Happy 4 Months Hudson!

January 10, 2013

Our little man is already 4 months old....where has the time gone???

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Height and Weight: Hudson weighs 18 pounds 1 ounce and is 25 inches long. We have a little chunker on our hands!

Health: We've had a rough few weeks. Our poor little guy his been sick most of this month and had a bad cough the days leading up to Christmas. He would cough so hard sometimes that it would trigger his gag reflex and he would throw up his entire feeding. We took him to the doctor the day after Christmas and he said just to watch his breathing....but that Saturday he seemed and worse and would wake up screaming so we took him back. Poor little guy had his first ear infection! Luckily after some ear drops and antibiotics he is feeling much better!

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Sleep: Hudson is a pretty good sleeper. Before getting sick he was sleeping 8-10 hour stretches at a time. Now he often wakes up coughing once at night but still manages to sleep between 6 and 9 hours at a time. I know some mommies would love for their little one to sleep that long, so I can't complain! I usually don't mind a middle of the night feeding...he is so snuggly and sweet when he's sleepy. We usually do a bath around 6:00pm, then I feed him and rock him to sleep and put him to bed by 7:00pm. I'm also trying to transition him out of being swaddled. Right now he has one arm in and one arm out....I'm waiting until he's healthy to try both arms out. 

Even though he sleeps pretty well at night he is a horrible napper! Sometimes I can get two great one hour naps out of him and sometimes he only naps for 20 minutes!

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Diet: 100% breast milk.We are going to exclusively breastfeed (which means no solid food) for the first six months of life, per the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I know a lot of new moms (and soon to be moms) have lots of questions about breastfeeding. I'm working on a series of posts about my routine as well as what I did to establish my supply...stay tuned!

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Clothes: Hudson is wearing size 6 months in clothing and pjs. We still have a few size 2 diapers left that we are squeezing him in to...once they are gone he'll be a size 3. 

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Baby Gear Love:  Hudson LOVES his Jumperoo. It has been so fun to watch him bounce around. It also entertains him for a good 20 minutes which has helped me keep my sanity on some days! His new favorite toy is the Very Hungry Caterpillar. He just lights up when he sees it.


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Crying: Hudson cries when he doesn't feel well or when he's hungry. We no longer have a crying "witching hour" before bedtime, which is amazing!

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Likes: Eating, bouncing, looking at himself in the mirror, taking a bath, smiling at mommy and daddy and chewing on his Sophie the Giraffe. Bath time is my favorite part of the day...and it's Hudson's too. 

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Postpartum: The holidays did not help me in this area! Breastfeeding has definitely helped me shed weight, and I am so thankful for that, but I still have some work to do.

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Social: Hudson loves to crack a smile! He also loves to watch the other babies at daycare and is starting to enjoying going. At first when I would pick him up for the day he would instantly start crying when he saw me. Now he is usually all smiles! This month he started "talking" to us and loves to hear his own voice. I can't wait for him to say mama! He also loves to watch Wrigley and our cats. I'm excited for them to be best friends one day.

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Milestones: Hudson can hold his head up and roll from stomach to back (although he doesn't do it too often because he's such a chunk!). He also started giggling this month and it is just about the cutest thing ever! His hand-eye coordination has improved a lot and he loves putting toys in his mouth.
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Look at those leg rolls!

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We love you big guy! You are such a joy!

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29 Responses to “Happy 4 Months Hudson!”

  1. that owl hat is too much to handle! he is such a sweet little boy!!! happy 4 months Hudson! :)

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  2. Hudson is just so adorable! I just want to eat him up. He is growing so fast. I'm sorry to hear that he was so sick. I'm dreading that day. Today my 2 month old son is getting his first round of immunizations and I'm scared to death seeing him in pain. :(

    Good idea with the transitioning out of swaddling. I was just wondering about that today. I didn't know how you transition them out of that.

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  3. He is just the cutest thing! Happy 4 months Hudson. So glad he is feeling better.

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  4. OH MY GOSH! He is so stinking precious. I love all his rolls. :) Such a cutie!!!

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  5. Such a cutie! Love watching him grow!

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  6. Hes getting so much personality in those little eyes! So glad he is feeling better!

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  7. I can't believe how big he's getting!! He's such a sweet baby! Those pictures are all so good!

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  8. How adorable!!!! I just die over baby leg rolls ;)

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  9. Oh my goodness. He's so adorable! Jackson has that same set of Carter's onesies. I love them!

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  10. I could pinch those cheeks! So cute! He is such a happy baby! And I liked hearing how entertained he is by his fur siblings, this makes me happy to hear since we'll have to adjust to pets too!

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  11. LOVE him! Look how cute he is! Love that he has the chunky legs...Ethan is just now getting them at 6 months! And I am very interested to read how you are keeping your supply up. 4 months was when I started to panic, so hopefully your advice can help me the next time around! ;)

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  12. He is just adorable! :) I love his big ol smile! Especially in that second bath picture!

    Mom and dad did a heck of a good job! : )

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  13. he is just too precious for words. those rolls!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!

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  14. He is adorable. He definitely is a chunky monkey - he makes my 5 month old daughter look tiny! Happy 4 months, Hudson!

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  15. Oh my goodness he is a big beautiful boy. My little man just turned 6 months, and little boys are just the greatest thing ever!
    so glad to have found your cute blog.

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  16. I think we need some videos of that giggling!!!! He is so precious!

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  17. I love his pictures! Avery is the same way with naps! We are waiting until 6 months for food as well. Good luck with removing the swaddle!

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  19. Julie he is so precious. Glad he is getting better. Good for you with the breastfeeding! Miss you!

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  20. I can't believe how big he's getting!!! Happy 4 months!

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  21. OMG he's such a happy little man!! And I love his chubby thighs and cheeks!! So cute! We seriously have the same swing, tub, striped onsies from Carters, Sophie, and Jumperoo! I love your bed spread too. Is it a Duvet from Target? I was looking at a navy one that looks identical from target, but I think I am really liking the grey! Happy 4 months to Hudson!! He's getting so big!

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  22. Happy 4 months to Hudson! We've got those onesies for my little guy, I can't wait to see him rock them :D I can't wait to read your tips on breastfeeding.

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  23. He is such a cutie! Chunky babies are the cutest.

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  24. Adorable! I'm so glad to hear he's feeling better, it's terrible when they get sick :(
    Giggles and rolling, ahhh I'm so excited for this! Colton seems like he's getting close to both, it's a matter of time I think.
    Happy 4 months, Hudson! :)

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  25. He is such a big, cute boy! Sorry its been a rough month- we have had the same thing with our 9-month old!

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  26. What a cutie! Just want to nuzzle those chunky cheeks!

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  27. such a cutie pie! I love his leg rolls,they are the best!! Glad he is feeling better, poor little guy, (and poor Momma!) His smiles are priceless. Happy 4 Months sweet baby!

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  28. Happy 4 month Hudson! He is such a cutie! Makes me want to have a boy so bad. We found in a week if its a girl or boy!! YAY!

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  29. In that first picture, he totally looks just like you!! Dang, he is so cute.

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