Monday, March 13, 2017

Hudson's First Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Hudson Ryle! We had SO much fun celebrating you this weekend! You bring us so much joy, so many smiles, laughs, and giggles. You are the bravest and strongest little boy I know and yet still continue to always smile each and every day. Your life verse says "The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me, your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever". (Psalm 138:8) We know without adoubt, that the Lord has and will continue to fulfill his purposes for you whatever they may be. We are beyond blessed to be able to celebrate this milestone with you today. You have come so far and we are so proud of you. Happy Birthday to our sweet sweet boy!

At 12 months, Hudson:

-rolls both ways! Woot woot! It took him quite awhile to be able to roll back to stomach.
-continues to sit independently without any support at all
-says dada and nana and every now and then it sounds like mama too!
-waves for hi and bye! It is the cutest wave ever! I will have to record him sometime!
-has two bottom teeth
-hates getting dressed
-still dislikes food and won't eat anything by mouth
-he loves to stand and play. He recently thinks he doesn't need to hold onto anything while standing which results in him falling over. 
-Hudson just started taking steps if you hold his hands. We have no doubt he will be cruising along furniture whenever he is ready.

Hudson is working so hard at PT and OT. We are so thankful for our therapists. They give us lots of tips and tricks to work on with Hudson and he loves to be "rough housed" and practice all his therapy moves.

We have quite a few upcoming appointments this month:
a hearing test, lab work to follow up from surgery, his 1 year check up with the pediatrician, and then our monthly renal appointment at the end of the month. 

Here are some prayer points for Hudson:
-since surgery last week he's lost some weight. Please pray he would be able to gain that lost weight back and then some more.
-for continued health
-for Hudson's core muscles to continue to strengthen especially since having another surgery. He needs to continue to strengthen his core so he can transition from sitting to crawling or kneeling to standing/cruising.
-for his newly tied down catheter to continue to work properly for dialysis

Thank you for taking the time to follow along on Hudson's journey of trials and triumphs! We appreciate the prayers! We are so thankful for all of you!


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