Monday, September 5, 2011

Beckem's Blessing

On September 4th Beckem was given a name and a blessing. Jake did a great job and I am so proud and lucky to marries to him. He really is such a great dad and husband! It was a great day spent with family and friends... It did however make me miss my sister Jessica who is in Dominica and my little brother Jared who is serving his mission in Brazil.
Anyway Beckem is now 3 months old! I haven't updated much on him... I will though! I am a slacker, but in all honesty I have been just having fun enjoying my summer with my two kids and husband! My blog is the last thing on my to do list even though I should for journaling purposes.


Love his wink smile!
Addison wasn't into the whole picture thing like I had hoped... notice in the two pictures below

Handsome boys!
After everyone left we got into our comfy clothes and relaxed in new basement!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


On May 30th at 7:30 pm our baby boy joined our family! He is perfect in every single way!
He weighed in at 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long! And the big shocker had plenty of dark hair! (Addison was born with peach fuzz).

The birth story goes a little something like this... (can skip to pictures cause its going to be long)

Monday morning was memorial day and Jake had the day off... Addison decided to wake up at 8 and come into our bed. Well I was talking with her about breakfast and what she wanted and she told me a sandwich with cheese. I said well maybe we can go get some donuts or something and asked what she wanted on her donut... she said pickles.

Well I woke Jake up asking if he wanted to go to breakfast and he suggested Beez cafe in Roy.
So we got some what ready and headed out. During breakfast I started having some pretty intense contractions. Nothing like when I had contractions with Addison.
When we got home I thought I would get myself and Addison bathed and ready for the day.
As I was doing my makeup my contractions started to get really close and hard for me to stand up... I started to time them around 11 and by 1 thirty we thought we should head to the hospital. After packing some last minute things and packing Addi's bag we headed out by 2 pm. My parents met us there and took Addison while we headed up to see if they would admit me.
By this point my contractions were so bad I thought I was going to die! They checked me and I was at a 5 and a half and STAYING! I asked if I could get an epidural as soon as possible and she said yes but they had to call the DR that did it cause they were so slow that they had sent him home! I thought I could bawl my eyes out right then and there.
Good thing was he only lived 5 minutes away. So I was admitted into my room at 3:30 pm
After being in my room for an hour they checked me and I was at a 7... They started to get concerned with how fast I was progressing because I was positive for strep B and I had to have the medicine in my IV for four hours before I delivered the baby so I wouldn't pass it to him. They had started the IV at 3:30.
The next hour she checked me and said I was at an 8 or 9, so I said so Im at a 8 and a half and she was like no... more like a 9. They said the good thing is that my water hadn't broke yet and if I get to a ten and it still hasn't broke yet then I could wait till 7:30 or until it breaks, whichever happens first.
By 6 they checked me and I was indeed at a 10! However my water had not yet broke and I had an hour and a half to go. My Dr got there at 7:25 to break my water.... lets just say when he broke it I thought of Niagra falls ha ha TMI. The Dr checked and he was sunnyside up so he had to flip him and At 7:27 I felt like pushing and my Dr said to go for it. I pushed a few times and Beckem arrived at exactly 7:30!
He came out with lots of hair and it was dark! Jake and I were so surprised!

Beckem has been a pretty good sleeper and when he is hungry he will for sure let you know!
Addison loves her baby brother and whenever she hears him make a noise she will say oh my gosh... She sings to him and tells him that he is so tiny. She has been a great big sister so far.

We feel so blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy, he brings so much joy into our lives.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ready, NOT ready

I have 3 and a half weeks left till my due date. This pregnancy has been very easy... I shouldn't complain, really I know I am lucky with not ever throwing up or ready being that sick or the fact that my baby has been healthy the whole way through! However, I am ready to see his cute face and be done being pregnant! I know I still have a couple more weeks but boy I ache, have the worst heartburn, and cant walk normal... I hate walking, sitting and even laying down! What else is there for me to do? Is floating an option?
BUT! I start to think of all the things I need to get done or the fact that Addison wont be my baby anymore... I know its funny to think but I almost feel sad that she wont be center of our universe.
I know she will be a great big sister! She loves babies! I have been blessed with her cause she has been such an easy going baby/kid... Addi is meant to be the oldest in our family. I can't wait till she comes to the hospital and meets her baby brother.

