S: Maxwell Thomas Gentry
1: Born Early: November 19, 2008 | Your due date was December 16, 2008 | I woke up with contractions at 1:58am. I thought they would go away, but finally called the hospital. They told me to come in. Daddy drove our Nissan Frontier REALLY fast because it was an hour drive from West Liberty to Genesis Hospital in Davenport, Iowa. I had terrible contractions in the truck and even threw up in daddy's hat. We finally got to the hospital at 4:00am and you were born at 4:13am. It was a very natural and painful birth. The NICU doctors and nurses made it to the room just in time for your birth. Alex was there, but watched basketball on tv the whole time. Daddy passed out right after your birth and they made him to go to the ER to get checked out. | YOUR BIRTH STORY
2: "Twinkle twinkle little star; do you know how loved you are?"
3: OUR NICU BABY | Born: 11-19-08 Time: 4:13am Weight: 6.12 Length: 18 inches
4: "A Baby's Love Is Best Of All" | Got to leave the NICU on Saturday November 22, 2008 at 12:30pm
5: "Babies Are Life's Most Precious Gift" | Great Grandma Lorraine Fredell | Great Aunt Kathleen Kurrle
6: You're wearing preemie clothes. You only weighed 5.8 then - you weren't eating very well. | First Days...
7: "What A Life Eating Sleeping Playing... And Being Cute"
8: Holy Baptism | December 14, 2008 First Presbyterian Church Coal Valley, Illinios
9: Reverend Tim Snart
10: Merry Christmas, Baby Max Dec 25, 2008 | Jack Aunt Jodie | Bobby Aunt Lisa Laura | Grandpa Doug & Grandma Julia Martin | Kris Zlotto from Kansas | Miss Ellie | Uncle Matt Gentry | Grandma Linda Gentry | Grandpa Niles Gentry
11: Great Gram Ruth & Gramps Bob Martin | Great Grandma Lorraine Fredell | Grandma Joyce & Grandpa John Pittman | Our Family
12: First Presbyterian Church, CV IL Christmas Program 2008 Mom = Mary Dad = Joseph Max = Baby Jesus Alex = Innkeeper Ellie = Angel | First Santa Visit 2 weeks old
13: Christmas Morning 2008
15: Bath Time, Baby
16: A Baby Is A Bit Of Stardust Blown From Heaven | Daddy's Mini-Me
18: We went to Kansas twice to look at houses before we moved back there. We bought our home at 1013 Highland Circle after this trip. | Spring 2008
20: You developed a rash when you were just a couple months old. We took you to the dermatologist in Davenport, IA. You just needed a cream and lotion to clear it up. That's when I realized you couldn't use Johnson & Johnson products.
21: 419 North Calhoun Street West Liberty, Iowa | This was our house when you came home from the hospital until we moved to Kansas in July 2009.
22: Mommy | Loves | Dress-Up
23: "A Baby's Love Is Best Of All"
26: Laura's bunny had babies. So we figured what better way to get people to want bunnies than to pose them with Baby Max! It worked, too...
27: Kevin and Jodie Mortensen May 23, 2009 | Whitney
28: First Time at the Pool | West Liberty, Iowa
29: Lighted Parade - Orion, Illinois
30: Moving from Iowa to Kansas | Goodbye to West Liberty, IA | Iowa | Illinois | Kansas
31: Our family threw us a goodbye party at Shady Lake campground. Alex and Jack had fun at the pond fishing.
32: Hotel Living Moline, IL | LaQuinta
33: Goodbye to the Quad Cities | Niabi Zoo | Cracker Barrel | John Deere Pavilion | Park | Mississippi River
34: 1013 Highland Circle Junction City, KS 66441 | Our New Home | July 21, 2009
35: "What A Life Eating Sleeping Playing... And Being Cute" | Gretel
38: LABOR DAY
39: Football Season! Alex is #5
40: Toys for boys!
41: Leaves are Falling
43: Extra Bonus for buying diapers from Diapers.com Max and Alex loved to play with the boxes!
44: Learning to Walk Max walked at 11 months
45: ...And Ride!
46: "Brothers Are Lifelong Friends"
48: Britt's Farm Manhattan, KS * Hayrides * Corn Maze * Play Area * Pick Pumpkins * Petting Zoo
49: And... Even Willy the Wildcat was there!
50: Carving the Pumpkins | Halloween 2009
51: Trick or Treat
52: Mickey Mouse Party | November 19, 2009
53: Happy 1st Birthday, Max!
54: Alex left the room right after Max started opening presents. He came back a short time later with a present that he had wrapped for Max. He was not happy because he didn't have a special present for his brother. So, he took his Bible Stories book and wrapped it up for Max. He used my scrapbook punches on the name tag.
57: in Illinois | We stopped at the Amana Colonies Wasserbahn Indoor Water Park on the way from Kansas to Illinois.
58: Visiting Gramps and Gram Martin in Coal Valley. YOUR Great Grandpa Bob Martin Great Grandma Ruth Martin
59: Thanksgiving & Max's Birthday | Grandpa Doug & Grandma Julia's House
60: Grandma Joyce & Grandpa John's House
62: CUTIE PIE