Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Two Month Hudson

Hudson Boy,

How is it that you have been in our lives for only two months? Was there life before you? Not a complete one!

You are spicy. Oh. So. Spicy! I love every minute of your spiciness! You know what you want and when you want it and it is so funny to be learning your cries. We have your annoyed cry which is saying "guys I am just so annoyed right now!", the why is no one paying attention to me cry, the I am clearly starving where is my milk cry, the I pooped and you haven't yet changed me cry, and the little whimper after you get what you want… spicy I tell ya, spicy.

You have started to smile so so much and have let out a giggle or two. It is so much fun to have you smile at me and daddy when you see us and when we talk to you. You have also started to coo and mimic noises. Mostly when you are having play time with daddy!

You like to have your feet and toes kissed and when I boop your nose! You love to have me tell you what your name is and what my name is! 

Once daddy gets home from work there is no more nap time for you! You know you are about to get in some much needed one on one play time with your dad! 

You know when it is bed time and let us know that you are definitely ready to get your pjs on, get all swaddled up (arms out of course) and be rocked and nursed to sleep. This time of night is so special to me. 

You love your bath time and would stay in until the water got cold. You are our little fishy! Daddy and I prayed lots that we would have a water baby and you have definitely turned into just that! 

You adore being outside and going for walks is one of your favourite things to do! What will we do as it gets colder and colder?! Mama is scared!

You have found your hands and are just trying so hard to learn to control them. It is a frustrating task at hand but you are getting better and better each day. You have also realized you have control of your little legs and love to kick kick kick! The best part is how excited and proud of yourself you get when you do!

You are just the most alert baby and we love every minute we get to spend with you! Thank you for being such a good napper and letting mommy and daddy get the rest we need most nights! 

We adore your chubby little face and cannot wait to continue to watch you grow!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mom Bun Life.

Stroller c /o: Nuna// Shirt c /o: Hearts and Krafts// Blanket c /o: Shop Just Dawnelle// Baby Beanie: BeauHudson

The weather here in Utah is still pretty much roasting. However, the evenings are beginning to cool off and that's when we like to head outside for a stroll! It's perfect once daddy gets home and we need to escape from the house. Hudson absolutely LOVES to be outside and he is such an alert baby. When he is in his stroller his eyes are wide and he looks around at everything. That is why this NUNA stroller is perfect for him! It has enough structure and security for a newborn at the same time letting them explore this new world. It will also grow with him as he grows which will be so much fun! If you are in the market for a must have stroller this company has all the options you could think of! And with this perfect Autumn blanket to keep him cozy what more could we ask for on these cool Autumn nights.

On another note. I am totally getting the whole short mom hair thing. NO I am not cutting my hair off again. I vowed not too and made my hair dresser vow the same! But I get it. I have maybe worn my hair down 4 times in the last 7 weeks. It totally gets in the way while I am nursing him and he gets frustrated when it brushes across his face. Hudson is also starting to pull my hair when it is down…not fun. So most days it's the Mom Bun Life for me and really truly I am okay with it.

So cheers to warm days and chilly nights and to the mom bun life. 

Things are good over here.

Monday, October 5, 2015

What no one tells you about birth via C Section

Going into having a c-section I was as prepared as I possibly could be since my sister has had two and I had a few other girls reach out to me to tell me their experiences and give me some great tips and advice. Yet still there was SO much unknown going in to that day. Everyone is so different and has such a different experience. So today I am going to tell you some things that I was not fully prepared for during and after having a c-section.

1. If you think having a c-section will leave you with your dignity intact because you aren't about to push baby out of your lady parts you would be VERY wrong. I laid on that operating table completely butt naked and unable to move from my spinal tap..staring at myself in the overhead mirror thinking "holy cow I am so embarrassed right now…Just a naked whale on this operating table spread eagle for all to see. And dignity gone…over and out.

