Sunday, March 28, 2010
We had Hudson's one year pictures made on Friday afternoon (before the rash appeared thank goodness!). I'm so anxious to see them. I think they are going to be good...at least, for the first few shots, Hudson was flirting and showing off and giving his huge toothy smile! It quickly went downhill from there though, and 30 minutes later we were in total meltdown mode and it was time to go. I think they are going to be cute though. I will post them when I get them!
Hudson got to spend a few hours at Joel's parents' house Friday night while Joel and I went to a meet and greet for a new Sunday school class at church. We are so excited about the new class and can't wait to get started in a couple of weeks. I had to work yesterday, so that was a bummer, but I got home in time to spend a little bit of it outside in the driveway with my little man. He loves riding in his car in the driveway. He's a bit obsessed and constantly points to the downstairs all day long so that we will take him to go ride. He even gets mad when we go get in the car to go somewhere because he wants to get in his car! He's got a one track mind for sure!
Today, we spent most of the afternoon outside. We spent a long time at the park and it was the first time that Hudson really enjoyed it. That little pointer finger kept pointing us back and forth from the swing to the slide. On the pointing note, wow, that pointer finger is pretty demanding. I have to admit that I like being able to semi-communicate with him now that he can point, but it's hard to figure out where he wants to go sometimes and he just gets mad if you don't do what he wants!
Hope everyone else enjoyed the wonderful weather this weekend as much as we did. Next post will have pictures!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Hudson loves to share, even Mr. Syringe.
Hudson has come so accustomed to it that he just LOVES it now! He gets excited when he sees the syringe come out. Tylenol, Motrin, antibiotics...he loves them all. Guess he knows what makes him feel better!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
We still need something to go over the couch, but mostly we used pictures and furniture that we already had so we wouldn't have to spend much more money decorating. My dad is so talented and has done so many Auburn pictures for us, that we just had to use them and made it an Auburn room. I thought they all worked perfectly. We did have to buy the sectional, and Joel bought the tv months ago when he got me the new camera (you know, it was such a great deal--ha!), but everything else came from stuff we already had and I think it works, especially for a man cave!
One of the best parts about the room is that there are really two rooms down there and so we made the other room Hudson's play room. It is right next to the stairs so we've got to get a gate because Hudson gets sidetracked most of the time and just wants to go climb the stairs, but our hopes are that we can all be down there and have a ton of room for Hudson to play and for us to watch tv, or play with him, whatever the case may be.
On an unrelated note, I spent this morning at the doctor's office with Hudson, and guess what, he has another ear infection. So much for the tubes. I'm so frustrated and I feel really bad for Hudson. He woke up yesterday morning with a fever, so I stayed home with him yesterday for most of the day thinking that it would just go away. It was low grade for most of the day, and Hudson was really not acting sick at all. We played and laughed and had a ball. He does have a tooth coming in, so I thought maybe that was it. Well, then the fever started to go up yesterday afternoon and so I made him an appointment for this morning. I knew by then that it had to be his ears. I thought the purpose of the tubes was to not have this happen anymore, but apparently not! It still can! I think I told someone yesterday that I have the sickliest child on the planet. I know it could be way worse so I do count my lucky stars that it's just ear infections, but can we give the poor boy a break??? I'm home again today with him...say a prayer that I don't get fired with all this time off I'm having to take!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Here is Joel and his little mini-me in their Polos!
Hudson had a little bit of fun in the grass. He's still not very fond of it, but I keep telling him that if he'll just start walking, he won't have to be all in the grass! He ignores me. In fact, we have regressed in the walking department. He has absolutely no interest in it anymore. He used to love going back and forth to Joel and me, but now he just goes straight to his knees. I'm frustrated because I don't know why all of a sudden he is scared of walking! I guess like anything else, he'll do it on his own time when he is ready, and everyone keeps telling me that he needs to crawl for as long as he can because life gets really wild when he starts walking!
We did a lot of this!
