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.