Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I Love to Smile!

Beckett is still the smiliest baby I've ever seen.  Chad and Baby B were having
"tummy time" on his surfboard mat that Santa brought him and I walked in the room to laughs and smiles.  He evidently didn't like being on his belly on the mat but he sure did enjoy smiling laying on his back and smiling and cooing at his daddy!  

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

He's here!!

William Beckett McClary
Born Sunday November 7, 2010 at 11:38 am
8 pounds 9 ounces
21.5 inches long

It's very sad that it has taken me THIS long to post pictures of our sweet baby boy but it's been a bit busy around here these days!  Chad and I have been so wrapped up in the spectacular life of parenthood that updating this blog and emailing pictures hasn't been on the top of our list.  We also decided not to post pictures on facebook which has been a bit hard for our friends and family to understand but I hope understand the need for our privacy.  With all the security issues these days, we felt that keeping pictures off of the social network was the best way to go.....hence, the blog. 
As of today, Beckett is 5 weeks old.  These pictures are all from the week he was born and boy has he changed since then!  He's a VERY good baby and I couldn't ask for better!  He's a great sleeper and it's actually very hard to catch him with his eyes open.  The weeks I've been home with him have truly been wonderful.  We had a rough start with Beckett losing some weight after coming home from the hospital but he's gaining pretty quickly now.  I took in to the pediatrian for a check-up on Wednesday because he had a little cold and was happy to learn he now weighs 10 pounds, 15 ounces!!  New fat rolls appear almost daily!  
He is the sweetest baby I've ever laid eyes on.  When he's awake he's smiling and cooing and so many people have already told me they have never seen a baby sleep this well.  According to my MIL, Chad slept very well as a baby (still does) and didn't cry very much.  I, on the other hand have been told stories of what a terror I was as a baby....never sleeping and sitting up most of the night watching t.v....my mother even calling me a "little monster" because she thought she would never be able to sleep again.  I'm also under the assumption that our next child will probably be more like me or that Beckett could become a night owl at any moment.  But, for now, I'm enjoying it! 
Over the last two weeks, he has starting smiling brightly when you look at him!  So many mornings, he's woken up smiling and cooing and it takes all Chad has in him to walk out the door to work when he's so sweet in the mornings.  I'm already dreading my return to work in the next month!  
Beckett not only looks just like Chad but acts just like him too.  He sleeps like a teenage boy, sneezes exactly three times and has the worst case of acid reflux.  If anything I could change about my baby boy, this would be it.  We have battled this since we got home from the hospital.  He's on his 2nd prescription medication for it and projectile spit up has now become a part of everyday life!  He perpetually lives with a bib on but I'm hopeful that it will get better with age! 
Parenthood has been the most wonderful experience ever!  Never in my life would I ever realize just how much you could love someone.  Now I understand what everyone has always told me about being a mom!  It's absolutely unbelievable and I'm so excited to be able to watch him grow!  The past 5 weeks have gone by SO fast!  I really think the fast forward button on life has been pushed since he came into the world.  How I wish I could just hit the pause button right now!!!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!! 
Much love,

Katie, Chad, & Beckett