Sooo I am ready but at the same time I am not ready... I could go all the way to my due date if it wasn't for this uncomfortableness. I had my fun appointment this last Tuesday. I am dilated to a 1 and 50% effacement... The baby is weighing about 6 pounds 6 ounces and has very little moving space. I have had a few contractions off and on this past week so we will see. I am sure my next post will be his arrival.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Easter was great! Addison was pretty excited about the the candy in the eggs and new toys she got in her basket. We had a wonderful Easter dinner at my parents house, we had ham, rolls, funeral potatoes, salad, jello and STRAWBERRY PIE! Mmmm that is probably my favorite of Eater dinner... I may or may not have had more than three pieces. After dinner we had an egg hunt for the grand kids.
Even our new little LITTLE nephew Luca got to come out for the egg hunt! All the little kids were so excited to finally see him, so were the rest of us. He is so dang cute and tiny.
All in all in was a good time spent with good company! I love Holidays!

Well it looks like blogger hates me and will only let me load one photo, so that's it for now! I want to start updating more and more.

OH! And I have like 5 weeks left till baby Beckem gets here! YAY! Cant wait!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I am seriously going crazy! I have been looking for baby bedding since we found out we were having a boy back in December! I have yet to find ANY the I really love everything about! The biggest issue is the crib we have is black and most of the bedding has brown in it.

Plus I don't really want anything with a lot going on with it, like the crazy jungle stuff, rac
e cars, or the sports bedding. I want just colors maybe some shapes... pretty basic. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to find something like that, but obviously its easier to find something with a rock star theme than something with two or three colors on it with some little design.

If you have seen any or have any suggestions let me know! My head hurts from spending so much time searching the internet for baby boy bedding... I have googled those three words so many times, its not even funny!

Here are some few that I like but have can't quite decide if I really LOVE them.

I like the colors in this and how simple it is, however I don't like how it is squared off (if that makes any sense) and I am afraid if I get that then I would have to decorate with a boat theme.

This one is a little busy, but I like the bright colors and I think it would be fun to decorate with, however I am not a big fan of the stars and there is a tiny bit of brown in it... oh and does this seem boyish? Because it said it was a neutral gender bedding.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Birthday, Vday, and Addi is 2! Whoohoo!

Jan 21st was my birthday and it was a wonderful time! 23 is a lame age... Nothing cool about it, but what can ya do. Jake took me out to Rodizio Grill! Yum! I love that place, it is so gooood! I think Jake stopped eating before I did.
Jake made it a wonderful day and turning 23 wasn't as bad as I thought. I still feel 18, sad huh?

Valentines day was very low key and just how I wanted it to be. We actually celebrated it on Saturday and brought Addison along with us. We decided to go to Panda Express cause it seems like everyone else in the world decided to celebrate the early too... Anyway, after dinner we went to the junction and played at the arcade. Addison had so much fun and secretly Jake and I did too.
After playing there we got Addi into bed and grabbed some Ben and Jerrys, watched a movie on Netflix and fell asleep ;) It was a perfect Vday! Jake surprised me on the actually day and got me a ipod shuffle! Its pretty sweet! Now I have something to help encourage me to workout after this baby is born. I did clean our very unorganized room for him and made him chocolate covered strawberries! They turned out pretty good if I do say so myself.

Now the best for last! Our sweet Addi mei mei turned 2 on Feb 16th! I cannot believe I have a 2 year old and another on the way! I still think I am 18 remember? :)
Well our luck would have it that Addison would get super sick a couple days before. They (the DR) didn't come out and say what she had but they think it was RSV or Asthma, so they sent us home with meds and a nebulizer. AWESOME! Well her birthday morning she woke up and seemed to be doing a lot better so we thought lets still do what we were planning on doing and see how it goes.
We took her McDonald's to get a happy meal cause what kid doesn't love that?! While we were there she became very hyper... not sure if it was her meds or the fact that we were finally out of the house but she was excited about everything! Her own sody (soda), her toy and oddly the lights there??? Well we thought we would still be okay to take her to the movie Gnomeo and Juliet. That didn't go so well... she was up and down the stairs in the theater the whole time, we probably took her out 5 times and it was just plain stressful!
I thought it would be okay because back in December we took her to see Tangled and she sat through the whole movie! Maybe she was still excited out the lights or sody, who knows.