2. If you see yourself in that mirror butt naked you will wonder if you are about to watch yourself get sliced open. No worries. They cover up that mirror. But then they don't tell you to not look up at the overhead light which is massive and you can see your reflection in. YOU WILL SEE YOURSELF GETTING OPERATED ON IF YOU LOOK ANYWHERE BUT YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS EYEBALLS! Got it? Do not look around! Just don't do it. You will thank me.

3. You are going to feel hella great post surgery and think "oh yah I got this, surgery is child's play" this is the drugs talking. The first time they make you try to get out of bed once the drugs have worn off you are going to want to yell at everyone. It freaking hurts! And then they are going to give you a goal of walking laps 5 times in one day… and you'll do two laps and call it good. You nurses be crazy!

4. You might miss things that you'll feel kind of sad about. Hey you JUST had your stomach cut open to deliver your baby. You can't get up and about every time the nurses need to take baby for tests or his first bath. Hudson had to have his first bath out of our room because his temperature wasn't high enough so he needs to do it under a heat lamp. I couldn't go and I was so super bummed. You can however send your significant other ANYWHERE your baby goes. Anywhere baby went my husband went and so I didn't feel as nervous. Hello mama bear instincts that kick in right away.

5. Getting your staples out doesn't even hurt the littlest bit. I was TERRIFIED to get those things out. Hello? You just stapled my body back together and now you are going to take them out? Sounds like the worst thing in the world. I didn't even feel it at all.

6. If you think you had an inward battle with yourself every time you dropped something while 9+ months pregnant surprise! That inward battle just got worse. Just know ahead of time if you drop something it is there to stay. Picking it up? Totally not an option. Bending over? NOT AN OPTION! SO if your significant other is having a well deserved nap and you are about to eat some candy that you have so been looking forward to eating and you drop it on the floor…just know that you will also have an inward battle of whether to wake them up or to stare at that candy until they wake on their own. The choice is yours. Choose wisely.

7. On that note you might also think you are done asking your husband for help with weird things like painting your toe nails or shaving your legs. News flash…you are so not done with that. Now you get to ask him to help you put your underwear and pants on because thats right you cannot bend over in the slightest. I know from experience that no matter how many different comfortable positions and how valiant of an effort you put into dangling your undies as far down as possible…you are not getting them on on your own. Like I said earlier….dignity…who needs it anyway!

8. Last but not least. You may have been so devastated by the news that you wouldn't be experiencing labour and delivery the way you know your body is meant to. You will probably cry and try all the old wives tales to get the baby to not be breech. You might even get angry about it. That is OKAY. You grieve that loss of the idea and vision you had for welcoming your sweet baby into the world. Then please please remember this…. Nothing can take away from YOUR experience of having that baby, of hearing he or she cry for the first time, of holding their sweet perfect little body in your arms for the first time, and the love you will immediately feel for this life that you have nurtured and created. Vaginal birth or c-section you just welcomed into your arms the sweetest gift you will ever have. Every painful, embarrassing and frustrating moment will be so worth it.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Baby Wearing Love

Baby wrap c /o: Husband and co. Baby

I honestly love love love to have Hudson all wrapped up and close to me. It is the perfect way to carry him around whether we are just going for a walk or are out and about running errands or out with friends. The best part about it is just how much HE loves it. Even when we are at home and I can't seem to get him to settle into a good nap I will wrap him up and off he goes into dream land. He is definitely a snuggly baby and I love it! The best part for me is that I can have him close while I get to be hands free.

I've been stopped a few times to be asked if wearing him is comfortable and my honest answer is that it really is. The wrap gives complete support so that it is holding baby up and not you. You don't feel the weight of baby on you at all. Plus who doesn't want to get more snuggle time in wherever you can? All while putting a load of laundry in, doing the dishes, exercising, or just out for a nice stroll. Win win win if you ask me!...

...Now if the weather would just cool down a bit more so we weren't both sweating when he wakes up and I take him out!