Sunday, September 28, 2014

8 months

Happy 8 months sweet boy!

Hudson, you are loved by so many and melt hearts daily.

You are into everything.
This is right before you jumped out of the seat.
The girls think it is hilarious when you do new things.
No teeth in yet but we can fully see the two bottom ones under the gums. They have been taking their sweet time coming in but should come in any day. Maybe that was why you got up every 20 minutes from midnight until 7 this morning.

Life with big sisters

We are having too much fun with this little one!

Oktoberfest and football

We spent a few hours yesterday at a local Oktoberfest then we geared up for football and a babysitter. It is also as hot as Texas right now. Crazy weather up here .

Now I call that a game. Arkansas should be in the top 25 after that game. Texas A&M showed people what football is all about in the last few minutes of the game.

This slide was steep and tall y'all.

We tried out a new babysitter last that can help some during the week days. Hudson is not taking formula, only breast milk in a bottle and anti pacifier right now. This could be trouble. We'll have to accomplish step one on Thursday, feed the baby the bottle! Chris and I had to come home last night due to Hudson screaming, he was tired and starving. It was a start though, the girls liked her a lot. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tubes for Hudson

Sweet Hudson had bilateral tubes done early this morning and is doing well. Sadly, he woke up fifteen minutes before his 3 o'clock feeding and cried really hard until we left a little before 4:30. Nothing would soothe him so he finally cried himself to sleep during our 25 minute drive. Thank goodness for 24 hr McDonalds coffee and oatmeal. I have been getting 3-4 hours of sleep nightly since Labor Day or a little before. I am in desperate need right now. :)

Poor Hudson, like our other two, have had trouble with ear infections. Five different ear infections, possibly six, in 7 months. The 5th one began in September, began to clear so unsure if it ever cleared
completely. That is why the 6th one could be the same infection that never fully cleared or a completely new one as he ran 102.7 fever at the ENT.
Those of you who have ever dealt with tubes know that they are quick, easy and sometimes miracle workers. I'll never forget the first set for Harper. It was like she could all of a sudden hear. Her own voice would frighten and startle her in the first few weeks. The babbling was nonstop, it was amazing.
Our sweet neighbor who is a nurse could tell a big difference in Hudson after the doctor cleaned out his ears a few weeks ago. He was talking with everyone the afternoon after it was done. Since then, his ears have filled back up so much that they are pouring out his little ears. Praying this works for him.

He was cranky when he woke from the gas but was allowed to nurse right away and they pretty much let us go. Hudson cried 20 of the 30 minutes home, napped 10 minutes and woke happy. We were home in time to get HG and Harper dressed then off to school. He is now resting again while we wait on the moving company to come and adjust all the damage....finally!
HG's class made their shirts
Harper is always so excited for school.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuttles Apple Orchard

Monday we headed skipped swim team practice to a local apple orchard here in Indiana.
It was the first time any of the kids had been apple to pick an apple from a tree, wash it then eat it.
Both girls loved the idea of picking our food fresh and then having it at our house.
They enjoyed  picking the apricots, berries, pomegranates, grapes and figs at our house in Keller even though we hardly ever ate them.

We picked delicious red apples, golden delicious, johnathan and cortland apples.

even Hudson enjoyed the outdoors despite 3 weeks of double ear infections.

Happy bunch.

We have tons of apples.
The sunflowers are a $1 a steam and you cut your  own.

So many apples for sauce, pies, crisps, cakes, etc.
We will be returning soon for pumpkins at the Orchard.