Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mom & Dad...

At Four Months Old!

So...I know I posted a picture of Jason at 4 months on Hudson's 4 month post, but never got around to adding one of me. Well the other day, I stumbled upon some pictures of myself and knew the ones of me below were when I was 4 months old, bc it was Christmas and I was born in August.

Hudson at 4 Months:

Dad at 4 Months:

Mom at 4 Months:
(Our scanner no longer works, so I took a picture of the pictures!)

He is really just the perfect mix of us both! Skinny baby like Dad, smile like Dad, eyes and little round face like Mom, & just a little bit of hair like us both! :)

It is SO hard to believe that in just a few weeks, he will be SIX MONTHS OLD!! I really can't believe it!

Hope you're having a good week so far!
J, E, & H

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

There's a Hole in the Ground...

Yep, as you can see there's a hole...and what has occupied that hole for what seems like a lifetime was the "FOR SALE" sign. YES, the sign is gone & NO we did not sell our house. We decided to take the house off the market! NO MORE living in limbo or only getting to make plans 30-45 days in advance!....AND no more showings! Many different things played into our decision, but most of all...we just want to enjoy our life and where we are. It is so hard to do that when you are in limbo with trying to sell and contemplating a move and NOT EVER knowing when "it" will happen. PLUS: Jason having an office outside of the house makes our home just a bit bigger and makes it all that we need for now. So we decided that we are just going to "live" and are making no plans...which honestly, feels so good. This decision made us realize something...it is so unfair to yourself to always live in planning mode and to live wanting tomorrow. So we are going to do better at just enjoying today and embracing the state of contentment.

So there is our big news! Happy Hump Day everyone!

J, E, & H

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Daddy's First Father's Day...

Well, his first real Father's Day! Last Father's Day, I was pregnant with sweet baby and I surprised him with a few little things. But this year was the real deal!

Jason is the most amazing father...he is simply perfect. It is so rewarding watching he and Hudson interact...they simply adore one another and I am so thankful for that. Hudson and J have the greatest connection. Jason can make him smile and LAUGH like no one else can! And I could spend the rest of my life watching those two together. Hudson is one blessed little boy to have his Daddy! And the fun is only just getting started for those two!

So HAPPY FATHER'S DAY my angel...thank you for being the wonderful person you are, that makes you the wonderful husband and father that you are. Thank you for taking care of us and so generously providing for us. We are so appreciative of you and all the many wonderful things you do for us. We love you so very much!

Here are a few pictures from our Father's Day Weekend!

Daddy's Special Father's Day Sign

Daddy's Favorite: Ice Cream Sandwich Cake!Daddy and Sweet Boy at the Pool!

Watching Golf with Dad!
Daddy's Favorite Breakfast: Original Pancake House!

A very special Happy Father's Day to all of the other wonderful fathers in our life! We love you Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Great PawPaw, & Great Granddaddy! Thank you all for everything that you have done for us to shape us into the people we are today! We love you all dearly and feel so blessed to have each one of you!

With all of these wonderful men in Hudson's life...I know he will grow to be just as wonderful as you all are!

Happy Father's Day everyone!
J, E, & H

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy 5 Months!!

Wow! Really?! Our little guy is FIVE months old! And such a little stinker! He is so full of personality, smiles, and is just a mess already!

Weight: A bit over 15 lbs
Length: 25.5 "
Bottle: 6 ounces
Sleeping: 7something to about 3am, then gets bottle and then back down until 6:30-7ish
Napping: Cat naps throughout the day, but no long naps
Diaper Size: 2...close to moving up to a 3


-SMILING! SMILING! SMILING! At everyone he sees!
-Rolling around and moving around...we'll be in a mess when he is really mobile!
-Curling up in a ball and grabbing his feet to suck on his little toes :)
-Lifting up his legs and putting them straight out in the air when he is in the stroller or car seat
-Sleeping on his tummy and on his side
-Playing in his Jumperoo
-Being Outside
-He is still in love with Mickey Mouse! And loves his new Mickey Mouse stroller Grandma bought him
-He loves for us to rub his face and head as he falls asleep
-Sophie the Giraffe...she is his girlfriend :)
-The light up Frog toy on his carseat
-He loves to stand up...ALL THE TIME!
-He likes to look around
-He likes to tell people "stories"
-His voice! He jabbers and talks all day! He has become quite vocal and loud :)
-Sucking on his fist, hands, fingers, anything he can get his little hands on!
-Being in the water...the bath tub or pool, he loves it!
-Still loves medicine...he simply is not fazed by it!
-Loves trying to sit up on his own...he's not quite there yet. I think if he would try to sit more instead of always wanting to pull himself up to stand, he could figure it out!

-Falling asleep...this child throws some kind of fit!! :(
-Getting out of the tub
-Not having one of us in sight

Hudson has gotten to be so much fun these days! He just laughs and smiles (unless he's fighting sleep as he is doing at this very moment) ;) We are really enjoying taking him to the pool and having a little more flexibility since, at the moment, his feedings are better. We did introduce baby food a few weeks ago as the pediatrician suggested, but that did not go well as Hudson's tummy got all out of whack :( I am going to nervously try it again soon...wish me luck! He is still on the same formula and meds...we hope to have him off of these meds one day soon :-/ We have learned that Hudson really enjoys being in his "element" where things are familiar...he just does so much better at home. Our latest goal to reach is trying to teach him to be able to soothe himself...not the easiest task in the world especially when you aren't an expert and you are learning as you go! Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Here are some pictures of sweet angel! :)

Eating Oatmeal for the first time this morning!
He did so well! He was going after the spoon like a big boy!

Trying so hard to figure out how to get out!

Love that half smile!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!...honor all of the wonderful fathers out there, yours, someone else's or someone who was like a Dad to you!

J,E, & H

Monday, June 6, 2011

Grandma > Alabama!

Grandma came down last week/weekend to play her number one little man while I was in Enterprise for my best friend's wedding and Jason was in NOLA for a bachelor party. Hudson sure did have a great time with his Grandma and Aunt PB! He definitely has those two wrapped around his precious little finger! Here are some pictures of sweet Hudson's time with his Grandma and Aunt PB:) Thank you again Grandma for coming down! We appreciate all of your help so much!
Waiting on Grandma at the airport!

Snuggling with Grandma!

Pool time with Grandma!

And with Aunt PB!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to my very best friend, Shay and her HUSBAND Wes :) Shay looked gorgeous and I am just so happy for them! They make an amazing couple and I am so happy that I could be apart of their special day :) Here are a few pictures from the weekend:) I only have pics from Friday night, as I did not have my camera on Saturday :(

Hope everyone has had a great week! Big boy will be 5 months old tomorrow!!

J,E, & H