S: Noah 2008
FC: Noah Edward Hudson | December 31st, 2007
1: Where it all began . . . | Happily Ever After
2: wrong on the forms. (Noha) Does the woman have to do everything? I got my epidural and labor continued all through the night. Noah was face up, getting stuck on the pelvic bone. | December 30th, I had worked a ten hour day. Once home I wasn't hungry so Edward and I made our final list of things to get for the baby. I started to feel weird in my abdomen, I thought, huh, maybe this is what they call Braxton hicks. | The feelings continued into the night. Edward went to sleep. I couldn't lie down so I kept pacing. I tried a warm shower which helped for awhile. I then began timing the contractions. As they got closer and | stronger, I called the nurse line and asked if they thought this was real labor because I didn't want to wake my husband. When I did wake Edward I told him to take his time, which he did. But the | contractions became more painful. So I began yelling to hurry up. We got to the hospital around midnight and I was 5cm dilated. Edward felt the need to tell me that he was tired and had a headache! He also proceeded to spell Noah's name | 4 | 3 | Finally the doctors and I agreed on a C-section. Edward was nervous as they wheeled me away for prep. He called all the family to keep them updated.
3: Daddy cut the umbilical cord and held our son for the first time. | December 31st, 2007 | 2:56 PM | 21 inches | 8 lb 15 oz | Mommy's first look
4: Grandparents First Look
5: The night Noah was born, we had only a few visitors. Grandma Cheryl and Grandpa Eddie waited patiently to receive word it was okay to come up. Grandma Susie and Grandpa John and Uncle Pat drove down from the cities. Tim and Kim couldn't stay away, they took a quick peek before heading to a New Year's Eve party.
6: Welcome to the family | At one point during the day we had 22 people crammed in our room. All here just to see you.
7: You were so easy going, Everyone got their turn. | Cousins Oh how fun it will be to watch you grow.
8: The nurse taught us how to give you your first bath. All this was so new to us. | They brought you to me throughout the night, when you were hungry.
9: You gave Daddy a "tattoo" with your feet. | Footprints
10: Your first week home Mom and Dad took time getting to know you. | You had your first bath at home. You weighed in at 8lbs 13oz
12: Your first weekend home, Grandma Susie and Grandpa John came to visit.
13: Your second week, Grandma Cheryl came to visit and we visited mommy's work | Jan 10th your umbilical cord fell off and I clipped your nails for the first time-yikes
15: Shannon, Lee, Karrin and baby-to-be came to visit us on Jan. 15th. Your third week Grandma Susie stayed several nights. We went to a PAIIR class and at your doctor's visit you weighed 10 lbs 2 oz.
16: Your Fourth Week We stayed at Grandma and Grandpa Williams while daddy was out of town. We had lots of visitors.
17: Your Fifth and Sixth Week
18: Happy Valentine's Day
19: You slept on a wedge to help with your reflux | We were full of yellow paint from making Easter cards.
20: March This month we went to Natalie's basketball game, a reception honoring Auntie Arletta at church, and your two month check-up. | The last week of March Mommy went back to work and you spent time with Grandma Cheryl.
21: We went to a pizza parlor with Dad after church one Sunday. | Pat learning how to burp a baby. Working up the bubble. | Grandma's Susie's death trap
22: Everything Sprouts In Spring | Basketful Of Love
23: Sasha's Baby Shower March 22nd
29: You started rolling from front to back over your right side. | April 1st was your first day at Carolyn's. You also started sleeping at night without the wedge. | April 2008
30: Rub a Dub Dub Sweet Baby in the Tub
33: May 3rd Convocation of Thanks Ceremony honoring Grandma Naomi
34: Noah's Dedication Christ Community Church Parents dedicate themselves to raise their child in a Christian environment and train and educate them to follow, love and serve God.
35: May 11th Mother's Day | Grandparents with the special boy
36: First time eating solid food, we started with rice cereal. It took you a while to get the hang of it. Your tongue kept pushing it back out. Next week we started green beans and you loved them.
37: "For Rapid Growth: feed and water every 4 hours, expose to sun often, show love and attention daily."
38: May 19th, 2008 Pat's Graduation for University of Minnesota
39: Lots Of Babies | May 31st Pat's Open House
40: May 23rd and 24th Memorial Day Camping Dun Romin Campground You loved the pool. I held you while wading in the water and you would fall asleep in my arms. We also watched a talent show.
41: "A Camping We Will Go"
42: June 2008 You drank from a cup with Grandma Susie's help.
43: June 14th Father's Day Pine Island Parade | Tummy Time
44: Wabasha During camping we took a day trip to Wabasha Eagle Center and Lark toy store in Kellogg.
45: July 25th Beaver Trails
47: August Keisler's Campground Weekend of fun with Sheila, Phil, Grandma and Grandpa Williams, Jeff, Tian, and Pat. Pat and Edward serenaded us with the guitar.
48: We started music classes on September 15th; Mondays at 5:45 for 5 sessions. You loved music, you wanted to sit right in front and watched the teacher intently.
49: In August we visited Oxebo Park with Grandma Susie and Grandpa John.
50: September 27th Applewood Orchard in Lakeville We took a hay ride, sat on John Deer tractor, and ate apples with Meme Susie
52: Oct 18th Northwoods Orchard You were the strong silent type, while Felicity chatted away.
54: Frontenac State Park Camping October 4th, 2008
56: October 13th Your First Tooth You were crabby all night. Daddy and I were up with you for hours trying to settle you down. The next morning I felt your gums and there it was popping through
57: Bath Time
58: October 26 Annual Ochs Pumpkin Carving
59: Halloween You got your costume from Aunt Lisa. She gave it to me at a shower before you were born. When I first saw it I thought you would never get that big. Boy was I wrong. By Oct 31st you were barely squeezing into it.
61: We started swimming lesson on October 25th. You loved the water. | They wanted us to start slow on the edge, but you were so excited you jumped right in.
62: September 13th Autumn Daze Fall Festival
63: You at a good meal of turkey and mashed potatoes. | Thanksgiving 2008
64: The family gathered for Karrin and Kelly Sackett's Baptism
65: Your First Christmas | You ripped right into your gifts.
67: Anderson Christmas | You were scared of Santa. Even Pat and Dan took their turn on Santa's lap