Saturday, December 8, 2012
We are ecstatic to announce the birth of our son, James Hudson Smith! He was born November 13th, at 2:12 pm weighing 9 lbs, 1/2 oz, and measuring 21 in long. And we are so in love with him!
Hudson's birth was so much easier than Maryn's. Only 14 hours of labor and I was able to have a water birth, which I was really happy about. If you're interested in natural birth or water birth, I highly recommend it, and would love to answer any questions you may have!
Hudson is doing really well. He's a big boy and loves to eat! In typical newborn fashion, he eats, sleeps, poops, pees and spits up - sometimes all at the same time. ;) And no, we aren't sleeping much at night. But that's ok. Now that we've been through this before, we realize how short the newborn stage is in the larger scheme of things. And his super sweet temperament makes up for it all. We are just enjoying getting to know this boy!
His sister is enamored with him. When she came to the hospital to see him for the first time, she exclaimed, "Baby Hudson! That's my baby brother! HE CAME OUT!!!" I have a video of her holding him at the hospital that I'll post soon. It's adorable. She loves helping us take care of him and is always saying sweet things like, "It's ok, baby Hudson, don't cry! I take care of you!" She is definitely dealing with jealously and has had some difficulties with the transition - emotional outbursts, sleep disturbances, and defiant behavior etc - but things are gradually getting better as she adjusts. Overall, she is a joy and we look forward to seeing their sweet sibling relationship develop. Makes us realize what a big girl she is becoming!
Hudson's first visitors - so thankful for special people in our life who took care of Maryn for us:
We're so glad our sweet little guy is finally here! And so very thankful to God for a healthy delivery and baby. Stay tuned for more updates, and a very sweet photo shoot by Hannah Grace Photography coming soon!