Monday, February 6, 2012

The 3 month Catch up and an intro into single parenthood

I can not believe that it has been three months since I have posted something! It would be an understatement to say that our life has been a little busy as of late. Where to even begin?? Well since the last post was on Hudson’s birth story I will ease your mind and let you know that Hudson just turned 3 months and is doing great!

One of the biggest changes in our daily life (besides having a little adorable baby requiring lots of attention) is that now I am a single parent. Now before anyone freaks out I am still happily married but the hubs just happens to be on the other end of the globe right now which leaves me as a single parent for the next 6 months. You see about 8 months into my pregnancy, just when the hubs had returned from his final summer all expense paid military vacation and I thought we were in the clear for a while regarding him being away, he comes home from work and drops that news that every military wife dreads hearing - deployment. Not to mention that I was 8 months pregnant so that meant he would be leaving shortly after Hudson was born.

We still kept all of the plans that we had made for the holiday season and decided to make the most of the time we had together as a family of three (or four including the Charles) before the Hubs headed out. He was scheduled to leave anywhere between mid-december and mid-january so we all prayed for the mid-january so that he could celebrate Hudson’s first christmas with him. Luckily our prayers were answered and the hubs didn’t have to leave till mid-january..yay! As thrilled as we all were to get the extra time together, we also jam packed the time which is why you haven’t heard from me in soooo long! So without further ado I am going bullet point style and recaping these last three months (don’t pee your pants in excitement!)

- November 3rd our darling Hudson was born (best day ever I might add)

- My mom had arrived the week before his birth and stayed two weeks. My dad and sis joined us on the final week of my mom’s stay and everyone’s world revolved around Hudson.


- Hudson experienced his first Faux hawk


- the day my family left my MIL arrived and a few days later my SIL joined us for a small family thanksgiving. There was turkey, there was brisket (yes you read that right), there was all the fixings and most importantly there was Hudson in his turkey best :)


- Once thanksgiving was over and the family had all left we got in the car and made the cross-country trek to Washington DC for my FIL retirement from the Air Force. This was Hudson’s first car trip and he did amazing. It is crazy to think that this boy has been more places in his 3 months of life than I had been at 18 years old! We were in DC for about a week and then headed back to Utah. Here are some pics from the trip (although I hardly got any).

384375_645946552184_141300318_33863504_1689464433_n Hitting the road

378022_646386789944_141300318_33867188_1468258513_n Road trip Hudson style :)

377361_647254091864_141300318_33869974_100923155_n Hudson and Hobbs become best buds :)

- While we were in DC we were able to meet up with some good college friends which we have already drafted the paperwork for our new little bundles to be wed when the reach the marrying age (not really but I am sure that is what we will continually tell them!)


385005_648267545894_141300538_33874004_1440952401_n The gang

- On December 3rd Hudson turned a month old


- Hudson also got to experience his first ride on the Charles


- We had about two weeks at home before the hubs family came for Christmas. During this time the hubs left for a short training trip and this was my first time with just me, Hudson and Charlie. It was a reality check for what was to come for sure! I did have a mini meltdown as to how I was going to handle it once the hubs really left but after crying to my mom and getting past the first day it wasn’t too bad.

- We had an amazing time with the hubs family and a pretty low key but great christmas! And of course as with most of everything now it all revolved around Hudson :)


- The week after the hubs family left we had Hudson dedicated and had amazing love and support from our Home group out here :)





Well I don’t want to make this post supper long so I am going to continue the catch up in the next post..

Also, I am going to try to blog on a weekly basis about my experience as being a single parent during the first 8 months of Hudson’s life and how it is to have the hubs deployed (part for my record and part to help anyone else in this situation, military or not).

Hopefully you haven't all already taken me off you read list :)


  1. So good to hear from you!! I see you guys have been very very busy, but loved the update. :) Hudson is so adorable and so happy you guys had your first Christmas all together.

  2. Glad you are doing alright, and Hudson is so cute! That's so hard that your husband is deployed, I'm glad he was able to be there for Christmas!

  3. Great to hear from you! He is such a cutie!!! Congrats to you both and I hope the deployment flies by!!!

  4. you're blogging again! yay! now i think your little sidebar profile is a bit overdue for an update :)