And believe it or not, snow was in the forecast this morning! Crazy Alabama weather...we were wearing short sleeves on Saturday and were bundled up and freezing Sunday and today. I broke down and finally went to the doctor today. I was not getting any better and my face was hurting like no other, so I knew I probably had a sinus infection that wasn't going to go away on its own. I've only been sick for a week and a half. Two shots in both hips and two different antiobiotics, later (oh and just a 3 hour trip to Med Help--reason #1 that I hate going to the doctor!), I am finally feeling a little better. The 3 hour trip was not in the week's work plans, however, so I will be playing catch up the rest of the week! Oh April 15th, can you get here any faster???
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Instead, all that Hudson would eat is two fried chicken fingers, a container of yogurt, some goldfish, and two cookies. Healthy. I guess that is the life of a toddler.
I'm just not going to worry about it because he is so darn cute!
The time change has really affected Hudson this week. Well, that and the class move at daycare. He has been so tired and irritable every night, and is impossible to wake up in the mornings! Joel thought I was kidding about having a hard time waking Hudson up, but then he tried yesterday morning and had just as much trouble. I hate having to pick him up to wake him up...I like to wake him up by rubbing his back and talking to him, but that has not done anything this week! Hudson has not been happy about being woken up either. He's had a rough week. I'm anxious to see if he will sleep late in the morning since I don't work tomorrow. It will probably be the one day that he wakes up at 6 am ready to go! Ha! I think the daycare transition is going well. He never went back to the infant room like he was supposed to, so that is a good thing, although they said that he has been fussier than normal and had major fits when I left him every morning this week. I have felt like the worst mother, but I know he's probably fine 5 minutes after I'm gone. At least that's what I keep telling myself!
Check out my teeth! Anyone an orthodontist??? We are going to need you someday with those front two teeth! Just kidding, my family teases me because they always said superman could fit through my front two teeth until I got braces. I guess he gets it from me!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday night, we went to a surprise party for one of my parents' friends and then went back to the cabin and cooked steaks. Hudson didn't sleep at all Saturday night either, and Sunday morning, Joel and I both woke up with whatever Hudson had all last week! Of course, we couldn't escape it. I felt it coming on Saturday and I really think I had a fever for at least part of the day. Joel had the fever on Sunday, and I just felt horrible, so it was not a good day. We came back to Birmingham early and took it easy all day. Hudson finally felt great, so it was a difficult day because neither Joel nor I had the energy to want to play with him, or take care of him for that matter, but you do what you have to do and we got through it. I hardly have a voice today and can't breathe, but I am feeling better.
Here are some pics from the carousel. They were taken with my phone, so they aren't the best quality.
In other news, Hudson is starting to say "Uh oh", which is so fun. I find myself intentionally dropping things and saying "uh oh" just so he will repeat it! And he normally does! It is exciting. I also have dropped his morning bottle, so we are down to one a day. It was not bad at all. I'm just not sure how I'm going to drop the night one, but I'm not going to worry about that yet. We still have a ton of formula left and I'm not going to let it go to waste!
That's about all the news from the Reed household. It's another busy work week for us and I'm already looking forward to the weekend!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Weight: 23 pounds, 15 ounces (60th percentile)
Height: 30.5 inches (75th percentile)
HC: 18.5 inches
He got 3 shots and a finger prick. It was a rough one! Everything looked good though and he seems to be hitting all of his important milestones that the doctors are concerned about (talking, clapping, waving, etc.). Dr. C said that his weight will be slowing down over the next year and his appetite will be decreasing, but not to worry. I can already tell that his appetite is decreasing...or maybe he is just picky because he won't eat anything that I give him. I have been hesitant about dropping the last two bottles because he won't eat much other food, but Dr. C said we needed to do it as soon as possible, mainly because the milk sits on his teeth all night long and it is bad for them. He said to give him whole milk at every meal and he should be fine, which we normally do and Hudson takes it just fine from a cup. I'm just afraid to cut out the last one before bed. It is like a nightly routine for us and as soon as we come down the stairs from bathtime, Hudson is pointing and whining for the bottle. I have a feeling that one is going to be torture to cut out! He also said to start brushing Hudson's teeth, which I had already bought a toothbrush before the appointment today so we will be starting that soon! The poor boy just got his first tooth a few weeks ago and now we have three and are working on a fourth! I guess I'm glad they are all coming in at once. We're just getting it all over with fast!
Hudson takes his last bottle in his big boy chair. I'm so glad that he can hold it on his own now because I can work on dinner! He loves sitting in the chair too...well, sitting, standing, bouncing, tumping it over...etc.!
