Height and Weight: At his doctor appointment last week Hudson weighed 13 pounds 14 ounces and was 22 and a half inches tall! HOLY COW! Our not so little guy has almost doubled his birth weight and grown two and a half inches. He was in the 85% for weight and 25% for height….which just confuses his tall mommy and daddy! Our pediatrician assured us this does not mean he will grow up to be short and stocky. Ha!
Health: We’ve got a healthy little guy and are so thankful!
Sleep: Hudson is starting to sleep longer stretches finally! I feel like a completely different person now that we are all sleeping a little better. He sleeps anywhere from 5 to 8 hours in a row at night. Then wakes up for a feeding and goes back to sleep for 2 and a half to 4 and a half hours. We moved his bedtime up to 7pm and all of a sudden he started sleeping better. I think he was just overly tired. We also started swaddling him with his arms in and put an old ipod with white noise in his room. We had been using the sleep sheep, which we love, but it turns off after 45 minutes. With two cats and a dog making a ton of noise at night it helps to have white noise playing all night long.
Diet: No, I’m not feeding him cheeseburgers! He is still eating 100% breast milk. I’m so thankful that breastfeeding has been easy and that Hudson eats like a champ.
Clothes: Still rocking the 3 month clothing and wearing size 2 diapers.
Baby Gear Love: Hudson loves his stroller and usually falls asleep when we go for walks. He also loves his bouncy seat now that I’ve hung bright toys from the top.
cries when he is tired, hungry, or gassy. He’s a lot less fussy than he was a few weeks ago, and I’m so grateful! Things started to get better around 8 weeks old. Daddy is still the best at swaddling him and calming him down.
Likes: Eating! And he still loves his bath. He also likes looking at himself, mommy, and daddy.
Postpartum: I still have a few pregnancy pounds to loose…it’s hard because I’m hungry all the time! But otherwise I’m feeling mostly like old self again, only with a small belly now!
Social: Hudson went to Detroit for his first overnight visit and Halloween party! He got to play with his best buddy Logan and dress up as the cowardly lion.
We also had a nice visit with two of my aunts from California. They helped take care of Hudson and cooked for us. It was such a treat and so nice to have extra mommies on hand!
Hudson went with me to vote in the 2012 election! Everyone in line loved him and couldn’t get enough of his sweet chubby cheeks. We were very popular!
Milestones: Hudson started smiling at around 7 weeks and it is just about the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. He’s also making better eye contact and babbling.
We just love our little man!