Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Have a great holiday!

The boys and I are leaving tomorrow morning for Virgina. I am going to see a friend whom I haven't seen for probably 8 years. Her name is Mandy and she and I ran cross country together in college. Mandy is the future me with three boys. The older two are the same ages as Bryson and Carter, 6 and 3. Her third son is 7 months. I know we will have a blast and have a great Thanksgiving.

The boys and I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. May you eat lots of good food and think about all the things you are thankful for this year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Humphreys

Christian P. Humphreys
June 4, 1980 - November 15, 2008

Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Humphreys, 28, of Alamogordo, died Saturday, November 15, 2008, while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq.

Mr. Humphreys was born June 4, 1980 in Bittburg Air Force Base, Germany. After graduating from Alamogordo High School in 1998, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 2006 when he joined the U.S. Army to fly helicopters. He was attached to Alpha Troop, 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force 49, U.S. Army Alaska, deployed to Iraq.

Survivors include his proud wife Christina, former U.S. Air Force, of the family home; his parents, Daniel, U.S. Air Force retired, and Sylvia Humphreys of Alamogordo; a brother Tobias Humphreys and his wife Jamie of Albuquerque; a sister, Alyxandra Bryars and her husband Justin of Alamogordo; nephews, Gavin and Brodee Humphreys of Albuquerque; a niece Madison Humphreys of Albuquerque; his mother and father-in-law, John, U.S. Coast Guard retired, and Renee Williams of Alamogordo; a brother-in-law, John Williams, an F-15 Crew Chief with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan; and his grandparents, Rosemarie Opiela of Germany, and Patricia Williams and Irene Goodson of Alamogordo.

Mr. Humphreys was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leonard, U.S. Air Force retired, and Arlene Humphreys, and Stanislaus Opiela; and his wife’s grandfathers, Walter Williams, U.S. Air Force retired, and Ted Goodson, U.S. Air Force retired.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 16th St. and Cuba Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Steve Trout officiating.

Interment will follow in Ft. Stanton Cemetery with military honors by the New Mexico National Guard.

An honor guard and escort will be provided by the Patriot Guard.

Services are under the direction of Hamilton-O’Dell Funeral Home.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Wounded Warrior, New Mexico Legion Riders, 34 Stonewood Dr., Alamogordo, NM 88310.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby, what are you????

Well, I have been trying to upload this picture for the last hour. I know you all have been waiting very anxiously.

So, here it is without further ado.....A picture of the baby's butt and what's in between HIS legs.

Can you believe it....I am going to be the mother of three BOYS!!

Boy or Girl?

So you all have been waiting for the BIG answer.

And I really want to tell you, but I just tried to upload a picture that will tell all and blogger is being a bit difficult. So, I guess you will just have to wait a bit longer.

Till then I thought I would give you a pregnancy update.

* I have been more sick this time around then the past two.
* I haven't gained any weight yet.
* I have been wearing maternity clothes for about 5 weeks but am finally starting to look a little pregnant.
* I am 17 weeks
* I did the Chinese Calender thing and it says I am having a boy, though with the boys they were both suppose to be girls.
* I have not craved any sort of meat and could give it up really easy.
* I love, love, love fruit.

Anybody want to changed their answers? I will check back later today and try to upload the answer.

Have a great day!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Some Bad News about Christian Humphreys

I was going to write today about the baby shower I attended yesterday. It was the World's Largest Military Baby Shower, but I woke up this morning to some bad news.

My very good friend Christina received the worst possible news a military wife could ever expect. She found out that her husband, Christian Humphreys died yesterday in a helicopter crash. It happened in a northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

I can't even imagine what she is going through to lose a husband, a lover, a best friend all at once. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. I know she will need them.

Friday, November 14, 2008

What a blessing!

Today was a big day here in the Hudson household. I had an ultrasound today and Bryson was able to go with me. He had a blast and loved hearing the babies heartbeat. He even saw the baby pushing on the gas pedal as if s/he was driving.

The baby is 100% healthy. All measured perfectly and everything looked great.

I have put up a poll on the left hand side please go vote. Is it a boy or a girl?

Joe will not know probably until Monday so you all are going to have to wait until then.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From the mouth of Carter

The other day while driving in the car I gave Carter a piece of gum. I was watching him in the review mirror and he was going to town on that piece of gum. He was chewing his gum with his mouth open and he was swishing it back and forth with his tongue.

