Meeting Big Brother
As I mentioned before, the flu ban at the hospital made it difficult on us because we couldn’t have any of the other kids with us. As February was underway the flu ban was finally lifted, which meant that Hudson would finally be able to meet his little brother. I know I was excited! We tried to play this up really big with our 2-year old, like he was going somewhere special to do something completely awesome. We had someone watching Grant so that both Bekah and I could go with Hudson.
So we loaded him into the car, and went on our way to Levine Children’s Hospital. We reminded Hudson, as always, to be a good listener and all that good stuff, and we continued to play up the fact he was finally getting to see Nolan. We got to the hospital and rode the elevator up. Hudson seemed pretty happy so far. We buzzed in to the Progressive Care floor and as we walked down the hallway, the nurses were very happy to see Hudson. We said that it was his first time meeting his brother and they were about as excited as we were. When the nurses talked to Hudson, however, he clammed up in spectacular 2-year-old fashion. I should’ve know what was coming…
We got to Nolan’s room and we wanted Hudson to at least get up and say hi to him. He wanted no part of it…Hudson decided he was going to be completely HORRID. And he was. He was all over the place, he was defiant, he didn’t listen. And I was pissed. I tried to put on a movie for him to watch and that appeased him for like 10 minutes. Unfortunately our visit had to be cut really short because of Hudson’s behavior and I was really disappointed. I did, however, attribute it to Hudson being tired from his already long day. I did, after lots of threats (lol), manage to get Hudson to snap a photo with his brother…ah the joys of parenting.