Then we threw her a family party on Sunday! It turned out fantastic and I am so grateful for all the help! The party was under the sea/Little Mermaid themed. If anyone knows or has spent some time with Addi you would know she loves the Little Mermaid! You show her a picture or a toy of her and she will start to sing the ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ahhhhh... yeah, you get the point. Its adorable. Addison has seriously been so excited about being sung Happy Birthday to since the beginning of Jan probably. She sang it everyday in the tub during breakfast, lunch and dinner. So when it was her time her face said it all and she knew what to do! She blew those candles out like a champ with no help! I wish I took a picture but I was too focused on videoing it.
She loved all her gifts and still sings Happy Birthday throughout the day.
I seriously cannot get enough of her! Addison is the perfect child (in my eyes) she makes me laugh all day and says the cutest things. She calls Jake Jakey, and for awhile was calling me weesha... I kept saying, no mommy.
Words that I love to hear her say
Nank you (thank you)
Elcome (welcome)
Uv you (love you)
Whats up
Princess (with a lisp)
Maggot (Maverick)
Baby brodder (brother)
Cockalooloo (cockadoodledoo)
Riddit riddit (ribbit ribbit

There is a lot more but it will take way too long! She cracks me up like no other and I am grateful to spend everyday all day with her even if sometimes she can make me a little crazy!
I will leave it at that so enjoy the pictures!

I love this picture... She settled right down when Jake let her hold on to his fingers
plus I love her little hands, ears, nose, and her cute hair!

One day old :)

Her party decor! I thought it turned out perfect!
Gotta love the real fish too!

She fell asleep right before the party started in the oddest position

Playing with her cousins

Ha ha! I love all their expressions
The Girls

Her bike from mommy and daddy!

Her birthday cupcakes

We look more excited about her party, but don't let her
face fool you! She was loving all the attention!

Her princess dress and every other gift she got...
I think she was afraid if she put them down they would be high jacked

Brooky looks so happy

I just wanted to throw this in there... I got this adorable mini chair and desk for Addison yesterday at Ross! It was such a good deal! And she looks so cute sitting at it coloring. She loves to color!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A little update on the little baby!

Everything as been WONDERFUL about this pregnancy! I never threw up and have the best appetite ever! I am starting to show a ton and can feel the tiny kicks from the little bum proving to me that he is indeed still there!
I really started to feel him the day of Christmas with no questions if they were really kicks or if it was bubbles. Jake actually felt him kick this last Sunday! It is starting to seem real now and I hope June comes quickly!!

Now we have picked a name and it will probably stay his name as long as he doesn't end up being a she ha ha, however I am trying to figure the best way to spell it.
We like the Name Beckham, no not from the soccer player David Beckham (that is where I first heard the name cause I liked it as a name before I married, but I am not naming him that cause of the soccer player)... It is actually a family name on Jake's moms side of the family. So we are trying to figure the spelling out.
I don't hate the HAM part of BECKHAM but I don't like it all the much, so here are some ways my friend Cortnie helped me come up with, if you have a different way post it or just tell me what you like the best! Thanks!



We had a fantastic Christmas season! We have so many traditions and spend so much time with family that it is the most wonderful time of the year!
For Christmas Eve my family always goes to Temple square to see the lights... It always seems to be a battle to get there for everyone but as soon as I get there it is all worth it! Temple square is beautiful all year round! After the lights we go back to my parents house and eat crepes... after dinner we exchange gifts between the little grandkids. Savanna got Addison a cute ballerina barbie and my parents got Addison a glitter barbie. She loves barbies lately... When she opened one of them she screamed so loud! It was hilarious! She seriously makes me laugh all day!
Then all the kids still at home (Elizabeth and Katie) plus the grandkids opened their jammies! My mom made all the little grandkids jammies again this year, she made the little girls night gowns. They turned out cute! After that everyone headed home while Jake and I stayed at my parents. We decided that it might be fun to spend Christmas morning at their house this year... A couple deciding factors
*We usually go there first thing in the morning
*We thought it would be fun for Addison to spend the night there and open all her gifts with her aunts and grandparents
*My little Brother was calling from Brazil and I didn't want to miss it!

My little brother is doing great and is catching on with the language! I am so proud of him and look up to him so much... not cause he is taller but because I could never leave my family for two years, let alone leave them to go to another country all by myself! He is brave and a faithful missionary!

I think we all got more then we could ever ask for and just had a great time spending it with so many family members!
I love holidays with kids! It makes it so much more exciting, even more than when I was a kid!
Things I have learned from this Christmas season:
*Pregnant Christmas shopping is the worst!
*Taking a toddler Christmas shopping is even more worst!
*Going Christmas shopping with my parents has to be the worst of the worst!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We sure have and can't wait for what 2011 has for us! Lots to look forward to!