Sunday, March 25, 2012

No more pacifier!!

Bye bye binky!

Well, its official! Hudson can go to bed without a binky and without crying or fussing for it. I have been dreading weaning him from it for months now. Derek and I had actually weaned him from it during the daytime about 4 months ago. That was easy enough, but two weeks ago Hudson got a little cold. Since he was extra fussy and not feeling good, I gave in for the week he was sick and let him have his binky all day long.... that was a mistake! Hudson had been attached to it ever since that week. He wouldn't even eat without having it in his sight. Lol! So, we decided together that since we had to re-wean him from it again any way, we might as well just do it all the way this time. I told Derek I was fine with doing it this weekend because Derek was home with me, and I wouldn't have to listen to him cry alone, and deal with him being tired and cranky alone. haha. Derek agreed that it was good he could be home with me for emotional support. So, last night we put him in his bed after bath and prayer time. He was in a really good mood. So I thought we might get lucky and just have him go to bed without missing his bink. HA! He was silent for about the first five minutes of laying down. Then we heard him wrestling around looking for it. After he realized it wasn't in his crib, he lost it. Broke my heart :(. Trust me, it was very hard to let him cry in his room knowing that I could easily make it stop by giving him his binky. But Derek kept reassuring me that it was for his own good. To help him develop his speech better. So reluctantly we let him cry himself to sleep for about an hour last night. I was sooo relieved when he finally fell asleep! He slept through the rest of the night perfectly. He was a little cranky at church today without his binky, and refused to go to nursery. When we got home, he was sooo tired and we fed him some lunch and put him down for a nap. He cried again, but only for about 15 minutes this time. That was a relief! ..... So tonight was the big test. I was worried that he would cry for another hour, but to our surprise, he didn't make a sound... we waited for him to start searching again, but nothing. Now it has been 2 hours since was put him down, and he has fallen asleep all alone and with no fuss. It took ONE night to wean him from it! I am so happy, and relieved, and proud of my baby boy! I can't believe how fast he is developing and growing everyday. He says so many sweet words now, and does new things all the time. I am so proud to be his mommy, and am glad I get to continue to watch him grow and learn. <3 <3

My Birthday ~ big 25!

My Birthday. ♥

Well, I'm a half a century old! lol. And I was especially spoiled on this birthday because Derek knew I was sad to be half way through my twenties already. Sounds silly, but I really was because it feels like I literally just turned twenty! Any way, we all went to Barbacoa on my Birthday night, and a few days later again with Rachel to celebrate our Birthdays together. Derek got me my pink faced, bling Fossil watch that I had been wanting for a while now. A Victoria's secret gift card, and Express gift card. Shopping, and all my favorite stores! He really knows how to make me happy. PLUS, the new Adidas gym shoes that I wanted too. Glad he knows my taste, so sweet! So... a couple weeks later Derek and I headed up to Cascade to go snowmobiling with the Birthday gift card my parents bought me for an all day rental with the sleds up there! It was so nice having the whole mountain to ourselves that Friday. We left early in the morning, and started up the trail at about 9 a.m. We went up to this hot springs about 45 minutes up the trail. Right in the middle of the snowy forest. It was so awesome changing into our swimsuits and taking a nice hot dip to relax in the middle of our day snowmobiling. We ate lunch after sitting in the hot springs, and then headed back down the mountain after warming up by the fire for a while. It was a perfect day!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cruisin through Mexico!

Our first trip away from Hudson! Derek and I went on the Mexican Riviera cruise. It was a much needed vacation, seven days, stopped in Cabo for two nights, and Puerto Vallarta for one night. And a couple fun days at Sea! Such a fun time, and Hudson did so well with his grandpa and Gramma Stokes at home :)