Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beckett's Story

For those of you who have not heard about Beckett's birth here is the story. He was born on July 23, 2008 at 10:11 pm. weighing in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 20 inches long. I went into labor about two hours before that but didn't realize I was in labor. We got to the hospital and the nurse informed me I was already dilated to a 10. I had Beckett 16 minutes after I walked in the door. I have to brag and say that I delivered naturally (not by choice) but it still counts!
Beckett was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit a few minutes after he was born because the nurses were worried about his breathing and the stress of such a quick delivery. We discovered that he had three infections: Strep B, a bacterial infection in his blood, and menengitis. Things were really hard for the first few days but he recovered at an incredible rate. Beckett was in the NICU for 22 days and then we got to bring him home. Things have definitely calmed down but we are not allowed at church or shopping until March. I think I need to buy stock in hand sanitizer!

Speak to Me

Cougar is becoming quite the little talker. Not only can he say the short words every two year old says like 'please' and 'mama' but he also says 'dip', 'sauce', and 'sam-bum' (phantom- like phantom of the opera). He is also starting to speak in complete sentences. Yesterday he said, "Mama, I can't reach it!" I must say it is very nice having a child that can actually tell me what he wants.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Cougar has been working on his Zoolander poses. We think he has blue steel nailed.


Cougar and Beckett are finally learning how to get along. It is nice to have Beckett home and Cougar is very good with his little brother.