Check out these curls! He has crazy hair and I'm really not sure how to tame it. It is constant frizz all the time. He needs a haircut too, but the grandparents keep telling me that I shouldn't dare cut the curls. I just don't know what to do with them? All these years I have been wanting curly hair...not anymore! Although, it is pretty cute on Hudson!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
On a side note, Hudson seems to finally be over the fever virus. His fever got all the way up to 103 (on Motrin and Tylenol) on Friday night before it finally broke and he woke up Saturday morning feeling better. It was a little scary because we couldn't get the fever down, but luckily he got over it fast! We were worried that we might have to cancel the party, but he seemed like he felt fine yesterday and today, he was even better.
Here are a few pictures pre-party. I used the brown and blue and polka dots theme again. You will not see me doing any more brown and blue, but I figured I needed to do it one more time to round out the year. It turned out cute, but I'm so done with those colors! Talk about overkill!
The food spread. We just did cake and ice cream, and a few dips. Nothing too much for a 3 pm party!
I put up his monthly chair pictures for everyone to see how much he changed each month.
I made a book using Snapfish of Hudson's first year. I have been working on it for months and almost decided to just not do it because it was so time consuming, but I'm so glad I did. It turned out really great!
Cake time! Look at him eying that cake!
Wait a minute...we need to put the hat on him first!
Ok, NO HAT PLEASE! (For the record, I knew he hated the hat, but someone told Joel to put it on him and he absolutely threw a fit!)
I'm having SO MUCH FUN!
Hudson made up for a week's worth of not eating with his smash cake! He couldn't get enough!
We decided it was time to call it quits before he made himself sick! This was the only family shot we got of the day.
After the smash cake mess, we got Hudson all cleaned up, opened presents (which, by the way, Hudson got a TON of great new things--thank you all so much!), and then we played and visited with everyone. It was so good to have all our friends and family in one place. It had been a while since we had seen everyone, and all the kids played so well together. The weather today made it all the better. We were outside for a good part of the party, and I'm pretty sure all the kids were out there the whole time! They loved it!
At one point during the party, I looked over at Hudson and he had decided to go find some more cake in his high chair! It was too funny! He ate all the crumbs that had spilled out!
Friday, March 5, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
And here he is now...he is such a grown up boy!
It's a shame his birthday fell on a Monday AND he still has a bit of the stomach bug! He is still not eating much at all, but he hasn't gotten sick or had any bad diapers in two days, so I know he is on the mend. Why do stomach bugs last 24 hours for everyone else, and they last a week for Hudson?!? It is not fair!
We sat him in his little chair at daycare to eat his cupcake and he got up and tried to walk away! You can tell he is having tummy issues when he turns down a cupcake!
Daddy came to the rescue though and gave him a little piece, and then it wasn't so bad! Look at him standing!
Look who is finally facing forward! He hit the weight limit about 6 months ago (seriously!), but he had to be a year before we could turn him around. He was completely out of room facing backwards, so I know he is much happier now.
- He is starting to take a step forward before either falling or going to his knees. He really wants to walk, but is still a little unsure and not quite confident enough in himself. I think he can do it, but I guess he will do it when he is ready!
- He has two teeth, a top tooth and a bottom one, and there is another top tooth about to break through.
- He is his Daddy's little shadow. Whenever Joel is around, he is right there with him. It is so cute.
- He claps at everything.
- He is still only saying Dada, but he "talks" all the time. His new favorite thing is to look like an Indian (cupping his hand over his mouth while making noise). He thinks he is so funny!
- He loves going outside. He will go to the glass door or the window to our back porch and just bang on it until we go outside. I think we will be enjoying the outdoors a lot in a few months!
- He loves all things sweet, and doesn't love veggies. We are working on this. I'm giving him baby food veggies so I know he is getting them, but as far as the real thing goes, he hates it!
- He loves his sippy cup. I'm still giving him 2 bottles a day, morning and night, but I think I might be able to cut those out soon. He will drink whole milk, so I will probably just replace the formula bottles with sippy cups with whole milk. I don't think it's going to be as much as an issue as I once thought! He still goes nuts when he sees a bottle though.