April 19, 2012

life is busy

it's been a whirlwind around here lately.
did i really have a baby almost a month ago?

time flies, but we are loving our little hudson. eating, sleeping, and diaper changes take up most of our time these days. the occasional burping. and we can't forget long walks in central park. they put hudson to sleep every time! we sleep in. sometimes until 11am...did i just admit that? then again, sometimes we are up all night. so we deserve it, right? 

it's funny how much life has changed in only a month's time.
how busy it still is, but in such a different way.

THEN, i dressed in professional business clothes every day (well the ones that still fit my big belly).
NOW, pjs & lounge pants are becoming my best friend. 
THEN, i commuted all over the city and other boroughs.
NOW, my commute consists of walks to the living room, central park, and the grocery store.
THEN, kyle and i loved jumping on the vespa for all our date nights.
NOW, hudson's stroller is the only set of wheels that accompanies our city outings.
THEN, i was always glancing at my watch.
NOW, time is told only by little hudson's hunger cries.
THEN, my belly was consistently getting bigger.
NOW, my tiny baby is getting bigger faster than i want to admit.
THEN, kyle and i stayed up way too late playing games and having fun.
NOW, it is hudson and i that stay up way too late. just about every night.
THEN, i wanted a new wardrobe.
NOW, i'm afraid all my money will go towards shopping sprees for hudson (why is baby stuff so adorable? and irresistable?) and, i'm okay with that.
THEN, i was ready for the day by 8am.
NOW, i'm lucky if i get a shower and my hair into a ponytail before kyle comes home from work.
THEN, it was just kyle and me in our cozy apartment.
NOW, i'm outnumbered by boys.
THEN, the thought of being a mother made me feel nervous and overwhelmed.
NOW, knowing i am sweet lil' hudson's mama makes me happier than just about anything else.

i love this new life. i love this new kind of busy.

April 18, 2012

can't get enough...

of this little guy lately!

April 16, 2012

father + son

One of the greatest parts of having little Hudson has been seeing Kyle as a dad. He just loves his little boy so much! Hudson is his little pal...

April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
Kyle, Em, & Hudson

April 6, 2012

{one week old}

We can't believe our little guy is almost 2 weeks old! The time goes by so fast. This is him at one week...along with a few fun facts we don't want to forget:

  • Found his hands and loves to put them in his mouth
  • Frequently hiccups
  • Loves to make funny faces. Our favorite is when he puckers his little lips together!
  • Still a tiny little guy...even his newborn clothes are too big for him! 
  • Loves to eat every 2-3 hours
  • Loves being swaddled all tight
  • At his first doctor appointment, he weighed in at 6 lbs, 10 oz, still tiny, although he is in the 77% percentile for his length!
  • Loves being held and will just cuddle and snuggle right up to us!
  • Has mastered the art of peeing right through his diaper & right when we are changing his diaper. (Still trying to outsmart him on that one...)
  • Loves walks in the stroller and usually this puts him right to sleep
  • Has a long tongue and loves to stick it out
  • Loves afternoon naps cuddled on daddy's chest
  • Melts out hearts more and more each and every day!

April 5, 2012

baby's first picnic

We're loving this 65 degree weather...& we're loving having Kyle get to hang out with us all day long! 
Too bad his paternity leave can't last forever.
We could really get used to having picnics in Central Park every day...

April 4, 2012

the arrival of baby hudson max

{the birth story}
photos of everything from the getaway car...to our happily ever after...


April 2, 2012

city baby

baby hudson got to go home on tuesday, march 27th.
kyle & i still laugh that our trusty smart car was perfect for getting us to the hospital when i was in labor, but couldn't bring home our new little one. 
so, we did the next best thing.
hudson's first ever ride in a big yellow taxi.


 definitely our city baby...