5 months ago today, I was sitting in the NICU at University Hospital. It felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest. I wanted to hold my baby so bad and take all of those tubes off of him. He's come so far and grown so much. This past month has been really exciting because we started him on baby food. He's tried all of the "stage 1" fruits and veggies, oatmeal, rice cereal, and juice. His favorite fruit is peaches, and he loves sweet peas. Actually, there's not really much that he doesn't love. He is serious about his food. He loves chewing on his toes too. He started rolling over a few weeks ago, and now he's all over the place. He's making more sounds and laughs all the time. He's such a happy boy, smiling all the time. I can't get enough of that smile. It lights up any room. I can only hope that he carries that happiness into his life as he continues to grow and learn more about his world.
Hudson, I want to give you lots of encouragement so that you learn to be confident. I will always be fair with you so that you will learn justice. I hope you always feel secure so that you will have faith, and I hope you always feel accepted and loved
I pray that you understand how much you are loved, and that you choose to show love to others, even when this crazy world disappoints you.
Happy 5 month birthday. Your daddy and I love you more than words can express. Thank you for bringing so much joy into our lives.