Monday, January 31, 2011

kiss me kate!

My sister visited from Colorado this weekend and Hudson was in enamored from the first hello.

The weekend was busy with facials while Dave held down the fort and walking around Park Slope. We had a delicious half price burgers at james on Friday night, and a yummy Cuban Sandwich at Cubana Cafe for Saturday lunch. We had a really great visit! Katherine hadn't been to the city in six years! Hudson loved how Katherine talked to him.

On another note, we talked to the doctor and it seems that Hudson really is a piggy - gorging himself on enough milk to make him sick. So now we are limiting feedings (time and amounts). We'll see if this helps with the projectile vomiting (particularly pumping it out while hiccuping!)

eleven weeks!

This weekend was a fun one for Hudson because he got to meet his Aunt Katherine. She was entertaining him during the photo shoot this morning as well - he was a happy boy! So happy that he jumped out of the frame! He is growing like a weed - look how long his legs are getting!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

spitting up is hard to do

Or if you are Hudson, it is very easy, although sometimes painful This little one for the past 3 weeks has been spitting up at every feeding, between sides and after and then in between feedings too. Makes for a LOT of laundry (we're talking every other day), mopping often and wiping down furniture. I now have 48 burp cloths and he can go through all of them in a short two days. We've tried Mylicon and Colic Calm's Gripe Water, but nothing has seemed to help. We're calling the doctor on Monday to find out if there are things we can do.

On a less messy note, Hudson rolled over for the first time on Thursday, January 27th, all by himself. My sister and husband witnessed it today (although I still haven't caught it on camera). He likes to look at his mobile so it isn't so bad when he winds up on his back. I included a picture of him getting bathed so you can see a happy baby picture.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

momma's got a brand new 'do

Today we went into the city so I could get my hair cut (I was long over due. My last haircut was in July). We braved the snow and the subways and had a pretty good time.

We then decided to go visit some clients who have been asking to see Hudson. By the time we got home - 5 hours later - Hudson was in no mood to settle for a nap. We were experiencing RBS, also known as 'Restless Baby Syndrome.' So if you have ever asked yourself, 'how does a baby cross a crib and end up with his arm stuck between the slats' this video will show you. It's edited to double time for your viewing pleasure.

Oh, and here is my haircut (forgive the bathroom shot - it was the only way I could see the camera to take the picture).

Monday, January 24, 2011

making noises

It starts with making faces and then it changes to noises. Below is a montage of Hudson finding his tongue and learning how to "talk."

10 weeks!

The weeks are flying by and Hudson is growing like a weed! This past week he has been exercising his voice - more than just crying and screaming - actual coos and grunts and 'talks back' to you when you speak to him.

 He also is getting better at raising his eyebrows - even one at a time! He is wondering what I am doing with that strange silver box that flashes light.

He was actually ready for his close up here:

Friday, January 21, 2011

construction managment

Today was a busy day. Hudson may get a job as a construction manager - here he is overseeing the installation of our friends' counter tops in their new home.

Okay, maybe he slept through most of it (we all know ones that do, but they aren't as cute!)...

We did trek through the pretty snow to get there.

And I think M+B's counters turned out well:

The stove goes in the middle above and the dark wood panel at the back of the island isn't installed yet.

Monday, January 17, 2011

nine weeks!

Hudson is nine weeks old today. This past week he has been discovering his tongue. He will stick it out at you if you make a funny face. He is such a happy baby!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

happy birthday, mom!

On my birthday last year, I was greeted by white sand, turquoise water and warm breezes. We were in Tobago, a small island in the eastern Caribbean. The weather was perfect and the water was warm - a great way to spend my 30th birthday.

In contrast, at 3am this morning, I was greeted by this mug (Hudson wanted to be the first to wish me a happy birthday). And although white sand and warm breezes sound great compared to what's outside my window, bitter wind and the remnants from yesterday's snow storm, I'm glad to be where I am and whom I am with.

Although I do miss having a tan!

Monday, January 10, 2011

eight weeks old

Hudson is 8 weeks old today! I think he is doing his 'Walk like an Egyptian' pose. He is packing on the pounds and growing stronger and more alert each day! Today he grabbed onto his toy for the very first time and tried to put it in his mouth (he missed, but its the trying that counts!).

Thursday, January 6, 2011

i love my daddy

He tickles my cheeks and then I smile really really big.

bouncy chair

Hudson really loves his bouncy chair. I hang his new toy on his hand and his foot and he can sit there for a good 30 minutes moving listening to the plastic links make noise and staring at his hand. It is neat how much more aware he becomes each day!

happy new year!!

So being the 'cool parents' that we are, we went to bed on New Year's Eve at 10pm. I know, I know...but we were exhausted from the trip back to the city and grocery shopping, returning the car to NJ, cleaning the house and running errands.

We awoke at 12 midnight - not because we set our alarms, but because the great city of Brooklyn had a fireworks display at Grand Army Plaza. Below is a montage of Dave's recording (I edited it down from the 8 minutes of recording...).

yip yip

Hudson has the Sesame Street Martian face down pat. For those who don't remember the Martians here is a visual reminder:

Monday, January 3, 2011

seven weeks!

Hudson is seven weeks old today. He is becoming a chunky monkey! He is about 11 lbs and over 22 inches long. He loves looking at his hands:

We are still working to reduce his spit up with positioning during nursing and burping every 10 minutes while nursing. Hopefully this will help! A lot of trial and error and a lot of patience (and laundry).

Babies remind what it means to be children of God. I continually think of how patient God is with us - when we can't even find the words to express what we need. Definitely gives a new perspective!

snowmageddon 2010

We missed the 'Snowmageddon of 2010' in New York, but the sanitation workers saved some of it for our return so we wouldn't feel left out:

Thankfully we found a parking space right outside our apartment building so unloading the car wasn't too painful. We went grocery shopping at Trader Joe's and our favorite fruit stand in Cobble Hill before we returned the car. Cobble Hill had as much snow as Park Slope!

lessons learned

One thing we learned in Tennessee that is very important. It helped the ride home immensely:

Hudson has taken to the pacifier. He can even use his thumb to hold it in...

one of these things is like the other

Hudson and Opa have very similar hair styles...

christmas...the sequel!

After all the Uncles and Aunts and cousins arrived, we had Christmas II, which was a bit more involved than Christmas I...

Hudson missed most of the action because it was time for 'second lunch' (second lunch follows first lunch, much like second breakfast follows first breakfast. I started eating these 'in between' meals while pregnant and Hudson has decided to carry on the habit...). Although, he scored with tons of new clothes that he is beginning to grow into and lots of new books and chew toys and a mobile. He LOVES looking at the board books that I prop up on the floor or in his crib. Right now he is examining the skunk from 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?' 

Also his Colorado Aunt and Uncle and cousins sent Hudson a new Christmas stocking that Aunt Katherine made with his name. It works as a bunting now too! His Grandma & Grandpa sent him a stocking that is more his size that we used this year!