Thursday, August 18, 2011

and then there were four...five, if you count Marley :)

Update # 2 =
Our family is expanding....and so is my tummy!

We are excited to announce that we are expecting baby # 2 in November!!!'s a GIRL!! We couldn't be more thrilled! :)

Please excuse the quality of the next few photos. They are actually pictures taken of the ultrasound pics they printed out for me because I was having trouble uploading the photos from the CD they gave me. I also realize that the next photo is kinda scary looking at first, but I had to post it because I thought it was so cute. She's yawning. (How amazing is it that we can capture moments like this while baby is still in utero?!)

I had to see a perinatologist and they did an ultrasound in 3D so the following photos are from that appointment. We never had a 3D ultrasound with Hudson so it was unbelievable to see these shots of her.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Long time, no see....

Okay so it has been a while. For some reason whenever I plan to blog something always comes up and I feel like there is something else that needs to be done. I finally realized that instead of feeling like I have to blog for hours to catch up, it's totally okay to just do quick updates here and there. Slowly, but surely.....and hopefully I will catch up.

Update # 1 - Hudson

Hudson is 17 months old!!!

He seems so grown up and it's been so much fun to see him learn new things each day.

He talks a lot (in his own little language, of course). He knows how to say momma, mom, daddy, dad, hi, juse (juice), dog, duck, ball, nana (banana), giaf (giraffe, he usually calls most animals giraffes), bird, manny (as in Handy Manny from the disney channel), uh oh, and probably a few more....I'm just drawing a blank right now.

He loves his signing time dvds. He knows how to sign daddy, grandpa/papa, eat, more, banana, cereal, cracker, milk, baby, and bird.

He is such a happy boy, but definitely takes after me when I was little....he NEEDS his sleep! He sleeps an average of 11 hours a night (8pm - 7am) and takes two naps throughout the day.

He is a very lovey little guy. He is constantly hugging and kissing us and he blows kisses to just about anyone. He is also very sensitive. He gets his feelings hurt if he thinks he did something wrong or if he thinks he is in trouble.

He seems tall for his age. He has always been in the 80-90th percentile for height.

He has a ton of hair!!! Torrey is a little jealous.

He had his four front teeth on top, his four front teeth on bottom, and two middle/back teeth (one on each side) on bottom for a total of 10 teeth!!!

He still hums ("mmmmm") when he eats. It's as though every bite is just so delicious he has to let everybody know about it. He has definitely become a more picky eater, however, over the last few weeks. If he could survive off a diet made up of bananas and cookies (preferably, banana cookies) he would be a happy boy!!!

He drinks A TON!!!! So much so that we thought he might be diabetic! He can easily down 8 full sippy cups throughout the day! I feel like I am constantly filling those things up.

He LOVES books! His favorites are Spookley the Square Pumpkin (yes, he is STILL obsessed with Spookley), Six Little Ducks, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear. It's fun because he is starting to get to the point where he will bring me a book and sit down on my lap for me to read it to him.

His favorite shows are Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Handy Manny, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso, and much to our dismay...Care Bears. Not that we hate the care bears or anything, but their voices can be just a tad annoying.

He loves music and he LOVES to dance!

He recently learned how to ride his firetruck by himself!

Here are some recent pics (I apologize that some of them are a little out of focus):

*Funny Story:
So I mentioned above that Hudson hums when he eats...well, a couple weeks ago we were downstairs in the kitchen and I was cleaning things up after breakfast when I heard "mmmmmm", "mmmm", etc. coming from the pantry. When I looked over towards the pantry the light was off and the door was practically shut so I was a little confused as to where the "mmmmm" was actually coming from. I continued to hear the noise so I walked over to the pantry, opened the door, flipped on the light, and found this...

(notice there are actually TWO cookies in one hand and one in the other)
I sure do love my little cookie monster!!! :)

Update # 2 - coming soon!