Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hudson's dedication

On May 12th, Mother's Day, Chris and I had the privilege of dedicating Hudson at Center Grove Baptist Church. It was such a special time to commit our son to the Lord before our church family. My prayer for Hudson since long before he was born has been that he would grow up to love the Lord more than anything else, with his heart, mind, and soul. When the pastor prayed over Hudson he prayed that Hudson would do things for The Lord that would surprise even Chris and me.  It was such a special prayer and one that I will continue to pray as we watch Hudson grow.
Hudson Allen, your daddy and I love you more than you can imagine but always remember God loves you even more!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Is there anything cuter than...

These chubby cheeks or this fluffy cloth diapered butt? I think not!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

One month!

Measurements: The last time we were at the doctor when Hudson was one week old he was 7 lbs 2 oz (up from 6 lbs 13 oz at birth).  Today he weighed 9 lbs 9.5 oz which put him in the 43rd percentile!  My sweet boy is a good eater!  He is still 21 inches long putting him in the 25th percentile.  He is still wearing newborn clothes but is quickly outgrowing them so we have moved into some 0-3 month things. 

Eats: As I mentioned, Hudson is a good eater!  I nurse him on demand every 2-3 hours.  He has had a few growth spurts already where I feel like I am feeding him all the time.  Last weekend we started giving Hudson one bottle of breast milk at night so Chris can feed him and I can go to bed a little earlier which has been nice.

Sleeps: Thankfully, little man is a good sleeper.  He doesn't sleep a whole lot during the day unless he's in the carseat or stroller but he sleeps well at night.  He started out sleeping the pack n play but we realized that he sleeps better in the rock n play where he is inclined and a bit more confined.  He wakes up to eat every 3-4 hours (we even had one 5 hour stretch!) but generally goes right back to sleep when he's done nursing.  I have sort of been worried about getting him on a schedule during the day but the pediatrician said not to worry about it until he's 2 months old.  So, for now, I'll cherish the moments that he falls asleep on my chest and not worry about putting him in his crib!

It's hard to believe that Hudson is already one month old!  I'm sure I'll say that every month...time goes by way too fast.  I love being a mommy so much and have enjoyed every moment of the past month with my sweet boy.

The weight here isn't right...Hudson was so squirmy it took a good 2 minutes for the scale to even out at 9 lbs 9.5 oz!
Here are some of the "gems" from our photo shoot today
Saved my favorite for last...I love this sweet smile!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hudson's Newborn Pictures

When Hudson was 8 days old Lindsey came to take him newborn pictures.  She did an awesome job despite the fact that Hudson did not want to sleep during the photo session.  But, she was so patient and we finally got him to sleep for about 10 minutes at the end. Chris and I were so pleased with how they turned out and they are pictures that we will treasure forever!  I'm not sure we could be any more in love with this sweet boy!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Week 3

It doesn't seem possible that Hudson is 3 weeks old already (that's almost a month!). He continues to be a great baby and a joy to spend each and every day with! He does, of course, have his fussy times, mostly when he is so tired but fighting sleep. He sleeps great at night, only waking up to eat every 3-4 hours, but he doesn't sleep a whole lot during the day. He will doze off now and then but it never lasts long unless we are in the car or I'm pushing him in the stroller. I'm not going to worry about getting him on a schedule for another few weeks but I'm afraid naps might not happen easily when we try.
We have started cloth diapering during the day (we still use disposables at night for convenience) and it's going really well! Thanks to my friend Tandra, we have quite the stash of diapers and I have only had to do 2 loads of laundry so far.
Hudson continues to hate bath time and to have his diaper changed (see picture below). He really exercises his lungs at those times!
We completed on our first 5k on Saturday! We had a fun time walking with Alison, Paul, and Hudson's BFF Gray. Hudson slept most of the time and I look forward to strolling him in many more 5ks in the future!
We love you so much sweet boy! 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A little bit late...

One of my closest friends, Alison, gave me the most adorable Dr Seuss month by month stickers for Hudson. I had almost forgotten that there was a "newborn" sticker until she reminded me this morning! So, even though Hudson is almost 3 weeks old (what?!?), here is the "newborn photo shoot". Thanks Alison for the adorable stickers! I'll try to be a little more prompt in my picture taking for the next 12 months!
It started out ok with the paci...
then I took the paci and added the cat...
"seriously mom, give me my paci back..."
and this was the end result!