The next day, we went to Billy's big family Christmas party in DC. Everyone got to meet Will - all of his aunts, his GrandPaul, great grantparents and his little cousin. He was so good, and didn't fuss for anyone! I think all of the noise was soothing to him! There was NO shortage of noise! Not with the Hudgins in the house!
The next day we traveled another 6 hours down south to visit my parents. We were originally planning on only staying 2 days, but extended it to four because of MORE snow up in Pittsburgh. It was so nice - in the 60s and Will got to go to the beach for the first time! It was so nice to have help! My back and arms got a nice rest and the food was soooo good! In our house, we get whatever is quickest and easiest to clean up!
Christmas really is more fun with kids. Not that Will had a clue what was going on, but everything is a lot more joyful and exciting with him around. He received a lot of toys for Christmas. It's a good thing, because he really had none! Grandma also got him a playmat, which we have had fun with every day since! Sometimes, I'm at a loss for what to do with him while he's awake, so this is great for us!
Our trip home was TWELVE hours! We had to stop about every 3 hours to change and feed him, but other than that, he slept most of the time. We made a little progress with the pacifier, and this baby is no match for the car. He screams for about 2 minutes, and then is out like a light.
Our little guy is over 2 months old now and it seems like he's been with us for so much longer. How can it be that I was in the hospital only two months ago?? He's also on the large side, so when I see other 2 month olds, he just seems older to me. Large side...as in, in the 97th percentile for weight! This baby clearly has never missed a meal!
He has started grasping things(intentionally or not?) sucking his thumb and entire fist, and lifting his head up a little during tummy time. He also makes a lot more noises, especially when he's getting his diaper changed. When he was first born, he HATED changing time, but now he seems to love it, and to look at the fish on the wall.
What has NOT progressed is sleep! For the past 2 nights, I was up every two hours...or less. I am thankful for coffee, and for nap time! He is napping as I type this, and I can usually count on an hour or more in the mornings.
Nap time for the next week or so will be used for finishing up packing! We're set to close on the house in WV on January 10th...so praying everything goes through!
Today is the last day of 2012 and it was a WONDERFUL year! I don't think we could have asked for anything more! Happy new year!!!