Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Where is Muscle Beach?"

When my dad was here Cade was obsessed with flexing his muscles. So my dad taught him the correct lingo that goes along with a buff bod

"got tickets to the gun show?"


"Where is muscle beach...."

"that way!!"
Such a goof ball!

We got some cupcakes today and Cade thought that he was in heaven and once again proved that he is ALL boy!

He is also so obsessed with his birthday. He talks about this blessed celebration multiple times a day and cannot wait for the day to get here. His comment is "mom, where is my birthday? I cant see it!!" I know that he correlates candles with his birthday but beyond that I am not quite sure what he thinks his birthday will hold. He has been working on showing 3 accomplishment that is harder than one would think...but he has finally figured it out! It looks like we are ready for August 21 to finally get here!

Here is our little Beckam who is now 5! I honestly cannot believe that it has already been 5 weeks, then again it feels like he has always been here.

I love this little boy. He brings such a peace to our home and helps balance out the crazy loudness that is a constant around here.

He is getting bigger and bigger every day. I love his little cheeks and that continue to fill out and become more and more kissable every day!

So, remember this action....

Look who is at it again. I guess that somethings never change!

Monday, July 21, 2008

"It's Always Fun When Grandpa Comes..."

We had the chance to have my dad come and visit! We had so much fun and Cade couldnt get enough of Papa and all his stories.

Every morning Cade woke up and snuggled with my dad on the couch to watch cartoons and a little sports center. I was impressed because Cade does NOT snuggle but he easily gave into my dad.

We also went to the temple and Cade had a blast jumping of the ledge and having my dad catch him. He would laugh and laugh and then ask to do it again.

I love the total happiness that is on both of their faces in this picture. They had so much fun together and it made me purely happy to see two people that I love so much love and find joy in each other. Thanks for coming Dad! We all had a blast with you and are so thankful to have you here to "talk some sense into us" ;) We love you!

Guess who is starting to exhort his independence even more than before! He insists on choosing his socks, shoes, and clothes every morning. I am slowly learning how to just smile and turn my head when he doesn't match or when he wants to wear his "soccer socks" and have one pulled up high and the other tucked low with his shorts. It is great! I am just waiting for the day that he wants to wear a cape or mickey mouse gotta love independence!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Beckam: 1 month

In an effort to remember the small things that I think I will always remember but inevitably always forget I am taking a page out of her book and writing it down.

Month 1

  • 9 pounds 21 inches (he was actually only 20 inches when he was born, the hospital nurse measured wrong...oops!)
  • Smiled for the first time
  • Still loves to sleep and will eat every 3-4 hours
  • Fascinated with the ceiling fans
  • Can lift head up and hold it up for a few seconds
  • Completely content with tummy time
  • Loves to have his hair washed
  • Total snuggle bug

Thursday, July 10, 2008

You Can't Help but Fall in Love

Cade loves his little brother so so so much and Becks thinks that Cade is pretty cool too. Yesterday Beckam was laying on a blanket and the next thing I know I hear Cade say, "I picked him up mom!" I quickly turned around to see Cade sitting in his chair with Beckam on his lap all scrunched up. I told Cade that only mommy's and daddy's pick up the baby to which he replied, "it's okay mom, I am the big brother!" I couldnt help but smile.

I love these little toes! They are so little and so kissable!

Whenever Beckam cries Cade quickly runs to his side, snuggles next to him, pats his tummy and says, "its okay, daddy's here." I told him that he was the big brother not the daddy but was then told matter of factly, "I know mom, but I want him to not be sad anymore."

Beckam is such a sweet little thing and has made his mommy's life so easy. We all love this little boy and cannot believe that he is already 3 weeks old! How I love these two little guys!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

According to the Calender...

I should be laying in a hospital bed, with an epidural, pushing, resting, pushing, resting, and pushing some more but lucky for me our little Beckam decided to surprise us all, some more than others, and come 15 days early (the exact same as Cade). On the night of Tuesday the 17th of June Jared and I were up late talking when I felt a sharp pinch but didnt think much of it because Becks sat on my nerves on a continual basis. However, once I felt a gush of water I knew he wasnt joking this time. I looked at Jared and said, "I think my water just broke!" and he said, "really?? Are you sure? How do you know?" I sat there for a moment until another warm gush of water came, just to make sure I hadnt peed my pants and said, "Yep, it broke," as I ran to the bathroom, leaving a trail behind me. For the following 30 minutes I waddled around the house trying to figure out how I would make it to the hospital without making a mess and Jared called everyone we knew, despite the fact that it was midnight.

After running around, trying to get a hold of our friends to come stay with Cade and making a stop at the gas station to fill up, something I thought about doing ALL day but decided to wait, we finally made it to the hospital at about 1am. My contractions were starting to come on stronger but were far enough apart that we were actually having a good time. Jared decided that he would do 10 push ups and 10 sit-ups every time I had a contraction. He was bouncing all over the room and was so so so excited to get the party started. It made me laugh when all the nurses were surprised with his enthusiasm but all he could say was, "we are having a baby boy...that is exciting!"

The doctor said that I could have my epidural at any time that I wanted and after waiting until about 3am and deciding that there was no reason to be a hero and wait until the pain was unbearable I decided, after encouragement from Jared, to just get the epidural while my contractions were still 4 minutes apart and we were still laughing and enjoying the process. At one time I was thinking about going natural but decided that I wanted Jared to see me enjoy labor at least once before I opted for no medication. And enjoy we did!
The epidural kicked in at about 3:30am while I was dilated to a 6 and 70% effaced and we both soon dosed off so we could be well rested for the big moment.

At about 6 am I woke up starving and convinced Jared to grab me a granola bar and sneak it in. As I was stuffing the granola bar in my mouth the nurse broke my second sack of water and Beckam immediately dropped into place, I dilated from an 8 to a 10 in a matter of moments and I was ready to push.

I started pushing at 7:00am and he made his big debut at 7:04am with his cord wrapped around his ankle and everything. It was so exciting and such a wonderful and emotional experience. I so loved having Jared at my side, cheering me on and smiling ear to ear as he finally saw one of his babies born. I have to say that this labor, delivery and recovery has been a breeze. I know, that means I am in for a long road to make up for the ease of his entrance into the world but it was such a joyous experience.

Beckam has been such a good baby. He is happy, cuddly, loves to sleep, likes to eat, and is adored by his big brother. It has been such a joy to have this little guy in our home and to feel of his spirit. I feel so lucky to be his mama and am starting to now get my feet wet and feel what it is like to be a mom of 2. My mom has been with us for 2 weeks and had to go home yesterday so today is D day for me. It was so wonderful for all of us to have her here!
I have been on a journey, I have learned more about myself and my family, and I have experienced more joy than I could have ever comprehended. And it has only just begun...