Monday, August 30, 2010

Surgery's ON for now

Hudson is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning at 10:13. He still has a little runny nose every now and then, so please pray for him to be well enough, and for everything to go well. I thank you so much for all the support and prayers.
We will most likely be in the hospital for the rest of the week, but I will update when possible.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

12 month aahhh humm, I mean ONE YEAR stats

Hudson had his one year check up with Dr. Nesbit today. They pricked his finger to check his iron and hemoglobin (both were perfect), he got 4 shots, and checked out well. Doc was very impressed with how many teeth he had for his age and with his growing vocabulary, and that he's exceeded all milestones for his age. Hey, we didn't need them to tell us he was a genius, we've known all along...HA! J/K! I was glad that he had a good check up though. He didn't like the shots of course. He screamed as soon as the nurse lay him down on the table, but only cried for a few seconds after I picked him up.
We did get some (possibly) discouraging news. Hudson's nose started to run yesterday leading us to believe that he's coming down with a cold. This would not ordinarily be a big deal but his surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. That only gives him 4 days for the cold to run it's course and that's not very likely. Doc said for us to call his surgeon's office tomorrow to find out if we need to push it back a little due to the fact that his immune system is already busy fighting off the cold, and anaesthesiologists don't like to put babies under when they are having upper respiratory issues.
SOOO that means that there is a good possibility that we won't be doing the surgery next week. I'm a little bummed about that. Don't get me wrong, I'm not excited for my child to have surgery, but I am ready to put this in the past. We've anticipated it for SO long. Whatever is best and safest for Hudson is what we will do.
Before I forget, here are his ONE YEAR STATS

height: 30 inches- 75th percentile
weight:24 lbs- 70th percentile

He has lots of new words, and we still haven't found a fruit, veggie, or meat that he does not like. He likes whole milk, and when the pack of formula is gone that we are working on now, he will be completely off formula.
The biggest thing this month is the fact that he's walking and running. He started walking about 3 weeks ago and it's amazing to see how much better he's gotten every day like being able to turn corners and step over toys without falling.
He's my heart and I am so thankful for him and proud of him. Here are some pictures from his actual birthday.
Mrs. Jennifer decorated my chair, got me cup cakes, and some other treats. I love Mrs. Jennifer
Time for a birthday ride to the park. Good thing it's a little cooler this morning and there's a breeze.
Cupcake time!!!
We'll finish up the afternoon playing in my new water table.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Hudson!

At 12:34 pm on August 25, 2009 you entered this big world. Here you are a few hours old when I finally got to see you. You were the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen (and you still are). You were a fighter from the beginning, and made your way out of that NICU.

You've come a LONG way BABY! One year ago today, you made me the happiest mama in the world! You are the most handsome, sweetest, smartest, happiest, loveable, and precious one year old on the planet. I love you beyond words. Thank you Hudson for making the last year a complete JOY! You have spread so much love in our family and I cannot wait to see what your future holds. I am SO proud of the little boy you have become. You amaze me every day!!!!!!
I love you!
These pictures are from each month of your first year starting with your newborn picture.

I'll post 12 month stats and his monthly update after his check up tomorrow.

Hudson's Birthday Party

Dave and I are so thankful that we have such AWESOME friends and family that love our little boy so much. Hudson's first birthday party was so much fun because of all of these wonderful people in our lives. We are truly blessed.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another "First"

Hudson had his first hair cut this week. He did very well!

Just sitting down and getting the cape on. He was not too sure what was going on.
Just getting started with the hair cut. He was doing great.

I like driving this air plane.

another shot from the front

She was done cutting with the scissors and pulled out the trimmers. As soon as she turned them on, you can see the look on Hudson's face. He did NOT like the noise.

Here comes the pitiful pouty face.
AND...the official meltdown!!! Good thing it only lasted a few seconds. Literally as soon as she flipped the switch to turn the trimmers off, he turned off the tears. It was like the switch controlled him too.

Since Hudson was so good, he got to have some of a smoothie.

Look at my big boy, and his clean neck line!

What a STUD!

Here's the certificate they gave us at the hair place.