Friday, July 22, 2011

6 Months Old!


Weight: 16.4 lbs
(his weight growth slowed a bit from the 4 mo checkup)

Length:
27.5 "

Bottle:
5-6 oz in the am & at lunch; 7-8 oz around 3 and then again at bedtime

Solids:
He has liked pretty much everything we have offered him but peaches.

Awake:
6-6:30

Bedtime:
6:45-7

Naps:
Goes down around 9am for usually 30m, but if I am lucky it could last an hour...but very rare; cat naps throughout the rest of the day and when we are in the car.
This child hates napping

Diaper Size:
3 - He's wearing the Cruiser's now!
No more baby swaddlers :(


-He still loves to smile and charm everyone around him
-He loves to laugh...especially when we make silly or highpitched sounds.
-He actually likes to be startled, because he always smiles and laughs at you.
-Still loves to stand
-Sleeping on his side...favors his right
-He started sitting up about 2 weeks ago and loves to sit up and play with his toys. He is still a little bit wobbley, but has it down pretty good!
-Loves to play with water bottles and chip bags.
-He figured out that he has a tongue and has started a new form of jabbering/talking by using his tongue to say BaBaBa DaDaDa. His face is PREICELESS when he does it! SO cute!
-He is loving his new big kid, light up toys, his Hungry Caterpillar rattle, and a multicolored ball
-He is always putting anything and everything in his mouth...no teeth yet,
-He LOVES the pool and bathtub
-Dancing with Mommy to Mommy's fun music :)
-He has started reaching and grabbing for things...he loves to get whatever you have.
-He like to play with water bottles and paper...anything that crinkles
-Having Mom and Dad in his view...at all times!
-He loves being out and about...he behaves much better out than he does at home

Dislikes:
-Eating...no, not completely. But feedings (solids and bottle) have become a battle :( He has learned to pintch his lips together and refuse to open his mouth!
-Us leaving him alone
-Still hates getting out of the tub
-Napping when he could be involved in everything going on


I'll post some Half Bday pics soon!
Love,
J, E, & H

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Two Days of Playdates!

Hudson had two very fun and active days last week! On Thursday, my sweet friend and neighbor Krystal had several of us James Hill mommies over for a playdate. It was so much fun...for me and baby! Krystal has the cutest little boy, Sully, who is a little over a month younger than Hudson. We really enjoyed our lunch and time with all of the other Moms and little ones. It was an especially exciting day, because we got to meet Hudson's newest friend Zoey! She is a doll and has the most beautiful smile and laugh! So glad you are finally home sweet girl! Our neighborhood is so great, because there are so many young families. This neighborhood is going to be wild in a few years when all of our little ones get a little older! Here are a few pictures from the playdate!


Hudson and Sully :)


Hudson and some more of his buddies!

Hudson checking out what the older kiddos are doing...


On Wednesday, we had Landrygirl over for most of the day because her daycare was closed. Those two babies are so precious together and so funny to watch. Landry really is not very "concerned" with or by Hudson...she pretty much does her own thing. I hope she will start to take a little more interest in him when he gets a little older and a little more interactive. However, she did always want whatever toy he had and had no problem getting it from him...leaving poor baby boy looking dumbfounded as to why his toys kept disappearing. ;) Here are some pictures from our day!


Landry and Hudson playing!

Trying to figure who gets the toys...

I think Landry decided she wanted them all ;)
Sweet boy sitting up like a big boy!!
(The pill bottle in the back is a toy of my niece's, we do not have pills
scattered throughout the house!)
Lanlan playing in Hudson's jumperoo! Precious girl!





FYI: I am use the IE browser instead of FireFox and my spacing is all off :( Will be getting this fixed asap!


Love,

J, E, & H


Hudson: 5.5 mo

Landry: 13.5 mo

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hudson and His New Fav!

His Sippy Cup!

We gave Hudson a sippycup to try out for the first time last Saturday (7/2) and he LOVES it! Here are a few pictures of our big boy and his new cup!


Hmmm...

Hey, I know what to do with this...


NOTHING is coming out Mom...


Reclining helps...lifting your feet apparently helps too :)


So sweet and smart!


Love,
J, E, & H

Hudson: 5.5 mo

A Happy 4th of July Weekend!

We had a busy, but oh so so fun weekend that was full of food and friends! I think those kinds of weekends are the best! On Saturday, we started the day off at the Fresh Market on the Green in our neighborhood and spent the rest of the day at the pool with our friends Wes and Merrick and then grilled at our house that night. They introduced us to "summer beer" (ingredients: in a pitcher, put 4 cans of beer, 1 can of frozen minutemaid pink lemonade or raspberry lemonade, and using the lemonade can...add a 1/2 to a whole can of vodka) and it was dangerous and delicious! Here are a few pictures from Saturday.



Mommy and baby at the farmer's market...we got some great produce!

Sweet pool boy! ;)


Aunt Merrick & Uncle Wes at the pool
Sunday, we spent the day at the pool again with my sister and her family and with some of our neighbor friends. That night we went over to Josh and Beth's to cookout and had a great time as always! Here are a few pictures from that day. Hudson was so tired by the time we got to the Alford's that we didn;t take any pictures of he and his sweet friend Dax.


4th of July Family Picture :)


Bath time for the cousins!

Sweet Landrygirl :)



On Monday, we spent the day at the pool (once again) with our sweet friends Nathan and Amy, and their precious two angels, Hayes & Watson. We all had such a great time together watching the little ones. Hayes is just the best big sister and I am always so amazed at how great and sweet she is with Hudson:) Here are a few pictures from Monday.


Watson and Hudson...best buddies:)

Sweet Hayes having some ice-cream!

My boys gave me an awesome camera for Mother's Day this year and I have been oh so intimidated by the camera. I finally really tried to figure it out yesterday morning (I had no clue what I was doing and was just pressing buttons and changing settings like a mad woman!) and was able to get some fun/ok pictures of Hudson. He did great! And just smiled and smiled! So all in all, not a bad attempt...thank you little Hudson! I will upload a few a little later :)


Hope everyone had a great weekend too!

Love,

J, E, & H