Sunday, December 15, 2013

8 months

Measurements: No official measurements this month yet again.  Hudson has pretty much outgrown all 6 month clothes and fits pretty comfortably in both 9 and 12 month stuff.

Eats: Hudson still nurses pretty much every 3 hours but can definitely go longer if needed.  He rarely gets a bottle anymore because I'm home with him but thankfully he will still take one if needed.  In terms of solids, he usually eats a fruit for breakfast.  He loves ALL fruit but bananas may be his favorite.  I don't have to mash them up anymore- he will just take it in his hand and eat it which is nice.  I generally am only feeding him solids twice a day, sometimes he eats lunch with me.  For dinner he usually gets whatever we are eating although I have a ton of frozen stuff in the freezer that I had made so I will pull that out too if there's nothing appropriate for him on our plates.  Tonight he shared my Panera broccoli cheddar soup and loved it!  I wasn't going to do puffs but bought some organic ones at Target last week and he loves them (although I think our dog is getting quite a few puffs too).  At this point I think he has tried pretty much every fruit and vegetable (well, all the "normal" non-obscure ones) and there isn't much he won't eat. 

Sleeps:   Since I have started staying home with Hudson, he is on a much better daytime sleeping schedule.  He generally takes two naps a day- 1.5 to 2 hrs each.  Sometimes he will take a third 30 minute cat nap.  He still is not consistently sleeping through the night.  A few times a week he will sleep 12 straight hours but the other nights he is up once or twice.  I am not fully comfortable with the crying it out tactic so generally one of us goes in to calm him down.  And, here's an honest mom moment- he ends up in our bed in the early hours of the morning quite often.  I know a lot of people would tell me how horrible that is but oh well.  It works for us and we can break the habit when we need to.

Milestones: Hudson is crawling FAST.  He is also pulling up on everything.  He's not cruising on furniture yet but he does take a few steps here and there.  He also has two teeth!  I think he might be cutting one on top.  He has only bit me once thank goodness!  Also, his little personality is really emerging.  We have had some real tantrums if he doesn't get his way (like momma telling him "no touch" with the Christmas tree!). 

Likes: Hudson is so independent these days and loves to just get down and play.  He likes to be held if he's tired (and only by his momma) but otherwise he wants to be on the move!  His favorite toys are still anything that's not a toy- tv remote, computer, phones, etc.  He also loves Bailey although I'm not sure she always loves him.  He grabs at her tail, crawls after her, and wants to get right up in her face.  Hudson enjoys to be outside although it's been a bit cold to spend much time out there these days.   

Dislikes:  Little man doesn't like his car seat much, especially when he's tired (which is really unfortunate since we are driving to my parents house next week!).  He also has a bit of separation anxiety and is starting to notice and really not like it when mommy leaves.  He doesn't like to be told "no" and, like I already said, can throw a really good tantrum already.

I cannot believe Hudson is already 8 months old.  It's been such a joy to be able to stay home with him and see him change everyday (I still need to write that post about staying home...).  We love you so much little man!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Hudson's 6 month pictures

We had Hudson's 6 month pictures taken back on October 23rd.  We got them back this weekend and I am so pleased with how they turned out!  I feel like they really capture many classic Hudson faces.  I am so in love with this sweet boy!  
(I was only going to post a few of my favorites but just couldn't sorry for the abundance of photos!)