Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hudson - Eight months

His stats:

Weight - 18.8 pounds

Height - 73.5 centimeters

His likes/dislikes:

He loves to play with his box of toys. It's so cute to see him dig in the box for different toys and then examine them.

He also loves airplane rides by Dad.

He dislikes sleeping (apparently). The little stinker has become a terrible sleeper. He's getting up 3-4 times per night which makes for grouchy parents (the Hubs may have even commented that he didn't like nighttime Babs. In his defense, she is pretty cranky).

His adventures:

He started to crawl! Well, more like drag himself across the floor with one arm, but still impressive.

He'll crawl for wipes. We did buy him baby toys, I promise.

He's such a happy baby!

He has plenty of walks.

New changes this month:

He's starting to sit really well and for long periods of time.
Thoughts on the month:    

It was a tough month (hence the super late post). Hudson was sick for almost all of it, which I think is the reason for the weightloss. My maternal nurse and doctor were not overly worried, but I freaked out a bit. Hopefully now that he's feeling better (and eating more solids), he'll put on the pounds and he my chunky little man again.  

I also had two big projects explode at the same time at work, which meant long hours. The Hubs gave notice at his job, so he was busy finishing up last minute things. It was just a crazy, crazy month!

This post is short, because 9 months is next week!

 Off to clean,



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hudson - Seven months

His stats:

Weight - 19.8 pounds

Height - 71 centimeters

His likes/dislikes:

Still loves walks in the pram, although his face still says otherwise.

Grill watching remains high on the list. And new fun includes banging his hand on the table.

He loves getting carried in the bouncer, which is usually where he sits while we eat our dinner.

Dislikes - being hungry.

His adventures:

He met his 1st cousin, and within 5 seconds of me holding her he screamed with jealousy. I guess he wanted her to know she needed to get her own mommy, because I'm taken.

He's been going to sing-a-long time at the library. I can't say he's a fan of it, but maybe he'll catch on.

New changes this month:

He enjoys standing a lot (with assistance, of course). He's also getting better at unassisted sitting.

He's going well with the solids. It took a few weeks before he started to enjoy things.

He loves watermelon.

He started using a jumperoo.

 He's growing like a weed!

He was sick for the first time (darn daycare!). It was a 24hr bug that involved a lot of throwing up, and lots of cuddles with dad.

And a really big change for the lil man is his very first tooth! It popped through on my birthday, so I like to think of it as a little present from him ;)

Thoughts on the month:    

I am overwhelmed on a daily basis with how much I love him. It's amazing to watch him grow, and I feel honored to be his mom. He has the most incredible belly laugh.

 Off to read in bed,


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hudson - Six Months

His stats:

Weight - 18.5 pounds

Height - 69 centimeters

His likes/dislikes:

He loves clapping, songs, and getting a good bounce on his bouncer (he kicks his little feet so hard to go fast).

He dislikes being hungry and that's about it. He's really an incredibly happy and sweet baby.  And he can sleep in very strange positions.

His adventures:

This week was his first time in daycare. I think it was hardest on dad! I'm just grateful that he only has to go one day for a bit (then two days from June onwards).

He explored the clothes basket.

He went to the park for his first slide and swing ride. He didn't seem overly thrilled with either. I suppose he's still a little young, but I thought for sure he'd love the swing because he loves the wind on his face.

He also got his first visit from the Easter bunny.

And he celebrated Auntie Chels' birthday. He was mesmerized by the candles.

New changes this month:

He started solids a few days ago. We're doing a combination of baby led weaning and traditional.
He's had the following so far:
  • organic carrot
  • rolled oats (blended into a flour and mixed with water)
  • organic plum (he was a big fan)
  • organic apple
  • avocado

There has been a surprising amount of bib eating.

Thoughts on the month: 

I cannot believe my little baby is celebrating his half-birthday! Time is flying. I realised just how much he's grown when I was putting away his newborn clothes.

He looks massive!

He's turning into a little boy.

Off to clean some dishes,


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hudson - Five Months

His stats:

Weight - 18 pounds

Height - 68 centimeters

His likes/dislikes:

He loves my made up songs and pram rides. Although pram rides always start with excitement, but as soon as we get going he goes into deep concentration mode. At least that is what it looks like. He doesn't crack a smile for the whole trip.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

He's a giraffe-eater.

He enjoys quality time with his blocks.

His love for the outdoors only seems to increase. A favourite of his is still laying in the "parkie" and staring at trees.

He's finally enjoying bath time now, and goes crazy kicking his legs.

And, of course, thumb sucking is a good way to make yourself feel better.

Dislikes - waiting to eat and not getting his way

 His adventures:

He went to the hospital to visit dad (more on that below). He took the train into the city, and he seemed to enjoy watching things go by. He went to lots of coffee shops (his mom has a current iced coffee addiction).

New changes this month:

Although he rolled last month, he really wasn't into the rolling this month until this past week (right after he heard me tell a mom from my mothers' group that he doesn't like rolling - he came home and rolled a dozen times! The stinker was just proving a point, I suppose). He does it so much that I've been able to catch it on camera, which was a nice video to send to dad in the hospital.


Thoughts on the month: 

It's been a tough month. The Hubs has been in the hospital for almost all of it due to two lung surgeries. I managed pretty well in the role of single parent but it's taken it's toll on me. I need to spend this month trying to breathe deeper. The Aussie and I are also hoping to organise our life a bit - join the gym, rein in the monthly food bill, think about long term goals (perhaps finally saying goodbye to student loans and enjoying some fun trips), and maybe (just maybe) get in some date nights. Wish us luck!

Off to unwind from this long day,