DOUBLE DIGITS! Can't believe my baby is becoming a toddler right before my eyes. He continues to do new things daily and makes my heart melt all the time. The big thing this month is that Hudson has not had a bottle in 3 weeks, and only has his pacifier SOMETIMES during nap. (That will be gone soon too) I thought the bottle would be difficult to take, but my little man did wonderfully. He has his formula in his sippy cup. He's eating all kinds of table food. He still eats some baby food, but mostly just eats whatever we are having. He loves fresh fruits and veggies cut up. It's so nice for him to be eating real food, and so much easier too. Another big thing this month is that he's soooo close to walking. He cruises the furniture, walls, etc, very fast and lets go and stands by himself. He can stand up from a sitting position, and walks if you hold his hands. He pushes his little walking toy thingy like a pro. He prefers to be up and cruises from place to place instead of crawling now. His vocabulary is growing, and I can really tell that he understands a lot more of what you are saying to him. If you say "come here", he comes with a smile. He puckers up now and makes the cutest little kissy sound when you ask for a kiss. I love these kisses even tough I do miss the open mouthed slobbery ones. When you ask him if he's tired, he crunches up his nose and breathes really fast like he's out of breath (like a dog panting). It's so cute. He has 3 teeth on the bottom and 4 (yes FOUR!) coming in on top. He's been such a champ with teething and has not let it bother him a bit. He continues to amaze me every day, and I am LOVING being home with him this summer. We are headed to the beach, so I probably won't post until next week. Don't worry, I'll be sure to get some pictures to share while we are on vacation. Can't wait to get this boy in the sand!
It was nice to celebrate Dave's first Father's Day on Sunday. He's the BEST daddy EVER and Hudson loves him so much. He lights up when he sees his daddy. I am so thankful for him. After 3 years of wanting to be a father, he finally has a wonderful, happy, beautiful son.
So, Hudson hasn't had a bottle in 10 days. He did just fine with me switching him to his sippy cup for his formula. He's been drinking water from his cup for about 4 months, so he did alright with the switch.
The pacifier is a different story. We have restricted it to his bed only. He's fine with that, and does not want it unless he's going down for his naps during the day. He does not even cry for it when he goes down at night. Sooooo....I guess we can say that we don't have 100% success with the paci YET. It will be gone before he turns one.
Today's a very special day. Our sweet Claire is one today! We are beyond blessed to have the Hayes family in our lives and we are SUPER thankful that Hudson is getting to grow up with Claire. Here are a few pictures of these two over the past year. The first one is when they first met each other. Hudson was 3 wks old and Claire was 13 wks old. Look how much they have grown and changed! I love these babies!
I am a kindergarten teacher, and love spending time with my family. I'm married to my best friend. Dave and I have an amazing son named Hudson who we prayed and hoped for almost three years. Hudson has hydronephrosis and was born with one kidney.