Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Photo Shoot with Chase


Here is a quick look at what Chase and I did this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baby Chase..

Chase is now 8 days old. The time is just flying already and I have a feeling the next three months are going to pass by in a blink.

Here are the events that Chase has already done in his short 8 days on this earth.




  • Being Born

  • Going to his first doctors appointment

  • He has been to Starbucks twice

  • Target twice

  • Walmart once

  • He has been to the mall

  • Went shopping at Kohls

  • Bryson's award ceremony at school

  • Celebrated his mom's birthday (I will blog about that later...I turned 30 this past week)

  • Ate at Red Robin

  • Ate at Joe's Crab Shack

  • Ate at Macaroni Grill

  • Ate at Chick-fil-A

  • Ate at Wendy's

  • Drove up to Raleigh to drop off his grandma Mimi at the airport

  • Watching his mom coach and his big brothers play TWO T-ball games.

  • His Baby Celebration (Which I will blog about later)

I have to say he has been a pretty busy kid already huh?


Here is a photo I took this morning off Carter loving on Chase.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

I survived...


my first day all by myself with my three boys. We had cinnamon rolls for breakfast, leftovers for lunch and pizza hut delivered our dinner. While eating breakfast this morning the boys played with some modeling clay. Carter made rocks and Bryson made a dragon. I don't have a picture of the finished product but will get one at some point. Then the boys played outside with the water hose on the trampoline and Chase and I watched from the couch.



We were able to skype Joe this morning. He is doing well and missing us so much.

This evening Chase and I had our first bath together. Definitely a little more difficult without Joe here to take him afterwards but he did great and hung out in his bouncy chair. His cord stump hasn't fallen off yet so he didn't get to be submerged all the way though he had a great time floating around in the water.

Tomorrow my friend is hosting a baby celebration for Chase and I. She asked if I wanted a baby shower and honestly what does a mom like me with two boys and having a third really need. She insisted bless her heart and I told her let's wait until after the baby is born so that everyone could see him. When you have everything there is no rush to have a baby shower. My baby celebration is going to be great. It's more of a diaper and dinner shower. So I am looking forward to all the diapers I am going to get and the surprise of dinner every night for however long it lasts. I will keep you posted on all the great meals I will be receiving.

Friday, April 24, 2009

We are moving

We don't have our official orders yet but we found out last week that we will indeed be moving.

We are so excited. Though very nervous at the same time. We are moving overseas. We have a report date of July 31st. For those of you doing the math that means not only did I just have a baby by myself but that I will be preparing and moving the household by myself. Joe will get back and turn around to out process. He is trying to of course leave early but no such luck yet. Though the way luck should have it he will probably get back and we will be in New Mexico visiting family.

We werent expecting to move until next year. So far North Carolina is the longest we have lived anywhere. In July we will have lived here 2 years and 7 months. Before that was in Phoenix, Arizona for a total of 2 years 2 months. I am thankful we are moving as I was already dreading the next year. Not because I don't like it here, I love it here and I love the friends I have. Its just I get antsy and ready to explore more of the world. That is why I just can't wait until July. I know the time will go by fast as there are so many things I have to do: Passports, three different furniture moves, medical and other clearances, we also have to sell all three of our cars as you can't take ours over there. Like I said I know the time is going to fly by.

The boys were sad that we had to cancel our beach trip but once I told them we were going to be living at the beach they quickly perked up. Though they are still sad that we had to cancel our Disney world trip in December. They love spending Christmas at Disney world and were so looking forward to it again, but we will just have to do something special this year at our new base.

So the question is....Where are we going?

Are you ready for it??

We are moving to Kadena Air Base in Japan. Kadena is on the main Okinawa Island. The boys can't believe all the beaches. The island is 67 miles long and between 2-17 miles wide.

I will finally have my beach baby, actually I might have two surfer boys also. At least I know Bryson will be loving his boggie board.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

And his name shall be...




Chase Turner Hudson

Bryson and Carter love to come over and rub his head. Then as quick as it starts they are off to play star wars or the wii.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

He's here.....


Date: 4-20-09
Time: 12:19 a.m.
Weight: 8lbs 11oz
Length: 20 1/2 inches


We were able to come home today right after lunch and have been trying to figure out what to name him the rest of the day. Joe and I were able to skype once we got home and then I sent him some photos and we skyped again. The picture on skype isn't very clear. After what seemed like forever we finally have a name. I will share his birth story at a later date and his name tomorrow. I have yet to call the rest of my family and share his name so I had better do that first.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day

Well, baby has been very good and has listened very well. He is still nice and warm in my belly and as many contractions as I have been having doesn't seem to want to come anytime soon.

