Sept. 25, 2006 Day 271: Swaddle Report Second Annual Fall Photo Montage SPECIAL

It's the moment you, all of my readers, have been waiting for: the return of Hudson's annual fall photo montage... OK. So, you're saying to yourself, "Hudson. You're not even a year old. How can this be the second annual photo montage?"

Well, my answer is, "This photo montage is so good that you would think I've done this before, like, this is my second time or something." So, I called it my second annual. Besides, I challenge you to look at some of Momma CJ's magazines and find a better photo montage. I've ripped through a lot of them, and I can tell you that they have a lot of shiny pages, but there's no substance. I would compare them to a bottle with no soy formula in it, a sleeping baby without a blanket, potatoes without the sweet... empty. Anyway, enough about those silly magazines. Let's take a look this collage that I like to refer to as: "A Baby in the Park Playing on a Slide, a Tree, a Tube, a Hand Stand, and a Rhinoceres Springy Thing."


Sept. 21, 2006 Day 267: Dog Days of Summer Over? Not Yet

The Dog Days of Summer might be over for most of you, but my days of dressing up as a dog are just beginning.

I thought I'd play a trick on Popo the cat by putting on this dog outfit, and boy did my trick pay off. I had Popo running up the walls when I turned my usual "Ba Ba" and "Goo Goo" noises into a "Woof Woof" and chased him around the house.

I'm thinking about asking Mom and Dad if they'll turn in all of my other clothes and get me more animal outfits.

I would like to be a lion so I can roar, a duck so I can quack, and a bear ... just because I think I have a lot in common with bears. We both take long naps, and I'm sure bears like Cheerios like I do. But what animal doesn't like Cheerios? Well, if such an animal exists, I don't want to dress up as that animal because that would mean if I wanted to really be like that animal, I would have to pretend like I didn't like Cheerios, and I don't think I would be very convincing in that part.

Gotta go. All this talk is making me hungry. Woof! Woof!


Sept. 18, 2006 Day 264: Bounce With Me, Bounce With Me

I went to bouncy world this past weekend for my cousin M's #2 birthday.

Momma CJ and Daddy B were, at first, afraid to bounce with me, but I convinced them to give it a whirl.

I thought it was pretty easy, but I understand that other people may struggle with bouncing. That's why I thought I'd take some time to give you a few tips so you can maybe join us in our next bouncing adventure.

Bouncing Tip #1: Bring a clean pair of socks -- It's hard to bounce with gunk on your feet.

Bouncing Tip #2: Bring a positive attitude -- If you walk into bouncy world frown-faced, you'll have a hard time getting off of your feet.

Bouncing Tip #3: Bring a cheering section -- My cheering fans helped lift me off the ground.

Bouncing Tip #4: Take a nap on the way to bouncy world -- A little shut eye will put that extra spring in your step.

Bouncing Tip #5: Be the bunny -- Get in a rabbit state of mind and you'll find yourself hopping with ease.

Hope these tips will help you when you're faced with your next bouncing challenge. I have a few others, but I have to keep those to myself in case I ever enter a competitive bouncing league.

Sept. 18, 2006 Day 264: Swaddle Report BONUS Throwback Edition

Since I haven't talked to you, my readers, in a while, I thought I would provide a little bonus coverage this week.

This here is a throwback photo of me in my youth.

Oh, look at young Hudson. I was pretty cute back then, huh? Ha. Ha. Ha... adorable. Oh how I grow. I remember this day like it was yesterday.

I woke up and had a bottle, and slept, and had another bottle, and slept some more... that was a great day... but let's not get caught up in the past here. There are many more great days to be had.

I wonder if I can still fit into those pajamas? They look comfortable.


Sept. 12, 2006 Day 258: Who Needs a Spoon?

Well, if you haven't heard already, I've been hand-eatin these days: breadsticks, cheese, Cheerios.... you set it in front of me, I'll eat it.

Give me that finger of yours, I'll eat it.

Give me a toe, I'll eat it.

Give me some ice cream... and you'll get scolded by Momma CJ. It's not time for that yet. You should know better.

Anyway, I gotta go floss. I've got some bready-green beany-mashed potatoey debris stuck between my teeth.


Sept. 7, 2006 Day 253: Look Who I Found

After a 14-day search, scooting across hardwooded floors, tiled bathrooms and carpeted bedrooms, I finally found Popo the cat.

Well, actually, he found me.

Turns out he wasn't hiding from me afterall. We just kept missing each other.

Next time I can't find him, I'm just going to stay put because ol' reliable Popo is sure to come meowin along sooner or later. That crazy cat!


Sept. 5, 2006 Day 251: Hudson Rolls in Weekend Parades

Yesterday I took a day off from my daily baby workload to celebrate some other workers in the Labor Day parade.

Daddy B told me that the people holding flags were from something called a union.

I would like a flag of my own someday, so I think that I will start my own union. It will be called the HU-BABIES union. That stands for Hudson's United Babies union. If you're interested in joining, send an e-mail to swaddlereport@gmail.com, and list your name and the color of the flag you would like to have and the picture you would like to be on the flag. I will be working on my own flag that I hope to have finished in 23 days. It will be blue and have the name of the union on it and a picture of me, since this was my idea.

Before I go to get started on my flag, I would like to wish a happy #1 birthday to my friend Clementine. I was in Clementine's parade this weekend and I rolled in my stroller while she rode in a bicycle. I am in discussions with my parents about getting my own bicycle, but it's not my birthday yet.