Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 Review in Pictures

I can't believe that 2010 is right around the corner. I was looking through pictures last night and realized how much our family has changed in a year. I decided to do a year in review to try to remember what has happened.

January:

Jackson learned to eat with a spoon. That was such a big deal to Mommy-I was so proud! Jackson also got his first "buzz" haircut, which is the look that he is still rockin today. (look how little he is in these pictures)

Feburary:

We went to a Super Bowl party.  Mommy also got very sick. They thought she has salmonela-turns out it was a BAD case of food poisoning. Feb 28th it started snowing. It snowed and snowed and snowed. We got 5 inches. We played in it that night and then on March 1st too.

March:

Mommy found out she was pregnant, What a surprise! We made a shirt for Jackson that said "Future Big Brother" to tell the family. Everyone was so excited.

April:

We celebrated Easter-Jackson wore his first necktie. He also participated in his first Easter egg hunt. Mommy also started experiencing morning sickness. Yuck!

May:

Jackson learned to take his clothes and his diaper off. I found him in his crib like this several mornings. This was a trick that I was not happy he learned. =)

June:

We went swimming for Father's Day. Jackson had so much fun!

July:

Jackson turned 2 on the 6th! I can not believe how big he has gotten. We had a pirate party and he loved being the center of attention.

We also found out that we were going to be having another BOY! We were so excited. They tested me for a blood clotting disorder and the test came back positive (I am thankful that we discovered this when we did. Most women find out after numerous miscarriages and the Lord protected us from this.). I began taking blood thinner shots this month.

August:

We began working on Jackson's big boy room this month. You can tell his is big helper from the picture above. We also finally agreed on a name for our baby-Hudson Bennett Haynes.

September:

Mommy was 28 weeks pregnant and also had a birthday. I turned 27 (yikes, so close to 30).

We finished Jackson's big boy room. He had his first night sleeping in a real bed and did so well.

October:

In October, we were so busy. We were trying to cram everything into the month before our new bubba came. We went to Memphis Madness to introduce Jackson to our favorite thing in the world-Tiger basketball!

Mommy was 34 weeks. This month, we had to go see a perinatologist, Dr. BK, because we were worried about Hudson's amniotic fluid. After a scary week, he told us that everything was ok.

Jackson got swine flu the week before Halloween. Mommy had to take off work and stay home with him. We were so worried that I would get sick but I didn't, Praise the Lord! On Halloween, we couldn't go to any partys. We only went and trick-or-treated 2 houses (our family friend Betsy and Mimi and Buddy) because he was so weak.

November:

We enjoyed our last weekend as a family of 3 at the zoo.

The last picture of the Hudson belly. 39 weeks pregnant and heading to the hospital for a c-section.

Hudson was born on November 19th at 7:46 am. 7 lbs. 14 oz. 21 inches long. So beautiful!

December:

Trying to get used to being a famiy of 4. Jackson is totally smitten with his little brother. We have only had 2 little outbursts where he was not being kind but after that, he has been an EXCELLENT big brother.

Decorating the Christmas tree. We had a wonderful first Christmas with Hudson. He is already changing so much.

When I look back on this year, so much has changed. I was not pregnant and now I have an almost 6 week old. Jackson has grown so much and is speaking so well. We have gone to 2 MDOs (not my favorite memory). Jackson has memorized 3 Bible verses. I am so thankful for all the Lord has brought us through- the higs and the lows. I can't wait to see what changes in 2010.

4 comments:

Emory said...

What a great review. I might have to steal this idea. I love looking through old pictures

Ben and Audrey said...

i love this post. i will also probably steal this idea in a couple of days!! happy 2010!

Shannon said...

Thats fine with me girls. Steal away!

Anonymous said...

Wow...a wonderful year. Jackson has grown in so many ways. Looking fordard to see Hudson grow too.