Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

Hudson is starting off the New Year in his stylin' outfit...too bad we're staying at home!!! We were invited to ring in the new year at a 80's theme party at Rudy's tonight (sounds too fun!), but Rob's stuck working and the reality is I'll probably be asleep before midnight! Oh the joys of having a new born. I honestly am not complaining that I'm not going to a big party tonight...I can't wait to kiss my little boy smack on the lips and celebrate the end of 2006 and the start of 2007. He's made my year.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Happy Holidays!

We're back in Ottawa after spending Christmas in Montreal with family and friends. Hudson's first Christmas was crazy...but fun! He got lots of gifts...lots of cuddles...lots of attention. For the most part...everyone thinks Hudson looks like Rob. Although one of my friends sees Audrey in him too!!! I don't know about that...

Santa didn't forget Bosco...he got a big bone which he paraded around the house showing everyone so proudly.

P.S. Santa didn't grant me my wish...Hudson still wants to nurse every 2 hours!!! My dream of sleeping 6 hours in a row will have to wait...

Monday, December 18, 2006

clean...or play???

Hudson is asleep (after what seems like continuously nursing for the past 2 and 1/2 days straight!)...and I should probably vaccuum or clean the bathrooms...but instead I have decided to play on the computer and update my blog. It's more fun bragging about my son, than being a good housewife.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

both hands!

I'm actually typing with BOTH hands right now...something that is a rare occurance since Hudson was he's usually in one of my arms while I type with the other...
he's sleeping like an angel in his crib right now...yes his a big boy!

don't you just wanna kiss his perfect lips? nose? chubby cheeks?...

Monday, December 11, 2006

4 weeks old!

One month old...
still nursing every 2-3 hours...
still "tricking" me into changing his diaper, only to poop as soon as the clean one is on...
still sleeping best when someone is holding him...
still the apple of our eye!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

before and after...

Shower BEFORE Hudson:
  • patiently wait for perfect water temperature
  • allow water to completely soak hair and body
  • shampoo, and sometimes repeat (to clean out hair products)
  • put in conditioner...allow to penetrate hair before rinsing out
  • wash all over
  • shave all necessary body parts
  • pumice-stone heels of feet
  • wash face
  • take extra time rinsing everything and enjoy sensation of hot water before getting out

Shower AFTER Hudson:

  • get in
  • shampoo hair once (no need to repeat anyway, as I don't use hair products anymore)
  • condition hair
  • quickly wash body parts that need washing (i.e. armpits, privates, feet)
  • wash face
  • get out
Getting dressed for the day is similar...
Before Hudson: Care about clothes matching, looking stylish, looking sexy...
After Hudson: Care that shirt/top has easy access to getting boob out for nursing...

Don't even get me started on makeup and hair...

Monday, December 04, 2006

3 weeks...

My baby boy Hudson is 3 weeks old...

and my hormones are less volatile (the Tim Horton's commercial with the Chinese guy watching his son/grandson play hockey made me bawl my eyes out last week), Hudson's baby acne is clearing up nicely, I'm actually getting USED to only 4 hours of "broken" sleep a night, and Hudson is SLOWLY getting used to sleeping on his own (he sleeps so soundly in our arms...but the minute you put him "down"...he's up and wide awake)! I had a few episodes in the beginning, of feeling overwhelmed and wondering if I was going to know how to be a "mama"...but I'm happy to say those feelings have lessened...and I feel like I'm getting into my routine. I can't stop staring at him, feeling so blessed that he's in my life...he's a stinker like the rest of our family...a little high-maintence at times...he fits in perfectly!!!