Friday, April 16, 2010

One year ago today...

I was in the hospital getting ready to give birth to this precious 7lb 9 oz. little guy.

I was so.....excited and so.... nervous, all at the same time.

We had just welcomed a new baby into our family only seven months earlier, and now we were going to welcome another one.
How was I going to handle the addition of another baby so soon? Would everyone transition okay? How was Sophie going to react to being a big sister at only seven months?

How would I give enough quality time and attention to both babies AND the boys?
Would I EVER sleep again?

Those were just a few of the questions racing through my mind that day. Looking back, just one year later, I can honestly say that this has been one of the best years EVER.

Crazy-YES, Busy-YES, Overwhelming-at times, but so.......WONDERFUL.

This year has been filled with so much JOY. Joy found in watching my children grow and hit all those "first" milestones. There is nothing sweeter than that first smile, first laugh, first tooth, and first step. Shane and I were blessed to watch TWO babies grow and hit all those "firsts" this year.

Hudson has been the PERFECT addition to our family. I am so thankful to the Lord for entrusting us with him, and allowing us to of raise another little life for His glory.


Happy Birthday Sweet Hudson! I can't wait to watch you learn and grow even more this next year. I know God has something special that only you can accomplish for Him. I pray you would seek Him and follow Him passionately all your days!!
May you come to know Him and understand His endless love for you.


We love you little one!!!

19 comments:

dawn said...

happy happy birthday to your little guy!! it has been so fun to read about how you have adjusted and excelled over the past year as a mommy! praise God for His faithfulness to you and your family! you are an amazing mommy! enjoy your day celebrating hudson!

love & blessings!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday sweet Hudson!!!

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday Hudson! I couldn't agree with you more. My little guy just turned 1 in February and that year went by so fast.

I have never commented before. You have a beautiful family and I love reading about you all. And girl, how do you always look so good with 4 kids?!!!

Short Southern Momma said...

Happy birthday to your sweet little man!! Hope y'all have a great weekend! xoxo

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Hudson!

Mary Ann said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Hudson! You are a cute little guy!!! He shares my Lilee's B/D who is 4 today!

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

I'm so glad I found your blog and have been able to follow along with your beautiful family! We Mamas of four have to stick together, right? :)

Happy Birthday Hudson! Hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend!

waikikimum said...

Happy birthday Hudson!!!! Jenny you have done an amazing job of raising two babies and two little boys at the same time. I bet your day is so busy but it is such a blessing to watch your children grow and be at home with them. Do you have a strict routine to get through everything you need to do in a day? Thnaks for sharing your beautiful family. Kathy

Annie said...

Beautiful post Jenny!!

Happy Birthday Hudson!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

What a great mom you are. Your children are blessed that you are their mother. Happy birthday to your precious boy!

Kim H. said...

I sooo need your advice!! I knew that the little ones were close in age, but didn't realize it was that close. We just adopted our first son a week ago - he's one week old today, and the day after we brought him home - we found out that I'm pregnant. I've been ill for about 6 weeks, but just thought that it was stress from the adoption process - looks like we might be in the same boat with kids that are only about 7-8 months apart. I'm so glad to see that you've survived it!!! :-)

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Hudson!

Celia Jimenez said...

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him! I Cor 2:9
Who would have thought? I was just talking about you to my lil bro (who is adopted) and we were talking about all the many blessings God has showered upon your family over this last year. What a gracious, humble and faithful recipient you have been, my friend!! Praise the Lord that there is probably still more to come (maybe not kids...but more blessings! :-)
Happy birthday to sweet Hud-Hud! We love you, Buddy! Can't wait for many more fun times ahead!!
Still can't find your present...might have to order it!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday Hudson! I think you have been such a wonderful mom to all your children this past year. Continue to enjoy every moment!

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Melanie said...

Hope that you guys had SO much fun celebrating sweet, handsome Hudson! Love that little guy! Love all of the photos, too! We are so blessed to know your family!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Happy 1st Birthday, Hudson!!!

Devin said...

Happy Birthday Hudson! You are TOO cute! :)

BRANDY said...

Jenny, that is such a sweet post that it made my chest feel tight. Motherhood is such an amazing blessing, I am so glad that you have your four miracles to love. They are so lucky to have you.