Tuesday, January 31, 2012

iPhone Rewind {January}

Finally! I've got some major catching up to do on the ol' blog but here is January according to my iPhone. 

I started 2012 with a clean and organized pantry...

Waiting in the front yard for John to pick us up for a lunch date.

one of our weekly trips to Target

Early evening walk...he fell asleep with his mouth on the stroller. Can't be comfortable.

Me with 2 of my friends daughters after bible study one night.

First Toms!


Gah he's cute!!

He fell asleep while John was holding him at lunch after church one Sunday. His top 2 teeth were coming through. :(

Pop Pop and Hudson going for a walk.

First time with a teething biscuit. Blanket on the couch to protect it. Made a mess but he loved it!

First time swinging at the park.

My sweet friend Ashley and her 3 precious kids came to visit a few weeks ago. Hudson loved Izzy!

Owen, Ethan, Hudson and Izzy

Sweet boy after church

Hudson and Landry at Rhythm Rookies (music class for babies at church)

Eating smashed peas 

 Right before he started crawling he was army crawling all over the place. He got under his jumperoo and was very confused!

I love how he sleeps.

He's crawling!

He loves grabbing noses.

Picnic at the park!


John and I saw this palm tree on our walk...we thought it was the tallest one we'd ever seen!

Sharing blueberries with Mommy

Eating the table.

I made PW's cinnamon rolls for Sunday School a few weeks ago...so so good!

Spending too much time with Oliver...

Hudson and I took our first road trip just the 2 of us to McKinney last week. This was one of our stops up there.

Once we got to my mom's house Hudson really took off with crawling. Since we have wall to wall hardwoods it was harder for him at home after he figured it out. He mastered crawling in McKinney!

Hudson in his precious Pumpkin Butter Kids Valentine's Day shirt!

Me and my sweetheart

Little Piano Man at Neiman Marcus

Kissing Lady

Lunch with Papa Jim

On our way home from McKinney we made a stop in Waco for Starbucks and a diaper change.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hudson :: 7 Months Old

My Sweet Hudson,

On Tuesday January 10 you turned 7 months old! (Mommy's been having computer trouble!) I say this every month but WOW...time is flying by!!

You are such a JOY right now. Your daddy and I are absolutely loving this month. Even though you are a little clingy to me (as in you will be crying when anyone else is holding you but when I hold you, you stuck on your fingers and calm down) you are still crazy about your daddy.

You got your 3rd and 4th (on top) teeth this month. This has caused a little fussiness but not much at all like your first 2 teeth. Tylenol and Baby Orajel seem to help and keep you happy.

You eat 2 meals of solids a day. When we first started solids you were having lunch but you really don't seem interested in it at all yet so I'm not pushing it. Your doctor said breakfast and dinner so that's what we are sticking to now. Plus you are still nursing as much as you were before solids so you are getting all you need. At breakfast you have oatmeal and bananas and for dinner you usually have 2 veggies and either bananas or apples. You love food! You have had sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, peas, green beans, apples, bananas, pears, avocado, yellow squash, bread, tortillas, pinto beans, white rice and peaches. You also stared eating puffs, teething biscuits and Mum Mums this month. Those have been a very fun new activity!

This month you started consistently taking 2 naps a day. You started showing signs of wanting to drop your lunchtime nap and so we did that and you are doing great with 2. You go down for your morning nap around 8:30 and sleep until about 10:00-10:30 and in the afternoon you go down around 2:00 and sleep until 4:00. I really like this new nap schedule! It makes going to lunch much easier. :)

You are still a great night time sleeper also. You go to bed between 7:00-7:30 and sleep until 7:00. For a few days around Christmas you started waking up between 4:00-5:30 and you would nurse and then were ready to go for the day. Your little schedule just got so off so after all of the company was gone we got you back on your normal schedule and you're back to a 7:00-7:00 night time sleep which we love!

You are still so close to crawling. You have moved your arms a few times while you are up on all fours but you fall on your face. As soon as you can figure out how to move your arms and legs at the same time you will be off. You get so frustrated when you don't move! You can scoot and turn and roll to just about anything you want though.

Your favorite toys this month are your Leap Frog music table, Tiny Love dog, jumperoo and Sophie the Giraffe. You are also loving anything soft, like blankets, to chew on.

You are obsessed with iPhones and remotes! If iPhone is anywhere in sight you will do whatever you can to get it in your mouth. I used to play on my iPhone while I nursed you but now it distracts you too much. We also have to nurse in your room now. Even when it's just you and me at home...you are too distracted by the living room and your toys. I like it though, we get away and have that special time together. Plus you are very fast  now and only nurse for about 10 minutes during the day.

You are so alert and so observant. You love to look around at everything that is going on and watch people. You still love being outside and this month we've put you in the grass without a blanket and you've loved it. You even tried eating grass and leaves.

Each month just keeps getting more and more fun. We love you sweet boy and thank God for you daily. We can't wait to see what you learn next month!


::7 month stats::
weight: 18 pounds
height: 28 inches
eating: nursing at 7, 10, 1, 4 and 7. Solids at 8 and 6
clothes: 6-9 month, 6-12 month, 12 month
diaper: size 3

Look how you've changed!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Looking back on 2011

Wow...2011 was an amazing year for our little family. I was pregnant for the 1st half of the year and then we started our journey as parents the 2nd half. I am amazed by the way God has blessed us and we are looking forward to all 2012 has in store. Here's a look back at 2011...a few of the highlights!

We started the year finishing several house projects. I was almost halfway through my pregnancy and we wanted to get the house finished before our baby arrived. We found out we were having a sweet BOY!

I had so many wonderful baby showers for Hudson. The first was back in Hamilton.

We had a 4D ultrasound of Hudson and got a glimpse of what he would look like. 

My 2nd shower in The Woodlands

I was admitted to the hospital for observation when I was 32 weeks pregnant. My doctor said my swelling was "impressive" and wanted to monitor me to make sure I didn't have pregnancy induced hypertension. I did not but I went on bed rest for a week. Was released to go back to work but the swelling came back with a vengeance. So I was on bed rest for the remainder of my pregnancy. Laying on my left side only bed rest. I do not miss that at all.

While on bed rest I was given doctor approval to go to my big church baby shower. They brought a glider and ottoman up there for me and I stayed in it the whole time. 

Another sweet baby shower with our good friends the Chavana's.

And on June 10, 2011 (my 28th birthday) at 6:00 am my water broke. I was 39 weeks pregnant so we rushed to the hospital and Hudson Spencer Woods was born at 5:16 pm via c-section. Best birthday present ever. :)

When Hudson was 2 weeks old we had some precious family pictures taken at our home.

September 25, 2011 we dedicated Hudson to the Lord. We committed to be godly parents and lead Hudson to one day have a personal relationship with Christ.

We went to Baylor for Homecoming. 

Hudson had his first Christmas (and first Thanksgiving, Halloween and 4th of July among others). It was so magical.

We celebrated our first Christmas as a family of 3.

And we rang in the new year. I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for our sweet family. 
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