Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas at St Johns

Love this of Stone & Jaxson
Meme bought me a buzz
Gigi made Daddy a blanket
Camo heated jacket for Bobby
Leappad tablet for Stone who was sick all morning long no fun
Waiting for Santa
Elf on the shelf goes fishing

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wow where does the time go?

Slate is 2 months old and like 10 lbs. He will quickly outgrow 0-3 months because he is so long.
Uncle Brad and Aunt Hannah with another great Christmas gift a digger and Stone quickly let Brad know he was too big to be sitting on it.
First attempt at a Christmas card with the family. No you wont be getting a Christmas card it will be a New Years card.

Fun with lights.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Crazy

School Program was lots of fun

7 weeks
Not happy he is such a Gilbreth already.
Yes my brother picked out this hat for me I am still not sure.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Good Times

First Thanksgiving at the ranch

Snuggle time with brother
One month old wow time really does fly

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Good looking boys!

When you have a good looking Daddy it isn't hard to make good looking boys. I married this guy 9 years ago today and wow how we have both changed. Your a great and funny daddy.
Love you

Monday, October 31, 2011

Slates arrival

On Oct. 19th I woke up to the feeling of my son about to crawl out of my belly. I instantly knew something was wrong and at 2 am I started packing my bags for the hospital. We called Tadvick at 9 and his nurse told us to go to labor & delivery. We hung out and got the fluids checked then they sent us to ultrasound and we got to see Slate he was doing great. Tadvick didn't want to send us home but didn't want to start a c-section too early so he sent us to Mayberry for another sonogram. Because of in-vitro I have seen Mayberry every 2 weeks just to check on Slate. When I weighed in I said my normal I hate to be weighed and the nurse laughed. To my surprise I had lost two pounds I was not as unhappy at that point. So Dr. Mayberry comes in does the sonogram everything looked great so I am prepping myself to go home when he measures Slate. He says 5 lbs 12 oz. I said wait a minute that is what we were last time. He looks at the chart and to his surprise it was the same. Stone was the same way when I was pregnant with him that is why we delivered him early. Dr. Mayberry calls Dr. Tadvick and then I get the call go home get your stuff and come back we deliver in the morning. I was scared and excited but at the same time a little sad. Greg and I and Stone were all born on the 19th and tomorrow is the 20th. I was not going to say a word I said ok and was going to get something to eat and I got the call. The OR was booked in the morning I had 45 min. to get my stuff and come back we were delivering at 4. Wow what a rush so we run home and grab some stuff and back to the hospital within 20 min. I was in the OR and within 10 min. Slate was born. Wow what a rush they take him and clean him up I go to the recovery room and I sit and I wait and 2.5 hours later I tell the nurse I am about to walk out of here to go see my son and why is he not ready. The hold up was Slate he was breathing so fast and he couldn't stop so they had him hooked up to 3 monitors and I really didn't know what to think at that point I couldn't hold him and he was in a warmer box. Because he was born at 36 weeks and 6 days he was a little too small his heart was working way too hard and they were trying too get him to eat and he didn't want to so they put in an IV to feed him. For the next 3 days I went to the NICU and held him for one hour at a time and then they would kick me out I could come in every three hours. It was a long three days. Then we went to the other room where he was taken out of the warmer to see if he could hold his temperature but still hooked up to the monitors his heart beat was progressively slowing down so that was a good start. Over the next five days I would go and feed him every three hours and then they would kick me out. I went home on Sunday night so I would go back and forth to Hendricks from the office. I might as well do some work if I can't hold my son. I did not know that holding a baby made them burn calories so we are still trying not to handle him all the time until we see La Masters on Friday. After 5 more days we finally got to bring him home he had to pass the car seat test I didn't know about this either one hour in a car seat if they are born before 37 weeks. He passed and we got to go home finally. Big brother is back to his normal self and we are adjusting to life with the 4 of us. Our trial is friday Slate has to have gained weight by friday so we have been trying very hard to get him to eat 2 oz every 3 hours we have not accomplished this yet but it is getting better.

My little pumpkins

We are 3 we will look at you and not smile or we will smile and not look at you. At least that is what we do today.
Loves his little brother
School party
Loving on brother before school
Hanging with Harrison & Haylee at the PDBC carnival.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Boys Boys Boys

This Big Brother is so in love
Proud Daddy
Slate Beckum born Oct. 19th 2011. 5 lbs 9 oz 18.5 inches long. Please keep praying for this little man to start eating so he can come home this week.

Monday, October 3, 2011


After promising Stone a trampoline for a few months today we broke down and bought him one. He jumped all night and then we sat down and looked at the starts .
We gave Aubrey & Jett a shower it was lots of fun and Jett got some great stuff. I was a little busy so I didn't get any other good pictures except of the Hostesses. Can't wait to see the adventures Slate & Jett will have in the next few years. They will be a month apart and Ava Kate & Stone are 1 year and 2 days apart. This adventure has been fun watching our kids grow together.
Soccer well we like soccer and we are good at soccer when we want to be. Sometimes we like to shoot birds or kids or play in the dirt or chase our friends. My anxiety does not do well with this. Everyone says it is the age and I pray they are correct.
Jackson and Stone they are so funny.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Soccer Soccer Soccer

High five the other team
Pep Talk from Dad
Sporting Purple very well.
Yes he just scored a goal. Actually 3 goals for us and one for the Tigers but what can I say a goal is a goal.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Busy Busy Busy`

We started soccer this week and as cute as the cleats and shin guards are my competitive nature might just get the best of me over this.. We are the purple team and we will see how it goes.

Stone dancing on stage for Grandparents day fun at St. Johns. Stone got to eat lunch with Meme & Drain Drain and we all got to watch his dancing on stage I must say he really enjoyed it.
This week was dress like your Grandparents day so boots and jeans and a hat about covers it for both his grandfathers.
Labor Day swimming with Ava Kate & Owen. Pool O had a cold and did not get to swim.
In the spa with Daddy much warmer than the pool.