Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy 10 months

Happy 10 months to sweet Hudson.
You are 31 inches, 24.5 pounds and over all such a happy little camper. That is not to say the temper tantrums haven't started a little.  You do not like us to take something away from you.  Most days, you still take two naps depending on schedule and how loud the girls are.  I think your body is slowly moving to one long nap.  Every once in a while you will nap for 3 hours around lunch and not go back down until bed time.  We typically put you in bed between 7 -7:30 and you stay in your room until 7-8.  Even if you are up 8 times, we try to keep you in your room, in the dark.  The last two nights, your schedule was:
bed at 7:30, bottle at 1:30, bottle at 6:30 wake at  8:15.
bed at 8:30, bottle at 1:30, bottle at 6:50, up for the day at 7:10.
This is was much better than you being up all night and I totally thank you for it.  I hit the 5 hours of sleep this week and felt like a new person.

You are quickly following into Harper's footsteps about the sleep.  It doesn't matter if you stay up late because you don't sleep in.  You bounce up a happy camper and expect everyone else to wear your same smile. Our days typically begin around 7-7:15 with school for Hailey so your schedule works nicely if it sticks.  Might not be so hot on our trip home to Texas after Christmas.  I am sure people will love you waking up at 5:50.
With your allergic reaction to the flu shot and weaning you from nursing, we found out that you currently have a milk allergy.  The first step was to switch you to soy formula.  You loved this smelly formula after a day or two.  Even knew where the can was in the cabinet.  Then a bit after each bottle, the hives would come back.  You were up all night (think 6 times) just like you were with the milk based formula.  Plus, you were sick. We decided to switch you to a milk allergy formula, Nutramigen, and so far you are doing well. The hives have completely gone away with taking out all milk products, eggs and now soy.  Plus, you are finally sleeping for once since your newborn stage.  I actually gave you 2 soy bottles during the night to see if you could tolerate now that everything else has left your body.  You woke with hives on your torso and a had belly ache.  I think that was a pretty good indication that your body isn't ready yet.
Harper gave you a drink one day that she had been working so hard to get the straw in.  You two were both so proud.  The honest juice boxes are fairly hard to punch a straw in.
You love being held, rocking tightly in my arms before bed or a nap.  Yes, you are still rocked daily, more than once, before you go to sleep.  Must soak up every single thing baby.
Squeeze pouches and hair.  Love it. You love just about everything but green peas, green beans, and spinach.  I keep trying to give them to you in various forms.
You still love your sisters.  The three of you can have so much fun.  You have started getting into their stuff and that drives them crazy.  Stair climbing will send you into full laughter.  While you are standing and have taken a couple of steps, walking is still mainly around things and to other things.  We would love for you to wait until Spring until you take off running.  
Time is flying by and we often forget to soak up all the baby moments. These will be gone before we know it and you will be a running toddler.  The girls mailed out your birthday invitations this week since we are celebrating 3 weeks early in Texas.  First Birthday, how on earth are you already here?

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