18 Months

March 6, 2014

I can't believe it. In a blink of an eye my baby boy is 18 months old.

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I have loved basically ever stage...but this stage is my favorite. Hudson is just so funny, entertaining, and sweet. I want to bottle him up and keep him forever. 

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And busy. Oh man, is this boy busy! But I love it. I love chasing after him. I love his boundless energy. I love that when he is playing with his toys he'll look back at me and smile....always making sure mommy is watching him. 

 photo IMG_5476copy.jpgSome things I never want to forget: Hudson loves boots and shoes. If you leave yours out, he will for sure try them on and walk around the house in them. He also loves taking off his clothes and running wild. He is obsessed with daddy's hats and gloves and always insists on wearing them. 

He wears size 18 months in pants and size 18 months or 2T in shirts. 2T in pajamas and size 5 shoes! We'll know official height and weight next week at his doctor's appointment....but I have a feeling he is still 80th percentile for weight!


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Hudson is all boy. He LOVES his soccer ball and basketball and "ball?" is one of the first words out of his mouth in the morning....after "milk?" of course!


 photo IMG_5379copy.jpgHudson's second favorite toys are his books. This boy is always reading...and has torn out several of the little doors in flaps in his books. He has been a little slow to talk but has a ton of words all of a sudden and is pretty good about trying to repeat what we say. Last night he tried to say octopus and it came out "uh-oh pa" Cutest thing ever. Other favorite words: dada, mama, uh-oh, milk, ball, more, please, bye-bye, wow, wrigley ("riey"), and he also meows for the kitties. We are still working on thank you ("ta tu") and help. 

 photo IMG_5720copy.jpgHudson is a little bit of a picky eater. His favorite foods are macaroni and cheese, blueberries, waffles, bananas, graham crackers, quesadillas, anything with quinoa, anything with BBQ sauce, yogurt, tomato soup, and cheese. He is really good at feeding himself with a fork and spoon and loves being a big boy! We also are officially bottle free in our house! I didn't really have a cut-off date for no more bottles, mostly because Hudson only had one right before a nap or bed time...and since he finally started sleeping better I didn't want to jeopardize that! But one day I decided enough is enough and put them away and only offered him a sippy of milk before sleeping. He fussed for a few minutes but that was it! Yes! Hudson sleeps through the night (usually!) and takes a 2-3 hour nap at noon. LOVE this schedule so much!

Hudson, we love you so much. One day when you become a parent yourself, I hope you'll understand the depth of love we have for you. You have made my world so much better and bring so much joy to everything you do. I can't wait to see what you'll do next!


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23 Responses to “18 Months”

  1. 18 months already?! I die!! I can't believe it!! Love him!

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  2. our babes could be besties. not only are they bringing it with the 80th percentile, but they were late talkers! seriously…reading hudson's update had me nodding the entire time. the boots. the quinoa. the talking. all of it. he's so cute. absolute perfection.

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  3. Love this post Julie. Happy 18 months Hudson Love You little guy.

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  4. Happy 18 months, Hudson! Can't believe how big he is. So handsome and sweet:) Seeing his updates make me excited about what's in store for my little man in the next few months!

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  5. So sweet!! We love waffles in our house too! Aiden just turned one and I love this stage. I can hardly wait for him to talk and sleep through the night!

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  6. Love reading your blog! Hudson is only two months older than my twins so it's fun to see what we're in store for!

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  7. Excuse me but who is that big boy? I haven't been following your blog for that long but that first picture really surprised me. He looks SO big!!

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  8. He is such a little cutie...can't believe he's 18 months already! I watched the video of Hudson and Ethan this past summer in MI bobbling around...made me miss you guys! Just think the next time we get together they'll be off and running together! ;)

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  9. Growing so fast!! I can't believe he is already 1 1/2! Hooray for an easy transition to no more bottles!

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  10. Looks like he eats the same things as A! Can't believe he's already 18m, feels like he just turned one

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  11. I can't believe he's already 18 months!! Where has the time gone? I love his "words" - I almost don't want Cam to pronounce stuff properly! Haha

    I am glad we aren't the only picky eaters - I keep trying new foods. but he just spits it all out. If he could eat mac and cheese every night, he would!

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  12. Happy 18 months, Hudson! Such a cutie!!

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  13. Happy 18mo Hudson! I love him in the plaid shirt so cute! And where did you get that abc tshirt? That's so cute!!

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  14. I love that his photos are constantly on the coffee table :)

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  15. He is so tall! Can't believe he is already 18 months!

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  16. My gosh he is adorable and sounds like so much fun! Noah had a lot of the same clothes as Hudson... I think I have a shopping problem ;).

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  17. So sweet! Can't believe he is already 18 months! Time goes by too fast. And I love that all your photo sessions are now with him on top of the table!

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  18. I love Hudson's style. So handsome!

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  19. He is just the cutest little punkin!! He dresses so well and I love how he is ALL boy! Adorable.

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  20. Hudson is so handsome! We are all about books over here too! Our most recent favorite if The Goodnight Train. Highly recommend you add that your bookshelf ASAP!

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  21. These babies are growing up way too fast.

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  22. He is SUCH a cutie! I love reading your updates because our babes are just about the same age.

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  23. Where do you get his cute shoes?!

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