Late 7QT – In Which We Meet Thomas Maximilian

Finally back in the blogging saddle after an unofficial maternity leave. That’s right! The whining of late pregnancy is over; the son has arrived. So for this week’s Seven Quick Takes, it’s time for introductions.


Linking up with Kelly, as usual.

With lots of photos, inconsistently sized, sparsely captioned, and totally unedited.


 – 1 –

Meet Thomas Maximilian Carney.

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Born ten days late, at 1:31 PM on September 11th. His first hours of life included lots of nursing, snuggling, sleeping, and a viewing of Hot Fuzz.


 – 2 –

Speaking of which… Meet screen time.

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Because baby needs to nurse and sleep, and mama needs to rest. Therefore all TV limits shall be rescinded, and Alex will watch incomprehensible amounts of of Thomas the Tank Engine, Blue’s Room (specifically the “Old MacDonald” episode, over and over and OVER), and Mother Goose Club (kill me now).

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 – 3 –

Meet a mom of 2.



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She is smiling because Tommy has turned out to be a dream baby. We hit the baby jackpot with this one. He eats well (back to his birth weight of 8 lbs 8 oz before hitting his 2 week birthday, unlike his older brother, who terrified his parents with a slowwww gain in the first months), he sleeps pretty well, he doesn’t cry in the carseat (yet?), and most ridiculous of all, he has spit up only ONE TIME in his life so far. And even that one spit-up was very small, and didn’t get any clothes dirty.

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– 4 – 

Meet the family resemblence.

Alex, a few days old:


And Tommy, a few days old.

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I better start labeling our pictures now, before I stop remembering who is who.

But really, I love that they look so similar; we’re in for another kid as cute as Alex!


– 5 –

On that note: meet a big brother.


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Although he is not that thrilled to have to share mom and dad’s attention, he LOOOoooOOOoooOVES his baby brother. Alex is a bit behind the curve when it comes to speech, so “Baby Brother” is simply referred to as “Bee.” But “Bee!” is lovingly petted and kissed and hugged and held, every chance Alex gets.

The heart! It melts.


 – 6 –

Meet gratuitous baby pictures.

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Major victory: both boys napping on my first day parenting on my own, after Matt was back at work and my mom was no longer here helping out. High five. And a glass of wine.


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I hope you enjoy the warning label on our cosleeper, that I am currently too lazy to crop out.

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You’re welcome.


 – 7 –

Meet Blue Steel.

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Look out, ladies.



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