Saturday, June 19, 2010

Baby Jarom!

After 24 LONG hours of labor, Jarom Thomas Hudson finally decided to make his appearance! He was born on June 11th at 8:11am. It certainly wasn't an ideal birth experience. I really hate inductions, because I feel the baby should just come when he's ready. But under our circumsances, we felt it was the best option. I'm just so grateful I didn't have a c-section. There was a scare at one point, where my blood pressure dropped dramatically and the baby showed signs of distress. They were extremely close to giving me a c-section, but we had some amazing nurses who did an excellent job of taking care of it, and they were able to help me and the baby recover. So thankfully everything worked out. He weighed in at 8lbs. 7oz. and he was 19 3/4in. long.
Here I am after my epidural. :)))))))))))))))

YAY! Welcome to the world Jarom Thomas Hudson!
The kids came later that afternoon to meet their baby brother. They were SO excited!
Nana Jodie (Jon's mom) was able to travel all the way here from Washington to spend time with us, help with the kids, and meet her newest grandchild. Thank you, thank you, thank you Nana Jodie!
We love you!!

Celeste absolutely cannot get enough of this little guy. All she wants to do is look at him and hold him. She'll even skip out on other privileges (movies, games, etc) just to be with him instead. She'll be such a wonderful mother someday.

Jarom will want to be just like his big brother Benny!

Sweet Charity is very gentle with him. She'll be a great helper too!

But unlike his doting older siblings, Jakey didn't know what to think at first.

He wasn't too thrilled about not being the baby anymore. :(

But I think now he understands that everything will be ok. :) We've tried to be sensitive to his needs lately, and give him some extra loving. And ever since we got home, he seems to be adjusting well. He keeps saying, "Baby Jarom is so tute." So I think that's a good sign.

I know... what a HUNK! There's nothing hotter than a studly manly-man holding a brand new baby. I love this man. He's such a wonderful husband and father. Yep, sorry girls, he's taken... WAY taken. :)

Love my little guy!!! I feel like I've known him forever.

When we got home from the hospital, the kids had each chosen a stuffed animal to give him. They piled them on top of him right when we walked in the door. He's probably used to all the noise and chaos from when he was in my belly, so he slept right through it all.

Welcome home Sweet boy!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hudson Hugs

We have a special family tradition every night. We put the couches together and have "snuggle scriptures". We try to teach the kids principles of the gospel, and spend some time together as a family. Then after we're done, we say a prayer, and have what we call "Hudson Hugs". This is when we all put our arms around each other and say "1...2...3... I love you family!!" Then we hug each other individually. It's the BEST way to end the day. If When there was contention during the day, this little ritual helps us move past any negative feelings, and end the day on a good note.

Lately after the kids hug everyone else, they hug my belly and say, "I love you Baby Jarom!" So tonight after Jakey hugged my belly, he hugged Daddy's belly too, and said, "I love you Baby Jarom!" We all had a good laugh! :)

Comparing bellies...

Hope you're ready to join this CrAzy family Jarom! We can't wait to meet you... tomorrow!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sweet Girl

Celeste brought this note home from school today...

Dear Mommy,
I hope that when you have a baby it will not hurt. And I love you so much.
From, Celeste

This little girl is so thoughtful. Just a couple more days till we get to hold our little guy. Can't wait for you to join our family baby Jarom!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Little Graduate

Our little Benny graduated from 4K preschool this week. I bawled my eyes out. It must be those preggo hormones. Or maybe it was because they had the song "Let Them Be Little" on repeat in the background. (That song always makes me cry.) Or it must be because I LOVE this little boy SO MUCH... and I worry about him.

So here he is with his classmates, and that's him on the screen in the background...
Receiving his diploma from his excellent teachers...
The proud graduate! (Notice the upside down certificate :))

Benny and his best bud J...
Congratulations little graduate! Now on to kindergarten!
We love you Bennybud

"Let Them Be Little"
Billy Dean
I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand
Felt so good in it, no bigger than a minute
How it amazes me, you're changing with every blink
Faster than a flower blooms they grow up all too soon
So let them be little 'cause they're only that way for a while
Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day
Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle
Oh just let them be little
I've never felt so much in one little tender touch
I live for those kisses, prayers and your wishes
Now that you're teaching me things only a child can see
Every night while we're on our knees all I ask is please
Let them be little 'cause they're only that way for a while
Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day
Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle
Oh just let them be little
So innocent, a precious soul, you turn around
It's time to let them go
So let them be little 'cause they're only that way for a while
Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day
Let them cry, let them giggle, let them sleep in the middle
Oh just let them be little
Let them be little

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lost Cause

So underneath all the clutter in my room, I noticed this book I've been meaning to get around to reading...
"Confessions of an Organzied Homemaker
The Secrets of Uncluttering Your Home and Taking Control of your Life."
Haha!! What a joke! I try SO hard to keep up with this house, but the minute I get things organized, it all gets undone again! I think I'm a lost cause... at least until the kids get older. :)


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