Monday, July 14, 2014

11 Months

My sweet little boy is one month away from being a one year old!
How did this get here so fast?!

Hudson is...

-all boy! he loves anything with wheels that he can push, rough housing, crawling over things, going anywhere and every where, and getting in to everything!
-walking around holding on to everything! he finally figured out how to cruise and loves being able to walk, reach new things, and see the world from a new perspective
-taking one or two steps on his own- when I can entice him enough - he's still shaky, and will quickly sit down, but he'll get it soon and then he'll be off!
-being a picky eater! he loves fruit (especially watermelon!), any bread-like things (pancakes, muffins, bread, pasta), and frozen applesauce or Greek yogurt bites. he does not like vegetables! every once in a while I can get him to eat green beans, but I usually have to hide them on a spoon behind a piece of pasta! or in carrot, zucchini, banana, applesauce, whole wheat muffins! :)
-still not sleeping through the night. he wakes up once a night usually around 2:00 or 3:00, and then is up by 6:00. we are heading to Cleveland this week, so next week is going to be sleeping-through-the- night-boot-camp. please pray for us both - it will be difficult for both us (most likely it will crying it out, and you know how that tears up my heart)

-taking better naps. he sleeps for about 30-45 minutes in the morning, 60-90 minutes in the afternoon, and sometimes another 30 minutes in the late afternoon if he needs it.

-saying "mama" and "dada", and I think with distinction
-all about bath time!

-enjoying daily stroller rides in the morning with mommy and wagon rides in the evening with daddy
-very sure about what he likes, doesn't like, wants and doesn't want. and he will let you know which it is by laughing, crying, crawling away, shutting a door on you, or even throwing something (in jest or boredom)
-opening and shutting doors, cabinet doors, and drawers! and he loves pulling everything out of cabinets -he just doesn't know how to put things back, yet
-very intrigued by his sound machine. he reaches up and pulls it down, and hits it to change the music and make the blue light go on
-able to focus on an activity for 10-20 minutes when he finds something interesting. sometimes it's pulling metal drying racks and muffin tins out of a drawer, and banging them around on the floor, or it may be playing with his little wooden blocks, or opening and closing doors

-discovering his rhythm! he likes banging everything - and the louder the noise it makes, the better!
-getting more hair! it's still really thin and sparse, but it's coming in. and the hair he has had is getting long and looks blond. it'll be interesting to see what it looks like when it's all in

-getting attached. we have had a wonderful summer together! we have both loved spending our days together. however, he's getting to the attachment phase, and now when he goes to school on Wednesdays, or nursery on Sunday mornings, he cries when I leave (which he had never done before). In all honesty, I'll probably cry, too, when I have to go back to school, and I have to leave him all day, every day. I'm getting attached more and more, as well.

Needlesstosay, each new month is full of exciting new developments and adventures! He is an amazing little kid, and so full of life! I know God has big plans for him, and I can't wait to walk with him through whatever it will be! :)

God Bless

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

We had a wonderful 4th of July.
We went to the lake on Friday, and spend some time with Paul's family. It was a relaxing, low-key day. Hudson enjoyed playing around the house and in the baby pool, and exploring "new" surroundings, so he didn't get to stay up and watch fireworks. However, us big kids, were able to go to the dock next door (a great 2 story dock) and watch fireworks being set off all over the lake - some of which were from the dock right next door!

God Bless

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


No, I'm not expecting twins!!

However, Hudson and Paul... you be the judge.

They have the same big smile, and beautiful, dark brown eyes that light up when they smile.

I'm sure Hudson will grow up to be just as handsome as his Daddy!

God Bless