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Friday, July 23, 2010

6 week follow-up

Yesterday was Hudson's 6 week post-op follow-up.  We went in and he got an x-ray.  Dr. Sapire came in and said that his x-ray looked GREAT!  He sounds and looks WONDERFUL!  We were given the *ALL CLEAR* and told that we have NO restrictions!  I am not sure who was more excited Hudson or me - haha!  As we were leaving the appointment he kept saying, "we get to go to the park!"  We have been telling Hudson that the doctor had to tell us when we could do those activities again.  We go back in 6 months for another follow-up. 

Thank you God for healing our sweet boy's heart!  We are amazed everyday at his progress and so very thankful!

Let's just say....LeT ThE GoOD tImES bEGiN!!!
Our *No Restrictions* started out with a playdate with our besties at their house playing on Ethan's swing set.  We headed to the pool to continue the CeLeBRaTiON!  Then a trip to get SNOW CONES!
(I took this picture with my phone so it's quality stinks, but I had to post it.  Hudson was so HAPPY!)
This is what happens when you haven't played all summer and mommy tries to make up for lost time!
We already have playdates lined up for summertime!

We hope that you are enjoying your summer, we sure are!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

HuDsOn'S pLaYHOusE turns to oUtHoUSe

Monday started our "potty training BOOT CAMP".  We had an overall successful day, only 8 accidents.  (Hudson is on a fluid medicine still from his surgery, this will make ANYONE become a free flowing fountain.) 

I know that this was / is going to be a difficult task because we have a difficult, um...hardheaded, um...no, just plain stubborn child on our hands.  We converted his playhouse into his outhouse!  He has loved running in there to go potty.  There are some things you don't think of when potty training a toddler.  I have to put the potty in the back of my car to run to get my Mam or to go pick up Chick-fil-A.  I'm sure I got some crazy looks pulling over in Target's parking lot, opening the back, and putting Hudson on the potty - haha!

Tuesday was better.  Only 2 accidents (I'm not counting poo-poo as an accident.  For some reason this is really freaking him out.  Any advice to make "going" to the bathroom easier?) and that was after his "water pill"!  WooHoo - Mommy & Daddy are oh so PROUD of you Hudson!  Hudson did run around naked a lot of the day - which I think actually made him more aware of his need to go.

Today proved to be an even better day!  We had 1 yucky accident in which we actually threw his underwear in the trash!  I thought that I would make a point after he was completely grossed out by the mess on his bottom & leg.  We both marched out to the garage trash and dumped Queenie & Mater.  I think Hudson was just glad that it wasn't ON HIM!  We only had 1 other accident!  I think that we are making baby steps toward having a toilet trained little boy!  WooHoo

I must say that the best decision we made was to dump the pull-ups besides at night and during rest time.  We will work our way up to those.  (I really don't want to be up at all hours of the night changing sheets.)  On a side note - Hudson is staying dry during those times! 
Sorry about all the details, I NEVER want to forget this!

Hudson - Mommy & Daddy are oh so proud of how WONDERFUL you have done!  We love you!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from us to you!