Monday, December 30, 2013

Baby Well Visits

We took boys to see all their friends at the doctors office today.   They each got two shots and Hudson had to get bloodwork too.  Hudson was NOT pleased with any needle and he told anyone in hearing distance he wasn't pleased.   Henry was like what needles,  he was such a trooper and wasn't phased. 

Hudson review: 23# and 2ft 5in.  Doctor was pleased with his social skills,  he kept trying to distract her by talking.   She was also impressed that the reflux has gone away and that he's on table food and milk.  Hudson showed off his teeth, doctor said him only biting me is a completely normal phase for a 15 month old and just keep telling him it hurts and to stop.  She wants him to continue with ot, pt on a weekly basis.  She can see improvements.  He goes back in 3 months:)  Well monthly really for his shot.  Hearing follow up (from july) February,  eyes checked on again, developmental pediatrics follow up (Hudson loves to flirt with this doctor).

Henry review: 14# and 2 ft.  Doctor was pleased with everything Henry is doing.  She said he could start cereal (oops did that a month ago) and that he should start rolling over soon.

Last year on the Monday before the new year we took Hudson to see the doctor for the first time, That's right Hudson came home on December 28th last year!  He's had a pretty big year!  I giggled today thinking about how much crap we had to carry and alarms going off...haha, Hudson is our personalized alarm anywhere we go now!

And never well visits for boys together again.   I have an attention span ...oh look squirrel... what was I saying?!  Exactly! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hudson's 1st

Hudson had his first hair cut on Saturday by Amy Reagan (Studio 5th & Mane).  She has done my hair since I was a little girl...20+ years later I'm still going to her...2 hour drive is worth it! 

Hudson did great and got a little squirmy...but overall a very good boy!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hard working Hudson!

I cannot figure out how to upload videos,  but Hudson started his morning off jumping and jumped himself to sleep!   We cuddled and when I told Hudson this could be the last Sunday he has me all to himself he screamed.   He does not like to talk about or hear about baby #2.  Anyway after nap he ate lunch and then his real workout started.   Sitting up!  Today was a success,  he ended up sitting on his own a few times, once for just over 2 minutes.   I was clapping and praising him and he just looked at me like I am crazy.  Then we practiced getting up on his hands and knees...he wants no part.  I will take one milestone at a time!  and today was the first for trying a sippy cup, he did great with it too!  He will be 11 months tomorrow,  August 19th! 

he's loving his walker,  he is still confused and jumps in it like he does in his jumpy toy.  pic below of our big boy!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Never a dull moment with the Murray Brothers!

Hudson had his 9 month visit with his doctor at the end of June.  From that appointment several appointments were made.

  • eye appointment (follow up was to be in September, but doctor felt sooner the better)
    • had that appointment a few weeks ago and from that learned his eyes are great.  No need for glasses at this time.  
    • however, this left us with more questions...why is he not reaching for toys, tracking, recognize you when you walk in to a room (only will react if he hears you)
  • first steps appointment (follow up was to be mid august, but doctor felt sooner the better)
    • however, with vacations and covering...Hudson still wasn't able to be seen until next week.  So from there, he'll be evaluated and then a plan will be presented to us a few days later.
  • MRI
    • this is a result of how his eye appointment went.  eye doctor wants to get a new scan of his brain to compare it to the one from December.
    • this will take place late next week
And then of course the appointments we already had scheduled...lungs and kidneys:)

Hudson's trying to get all his appointments in all at the same time and just before Baby #2 arrives.

Baby #2 and myself have been monitored almost every two weeks since mid January (when we found out about Baby #2).  Ben and I have been able to watch baby grow and develop since we've had ultrasounds almost every 2 to 4 weeks.  I have a feeling he will look just like Hudson, especially a few of the 3d images we've seen.  Baby #2 is on the struggle bus with gaining weight, this was noticed at my 28 week ultrasound.  Last week I thought I was having braxton hicks, but with loss of appetite and pain that I'd experience with a few of them...I knew I should go see the doctor.  After hooking me up to monitors I was sent to the hospital to stop contractions.  Stayed overnight and now am on medicine until 36 weeks to keep contractions at a minimum or stopped.  From this little visit to the hospital, I'm now on modified bed rest.  I'm allowed to continue to work, but desk work.  No preparing meals, but I can make a sandwich.  No walking to just walk.  I take lots of breaks and sit down.  I just had my 32 week ultrasound and his weight gaining has not improved.  Plan is for me to have two non stress tests a week for the next three weeks.  I go back at 35 weeks to have another ultrasound to check baby growth.  Ben and I feel very confident and comforted with the specialist that we are seeing.  Baby #2 will more than likely be joining us later this month.  Ben is still in shock, not real sure when he thought the baby would be joining us...overall, ben is super daddy and husband.  Our families and friends have come to our rescue on multiple occasions to watch Hudson, help me, etc...

