Friday, May 29, 2009

Morning play time


Morning play time
Originally uploaded by Kendra Wright
Mr. Strong Neck was really showing off for Aunt Amy!

On another note, one year ago today, my life changed forever. I found out I would be a mother! People say your life changes forever with kids, but mine changed so much when I found out I was pregnant.

I'll never forget the utter shock of finding out, telling Kirk in
Mexico, being so sick, keeping the secret, telling my family at the
reunion, hearing his heartbeat, telling Melinda and Portland book club (and NY friends and others), seeing his ultrasound, finding out he didn't have downs syndrome, the back pain, the cravings, sleeping on my left side, the heartburn, sitting in his room imagining a child in there, the indescribable contractions, the completely surreal delivery, and finding out it was a boy.

My sister had told me that without a child, she had been 99% happy but
with a child, her cup runneth over. What a perfect description.

Thanks to my family, my cup runneth over.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hudson getting set for a ride in Daddy's car

Who says the TT isn't kid-friendly? There's PLENTY of room (once you move the passenger seat forward, open the hatchback, and jam in the car seat)!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Aunt Amy visits


Aunt Amy visits
Originally uploaded by Kendra Wright
We had so much fun playing and talking about how big Hudson is! And Hudson did quite a bit of talking too!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Latest measurements

Had to take Hudson to the doctor for two more shots today and got the official measurements - 15lbs 12 oz and 26" long. He turned 15wks old on Sunday. Per our wk by wk guide, that is the size of a 6 month old!


New Toys for the Big Boy

Over the weekend Kendra and I decided to get some new toys for Hudson now that he has gotten some good neck stability - the Bumbo chair and a Johnny Jump Up. Hudson really didn't know what to make of sitting in these without someone holding him. We'll work up to more time, but I think he had fun for a minute or two. :)





Saturday, May 23, 2009

The sounds of laughter

Thursday night when I got home from work, Hudson treated me to a special treat - he just laughed and laughed. What a great way to start my 12 week stint as Mr. Mom. - Kirk

(sorry you have to wait about 40 seconds for the good part)

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Chilling at Barton Springs


Friday, May 22, 2009

I could just die of cute overload!

Look at Kirk's birthday shorts... And Hudson's!

By the way, I measured Hudson yesterday, and he's 27", the height of an "average" 7 and a half month old! He is "talking" up a storm - I think he has his mama's loud voice!!! :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A great weekend at Aunt Tracy, Uncle Scott and Cousin Truman's

We had such a great weekend with my sister and her family. And it was so exciting! Hudson started the day rolling over on Tracy's bed; he just kicked his legs up and just went over! He doesn't know yet that you have to turn your head, so it was a bit of a face plant into the sheets, but it was a good start!

Hudson also laughed for the first time at his funny Aunt Tracy. And we caught it on video! Here is a video of Hudson's very first giggles ever.

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If you can't get enough, here's one more. It has a funny ending, so watch the whole thing if you have time!

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And he swam for the first time. Pictures are below, and I may post a video in the next few days. Enjoy!

May so far

We've had such a fun month, and I want to share a few photos, especially from this weekend. Enjoy!

PS I know the first one is terrible, and Hudson will have to go to therapy over it someday, but it's just so dang funny when he gets so upset and puts that lower lip out!!


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New teether is a hit!


New teether is a hit!
Originally uploaded by Kendra Wright
Auntie Sam bought Hudson a teether (and other items) just in the nick of time! Hudson is t he new mayor of Drool City!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A nap in our new patio chairs

I just wish Hudson could relax a little more with his Dee Dee!

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Friday, May 8, 2009

House chores


House chores
Originally uploaded by Kendra Wright
Hudson loves all his tools from Auntie Sheila, but he particularly
enjoys his crackly saw right now.

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May play group class photo

Traci hosted a lovely play group Wednesday; here were the babies in
attendence. Hudson is in the red car seat. He had passed out from all
the fun!!

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Wright Strategies

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Enthralled


Enthralled
Originally uploaded by Kendra Wright
Hudson just loves to look at the mirror we set next to him on the
changing table. He's "talking" to him as we speak!

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

A new trick


A new trick
Originally uploaded by Kendra Wright
Hudson has gotten exponentially more squirmy in the last few days!
First, he almost hopped out of my arms earlier, and now he is trying
to roll over! Our backyard blanket time may never be the same!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hudson & Ainsley

My friend Traci has the cutest daughter, and we had a little photo shoot the other day in the back yard. Don't they look adorable?


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