Friday, September 7, 2012

2 weeks.

I can't believe our little man is 2 weeks old.
because it seems like he has been with us for months now.

It is crazy, that even at 2 weeks, their little personalities start to show.

Here is a list of a few things that Beckett loves and a few things that he does not love.

Little Beck loves:
being held
having his hair brushed
and his face tickled
being swaddled (the tighter the better)
driving in the car
looking at his big brother

Little Beck does not love:
diaper changes
clothing changes
sponge baths
sudden loud noises

At his 2 week appointment yesterday, Beckett measured
55th percentile for weight
50th percentile for head size (a much better number than big brothers 95th percentile)
75th percentile for height.

looking good beck. looking good.

Monday, September 3, 2012

He's here...

He's here!

Our little man is finally here!


Beckett Reed Gurr

Born August 23, 2012

at 3:30am

a whopping 8lbs 12oz

& 21.75 inches long.

To sum it up. We are in love. 
In love with his dark hair (which sadly I dont think will stay). 
In love with his eyes, his nose, and his cute little lips.
In love with his big gassy smiles.
In love with his 6 hours of sleep at night.
In love with his skinny long legs and long toes.
 In love with his small little hands (which we cant keep out of his face).
And in love with his little chubby cheeks that we can't stop kissing.

Beckett's original due date was August 26th. I thought for sure he would be here at least a week early. My body was done and ready for him to be out. But apparently he was on his own time and was loving life in the womb. I met with my doctor on the 21st and he scheduled me for induction on Friday the 24th. Wednesday night around 9pm my water broke. Beck was finally on his way. Me and Bryce were beyond excited, and ran around the house giddy as can be, collecting our things for the hospital. Benson must have heard our excitement because he was soon out of his room and wondering what was going on. We told him that baby brother was coming and that he would need to go pack his backpack. He ran off down the hall excited as can be. And apparently all he needed for the next couple of days was a backpack full of cars because thats all he packed.

We made a few phone calls and my parents and sister met us at the hospital. After an hour or so in triage I got admitted to the room I would deliver in. I would love to tell you that I was in horrible amounts of pain and that I was so strong and brave and fought my way through it all. But to be honest, I was hardly having any pain at all. My contractions were not very close together nor very strong when they came. So when they offered me my epideral when I entered my delivery room, i felt a little guilty, knowing I wasn't yet in too much pain. But I got over those feelings quickly and said bring it on!

After the epideral, things seemed to go by rather quickly. I was comfortable, i was relaxed, i had Bryce there, along with my mom and sister, i was ready for this baby. I was soon dilated to an 8 and the nurses were in shock by how fast i was progressing. About 45 minutes later, the nurse went to check me, and it was a fast check. "I just felt his head. Keep your legs closed while I go page your doctor." Oh man! this is it...this is really happening! It all seemed so-real to me. Nine months of carrying this baby inside of me and now I will get to meet him. I could feel my emotions starting to surface.

 My doctor arrived about 30 minutes later. He got dressed up. My nurse was on my left, and my wonderful husband was on my right. My mom was down by my feet, to the right of the doctor, and ready to deliver that baby if anything should happen to the doctor. And my sister was next to my mom. We were all ready.

The pushes began. I gave three good pushes. And then one or two soft pushes...
And then he was out.
And i heard his little cry.
And just like that my second son was laying on my chest.
And I was in love.
And i was crying.
And I was so happy..and so grateful.

(Here are some pictures from Beckett's first few days with us)

Newborn pictures coming soon...

Here is a video that Bryce put together...