My thoughts on being a new mom, childbirth educator, former doula and wife. It includes article links about pregnancy, labor, birth and motherhood.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Hery Family Holiday Update
I can't believe Hudson is 15 months old, and Christmas is right around the corner! Well our lives have been very different the last few months.
Bare Bones My mom moved in a few months ago and the week after that Andrew got laid off. I started looking for work with no success, so I decided to start becoming active in the doula community here and take clients.
I have successfully started bringing the communities together and getting more and more involved in the birth community here by setting up the Pregnancy Information Night, to hopefully make it a monthly occurrence for the community to start being more involved in the decisions around the birth of their kids.
When it Rain it Pours- litterally So I started working part-time at my old office, and Andrew got another 5 month temp. job from his old company. This will help us get by until the economy picks up. I also now have 3 birth clients, which I am so excited to be back into the groove of this.
ALL ABOUT HUDSON Hudson is getting many teeth and has had his first ear infection. His sleep has hit a wall and it has become a full-time job getting him to go to bed by himself again. So far snuggling with mommy and daddy on the couch seems to work the best. We had 4 great months of sleeping, and then getting sick through it all out the window. Hopefully it is just a phase.
He is so happy, and a joy to be around. Daddy is sad that he will be traveling again over the next few months, they BOTH are going to have a hard time being apart from each other. Hudson runs into Andrew's office after his naps or in the morning calling "dadda, dadda, dadda" knocking on his office door. He loves him so much!
Hudson is really enjoying music, playing instruments, dancing, listing to people sing and just getting loud. He is starting to do pretend play more, and independent play. It was hard for him last week when he was sick, he just wanted to be held. He loves BOOKS! We go to the library at least once a week. He will find a book and walk backwards into you so you pick him up and read him a book.
Hudson is doing fantastic with baby signing. He knows how to sign: More Thank you Hungry Food Milk Cow All done read please help duck dog fish
These help tremendously on the tantrums! The hardest part about his signing is that he will sign when he wants "help" to get into the pantry and then have a fit if you don't help him. So hard to explain, good signing, but no your not allowed in the pantry.
Hudson also knows what a snake, dog, duck, & fish says, plus he makes noises for anything with a motor from a truck, airplane, lawn mower, and leaf blower.
I have to load more movies on YouTube, because is so precious at so many moments, I need to catch them on video, but it is hard.
Family Announcement We had planned to wait until the begining of the year to make this announcement, but it happened sooner rather then later. Baby Hery #2 is on it's way. I am 8 weeks, due end of July and planning another home birth. We will find out the sex this time if the 20 week u/s lets us. Collect those second hand items for us, we will need it!
We love and miss everyone. With the financial hardships everyone has had, seeing everyone is getting harder and harder. We hope everyone knows you are in our hearts and minds during this holiday season.
I am a Childbirth Educator and former doula and will be posting news article links and information on pregnancy, nursing and other related baby topics. So check back for new things!
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I was not an "earthy birthy" doula. I am down to earth and can show you how to benefit from a doula in any labor & birth situation. Doulas should be the next new trend.