Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy 4th Anniversary!

On Oct 10th Ryan and I celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary. Since it was a Thursday we ordered food from one of our favorite Japanese restaurants and enjoyed a night with our boy. 

On Saturday my parents came over and watched Vann while we went to Allie and Will's wedding. It was beautiful and the weather was perfect. There's nothing like a wedding on your anniversary weekend to remember the vows we made on our big day.  
The sunset was gorgeous! 

Happy Anniversary Dossinator! I am beyond thankful for all he does for our family! He is the hardest worker, best cook, sweetest father, man of God, and loves me! I could not ask for more! 
On Sunday this was my view while relaxing after the perfect massage at Chateau Elan! Ryan looked at me as soon as we walked in the spa and said, "I feel so relaxed right now!" It was fabulous! We got a couples massage, enjoyed the jacuzzi, and enjoyed the peace and quiet together. It was a great day and we are so thankful Gene and Shelia took care of Vann while we were on our day trip. 
I'm not a fan of this pic, but you can truly tell how relaxed we were. 

I'm so blessed to do life with the man God planned for my life. Love you Ryan!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Vann Hudson : 2 Months

Our little boy is growing up so fast. I know everyone with kiddos says that, but now I know it's true! Sad, but true.
His personality is SHINING through. We had to work through a few kinks earlier on this month, but now it seems that parenting is going a lot smoother.
Every. Single. Night. from 3 weeks until 7 weeks he would cry from around 5:30 - 8 pm. We chalked it up to everything and then came to the conclusion that it was colic. Well, one night Mom babysat and said she thought it was his tummy. It was hard to tell once the crying started because it got so intense. I started focusing in on what I was eating and did away with all wheat, soy, dairy, and corn. So, now I eat rice, veggies, fruit, almond milk, and proteins. We also started using Little Tummy's Gas Drops. I now know my nutrition was the cause of crying for 4 weeks, but since it was healthy I didn't think twice. I am glad Mama mentioned his tummy. Now, we enjoy our evenings. Ryan kept thinking Vann disliked him since the crying started when he got home. Yeah right, he loves his daddy. I found that I can eat wheat and corn and it doesn't upset Vann. Hopefully I can add dairy back in soon!

 {Vann's first trip to a restaurant - six weeks old}

Week 7 also brought in a strict schedule. I should have started day 1, but I was all into La Leche League: The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. I love that book, but I am going back to work in November and that's not going to work with the in-home daycare he's going to. Baby Wise has worked right into our lives. It's been helpful to see the reasoning behind a schedule and the wonderful benefits it provides Vann and the rest of us! He is sleeping much better at night. I call 10 pm to 5/6 am a success! Right? YIPPEE! The first night it happened, I rolled over and woke Ryan up with an excited, "HE SLEPT TIL 5!" I felt like a NEW person!
His smile is perfect! It's a huge toothless grin and I love it. My heart becomes a puddle each time it happens! He loves to coo and squeal. He can lay on his tummy and pick his head up and move it from side to side in a very controlled motion. He loves to listen to music. His favorite is the album "Sing Over Me: Worship Songs". They are beautiful praise songs that sound like lullabies. Mom recommended it and I am so thankful she did. He has discovered his hands and feet. He swats at things with his hands and gets them to his mouth to suck on. 

At his 2 month appointment he weighed 12 lbs and 6 oz and was 23.5 inches long! He was a champ and got all of his shots. After doing research, talking with several mamas, and speaking I our doctor (who we love and trust), we decided to follow his immunization schedule. The nurse was incredible and gave them in less than 30 seconds, Vann screamed, but as soon as I picked him up he was fine and back to smiling at Auntie E and me! 

{Ryan's uncle sketched Vann's photo! What a talent!}

{snuggling with Aunt Kayla}

Monday, October 7, 2013

My World: Captured!

Vann's Newborn pictures were fabulous! Brittany with Nine Sixteen Photography did the most amazing job with Vann! I nicknamed her the baby whisperer. Ryan and I got to take a couple of photos with Vann as well!

Our session was for two hours, but after the first hour Vann wanted to wake up and party. That didn't work out well because we needed him quiet to position him for photos. So, we headed back two weeks later and captured a couple more! Thanks Brittany for your patience with us and sharing your gift of photography.

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Welcome Fall!

Yesterday, we took a trip north to Jaemor Farm. Our friends Colleen and Michael and their sweet son, Cohen, met us there. We enjoyed some lots of yummy grub and walking around the farm. Vann slept in his carrier, so he didn't get to help pick out our pumpkin. Dossinator picked out a good one and I bought some great fruits and veggies for the week! 

It was a beautiful day with friends! 
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