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Monday, March 11, 2013

Hudson is 6 Months!

I feel like I just gave birth to this precious little boy yesterday, but it's been over half a year now! He is such a blessing and I feel so lucky to be his mommy. Hudson has changed so much in the last few weeks, part of that makes me a little weepy, but mostly it's just fun.



 
Stats:
 
16lbs 2oz (25th percentile)
28.5" (95th percentile)
 
He's a long skinny baby, but the doctor isn't concerned because he staying on the same growth curve. That's just the way the little peanut is built.
 
 


Sleep: Oh glorious sleep. Hudson was waking up 2-4 times a night at the 5 month mark. For the last two weeks...he sleeps from about 7:30pm-6:30am straight! It is a wonderful, wonderful thing. He still sleeps swaddled, yes, I know that he's 6 months old...but I need sleep, too!! We're slowly transitioning him out of it by leaving one or both arms out. When he wakes up around 6:30am, I swoop him up and bring him into bed with me. This is such a special time for us. I wrap my arms around him and then he turns onto his side and cuddles into my chest to sleep for another hour. Oh how I love his sweetness...and an extra hour of sleep rest.

He naps really well, too. He almost always takes three naps per day, they vary in length between 45 minutes and an hour and a half.

We put him down awake at all nap/bed times. 75% of the time he doesn't make a peep, but sometimes he fights it a bit. Even then, he fusses for a few minutes and just falls right asleep. I feel so fortunate to have kids that don't need to be rocked to sleep before putting them down. When he wakes up before I know he's gotten enough rest, I just put his pacifier back in his mouth and he usually falls right back asleep.


 

Eating: We introduced Hudson to solids this month. He loves food! So far he's had apples, butternut squash, bananas, green beans, and peas. I give him food 1-2 times a day. I've also been trying out some baby led weaning approaches and he seems to really like that. He ate almost a whole banana one day, just holding it and taking bites of it all my himself. He drinks a 5oz bottle every three hours or so. So...that means that he weaned from nursing this month. It was a pretty smooth transition and it was time for both of us. He seems to be happier and I was ready to have my body back. There has been much less spit up, as well.


He started sitting up by himself this month. He seems much more content to not be held now that he can sit up and see what's going on around him. He also usually insists on holding his bottle himself, too. He'd rather feed himself, as well. See a pattern? Yes, we have a very independent little guy on our hands. Oh yeah, and he has two bottom teeth!



He's wearing mostly 6 months clothes right now. I've been putting him in some 6-12 month and 9 month clothes, but they are still pretty big on this little guy. He wears size 3 diapers. He really likes his big brother and dog, he's constantly smiling and laughing at them.



He's starting to really like playing with toys, especially with Hunter. The weather has been so nice here, that I've been putting Hudson in the Ergo carrier and taking the boys to the park. Hudson relaxes in the carrier while I swing with him and he just seem so peaceful! We've been known to swing for almost an hour while watching Hunter play around us. It's such a wonderful time for all of us.

He brings so much joy to our family. Hudson, we love you so so so much.

4 comments:

  1. I can't believe he is half a year old already! Time certainly does fly.

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  2. Oh he is SO dear! I love how smiley he is!

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  3. He is such a precious little guy!! I hadn't thought of swinging with Adrian in the carrier. That's a really good idea! Maybe one of these days we actually get sun!!

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  4. he is so cute! I am a follower on IG & just found your blog! our boys are so close in age! Christian was born 8/25 and it's so interesting to see what your little guy has going on! :)
    -jen
    burlapandbaby.blogspot.com

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Jesse is active duty Air Force and is originally from southern Minnesota. He has also managed to become a follower of just about every hobby known to man (which drives his wife crazy!).

Henry was born on July 4, 2007. His hobbies include playing with his squeaker toys, barking a little girls, dock jumping, going to the dog park, and being spoiled rotten by his grandparents.
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