Yesterday was Hudson's 6-month birthday, and we went to his well-baby check today and he is doing great! He now weighs 17 lbs. 12 oz. and is 26 inches tall. He had a major growth spurt since his 4 month check-up going from the 37% to the 55% in weight, and from the 20% to the 34% in height. Nate couldn't go to the appointment with us, so my mom came down to be moral support (I think more for me than for Hudson).
Some of his favorite things are:
giving kisses, mostly to Mommy, but he will occassionally give them to others
sitting up to play with is toys
puppies, Sadie is his very favorite of course but he likes other small puppies too
Baby Einstein videos, especially the Numbers Nursery and On the Go videos
sitting up in his bathtub and making HUGE splashes with his hands
playing with the Tylenol and Mylicon bottles
hanging upside down
being thrown up in the air
watching Sadie and Daddy playing
grabbing anything and everything he can get his chubby little fingers around and putting
whatever it is straight into his mouth
when he wants Mommy's attention he says "mamamamamama" in this little whiney voice
His favorite types of baby food are bananas, pears, butternut squash, prunes, and peaches.
His not so favorite baby foods are sweet potatoes, chicken, turkey, green beans, and carrots.
In his short little life Hudson has already become a movie buff. Here are the movies he's been to so far.
Hudson you are such a good baby. It is so exciting to watch you grow and learn new things everyday. You are the light of our lives. You have taught Mommy all about unconditional love, selflessness, and sacrifice. If you weren't so cute you wouldn't get away with keeping us up all night. My heart melts everytime you look at me with those big, beautiful, blue eyes, and everytime you give me that sweet smile I know what joy is. I treasure every minute we are together, and I look forward to each new day to see what you will come up with! You are funny, sweet, and good-natured. You are very strong-willed and brave. I can already see that you have inherited your Daddy's thrill-seeking spirit, it doesn't seem like you are scared of anything, which terrifies Mommy! We love you Little Man!