Overall we are very blessed and couldn't be more thankful!

Will keep you posted on the Murray Brothers!  

Hudson came on September 19th - Cindy's birthday.  (he felt he needed to share with his Gramma)
Baby #2 tried to come on July 16th - Ben and my anniversary...
For some reason our boys think they have to come on someone's special day ...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

9 month & Family Pictures

I've been talking for weeks about getting a family picture done before Baby #2 arrives, well we did it today.  I booked us for 10am, because usually Hudson is happiest in the morning.  From the pictures I'm'll see in fact Hudson proved me wrong...again!  He just does NOT like the camera.  Benny was so excited because Hudson and him matched with their PU shirts...however in the majority of the pictures you can't see either of their shirts to know it's the Purdue logo.  Enjoy:)  Might I add, about 2 hours after pictures, Hudson is smiling and carrying on...I cannot predict him!











last weeks stuff:)

Ben is officially done with the school year! Daddy Daycare will be in full swing:)  He ONLY gets a 9 week vacation this summer, not that he's mentioned it or anything. 

Baby Murray #2 is still nameless at this point.   suggestions welcome.   today I am 27 weeks and the way my belly sticks out there is no denying I'm pregnant.   For awhile I had a chubby awkward phase going on.  Ben loves to tell me I will have to work at losing this baby weight.  if we really want to look at scales I have only gained 5 lbs.

It's so hard to think that Hudson came at 27 weeks,  this pregnancy has been very different as far as baby's movement, ob visits, ultrasounds, my belly size, hunger and exhaustion.  My cravings are very similar,  my new thing is pellet or crushed ice.  I could nap any time of day if given the chance.  Had a good ob appt last week,  everything is on track!  I am on some restrictions as a precaution.   We are just taking one day at a time! Benny has been amazing and with me for every appt, craving,  mood swing (hard to believe I have mood swings...but wow, ask Ben), my lifter, etc...he's my rock!  Not to mention family and friends that are right there with us that have been and continue to be a huge help with Hudson!  I go back at 28 weeks for my next appts.

Hudson (aka Mini Ben) is so very close to 2 big milestones.  he sat up for about 15 seconds tonight(longest he's sat up with no help), then he got wobbly on me and wasn't consistent after that.  And you put him on his belly and his new thing is to get on his knees, chest still on ground and scoot forward.   He did this today for a good while,  scooted himself off his blanket.   and when he'd take breaks from scooting he'd prop himself up with his arms and look around.  he's so close! 

Food front: loves- bananas,  peas, apples, pears.  likes-carrots, squash and sweet taters.  HATES-green beans.  

Hudson is 17 lbs now.

We were at Betsy and Hank's last weekend celebrating Betsy's birthday and Hudson had a ball!  He was such a good boy...he's got everyone wrapped around his finger!  Gramma and Grandpa brought their jumpy toy and Hudson hung out in that practically all evening.   He entertained himself and US jumping and talking. Plus he loves being outside! He's sleeping are from his break from jumping.  

great weekend with lots to be thankful for!!!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Hudson started eating food...and loves it! he's an eat brotha!   first green beans,  then carrots,  then peas, then bananas and now apples! So far he loves it all!

he loves Miss Libby and the kids.   for Mothers Day she did crafts with the kids.  Hudson made me a little flower pot(libbys help of course) she used his toe to make the flowers painted on the pot.  it is the cutest.  and such a tiny plant, surely I can keep it alive.  I did for about 2 weeks, I have a black thumb.:( 

He also loves to be outside and go for walks, swing or just be out doors!  too many days cooped up in nicu maybe? haha!

last weekend Hudson got to spend Friday and Saturday with Ben's parents,  Saturday night and Sunday with Kim's parents and Sunday night and Monday with Auntie Sazabeth(Kim's sister)...he had quite the memorial day weekend:)  He got to see lots of family and friends....

Stopped by Clean Sweep yesterday and Hudson got to love on Gramma (Ben's Mom, not sure what she wants to be called or what Hudson will nickname her).  I love it because he is starting to recognize people now so he gets so excited!  His arms start waving up and down and he kicks and will either just smile or coo with excitement.

Hudson is so close to sitting up! so so close!

He went to Toys R Us yesterday and rode in the cart like a big boy and got to get a Cubs hat:)  gotta be like Daddy!  Looked kind of funny with a Reds outfit on and Cubs hat but he pulled it off:)

then we went to dinner!  he sat in a booster seat for the first time at a restaurant and wasn't held! not to mention no screaming!  He ate his apples, ALL of them over the course of our time at the restaurant!   After he finished eating he played with his pacifier and rattle! :)  And just sat there while we ate and talked to us,  it was the cutest!

he also was quite the showoff for holding his own bottle yesterday!

pictures from moments shared.