Max Andrew Ungles was just what his parents, Katherine and Bruce Ungles, were expecting. Unlike his brother, Max came out like the doctors said he would — a boy.
Katherine, who works for the MU athletics department, said she and her husband were told that Jacob, who is now 5, was going to be a girl. When Max was born one week early on June 20 at 2:26 p.m. at Columbia Regional Hospital, Katherine and Bruce were relieved to know they wouldn’t have to run out to buy new clothes for Max like they did for Jacob.
Katherine said Max, who weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces at birth, was named for his paternal great-grandfather. Max’s middle name, Andrew, was chosen because it’s the masculine form of Katherine’s sister’s name, Andrea, and also because both she and her husband just liked the name.
Katherine said she has learned a lot over the years about being a mom, and she is looking forward to applying that knowledge with Max.
“It’s definitely more fun the second time around,” Katherine said.
Editor’s note: The Missourian recognizes that all babies are perfect. That’s why the baby of the week is chosen at random.