Monday, January 11, 2010

Hudson Jay McCoy... Our Blue Moon Baby




So many prayers of gratitude have been said in our home this past 11 days. We are so in love with this little man and grateful for his safe arrival. We understand that conception, pregnancy and delivery aren't always perfect and that things could be very different. So we take a minute each day to say thank you for our answered prayers.

Hudson was born December 31st, 2009 at 5:47pm. Even after being induced it took him 26 hours to arrive. Because of the history of large babies in the McCoy family, how big he was measuring and the size of my body, the Dr's felt it was important to induce me. They arranged the induction on the 27th and because of actual laboring mothers and medical inductions we were bumped several days, finally being omitted on the 30th. I was given cervidil, pitocin, and some help breaking my water... still it was 26 hours. After 14 hours of labor (but only being dilated 4 centimeters) I was ready for my drugs. It made labor so much easier not only for me, but Colin too. Stubborn as he was Hudson finally came, cone head and all. 8lbs, 7oz and 22 1/2 inches of little boy.

It was so easy to fall in love with Hudson, but never did I know how much more I would fall in love with Colin. Changing diapers, feedings and just being an amazing Dad came so naturally. Watching him this past week reminds me that all the reasons we marry someone may be revealed over time. I had seen him for years with his nieces, nephews and friend's children and have often been told what a great Dad he will be... great doesn't begin to describe it. To say I don't feel worthy of these two boys is an understatement.

Lastly, our hearts are so full from the outpouring of love from friends and family. This little boy may never know or understand how lucky he is to have so many around him who love and care for him. We are continually amazed at how blessed we are and thank you all for your part.


13 comments:

Heather said...

Okay so after a hellacious night with the kids, up every hour, this grumpy sleep deprived momma had very little patience this morning with the twinners and their naughty ways. Finally got them down to bed, breathed a sigh of relief and wanting to climb back in bed myself (can't, doctor appt) I get back on the computer to unwind before my shower. Annnnd, cue Hudson! (and my hormones!)

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful boy with us and for making me remember that this motherhood thing is wondreful and my babies are precious even when they are being little stinkers. I cried watching you and Colin on this first part of the journey, so glad you have that! Love you guys!

adrianne said...

love it! congratulations again guys! you're going to be amazing together. grant just watched it with me and said "ohh cute. again mommy." see, hudson already has fans. love you.

Krystal said...

That is absolutely beautiful Mary! Hudson is so lucky to have you and Colin as his mom and dad. He is so adorable! I can't wait to see him again! Cade and Jace also want him to get bigger fast so they can play together. :)

Marilyn said...

Thank you for sharing with me. He is adorable!

Brent and Terina Maldonado said...

He is beatutiful! We are so happy for you! Just like Heather I cried watching this. It so stinking cleche (or how ever you spell that word) but it goes so fast! As happy as I am that Croix is sleeping through the night and smiling and laughing and interacting, I miss that sweet perfect newborn stage! Savor every moment of it! LOVE YOU GUYS!

Valerie Ipson said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! He's just beautiful! We will have to come by to see him.

Laura said...

What an amazing video! That will be treasured forever!! He is so sweet and I have been anxious to hear about his arrival! Glad you were both healthy and safe! I can't wait to meet him :)

♥Tami said...

Beautifully written Mary! You have a way with words! I know all new mommy's feel the same way, but reading it is a little different and puts a whole new spin on things. He is so sweet and handsome, good job!

And bring him over anytime! He kept Megs giggling almost the whole time.

chicklegirl said...

Hi, Mary!

Congrats to you and Colin on your beautiful son--I am so glad your mom let me know the good news. I know you will be a wonderful, fun, strong, spiritual (and let me not forget stylish) mother!

(((Hugs)))
Katie Richmond

Momma Drama said...

That video totally made me cry. Must be new mommy hormones. Congratulations you guys. He is a cutie!

Rebecca said...

I'm so glad you shared your story and your thoughts. Your words are a great reminder! That video is precious and Hudson is just darling!

Brannon and Leslie said...

I was totally crying watching that. What a beautiful little boy. Congratulations Mary!! He is so precious.

Stephanie and Cody Sunderhaus said...

That is an AWESOME video/picture thing! what a great thing to look back on when you want to remember everything!