Baby Hudson turned a month old on Thursday --A MONTH -- and man is he growing and changing!! I had him weighed 10 days ago and he was already 10 lbs 8 oz. I'm quite sure he is well over 11 lbs at this point. He is one BIG boy. Already styling the 3 month and 3-6 month clothes. Geez! I guess I just grow them big! The fact that he eats nearly constantly while awake probably helps too - lol!
Hudson is working on smiling (he's shot us a couple cute smiles so far), and he is mastering holding up his head. He's doing well with sleeping - most nights anyway - he goes to bed around 11 PM and get up around 4-4:30 AM to eat, then back to sleep until around 9 AM. He's made it 7 hours straight (so from 11 PM -6 AM) 3 times so far. It's becoming a bit more consistent which is exciting. Hard on a breastfeeding momma if he doesn't wake up (because by 6 AM I am engorged like nobody's business) but otherwise, the sleep is glorious, hence exciting =).
Shifting gears to the toddlers who run the household....Olivia and Brianna turned 21 months on Friday. Only 3 short months until they are 2 years old - when did that happen!? I guess I better start the party planning eh? Just a guess, but the girls are obsessed with butterflies and anything Sesame Street, so I bet the theme will be one of those two things. Makes the planning a bit easier if I already have a theme now doesn't it?
Anywho, the little ladies are growing and changing every day - although more in the intellectual sense than the physical sense - becoming entirely too smart for their own good. What I've noticed most recently with the girls is their language/word acquisition. Every day they are learning how to say at least one new word, so many that I can't keep track anymore. So far this week: "spaghetti", "right there", "boob" (don't ask...but I'm a breast feeding momma...I kept telling them breast, but boob is obviously what stuck in their minds), "cantelope", "Aunt Denise", and "ack-y" have come out of their mouths clear as day. I know there are more, but they come up with them so quickly that by the time I sit down to write them down I have already forgotten half of them. Their language skills are growing by leaps and bounds these days...it's seriously amazing to watch.
Something that isn't progressing is potty training. I suspect this is largely due to the addition of little Hudson who, in all fairness, is getting a massive amount of mommy attention. The girls are still regressing with me and have no desire to work on something new. We will come back to it shortly...it's just not in their best interest (or in the interest of my sanity) to try and push it at all right now. Sigh.
I am working on making their days more scheduled...instead of 8-12 hours of unstructured play time each day during the day I am trying to add a bit of structure and schedule. Nothing too strict, but I know if they were at daycare they would be doing more structured activities then they are at home. I have decided to do some Tot School activities (I will link to the blog where I got all of my information once I actually get up and going) and see how the girls do with those. I had hoped to institute Tot School last week, but now I am hoping maybe this week will be the week. Who knows...maybe it won't be until I go back to work! HA!
What else? Hmm..the first things the girls ask for every day are "Dada", "Momma", and "Baby", and "Baby" is also the last thing they say/ask about every night before bed. I think they like (or at least are very interested in) having a baby around. Whew. At least they don't hate him! What they do seem to "hate" these days is meat. Weird, right? The only meat that they seem interested in these days is ham. Not hamburger, not chicken, not steak...ham...and the occasional piece of bacon. They LOVE macaroni and cheese, yogurt, and spaghetti. Oh, and Special K red berries. Anything else is totally hit or miss. Crazy toddlers!
So that's my 1 month and 21 month update! It's crazy chaos in our household...but we wouldn't have it any other way =).
Oh wait! I have 2 more pictures to share with you!
Here's a picture of Brianna reading to Hudson the other day - it was so cute!
And here is Livvy, posing with "her" baby! She is such a little momma!!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Until next time -