Friday, January 21, 2011


So basically Beckham is just a rerun of Adam 31 years later. Their birthdays are just three weeks apart and they are both easy to smile and laugh, especially in their sleep. Besides all that they look exactly alike. Seriously:

Adam - 1979

Beckham - 2010

Adam Ray

Beckham Bryan

Adam - 8 weeks

Beckham - 8 weeks
I had been thinking Becks was looking more and more like Adam, but when Rhonda pulled out these pictures over New Years I was floored. I hope Beckham is easy going, joyful, hard working, and kind just like his Dad. He does love the sound of his own voice though, so clearly I'm in there somewhere.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

the come back kid

I'm going to try to start blogging again! I really thought I would naturally do this when I had a baby, but then I didn't. I thought I might be one of those of people that blogged every month about what my baby is up to (because I knew that was the only way those month's milestones would be recorded), but I'm not. What I am, a person who loves to read blogs and occasionally desires to write on mine. When that desire meets up with the time/energy, I will blog. Today that has happened, lucky you!

So, even though my blog does not reflect it, I did birth a child this past October. Beckham was born on October 28, 2010 (due date baby!) at 8:20 pm. He was a massive 10 pounds 10 ounces & 22.5 inches, which explains my 30+ hours of labor and subsequent C-section. No, I had no clue he could even possibly be that big and had not had an ultrasound since 20 weeks, clearly we will be getting a new doctor. The good news is he skipped the awkward newborn phase and was immediatly cute & chunky and has never, in the slightest, felt breakable. He even gained weight in the hospital and now weighs at least 16 pounds. Other good news is the next delivery we will know exactly what to expect and that child's birthday well in advance.

We are so in love with him and I never thought staring at another human being who doesn't even know what he's doing with his own limbs could be so entertaining. He's currently smiling and cooing all the time and sleeping through the night in his own bed, these developments are very exciting and much appreciated. I have kept fully charged batteries in my camera and have a million pictures of him that I love. So many that I don't even know where to start to pick some to put on here. Thus, I will put one from the past three '28ths' of the last three months. I have at least managed to do that each month; any bets on how long I can keep it up?

October 28, 2010

November 28, 2010

December 28, 2010

I'm sure anyone who is reading this is probably my friend on Facebook & I have actually done a good job of uploading pictures there. Have to keep his massess of adoring fans happy. Maybe I'll do better about updating on here and then I won't be overwhelmed by the amount of pictures I have to choose from to post.

In other news, Adam is still a rockstar at his job and I am back in school. I took last semester off to grow and produce a child and as of today I'm back in class. It felt nice to use my brain for something other than eating and sleeping schedules, but I'm sure I'll be changing my tune about that in no time. I still don't really know how much longer I have, no longer than a year after this I hope. I'm trying to decide exactly what to do about my certification in hopes to be in the classroom sooner rather than later, so things are kind of up in the air.

Beckham & I are about to hit the road like nobody's business over the next couple months. In a couple of weeks we are going to Dallas to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Bennett Bell, then we're all three going to Lubbock to meet our new nephew/cousin Holden Haynes and go to LCU Homecoming, then Becks & I are going with Marta, Darby & Sutton to The Colony to see our life long friends the Featherstons and meet Luke, Jack, & MaryLee, then we're going to fantastic Artesia, NM to have a fun wedding weekend of showers and DIY projects for Mandy's wedding! In our one road trip so far Beckham did great so I'm expecting stellar behavior. I'm sure to have a whole blogs worth of hilarity from the drive to and from The Colony with mine and Marta's 3 kids packed in the back of her Camry. Hopefully Marta and I will return with our sanity in order for me to post about it.

My sister told me the other day that when she is reading she just naturally rearranges sentences in her head to make them sound better than they were originally written. That is all I have thought about the entire time I've been writing this blog and I'm nervous.