Since I premiered my new weekly series with photos of Elly, my Twin Mommy Guilt insists that this week features Max. He’s a pretty worthwhile photo subject on his own standing, though.
Here’s a newborn Max, just two days old, ready to go home with Mommy. Elly had to stay behind in the NICU for another week so Max got a lot of extra attention from me those first few days. Every day he would accompany me back to the hospital to visit Elly. I would hold Elly and put Max in his car seat on the floor and rock him with my foot.
An old Chagga custom dictates that if a child is born away from the village they should receive a special blessing and welcome home. So, on our first visit to our shamba, the eldest of the Kimaro men led a traditional Chagga ritual of dotting our palms and foreheads with goat’s blood, officially welcoming us to the Kimaro family.
This is a classic Max photo…eating his first chicken foot.
Before Max settled in to his current diet of eating only white bread, white rice and oranges, he was a pretty adventurous eater. He loved my first attempt at making chocolate pudding with avocados.
Doesn’t matter what the weather, Max loves his rain boots and he’s gonna wear them when he wants to!