Sunday, September 15, 2013

Is blogging still a thing?

Is it just me or does no one really blog anymore? ...including myself... I'm not sure. I haven't had much motivation to keep this thing updated, but for the heck of it--here is the latest.

Also do you go private once you have kids? I feel like that's the way to do it, although being private stresses me out. I don't understand how to even access private blogs half the time.

Aaaaannyyways, we at the Hancock household have been so good. Little Hudson is like ten years old now. Actually he's 14 months, but it seems like he grows up soooo much every day.
Here are some interesting facts about this child:
-He hates to be alone. He will be completely ignoring me while he plays but the second I walk out of the room, he falls apart. He's always been that way.
-He is still a pretty good eater, but he's getting pickier and would prefer baby food any day to cut up fruits and veggies.
-He talks all day. He's always been pretty vocal, but it's fun to hear him say words. He says: mom, dad, ball, cool, car, uh-oh, oh-no, woah, no, what's that? (wasssaaat??) and a couple others that I can't think of right now. He also shakes his head yes and no. I'm still trying to decide if he understands the meaning of those though.
-He's super sensitive. I thought he was just a typical baby, but I'm starting to see that he's actually kind of a softy. If he sees another kid cry, he cries. If someone does something not very nice to him (like offer him something and take it away) he has a certain cry as if his feelings are hurt. Oh, and he hates when I hold other babies or talk to other kids. Hopefully this is just an age thing. I really hope.
-He loves balls and will go crazy if he sees one at the store or in someone's house.
-He's getting silly. It's my favorite when he is trying to be funny. He thinks it's hilarious to bang his head into the couch over and over. And he likes to play peek-a-boo by hiding behind things and poking his head up.
-He's sort of a little creature of habit. It doesn't seem that he likes when things are changed up or trying new things. He sort of likes to stick with the same old.
-He's still not walking... ha I think in his mind there's no reason to walk when he can crawl where he needs to go.
-Everything is a phone and is held up to his ear. Remotes, diapers, shoes, all of the above.

And that is a good list for now.

In other news, we recently spilled the beans that we're expecting another little one. And it's a SHE. She's due in February. Since we just told people, I can think of all the typical questions we've been getting. So I'll just answer those.
She's due in February. The 19th to be exact.
I'm just about 18 weeks now.
I haven't been super sick, just tired and a little queasy but it's manageable.
We waited to tell people mostly for fun and just so we knew the gender before everyone found out.
We found out it was a girl around 15 weeks and then our dr checked again at 17 weeks.
They will be almost 19 months apart. Hopefully a little less since the end of pregnancy last time was a nightmare.
No, it wasn't really planned that we'd have two so close. But it wasn't well prevented either-so I can't really say it was an accident.
Yes, I'm excited to have a girl, but holy cow there's too much girl stuff I feel overwhelmed.

I think that's about it. We are excited! Since Hudson was born, I had this feeling that we'd have another one kind of soon and then had a couple experiences that made my feelings grow stronger that would happen. I had a couple of experiences that made me think it was a girl, or imagine a girl, but my brain runs pretty wild so I can't say I knew it was a girl or anything like that. I'm a worrier so I'm still scared to death of all those things that can go wrong, but since my stomach is growing bigger and I'm starting to feel movement, it's getting better. Babies are just such miracles! It's amazing that they grow so perfectly. I'm a little nervous about them being so close in age, especially since my sweet little Hudson is a little needy most of the time, but we'll make it through and I'm hoping they will just be best little buddies when they get bigger. So fun!

Well that's a pretty good update for now!

At the BYU-Texas game. He just yelled "go, go, go" all game. He didn't even cry or get upset once, he just loved it. 

Crazy hair. 

Birthday party! Almost got rained out of painting but it cleared up and they were able to do it.

We took Hud to the baby contest at the Davis County Fair. We had to be talked into doing it, but he got 2nd in his age group and then 2nd in the baby derby so it was pretty fun. He won us some Target giftcards! 

Lagoon with the cousins. I love these two together. 

Just chillin in the high chair. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

a half a year old

So my little baby boy is 6 months old. Someone make the time stop!!! If only pregnancy went this quickly....

6 month stats:
Height: 28.5 in (95%)
Weight: 19 lbs (75%)
Head: I never pay attention to what the actual measurement, all I know is that it was waaay above the 95% line on the graph. This kid's head is huge.

