Saturday, June 30, 2012

Big brother

We've had lots of visitors these past few weeks.  
The nicest part is that they've  been able to give Nolen some one-on-one "Nolen" time!
Here's what he's been up to...

I think he may be in the wrong side of the double stroller...

Cooling off at the Splash pad downtown Celebration

Fun Day at Disney, making MomMom very dizzy on the teacups

Can't go to Magic Kingdom without riding on the carasol

Mommy and Hudson made it out of the house, woohoo!  Downtown, Starbucks afternoon!
(Love these boys!)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I love that we were able to use the same photographer with both boys.   Its great to be able to see both boys at this same age.  Here are a few with Hudson & Nolen.  Look-a-like? 

 (Hudson left, Nolen right)

(Hudson left, Nolen right)

(Hudson top, Nolen bottom)

Hudson's newborn photos

Friday, June 22, 2012


While I was in labor  the nurses gave Tim the duty of filling out the birth certificate information.  I'm not sure if he was a bit flustered with everything going on, or maybe just tired from the lack of sleep the night before.  He filled it out something like this:

Child's name: (first) Hudson         (middle) Grandma

He named our child Grandma.  Thankfully the nurse came in to double check that we did in fact want our child to be named Grandma.

Our world has been rocked!

I remember this feeling well, from 2 1/2 years ago when Nolen was born.  I remember feeling like my world had been completely rocked and I feared I'd never sleep or leave the house again.   Eventually everything calmed down and we settled right into life as a family of 3.

Well here I am again, feeling as though I will never sleep, or be able to leave the house ever again.  I know this too shall pass.  Fortunately, Hudson is an awesome baby who just goes with the flow.  Totally laid back and can sleep through anything, anything!

Nolen's been doing fairly well with his new position as "Big Brother."  He loves Hudson and is always asking about him.  "Is Hudson tired, is Hudson hungry, is Hudson coming swimming too?!?" "Does Hudson need a toy? Here catch Hudson."

 He loves on him at any chance he gets, giving him lots of big, head-butting kisses, and smothering hugs.  When Hudson is asleep in his swing he loves to give it a big push and shout "Hudson fly like airplane!" Oy, our world has definitely been rocked, (and we're loving every minute of it!)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

He's Here!

He's here!  Hudson Graham arrived on 6.12.12 at 2:48pm.
7 pounds 11 ounces 19 inches of perfection.
Didn't know there was any more room in my heart to love a little guy so much, but there is.

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11th = Due Date!

Now where's the fun in a due date when no babies coming out?  
Looks like little man Hudson won't be sharing a birthday with his Aunt Tata after all.  
Oh well, you just keep cooking as long as you need little man.  We're anxious to meet you but don't want you to rush!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The watermelon stage

It's always fun and games until someone grows to be the size of a watermelon...

How far along? 39 weeks.

How big is baby? About 7 pounds or so, if you ask me he feels like he weighs about 20 pounds.

Weight gain? 145- up 20 pounds

Maternity clothes? even those are getting too small...I yearn for hte day when I can wear all the goodies sitting in that Jcrew bag (yes, I have been shopping for non-maternity clothes, gives me something to look forward too!)

Stretchmarks? None, thank you Jesus.

Sleep? Can I even call it that anymore? It's more like 2-3 naps at night.

Movement? Definitely feeling less overall.  Just mainly at night while I'm trying to sleep.  Mentioned this to my doctor last week, who sent me to labor & delivery to be monitored (just in case.)  Little man looked great, but she was concerned about the EVERY 5 MINUTE contractions I was having.  She sent me home, mentioned that I'd probably be back that night, but to wait until they were painful and 4 minutes apart.  Here we sit, a week later.  Obviously they stopped.

Food cravings? I may have made my husband order me a snowball machine, and special snowball syrup that you can only find in Maryland.  I've been craving a good ol' fashion Egg Custard snowball complete with marshmallow topping.  I didn't realize until a few years ago that this is something you can only find in Baltimore, so of course that made me want it even MORE!

Name? Hudson Graham (so in love with this name.)

Labor signs? Doctors appointment today will tell us if I've made any progress, fingers crossed!.

Belly button in or out? OUT.

Rings on or off? On

What I miss: Being able to chase Nolen, and have him sit on my lap.

My demeanor? People at school started a dirty little rumor last week that I was in labor.  So about 50 times a day I get the "You're still here, I thought you were in labor..."  Yes people, clearly I have had a baby and am no longer with child.  Sigh. Dirty Glares to go around for everyone!

What I am looking forward to? Meeting Hudson, our false alarm has me ever so anxious to hold my baby boy!

Weekly Wisdom? If a women appears pregnant, then CLEARLY, she has not had her baby yet, so DON"T ASK.

Milestones: Baby's development is COMPLETE!  Come on out and meet your family!!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

He counts!

So Nolen has been counting really well lately, on a good day he can make it to 16. It goes something like this: 1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...Tim...11...12...13...14....15...16..
(do you like #10?!?)

Cleaning man

This boy LOVES to clean, seriously, LOVES it!  We live in Orlando where there is always a million things to do, Disney World, Sea World, pool days...

So when you ask Little man what he wants to do, "Go to the broom store!"
(aka: any store that sells cleaning supplies)

Maybe he's nesting like his Momma, or maybe he's just going to make a kick-ass husband one day!