Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tiny Beckham

Baby Beckham arrived yesterday, Aug. 26th (4 1/2 weeks early) at 3:00 pm. He weighed in at 5 lbs 10 oz, and is 19 inches long.

About 8 hours before I went into labor.

Matt and I just waiting for the action. My water actually broke at 2:00 in the morning and I checked in at 4:00. I wasn't progressing as fast as they wanted me to so they sent us out to walk for an hour. I was skipping and hopping up and down hills and having a grand 'ol time leaving my mom and dad in the dust...haha. When we got back from the walk, they started the dreaded pitocin drip (I hate that stuff so much). Things went really fast after that.

Tiny little guy, but a fairly good size for being so early. He is 2 lbs lighter than Kaden was and looks SO miniature to me. He was carted straight off to the NICU after he was weighed and given his initial assessment. He scored a 7, and 8 APGAR though, which was impressive to me, for a preemie.

About 30 minutes after he arrived. I am just anxiously awaiting the time to be able to go and see him.

The proud Papa and Nana X 2. I am proudly sporting the chipmunk cheeks.

He spent about 3 hours under the oxygen tent, but hasn't needed it since. He also had a bit of a heart murmur right after birth, but that has also disappeared. He is doing great now, maintaining his O2 sats, temperature, heart rate, etc. Right now we just really want to get him sucking and swallowing so he can eat.

I cannot believe all of that dark hair. I was picturing another strawberry blonde, or a blondie. I had never imagined a dark-haired baby, but I absolutely LOVE it! I am curious to see if it stays dark, or if it all falls out and comes in light.

Day number 2. Not hooked up to so many machines, but still very sleepy.

He wasn't too fond of the flash on my camera. He squinted in every picture. He is precious.

Enjoying the warmth of his heat lamp.

Nana and Kaden giving Beckham some love.

I am going to have to watch that little boy carefully. He is so excited about baby brother. When we were in the nursery visiting Kaden just wanted to hold him, kiss him, hug him, pet him, and love on him.
We are all doing great and are so excited about this new little baby in our family.


Rebecca, Lance, and Acadia-Rose said...

Jess and Matt, little Beckham is beautiful. Congrats again!

Durrant said...

Congrats! Baby Beckham is so cute! Glad everything went well for you! PS- you look amazing! Nobody should look that good right after having a baby!

Staci said...

Congratulations! He's adorable!

Anonymous said...

YAY!! Oh he is perfect and beautiful! I sooo wish I were there to come see you guys! Good work, I love you!!

Erika said...

Hooray for babies!! I wondered if you were going to go early. You were only a week and a half behind me. It's funny because my little one was two lbs smaller than Crew and had tons of unexpected hair too! I didn't in any way come early though. Congrats I'll be looking for more pictures.

grahamkrackers said...

Congratulations! Beckham is such a cutie! Glad to hear everything is going well. Such a beautiful family of 4!

Wendy said...

Congrats Matt and Jess! He is so beautiful, I just want to squeeze him. Glad you are all doing good.

brooke b said...

CONGRATULATIONS MATT AND JESSICA! That totally made my day! Wow, that is early but he is perfect. It will take time for Kaden to be soft--alot of time, so hang in there. He is beautiful and you guys looks so happy. You deserve the best, congrats!

Kara said...

Oh my goodness- how precious! He's so teeny! I love the picture of Kaden holding him- I still don't have one of Nathan holding Jackson (and probably never will)! You look amazing for just having a baby- girl!! You make it look so easy!! If I looked like that minutes after giving birth maybe I'd want to do it more often! Congrats and I hope you get to take him home ASAP!! Take care and get your rest!!

The Miller Family said...

He is sooooo cute! We are very happy for you and your cute little family! I got your e-mail address off of your facebook and sent you an invite to my blog:)

Lisa and Rustin said...


Dan and Ashley said...

What great great pictures! Such a sweet baby boy. He is just so cute and handsome! Please send him some Henry lovin for us! Love you all!!!!

The Webber's said...

Congrats and glad to hear he's getting stronger by the day!! I'm sure he will catch up to his big brother in size way too quickly!! You look GREAT!! Pitocin has got to be one of the worst inventions ever - I feel for you! Some of us may have to be induced like that every time, unfortunately :/ Wish you guys the best!