I've talked before about how he's been kind of a harder baby, just a little high strung and such. Well I'm so happy to say that he's gotten sooooo much easier. He's so much more predictable, which probably just comes with being a new mom and also getting to know him. But also he's starting to be able to keep himself entertained, where as a newborn he relied solely on my for his entertainment. Here's some new things about him.

-He loooooves drinks. He goes crazy over water bottles and if I get a drink he can't keep his eyes off of it. He also can't keep his hands off of it. He'll try so hard to grab it.

-He's rolling like a wild man. That really just started in the last couple days but he's figured out that he can roll around to get places or things and he loves to roll onto his tummy when I'm trying to change his diaper.

-He can sit up with help, but he hasn't quite managed to sit up without falling over eventually. This could be attributed to his extremely large head.

-He stands like a champ. I can set him up against the couch and he'll stand there for 10 minutes or longer. He loves it too. He also loves to walk around on his feet with us helping him.

-His naps are coming along. Thank heavens! He will usually go down in the morning a couple hours after he wakes up and then goes down again around 4. He's been napping up to an hour and a half, but usually goes between 30-45 minutes.

-He still has a little stranger anxiety, but we're learning how to cope with that. If the "new person" (anyone besides me and Mike) just hangs around for a little while without trying to take him from me or dad, he'll warm up to them after about 30 minutes or so. Also, I have to be quiet and a little bit unseen while the "new person" takes him. If he sees me, he'll give me the lip and want me to take him back. He's also really quiet and serious around new people, which is so funny because at home he just blabbers all day long and is soooo smiley.

-He holds his arms out to be picked up. I am obsessed with this new trick.

-He says "dadadadadada" AAALLLLL the time. He mostly only says mamama when he's crying haha. I don't know if he associates the sounds to us yet, but I'm pretty sure he'll say dad first. He wakes up in the morning saying dad, dadada, daddddd.

-The whole sleeping thing still hasn't been mastered yet. He takes naps in his crib easily, but he still wakes up a ton at night and won't get back to sleep unless I go in and feed him and get him back in his crib. For about two weeks, I just got up with him everytime and got him back to sleep and back in his crib. Then I got so exhausted, I started bringing him in my bed again. Kinda bad, but I don't really care that much. haha He always starts out in his crib and then just kinda ends up in our bed. Whatever on that one.

-He loooooves food. Holy moly, he goes crazy when we give him food. He's tried apples, peaches, peas, and sweet potatoes so far and he liked them all. He seems to like them more and more the more we give him. He's getting smart and opens his mouth when he sees there's food on the spoon now which is kind of funny. It's fun letting him be part of dinner now.

-He still loves to nurse too, but he's really quick now. I used to be so shocked when people said their babies only ate for 5-10 minutes, because he ate for like 45 minutes for a long time, but he's down to just a few minutes and he's good. Plus I think I've gotten better at being able to tell when he's full. I used to always offer more, but now I know that he'll always take more. haha So I just watch for him to show signs that his tummy is full. I've really loved being able to nurse, and we'll keep going for awhile, so I'm just so grateful that it's worked out just fine.

That's what's going on with Hudson. He's been so much fun lately. I miss his tiny newborn stages, but he gets more fun everyday so I don't mind him growing up. Plus it's not like I have any control over that. As for me and Mike, I'm a mom all day everyday and can be found usually at Target if I'm not at home and Mike is buuuuuuussssyyyy. He works a ton and goes to school and I'm pretty sure he's involved in every extra-curricular activity there is. He is just so good at the things he does and really gives it 110%. I'm so proud of him. Plus he's really nice to work so hard so that I can stay home with the little. He only has another year to finish his Masters and then school will be done once and for all so that's exciting. Hopefully he doesn't want to get a PHD.... ha. We are just looking forward to the summer when he is forced to take off school and we can hang out at the pool all day! We're especially ready for this awful weather to go away! Yuck!

Here are some pics!

We went to the Jazz game. Hudsie loved it but did get a little startled sometimes when the crowd got really loud.

I love that smile just chillin on the lovesac.

Mike thinks he can only learn to crawl if he has his knee pads on.

Just standing looking at the TV.

He got this car from the grandparents for Christmas and looooves it. 

He loves taking pictures on my phone.

At his 6 month checkup. Little gorilla arms.

He's constantly attacking my face. It makes me laugh so hard. 

His look of discouragement as he tries sooo hard to scoot.

His new Nikes. We had to have him model them with his chunky thighs of course.