Yesterday went smooth. We made it to Carter's appointment and he did well. It was a very long 3 hour appointment but thankful it's over. He will have an MRI done in a few weeks.


We then had lunch and picked up Mimi from the airport. I did bring my suitcase along just in case but baby was good and stayed put.

Today was a great day. The boys had a wonderful first t-ball game and the opening ceremonies were nice. Once again the contractions have been off and on again all day long and I am getting a bit nervous about tomorrow.





Here I am nice and pregnant coaching t-ball!!

I am devastated that Joe will not be here. The next time I post I should be the mother of three. Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I am dialated to a...

3 and they sent me on my way.

I have been having contractions off and on for the past three days. Nothing horribly painful but enough to keep me up at night. I went in this afternoon to get checked even though I am scheduled for my induction on Sunday. You see if I don't have this baby by 9am tomorrow I can't have him until Sunday. It just doesn't work in my schedule, so I wanted to see what all my body was doing.

The reason he doesn't fit in my schedule is because Carter has a neurology appointment Friday morning an hour and a half away. I would need to leave here by 9am to make it there in time. This is a very important appointment and one we have waited a whole month for and something that can't be rescheduled. Then later on in the afternoon my mother flies in to the airport in so said city. Therefore after 9am on Thursday is a no go and all day Friday is a no go.

Have I mentioned that I am coaching T-ball. Well, I am coaching Bryson and Carter's team. Saturday is the opening season and in the morning is the ceremony and later that afternoon is their first game. So having a baby on Saturday doesn't work either unless it's after 5pm.

So, I guess secretly I was just hoping to be four centimeters so they would admit me and get things going because I fear this baby is going to want to come when he isn't suppose to.

Now I am kicking myself in the ass for saying "I wish I new what it was like to go into labor by myself!" Even though this is my third child I have never gone into labor naturally, I have always been induced. These contractions I am feeling is a first for me. I feel like such a newbie!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter

We had four Easter egg hunts this year.

1. The first egg hunt was held last weekend. It was held at our baseball fields. The boys had a great time and this was our third year doing this egg hunt.





2. The second egg hunt was with Joe's squadron. It was the first time they have had an egg hunt while we have lived here. It was a lot of fun and Carter got a special prize.



3. The third egg hunt was put on by Pope AFB. They didn't have one last year and that is the reason why my friend Sarah and I held our own neighborhood egg hunt. Do you remember reading about it here. This year the boys had a lot of fun and Bryson even found the golden egg to get a prize. He was so proud of himself.




4. The last Easter egg hunt I was not a part of. The boys woke me up Easter morning with the eggs that they had already found outside by themselves. I guess they woke up that morning so excited to see what the bunny had brought them and went searching on their own. To bad I don't have any pictures to share on this one.

Here are a couple of photos of the boys coloring eggs.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

7 Days....

I will start off with a big Happy Easter. I will post tomorrow about how our Easter went and the boys 4 Easter egg hunts. Can you believe it, they had four hunts this year.

So, on to the big news....the still unnamed baby boy. We have seven days left. It's hard to believe that around this time next week I should be holding my third son.

For my list of items I needed to complete I have finished 2 of the 4.

The babies room is finished thank goodness,












and I found him a coming home outfit. After searching high and low I went back to Ralph Lauren and payed more than I wanted for his little outfit. Though now it only seems fitting as he actually matches his room so I guess it all turned out alright in the end.

I still need to pack our hospital bags and this little one still needs a name.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

14 days

April 5th 2009

I go in for my induction in just 14 short days. Here is my new belly photo, and for comparison reasons I changed shirts and took another photo. I added it to the bottom.



12-5-09 4.5 months


2-5-09 6.5 months


3-5-09 7.5 months


4-5-09 8.5 months

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I am.....

having a baby this month.

Things to do...

1. Figure out a name for this poor child

2. Find a coming home outfit. Proven to be more difficult this time around. I have searched high and low. Target, Walmart, Gymboree, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, The Children's Place, JcPenny's, Babies-R-Us, and Sears. I have also searched e-bay and the internet and can't seem to find anything I like.

3. Finish the babies room.

4. Pack my suitcase.

I think these four things are very big and very important. What am I going to do if I don't finish my list.

I will be back on the fifth with a belly pic.