First, we will talk Hudson being 2! I'm not even sure when that happened...certainly in the blink of an eye. He loves Thomas the Train, so his theme was trains. We had his party at the Monkey Park in Opelika. The plan was to ride the Rocky Brook Rocket which is a train that runs around the park, however, 10 minutes into the train running there was a derailment. No joke. The train actually left the track with passengers aboard I might add. Thank goodness no one was hurt! There was cake, Popsicles, and plenty of things to do, so no one even missed the train. It was a full day, and Hudson was exhausted when it was over.
At 2, Hudson weighs about 31 pounds, wears a size 5 diaper, and sleeps in a big boy bed. We are slowly working on potty training. His bedtime is between 7:30 and 8, and he typically sleeps till 7-7:30. He is very independent and likes to do everything by himself. He's learned to take turns, but it's always "Huddy's turn!". He likes just about every food, except tomatoes. His favorites are fruit, macaroni and cheese, and broccoli. When we weened him from the pacifier, he formed an attachment to a stuffed lamb. We named him Lambo and he goes with us just about everywhere. His favorite places are the lake and the backyard.
Happy Birthday, Hudson!
Earlier in May, Hudson had tubes put in his ears. It needed to happen much sooner, but we've had a bit of doctor drama. Basically, Hudson has had ongoing ear infections since before he was a year old. The doctor we were seeing just kept putting me off when I would express my concerns. He'd tell me "Well, he responds to antibiotics." or "He will soon grow out of them.". After having a nasty double ear infection in March, I decided enough was enough. The doctor referred us to an ENT. A week after seeing the ENT, we were in the hospital having the tube surgery. The ENT said there was a lot of fluid on both of Hudson's ears and the right ear was beginning to become infected again. Since the surgery, he hasn't had an issue. I so wish I had pushed harder to get the tubes sooner, but being a first time mom, I was trying to trust that what the doctor was telling me was what was best for my child. Now I know to trust that mother's intuition. Should Davis have the same issues with his ears, we will not be waiting that long.
Lambo and Hudson before surgery.
The sweet nurses even put bandages on Lambo's ears.
Recovery time was very quick. Hudson was back to his normal self that afternoon. He went back to daycare and his regular routine the next day. I was so very proud of my brave little man! His mama on the other hand, wasn't so brave. I knew this was a routine surgery, but he was still my baby. I cried when they carried him back on the hospital bed, and then again when the doctor came out to tell us that everything went well. It probably only took 5 minutes, if that! We are so glad it's over, and we are hoping that Hudson won't have any more ear issues now.
As you read earlier, I'm 35 weeks pregnant as of yesterday. I am scheduled to have Davis June 30th unless he decides to come earlier on his own. That leaves 4 weeks to prepare for his arrival. Seems like plenty of time, but I'm in the full throes of nesting, and infinity wouldn't be enough time right now. Technically, we are ready, but I have about a million little things that need to be done before he makes his debut.
And while I'm thrilled to meet my new little guy, I'm also painfully aware that this is my last four weeks with Hudson. I have about a million worries, all unfounded of course. Did we decide to have a baby too soon? Did he get enough attention? How will he transition to being a big brother? Will he act out? Regress? Show signs of jealously? I could go on and on. The truth is, Hudson is a terrific kid and Tucker and I have done a bang up job raising him so far. I'm sure there will be ups and downs, but he's going to be a fantastic big brother and I can't wait to see him interact with and love Davis
So right now, I'm enjoying every minute with Hudson and giving him every bit of my undivided attention that I can. I know the next four weeks are going to breeze by, but deep down inside, I know we are ready and we can't wait to meet Davis! Can't believe we will soon be a family of four!!!