Hudson turned six months old while we were in Florida. Every day I sound like a broken record: how is my baby so big??!
Hudson's favorite position is perched on our knee. From there, Hudson happily watches Caleb zoom by, with a permanent smile plastered on his face. Also from this position, he can closely "participate" when we eat a meal - he moves his lips constantly, as if he's practicing for his chance at this main event. On our knee, he wiggles all around and thrusts himself forward, eager to join in on the action. .
At his four month well check, Hudson was in the 18th percentile for weight. I'm curious to see where he lands at his six month well check, because we affectionately call him "chunker" and "chunky monkey" - he has the cutest rolls and grows out of diaper sizes quicker than we can order the next size. We did give him his first taste of solids, just two days shy of him turning six months. He got a taste of avocado, which was also Caleb's first food. He was curious and VERY excited, but I'm not sure he actually managed to eat any 😂.
Hudson rarely rolls over but he's starting to sit independently for a brief couple seconds and we let him spend short spurts of time in a walker, which he uses to scoot close to Caleb and grins up at him with a proud smile. Basically, this little dude wants to be on the move so he can keep up with big brother! (The way Hudson looks at Caleb makes me 😍😍😍) .
Hudson's still not sleeping or napping well. He's not a graceful teether and already has two on his bottom. He mostly refuses to nurse unless we are calmly nursing in my bed 😬 and he has a preferred side to eat out of, which drives me crazier than it should. He's still having trouble with my milk if I get too careless with what I eat. And he has no interest in sucking on a bottle, though he'll slowwwwly drink sips from a cup. BUT. He is a rock star traveller, a sweet cuddler, has a generally easy going attitude, loves his feet, giggles when we tickle his belly, and he has a smile that instantly brightens even my most challenging days. Every time someone new meets him, they comment that he's such a happy baby. .
Hudson bear, you are loved so hard.