when he is tired, hungry, etc. instead of gravitating towards one parent as so many children (including ours in the past) do.  In fact, when he gets hurt, he's not content until he's told both parents about it and gotten a hug.  Once he's come to both of us, he's back to being his normal happy little guy self.

Happy birthday Maddux.  We love you.

Day 2 of life.

A little squished looking but still pretty cute.
Welcomed by the Cubs. Now he's official.
Being cute in early October.

The official Maddux "I'm judging you" look.

Just after his first haircut this past weekend.

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