Monday, February 28, 2011

12 Months

My sweet baby boy is now 1!! I can not believe it. At 12 months he stats are:

Weight: 22 lbs (40%)
Height: 29.5 in (42%)
Head: 18 in (31%)

To me that seems a little odd that he his supposedly below average for all of his stats because everyone tells me what a BIG boy he is. But all that matters to me is that he's healthy and developing on track.

At 12 months he is a very happy and easy baby.

He loves to clap his hands and dance to music

He still is a VERY good eater and doesn't refuse much food.

He popped thru his 3rd tooth on his birthday and is working on a 4th. He has 2 bottom and 1 top. Yep folks, only 3 teeth!!!

He's a very good sleeper. He's been on a strict schedule since about 5 or 6 months old. I like my babies to have a consistent routine. I think it's makes them happier as well as myself. He takes 2 naps. One in the morning for an hour and half and one in the afternoon for an hour and a half to two hours. And he sleeps a solid 12 hours at night.

I thought he didn't have any stranger anxiety but when I took him to get his 1 year pictures we learned he does. He did not like the photography and it took everything from him, myself and Brookie to get him to smile. I was worried they wouldn't turn out but I was very pleased with them.

Hudson is such a stud!!

There are a lot of pictures but I just love them!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Surgery, Surgery & more Surgery

The surgeries all started with me about a week ago. I had a wisdom tooth that apparently had been missed, pulled along with one of my back teeth that has had 2 root canals and still bothering me. My recovery was rough but Lane and family were there to help me.

Next was Hudson. He has had a plugged tear duct ever since he was born. Most babies grow out of it by the time they are 1. Hudson's however got worse. His eye was always goopy and tears were constantly coming out of it. The surgery was on his birthday. Not really how we wanted to celebrate his 1st year of life, but it needed to be fixed.

The surgery lasted literally 60 seconds. They put him under anesthesia and went in with a paper clip sized instrument and popped the tear duct. It will take 2 weeks to see if it worked. If not he'll have to have a tube put in the duct to help drain it.

Playing with dad and exploring the office while we wait for his turn.

They marked which eye they would be working on with a permanent marker.

I was a little nervous for him to come out of the anesthesia because when Brookie had tubes put in her ears she had a hard time coming out of it. Lane told me he thought Hudson wouldn't cry at all and I was like, you are up in the night! Well anyways, they brought him out to us and he looked so cute, he gave us a half smile and when they handed him to Lane, he perked right up and was ready to go. He started to whine a little bit, but other than that was perfect!!

We came home and he took a 3 hour nap! Must have been pretty exhausted.
We did go out to dinner as a family with the birthday boy and then had Daddy time while Momma went out!

The day after Hudson birthday is when we decided to celebrate with family. Of course that is when Brooklyn's surgery was scheduled. She was having cavities filled. I'm embarrassed to tell how many because about 6 months ago they fixed 10 cavities. Well this time she had 5. I promise I brush AND floss her teeth. A few months back she was playing with her Dad, I'm not sure exactly what happened but she ran into the wall. She left her mark there on the wall and it made one of her front teeth loose. We called the dentist and they told us to watch for discoloring which would mean it was infected. Months go by and she never complained it hurt her and the color looked fine. I took her into the dentist for her yearly checkup and the first thing he says is that front tooth is abscessed and needs to be pulled! FUN!

So the morning or her surgery, of course she can't eat anything past midnight the night before, the surgery isn't scheduled till 10:30 a.m. For Brookie that is a long time to not eat, she is constantly eating! The dentist was an hour behind schedule, poor thing was starving!!
It was a treat trying to keep her entertained for 2+ hours. Good thing Daddy was there to help!
I was bored so I can't imagine how she felt!

The dentist came back and said it went well but that he did find one more cavity. . . which makes 6!!!
She had a really hard time coming out of the anesthesia. She was very anxious, wanted to IV out of her arm and to go home. She was vomiting and really just struggling. Once we got home and she rested she was fine and back to her old self.

Now she has a cute toothless grin! I was going to get a fake tooth for her since it will be a while before her permanet tooth comes in but decided I was doing it more for me. She won't care if she has a hole there! It will take a minute to get used to seeing a hole in her mouth!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

11 Months

Time is flying by! I can't believe Hudson is 11 months old now! Well not much has happened since he was 10 months other than he gets cuter and cuter!

Bath time is his favorite!

He follows Brookie around everywhere and whatever she's doing he has to be tagging along as well.

He still eats pretty much everything. I'd have to say his favorites are french toast and pizza.

He has this fake laugh he does that he thinks is pretty hilarious! Ok I think it's funny too :)

He is getting harder and harder to contain at church, he just wants to crawl everywhere!

My once blue eyed baby is now a green eyed handsome little boy.

We buzzed his hair because it grows so fast and I was tired of cutting it so often. I think it makes him look more like his daddy and more a like a little boy rather than a baby!

He is not walking yet but really close. His balance is really good and he'll stand there but he's a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to walking.