November 7, 2012

Happy 2 Months Hudson!

 Height and Weight: At his doctor appointment last week Hudson weighed 13 pounds 14 ounces and was 22 and a half inches tall! HOLY COW! Our not so little guy has almost doubled his birth weight and grown two and a half inches. He was in the 85% for weight and 25% for height....which just confuses his tall mommy and daddy! Our pediatrician assured us this does not mean he will grow up to be short and stocky. Ha!

 Health: We've got a healthy little guy and are so thankful!

Sleep: Hudson is starting to sleep longer stretches finally! I feel like a completely different person now that we are all sleeping a little better. He sleeps anywhere from 5 to 8 hours in a row at night. Then wakes up for a feeding and goes back to sleep for 2 and a half to 4 and a half hours. We moved his bedtime up to 7pm and all of a sudden he started sleeping better. I think he was just overly tired. We also started swaddling him with his arms in and put an old ipod with white noise in his room. We had been using the sleep sheep, which we love, but it turns off after 45 minutes. With two cats and a dog making a ton of noise at night it helps to have white noise playing all night long.

Diet: No, I'm not feeding him cheeseburgers! He is still eating 100% breast milk. I'm so thankful that breastfeeding has been easy and that Hudson eats like a champ.
 
 Clothes: Still rocking the 3 month clothing and wearing size 2 diapers.

  Baby Gear Love: Hudson loves his stroller and usually falls asleep when we go for walks. He also loves his bouncy seat now that I've hung bright toys from the top.

  Crying: Hudson cries when he is tired, hungry, or gassy. He's a lot less fussy than he was a few weeks ago, and I'm so grateful! Things started to get better around 8 weeks old. Daddy is still the best at swaddling him and calming him down.

Likes: Eating! And he still loves his bath. He also likes looking at himself, mommy, and daddy. 
 
  Postpartum: I still have a few pregnancy pounds to loose...it's hard because I'm hungry all the time! But otherwise I'm feeling mostly like old self again, only with a small belly now!

 Social: Hudson went to Detroit for his first overnight visit and Halloween party! He got to play with his best buddy Logan and dress up as the cowardly lion.

  We also had a nice visit with two of my aunts from California. They helped take care of Hudson and cooked for us. It was such a treat and so nice to have extra mommies on hand!
 
 Hudson went with me to vote in the 2012 election! Everyone in line loved him and couldn't get enough of his sweet chubby cheeks. We were very popular!

Milestones: Hudson started smiling at around 7 weeks and it is just about the cutest thing we've ever seen. He's also making better eye contact and babbling. 
 
 We just love our little man!

21 comments:

Jen said...

Hudson is just the cutest! He is getting so big so fast! I can't believe he is 8 weeks old. You look great, Julie! I remember the fussy baby hold your husband is doing in that photo. You are doing a great job. The white noise all night long made the biggest difference for us too, except I didn't figure it out for a while.

Charlotte said...

He is just the cutest!! We had a rough start too and things started getting better around 8 weeks as well. I didn't believe people when they said that to us, but it's true! And aren't baby smiles just the absolute best? Makes my whole day!!

Charlotte
http://123-chachacha.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

awww so cute!

Jenna Gilreath said...

What a cute little man! My daughter had her two week check-up last week and is still a tiny one(10 pounds 14 ounces, 22.25 long). You can check out my mommy blog at thethreelittlebirdies.com :)

Joeylee said...

He is too cute. Loving his squishy cheeks

Leah said...

He is just adorable Julie! So so happy for you! Avery is the same with the white noise, we use an app with white noise when she naps but the Graco sound machine is great for night time because it plugs in, plays white noise and stays on all night. Avery was just 10lbs at 10 weeks but she's been packing on the pounds since and her rolls are forming, I love it!

Tamsen Horton said...

He is just too cute for words. When he gets stronger :) you might want to get the swaddles with velcro. We had to switch Kipper out of his aden/anais swaddles and into the velcro kind because he could break out of the swaddle and started waking himself up.

Carolyn said...

OH MY GOD! He is SO ADORABLE!! :) Seriously. Those cheeks. I'm dying. PRECIOUS! :)

As for you - you look amazing!!

Brandi said...

He is sooooooo cute!!!! You look great, and I am glad to hear he is sleeping longer stretches, I know that is an important milestone for mommies and daddies! :)

LacyLouise said...

awww happy 2 months!!
We have some of the exact same onesies LOVE:)
Do you love the sleep sheep?? Ive heard good things so I might go buy one- looking great momma

KRISTIN said...

He is so stinkin' cute! I'm glad to hear b-feeding is going well and that you're all sleeping better!

natasha {schue love} said...

He's such a CUTE little big guy! ;) Love his smile and little looks! What a love! :)

Mike said...

Such a big boy!!! Can't believe he's already two months! Tell him to keep those smiles coming.

Natalie said...

His chubby cheeks remind me of my Max! He is so adorable. Happy 2 months Hudson!

Erin R. said...

He's an amazing little guy. I can't get enough of those pics! They are all so cute!

Lindsey said...

So adorable Julie!!! Glad breastfeeding is going so well! I know I was ALWAYS hungry while nursing Easton too, so try not to worry about those extra baby pounds, you look marvelous!

dancing my way through life said...

Love the smiles!! He is just so cute :)

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, he is so cute! Those chubby cheeks! No cheeseburgers? Poor baby...don't you love him? :) Glad to hear he's sleeping well and things are getting back to normal. I swear everything got better after the six week mark. Hang in there, it just keeps getting better and better (if you can even imagine that!).

Emily said...

Happy 2 Months Hudson!! What a cutie!! I think right around 8 weeks life got easier for us too!! So glad breastfeeding has been going well and you all are happy and healthy and getting some sleep. He was SUCH an adorable little cowardly lion!!! I just want to kiss those cheeks! MUAH!

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Happy 2 months Hudson!!
I am so glad all is going well - the 6-8 week is definitely a time that it all starts to get better and easier. So glad you are getting some sleep too, makes such a difference!!
x

Tiffany said...

Hudson is so cute! I am a new follower :)

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