Then all the sudden he says "Mom, its like playing soccer in my mouth!"

I just laughed for a few seconds and then I started chewing my gum with my mouth wide open swishing it with my tongue back and forth and you know what.....it is a lot like soccer.

So the next time you are chewing gum think of Carter and play a game of soccer in your mouth.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Bryson and Barack Obama

November Fourth: Election Day

The boys and I were headed to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. The school was having a family night there and part of the proceeds went back to the school. (Joe and I are both McCain supports just to make that clear. Though we are not really vocal about it and I haven't really talked much about the election with the boys.) So, we are driving on the way there when on the radio another commercial came on about Barack Obama.

Bryson: Did they just say Obama?
Mom: Yes
Bryson: Turn it up, I voted for him today.
Mom: What, you voted for him today?
Bryson: Yeah we had a vote in our class and I voted for Barack instead of McCain.
Carter: I like McCain.
Bryson: Well, I like Barack Obama.
Carter: I changed my mind I like Obama.
Carter and Bryson: Obama, Obama, Obama
Mom: Bryson you need to call your dad and tell him who you voted for.
Bryson" Talking to Joe on the phone telling him everything
Dad: I get on the phone with him and he tells me "That's to funny!"

November 5: The Oprah Winfrey Show

I have the tv going while picking up and Oprah is talking about the new President Elect.

Bryson comes running in and says "Are they talking about Barack Obama? Come on Carter we have to watch this."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I can finally breath....

My last appointment was on September 30th and they couldn't hear the heartbeat. The doctors didn't seemed concerned as my dates could have been off. I on the other hand have been going crazy since then. I have been so paranoid and consumed with not hearing the heartbeat that I called Joe and finally told him what I was feeling. I didn't tell him for a few weeks because I didn't want him to worry. I am being seen on the Army base and Joe has no pull there so he called up the Pope clinic and asked if they had a Doppler machine. They did and said that I could come in to ease my fears. It was around the middle of October when I went to the clinic. The very nice lady brought me back to a room, laid me back and put the cold gel on my belly and began the search. She looked and looked and looked. Nothing.....she told me I could go to the E.R. but that they would not find it an emergency and that I would not be seen for a long time. I could also go to Fort Bragg and talk to my doctor there. I headed on over to Fort Bragg and nobody seemed concerned. They told me the same thing, go to the E.R. or sit and wait.

With all the miscarriages that I have witnessed in the past year I really began to worry. After having two healthy pregnancies how could I be so lucky to have a third. I then began to think that sometimes ignorance is bliss, there are so many things that can go wrong in a pregnancy. I have been following a few blogs that are about children with Trisomy 18. Here is just one of them. Click on her name and you can read a letter
Audrey's mom wrote to her. When I was pregnant with Bryson I didn't think anything could go wrong. When I was 20 weeks along I went in for my ultrasound, but the only thing Joe and I were thinking about was if we were going to be buying pink or blue.

Buy the time Carter came around I knew about a few more things that could go wrong. When I found out that the clinic I was going to did not do ultrasounds I was upset. I can't remember now if it was for a lack of manning or funding but I was outraged. How would they know if my baby's kidneys and bladder were functioning right? How would they know if my baby need surgery in utero due to
spina bifida.
Did you know that in some cases they can do surgery for an unborn baby if they find out in time. That sometimes this surgery can make all the difference. Our neighbor at the time was a radiology tech and I asked him if he could please talk to his buddy who did ultrasounds to see if he could squeeze me in. He was able to and luckily all was fine.

Now I know so much more, I wish I could go back to thinking that ultrasounds were just for finding out the sex of your child.

Back to my appointment today. The doctor comes in and asks how everything is...it took all I had to not start crying. She told me to lay back and once again the gel was poured on and the prodding began. I listened and waited and waited and waited, after about 2 minutes of her searching she says "We might need to order an ultrasound." She then pushes the button to make the bed lie completely flat and the search continues. She searches and searches and pushes harder on my belly. She is now pushing so hard its hurting, but I don't say a thing all I want to hear is my baby's heart. And then just like that I hear it....Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh, whoosh. She let me listen to it for about a minute and then she asks "Do you feel better?" I tear up and tell her absolutely. I ask how fast he/she is beating and it's a healthy 160. Then she says "You have a very active and stubborn baby." All I can do is smile.

It's been a long 5 weeks, but today, today was a good day.