Wednesday, June 26, 2013

First Dentist Appointment {Hudson}

If you know Hudson then you know that he is very anxious about new situations. He needs time to observe and think about. He is very cautious and a worrier. {He gets most of these qualities from his mama and I'm not bragging} So I knew this experience could have the potential to be very difficult. We talked about it beforehand and talked about all the things they might do and we chose a stuffie to take with us so maybe Dr. Jeff could look at their teeth too. He chose Goofy because we can see his teeth.
When we got there I went to get Hud out of his car seat and he started with "I don't want to go to the dentist." So I asked him if we should pray that Jesus would help him to not feel scared. So we held hands and prayed. And those are the most precious moments. I could've cried because it was so sweet. When we got in we did some paperwork and then played in the toy room! They have iPads and that was a great distraction!
I know he was anxious about all of the new things but he did everything he was asked to do and didn't complain one bit. He just held onto Goofy and even talked to the hygienist a bit!
She brushed his teeth with his new Toy Story tooth brush and he had a hard time keeping his mouth open so wide! But he kept trying!
Then he got to meet Dr. Jeff and he examined his teeth. He found one brand new tiny cavity on his very last tooth that we will take care of.
Afterward we went to see the new Montser's University! I thought it was super adorable! There were a few parts that had Hud a little scared but I think he liked it overall.
At least this guy wanted a picture with me ;) I'm so thankful he went and we got some time alone with Hud. Even if it is a dentist appointment, it's so nice to have alone time with him where he gets the attention. I'm so proud of my little guy for being so brave! We made it through with no upsets or meltdowns. However, we will be praying that the cavity filling goes just as smooth.....

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hayden Greer {7 months}

Hayden Greer you're seven months old!

You weigh 17.5 lbs and are about 26 inches long.
You wear 6 month clothes and size 3 diapers.

You still want to nurse every two hours, I'm not sure we'll ever get away from that! You have started trying baby food and at first I thought I would NEVER get you to eat your vegetables. I would give you a bite and you would gag. It was entertaining to say the least, but mommy was determined to get you to like them! After a few times of mixing them with milk you have done much better with the taste. So far you have eaten green beans, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, bananas, and peaches. You have done really well with each of them after we got through the initial trial stage. You love sweet potato puffs and it's hilarious to see you try to get them to your mouth.

You are pretty much crawling!! Sometimes you scoot and pull and sometimes you really crawl. But you are getting around! You don't sit still for more than one second at a time. I cannot leave you anywhere without coming back to find you somewhere else! You are so hard to hold because you just roll and wiggle all over whoever is holding you! 

You are sitting up!

You love blankets and cuddly with them and chewing on them and you pretty much always want one with you!

You have crazy long hair and it curls out on the ends. Everyone asks us when we will cut it and I might just start answering "never." I just can't cut those little curls, it's just a part of you.

I don't know what to say about your sleep. We've had two nights of a good schedule and I'm praying you'll keep it up! You go to bed at 9:30 and I hope you will keep sleeping until 4am. You are awake around 7:15-7:30. You always nap at 9:30 & 2:30 and usually have a short nap somewhere in the middle too.

You have chew on EVERYTHING! You are SO fast getting a hold of things and getting them to your mouth. We have to clear your path because you can get a hold of anything you want!

You had your first few swims in the pool this summer and so far you are really serious about the whole thing. You just let us hold you and you just watch. You don't smile or cry so I guess you are kind of indifferent to the whole experience. Hopefully as you get more comfortable with it you will start to really splash and have fun! You hated the splash pad and would just cry when I put you in the water. It was cold water so I don't really blame you!

You love to play with your big brother and he's learning what it looks like to share with a sibling. I know it's different than sharing with friends at school and church. He loves to play with you most of the time, but sometimes sharing is hard! You think it's so fun to get in his room and explore! He loves to take you for rides in his Cozy Coupe and play with you in the exersaucer.
He loves to play in your crib too!!

We think you are funny and adorable and you have the best smile we've ever seen. Thank you for being so easy going and cuddly. You are a sweet baby! We love you Hay baby!