Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sweet baby cow!!

Tuesday night was Trick-or-Trunk at church so we decided to take Hudson on his first Halloween adventure. This was our first time for Trick-or-Trunk too so we enjoyed getting to see all the cars decorated and some very creative costumes. I on the other hand was not as creative and Hudson went as a sweet baby cow. I had originally wanted him to be a puppy dog but after a long search I gave up and I was just very happy to find an infant costume that actually fit him. I will say he was the most adorable baby cow I have ever seen and was the only one there. I will definitely start my search early next year for that puppy dog costume:)

Hudson with his daddy

I loved cuddling with my sweet baby. I was so glad he had a warm costume since it ended being a cold October night. He was such a good boy and stayed awake for most of the night.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two month check-up

Today was Hudson's two month check up and time to get his shots. He was such a good boy and I think he did better than Mommy did. He weighs 11 pounds and 8 ounces and is 25 inches long so he has gained about four pounds and grown four inches since he was born. He is gaining weight like he should and seems to be right on track with everything. The doctor did find a heart murmur that they had not detected before. He said he could have already had it or he could have developed it since then. He seemed concerned but also felt that it is minor and should hopefully heal on its own. He is sending him for an electrocardiogram just to be sure. We will have that sometime in the next week or two and it will be sent to Vanderbilt to be reviewed by a pediatric cardiologist. I really didn't know what to think when the doctor was telling us all this I was surprised and a little nervous about it all. I asked him lots of questions and and he reassured me that they usually heal on their own and without causing too many problems. After, the doctor left the room...I was holding back tears....I teased Hudson that he can't have a heart murmur because he HAS to play football! Please pray that everything will be OK and that it is minor and will heal on its own.

I was able to snap a couple cute pics while we were there waiting for the doctor.

Waiting for the Nurse to come give him his shots. He had no clue...poor baby!

He is one happy boy!!!

October Fun!

Well we have had a very busy month....we started it off by taking Hudson on his first trip Missouri to visit Grandmommy and Grandaddy Lewis and all of our friends there. Since Todd was on Fall Break were were able to spend a long weekend there. We enjoyed dinner with friends, shopping with Grandmommy and a stroll downtown St. Charles. We also visited the school we both worked at last year and the kids I worked with while I was there. They were all so excited to meet Hudson and he was such a good boy while we were there.

Todd with Abby...she was in the classroom I worked in last year and I became very attached to her. Even when she would tell me now and fall to the floor I still cried my eyes out when I had to leave her. She was so happy to see us and especially LOVES her "Toddy"and we enjoyed getting to see her and see how much she has grown since we saw her last. We miss all our kids from last year but especially sweet Abby:)

Me and Hudson with all our favorite girls:) Amy, Bobbi, Tracy and Karen (Cindy must have been actually working) were the girls I worked with and became so close to. They were some of the first to find out about Baby Hudson and had to help me keep it a secret along with helping me with sweet Abby. They were amazing and I loved every minute at Castlio because of them. There were so many times after breaks I would come back to work not wanting to be there and they got me through it. Between the drama, gossip, making fun of my southern accent and lots and lots of laughter....they made my year. I miss them all so so much and want them to know just how much they mean to me:)

No trip to St. Louis is complete without taking a stroll downtown St. Charles. Todd grew up there and we took lots of trips there while we were dating. We were excited to take him down there for the first time.

Later that week...Zack, Cherith and Ella Kate came for a visit. Zack had to go out of town for work so Cherith and Ella Kate stayed here and we enjoyed every minute with them. We spent lots of time at Nana and Poppa's so that I could play with Ella Kate and Aunt Cherith got some quality time with Hudson. He loves her and she helped us out a lot while she was here. When it was pretty we spent some time outside so Ella could play. She loves being outside and running around the yard and playing in the leaves.

Ella Kate and Hudson playing outside at Nana and Poppa's

We tried all week to get some good pictures of Ella Kate and Hudson together but you can imagine trying to get a fifteen month old and an eight week old still long enough to take a picture. Luckily, we were able to snap a few cutes ones.

Ella Kate holding her "baby". She was so cute with him. Every time she would wake up from a nap or come into the room where he was she would pop that passy out and say "baby". She also liked trading pacifiers with him or if he was crying she would take him his. It was so precious. I can't wait to watch them grow up together and be the best of friends:)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Splish, Splash....taking a bath!!!!

We decided it was finally time to give little man a bath in his Rainforest tub and of course Mommy took lots of pictures. He liked it at first but I think he was glad when it was all over.

Hudson in his bath for the first time...he wasn't real sure what to think.

Isn't he the cutest?!

He wasn't too happy when it was over and he had to be dried off and changed so he needed his passy to make him feel better.

Much better...still doesn't look too happy though!

He was soooo tired!