Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Hudson and I invited a few of his cousins over to swim and eat Chick-Fil-A!
Hudson had a good time splashing in the pool!
Check out that belly!
I think the girls enjoyed jumping off the diving board the most. I'm glad he has a few cousins that live close and we get to see them more now. It's also a bonus that they are great with him and he just eats up their attention. Hopefully we will get in more cousin time before they get back to school! Thanks for coming over girls!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Today Hudson and I took a trip to Stillwater for our last appointment with our favorite pediatrician. We had to go say goodbye because we just love her and are going to miss not getting her see her every few months.
Here are his measurements at six months:
weight: 16lbs 2oz
height: 26 in
head circumference: 17 3/4
He had one oral vaccine and 3 shots and thankfully we wasn't too fussy until late this evening. We are also going back to regular formula!
After our appointment we stopped by the house, visited with Cassie and then picked up lunch and headed to Pawnee for a playdate!
This picture cracks me up! Something was hilarious to Ayden, but Hudson is just giving Aunt Candace the, "You've got to be kidding me look."
We call them Mutt and Jeff because of their size difference. Hudson is 6 months and Ayden is 8 1/2 months.
Look at that cute boy! And all the drool too! Dr Colbi said she can see the beginnings of the teeth so she thinks they are coming soon! He did so good today with the long day of traveling, shots, the heat, etc. But we had a great time visiting friends and I can't wait for them to come visit us soon! We sure do miss them!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Yesterday, in honor of his six month birthday, Hudson got his hair trimmed. Okay, maybe the timing was just coincidence. It was really just time. He had a few stray hairs on the top that were dangling on his forehead and the mullet in the back just needed a little fixing.
Hopefully he won't need another haircut for a while, but if he's anything like his dad it will be next week. Help us. We are going to be paying for a lot of haircuts in this child's life. I guess it's time I learn...
This picture is unrelated, but we have gotten to do some more swimming lately and he is splashing and playing alot more so I thought I would share a cute picture :) Isn't he cute with his crooked hat?!
Anyway, one of the best things about summer is grilling! We grilled bratwurst the other night and I made this pasta salad as a side. I've had it before and have been wanting to make it, so I googled the recipe and it was a success. Delicious! Enjoy!
1.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Stir in rotini pasta and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until al dente; drain.
2.Place bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain and chop.
3.In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, garlic powder, and garlic pepper. Stir in milk until smooth. Place bacon, tomato, black olives and cheese in bowl and toss to coat with dressing. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. Toss with additional milk if the salad seems a little dry.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Here is your life at 6 months.
You weigh about 16 lbs and we think you are about 25 inches long. We go to the doctor this week so we will get more accurate measurements then.
You eat every 2-4 hours and eat 4 or 6oz at a time. You are still eating your special formula.
You also eat oatmeal every night before bath and bed. You have also been introduced to carrots and green beans. You finally got used to the carrots, but are still not sure about the green beans.
You had the best sleeping routine, but since we have moved it hasn't been the same. Right now you are up ALL the time during the night. It's not consistent at all. The only things that are consistent right now is that you go to bed by 9pm and are awake and ready for the day by 8am.
You wear 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers.
Your hair has been growing back. It is really thick again, but a lot lighter. You still have that terrible mullet of hair that never fell out in the back, but mommy is going to take care of that soon.
You still love bathtime and really like to sit up on your own in your tub. You also want to play with the washcloth the whole time!
You love your exersaucer and spend a lot of time there each day.
You still hate being on your tummy! You immediately start fussing or try to roll over when you get put on your belly.
You roll from your belly to your back and from your back to your side. But you won't let yourself go all the way onto your tummy, because you know how much you don't like being there.
You are sitting up on your own for at least 30 seconds at a time. Sometimes shorter or longer depending on when you decide to start kicking those legs and make yourself fall over.
You also love to stand all the time and stomp your feet!
You laugh all the time! Everything is funny to you.
You LOVE the dogs! You laugh and coo at them and try to get their attention. You reach out to pet them when they walk by and you especially like Marley (probably because she will get the closest to you).
You love to touch EVERYTHING in your reach. You rub your hand on the pillows, blankets, etc to feel them. You reach for everything when you sit at the counter while I cook dinner.
The biggest change that has happened in your life the past month is that you moved to a new city and a new house. You are still adjusting (mostly in the sleep department) and love that there are a lot more people around all the time.
Mommy is loving spending the summer days with you and will sure miss you when she goes back to work. We love you so much and love watching you change each day. It's amazing how different you are than the day you were born! We love you more today than we did that day too; I don't even know how that is possible though.
Ha! It's getting harder to take your picture everyday because you are so active!
But you are so much fun!
Hudson, you are one loved, playful, fun, and delightful baby!
We love you!
We love you!