Hudson is almost 8 months old, which means it’s the perfect time to post his 7-month update. Y’all. I get worse and worse at remembering to type these up. It’s true that you do less of this type of stuff with the second. But that’s only because you are busy livin’ it up with two kids, am I right?
This update is going to be kind of tricky for me to write, because I’m going to do my best to keep it accurate and not start discussing what’s been happening more recently. It’s crazy how much can change in just the span of a few weeks. Anyway, let’s get to it.
Likes: I’m pretty sure this child has never met a stranger. Hudson is definitely happiest when he is surrounded by people, and he’s working hard on learning how to wave to every single person he sees. He loves watching his brother, playing with all of his brother’s toys, and pulling his brother’s hair. Bless Maddux’s heart; he’s being as patient as a four-year-old possibly can be. Hud also likes playing with anything that makes a crinkly noise, blowing raspberries, and chewing on everything he comes across. He also still sounds like Chewbacca, which is hilarious.
Dislikes: Nothing really comes to mind, other than hunger and boredom. He is the most easy-going child on the planet.
Sleeping: His sleep has improved so much recently – and he’s also officially in the crib! His wake ups are much less unpredictable and he usually only gets up once a night to eat. Bed time is between 7 and 8 and he wakes up around 6 or 7. He naps three times a day, for anywhere between 45 minutes to 2.5 hours.
Eating: He’s back to eating every four hours, which is nice. Adding in an extra solid feeding helped. He now eats “real human food” (as Maddux calls it) three times a day, but he’s pretty flexible and will wait until we all sit down to eat. He’s also started eating some non-pureed food. He’s excited about that.
Playing: Hudson is constantly on the move. He’s perfected his army crawl on our hardwood floors, but he can do the real thing on carpet. His preference is to run around in his walker, though. The boy can whip that thing around corners like nobody’s business. He loves trying to open the kitchen cabinets, pulling up into your lap, and playing peek-a-boo. Honestly, Hudson’s just freaking pleasant. He’s pretty much always having a blast and taking it all in.
Teeth: No teeth yet, but they are busy working their way out. Let’s hope he takes it well. Seriously, cross your fingers for us.
Firsts: First time actually sleeping in the crib. First time legitimately crawling. First time eating kale, banana, whole steamed carrots, and whole elbow noodles. I’m sure there are other things, but I’m too busy just thinking about how cute he is. Is that a good enough excuse?
We love you, Huddy Buddy! We couldn’t imagine doing life without you.