Saturday, August 28, 2010

4 months is so fun!

So far it's my favorite...

at the doctor for a checkup

The 4 month stage that is. Buddy is really doing so much these days. He's really active and showing so much personality. Lots of smiling, cooing, and even laughing! August 14 was a big milestone - he rolled over for the first time. I was so proud! He's definitely keeping me on my toes. The only bad part - nap time has slowed down a bit. He'll take a little morning nap most days and a really long afternoon nap but that's about it! So I have to plan to get the majority of stuff done in the afternoons now - shower, emailing, facebook time, bible study homework, exercising - yep it's a challenge to fit it all in but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I am really enjoying getting to stay home with Hudson. I love being able to watch him change and grow. Yes, I am extremely thankful to my husband for allowing me to do this. It is truly a sacrifice on Micah's part. I mean, we only have one income now and that is tough to say the least.

We went to see Dr. Kloek yesterday for Hudson's 4 month checkup and shots:( He got a clean bill of health so I am very thankful for that. He was even showing off a little for the doc...rolling over on the examination table. Haha! Everything looked good even though Hudson is still struggling going #2. The doc says he's fine and should grow out of it. I hope soon b/c this little problem of ours has been going on for 3 months now and it has me really really worried.

His current stats:
  • 25 percentile for weight and head circumference (he weighs 13.7 lbs)
  • 50-75 percentile for height (the doc thinks he's going to be long on lean! haha, yeah right)

He likes looking in the mirror:)

Here are a few other things going on now at the 4 month stage with buddy:
  • sleeping through the night!
  • 5 feedings a day - usually eats 6-7 oz. when given a bottle

  • 2-3 naps per day

  • likes tummy time

  • rolls over

  • smiles, makes cooing noises, and laughs

  • loves TV! Especially Sesame Street

  • enjoys bath time

  • likes to play in the exersaucer and johnny jump up now (although no jumping yet)

  • loves his hands - grasping stuff and sticking them in his mouth

  • can suck his thumb

Friday, August 27, 2010

Julie's Bachelorette Weekend and More..

Julie's Bachelorette Party and
Hudson's 1st trip to the beach!
Destin, FL

So I took our baby on a bachelorette party. Horrible right?! Well, I didn't have much choice in the matter. See, Julie - the bride to be - wanted to go to Destin for her Bach and we were going to stay in my parent's friends condo. The plan was set and then we found out Daddy had to go on his annual company meeting. Awesome. Well the in-laws work and my parents were scared to keep Hudson since I was still breast feeding and quite frankly I didn't have enough milk stored up for little buddy anyway. I couldn't back out. 1) I'm the matron of honor 2) All of us girls were staying for free in the condo courtesy of my parent's friends. Basically if I backed out then we'd have to reset the plan and I didn't want that to happen on my account.

So we added one more to the trip. Good thing we have a pretty laid back baby. I knew he'd do fine once we got there but I was just a little nervous about the 8 hour car ride. And the more I thought about it the more I got excited because this would be Hudson's 1st trip to the beach. Photo op! Plus, if he was anything like mommy then I knew he was bound to fall in love instantly with the sun and the sand:)

Seeing the ocean for the 1st time

Taking a little siesta under the umbrella.

Julie's bachelorette party in full swing

Overall, I think everyone had a good time. The whole weekend was pretty relaxing. Lots of beach and pool time. Weather was nice. It rained in the afternoons a little but that didn't hold anyone back. Friday night I got a babysitter and we all went out to Red Bar in Grayton Beach for dinner followed by a little Bud 'n Alleys. And on Saturday everyone went to the outlet mall and enjoyed one of our all time favorites - Olive Garden. Haha! Who goes to OG while on vacation? Um, we do I guess. Then we came back and watched Julie open all her lingerie gifts. She got a lot of cute things. She seems ready for the big day! It's less than a month away. Thanks for a fun time girls. It was good to see everybody and I think Buddy had a good time as well:)
Happy Bachelorette!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wedded Bliss

Celebrating 2 years today
August 2nd

Today is our 2 year wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe it's already been two years. That doesn't seem all that long to me, but Micah and I were talking last night and we both feel like we've been married for a lot longer than just two years. Not sure why that is really? Maybe because we cranked out a baby so fast? Maybe...

And I know I joke about how hard it is to be married to Micah...yes he's way too picky about EVERYTHING and sometimes his sarcastic remarks go way over the line but overall, he is a wonderful husband, father, leader, coach, and friend. I am so thankful the Lord brought us together in His timing. It really was perfect timing for both of us and where we were in our lives.

So thank you Micah for a wonderful two years of marriage - I look forward to many, many more with you! It's been a fun ride so far and I can't wait to see what all the Lord has in store for our family in the years to come. Here are a few shots of us from our wedding day back in '08.

Zacher, Dianna, me, and Micah posing for a family pic
First dance as husband and wife

The moment it became official!