This is what I like to refer to as Hudson's corner. When he wakes up he eats, we change his diaper and play until he starts to get fussy. Then I swaddle him, put him in his swing and turn the fan on the highest it goes. Sometimes he falls right asleep. Other times he takes a while to drift off. It's like magic. Most of the time Ryder and Jack end of playing in the same room. And if you've ever heard them play, it's loud. I'm so thankful for an easy, predictable baby. It definitely makes life easier on us.
The other day I looked over and Hudson was following the mobile with a big smile on his face. (The coaster is a present for him to sleep with given to him by one of his brothers.)
I have a love/ hate relationship with the red stool. It allows the boys to turn the light in their room on when they wake up early, for Ryder to wash his hands and for the boys to watch Hudson when I'm changing his diaper. But the stool also allows them to do this kind of stuff...
And my sweet little Hudson so happy to be outside.
Sometimes before bed the boys and Brandon have a sing-a-long. A recent favorite has been "Big Rock Candy Mountain". Right before I took this video the boys were dancing around and singing as loud as they could. When I got the camera it turned to this. Hopefully, I'll catch them singing along soon. But for now, I just love this video. You just never know what these two will come up with to entertain themselves.
(These are not the correct lyrics. Brandon has just heard the song a few times and strings the words he can remember together.)
Hudson traveled along with Brandon, myself, my sister, my mom and my aunt to Pittsburgh this weekend. He did SO well. I also noticed that he keeps his pinkies up when he sleeps and isn't swaddled. Funny boy.
We arrived home late last night after the boys were in bed. Upon waking they raced to see Hudson. Once they had their fill, they began to wrestle of course. Hudson just watched on. It's hard to believe my sweet baby will be wild and crazy someday too.
He did lots of hanging out too. He's starting to show his personality more and more. Can't wait to see what he is like and how he fits in our family.
We made a quick trip down to Logan to introduce Hudson to his great aunts and uncle. Grandma Martha got in some good snuggles too. The lighting wasn't that great, so I had to turn some of them into black and whites.
This is just a tiny bit of what you'd hear from Ryder. There is never a dull moment. "Mom, when I was a baby the doctor cut your head off to get me out of your belly too" (Before Hudson was born Ryder was quite inquisitive about how Hudson was going to get out of my belly. He was relentless. I was able to give him an answer that I thought was truthful but age appropriate. Apparently, this was his idea of how it happened.) Me: Ry, will you please help me Ryder: Mom, I a snake. Me: Snake, will you please help me Ryder: I don't have arms, silly. (Touche) rip-ped, take-ed, hide-ed, grab-ed (He's picked up that you add an "ed" to verbs to make them past tense. He just hasn't "learn-ed" how to say it correctly. And I'm not ready to tell him either. It's too cute to correct.)
I was trying to get a photo of you alone, but your big brothers just can't help but swarm you. So if you don't have as many pictures alone, it is not because you are the third child but because you are extra loved.