Month One

by Ashley on August 22, 2011

Hudson month one from Aron Bruhn on Vimeo.

We decided that Hudson should sit on the couch with his elephant friend for his monthly photos. Thank you to those of you who added some suggestions last week! I swear I’ll narrow it down to just one at some point soon, but I just love all of these so much. And we’ve watched the video we took about a dozen times already (even though the very same baby is actually in the room). It’s just so incredible–and endearing–to watch him as he begins to really look around and (holding his head up for just a little while) engage with his surroundings.

Of course the price for all of this progress (and growth–he’s up over 25% from his birth weight already!) has been a more demanding week of cluster feedings and crying. We hear there is another corner to be turned in that regard around week six and we’re crossing our fingers it’s true. Still, it’s amazing how much easier it is to wake up when he looks at us with that sweet face before squirming up toward our necks (or across my chest toward my heart) to get as close and tucked in as possible.

Or when he pees on Aron. That’s pretty awesome, too.


Michelle August 22, 2011 at 8:51 am

So precious! Yes, the 6 week mark is huge. My baby is a few months older than your sweet Hudson. We were holding on tight with hope for the 6 week mark that it meant more sleep, and sure enough, 6 weeks to the day (of her due date, so at her 7th week since she was a week early) she started sleeping in larger chunks! It gets easier! You guys are in the thick of it right now.

Ashley August 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

Wait! Ho! From the due date? He was two weeks early… Uh-oh. But thanks for the encouragement!

Sal August 22, 2011 at 9:05 am

He is just gorgeous! Happy one month of being parents. I hope it’s been everything you dreamed it and more 🙂

Ashley August 23, 2011 at 10:17 am

Thank you, Sal!

Megan August 22, 2011 at 9:41 am

The second picture is incredible. The way he’s looking up and focused is just adorable. Thank you for sharing this video; I have watched him sneeze way too many times because he is just that cute.

Ashley August 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

🙂 I won’t argue. Thanks, Megan!

jodi August 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

oh my goodness. he is just the sweetest.

Alli August 22, 2011 at 11:14 am

I love this! What a sweet documentation of Hudson’s one-month birthday. And that sneeze is fantastic. It’s amazing how you can see his little personality shine through already!

She Used To Walk Fast August 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Keep your eyes on the prize. Six weeks was a turning point. He is cuter than cuter!

She Used To Walk Fast August 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

p.s. That couch is awesome.

Ashley August 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

Thanks! I got nervous when I started to see the drool emerge. Jonathan Adler’s fabric is not the most baby-friendly.

ashley August 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

he’s adorable! your sweet video definitely brought a smile to my face.

Al August 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Just love that child!

Ashley August 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

He’s pretty wonderful, eh? 🙂 He no doubt loves his grandparents as well!

Terrah February 16, 2012 at 5:21 am

I read your post and wished I was good eungoh to write it

Kiana August 22, 2011 at 1:05 pm

That baby’s so cute! I also love that elephant. Where did you get him?

Ashley August 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

Thanks! It was a gift from a friend, but the company is blabla. They make the most adorable knit dolls:

Poetesswug August 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

YAY!!! I was wondering if that foot was going to come out from under him! ^_^ He’s a pretty strong little guy too!

David Hodges August 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

The video is priceless…the little guy is too cute! And love the photos both her and hither & thither…getting more adorable by the day…hope you three are doing well!

Ashley August 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

Thanks, Dave! We’re actually going to be in CA weekend of 18th–maybe an early introduction? Any chance you could come to Davis Sunday after the run?

Amanda August 22, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I absolutely LOVE that last photo! So cute!

PJ August 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Gotta love the Blabla! And I’m so impressed by how well Hudson can hold up his head. Way to go!

Michelle August 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

Ashley who knows it could be sooner! (I hope it is for you) That’s just what the sleep book I read said. (Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Dr. Weissbluth) I think I referred to that book twice a day during the first six weeks. More sleep is that lifeline you need so bad in the beginning. I was obsessed with the shift!

Whitney August 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

That is adorable! I have already watched the video twice! It makes me want a second baby–the newborness is just adorable on Hudson.

Abbey August 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Adorable! So glad to see the elephant is already a hit!

Ashley August 29, 2011 at 8:10 pm

We love him! He’s so adorable. Thank you again!

erin September 2, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I love the yawning picture! Super cute!
P.S…where did you get that wall art in the background? Is that just fabric stretched over canvas! I love it!

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