Thursday, January 23, 2014

Beckham at 5 months.

Beckham at 5 months mommy likes to call you Stinkbutt.
It's true what can I say? Because you have been a little stinker lately. But a lot has happened for you in the last few weeks.
-Namely, you got your bottom 2 teeth, hence the "stinker problems" (right after you turned 5 months just like your brother too).
-You started moving all about. Even though you've been able to roll since 3 months, you started doing it every time we lay you down. And a couple times you've gone from back to front, but you haven't mastered it yet.
-You started (FINALLY) putting weight on your legs for longer periods of time too.
-And you say "mama" all the time. Now, I know that is just a sound new babies make, blah, blah, blah. But you (just like your brother) use it appropriately when I walk away and you start crying or when you want something...
I feel like even though you are hitting some of the same milestones as your brother around the same times, that you are just way more baby-ish. It's hard to describe, but you just have a lot more need for mom and dad.
-Still no food really. Though we've let you put some stuff in your mouth. You want it REALLY bad, but haven't quite mastered swallowing front to back successfully, which tells me you're not quite ready.
-Since 4 months (as mentioned before), your face eczema has really flared up. Which is weird because that's about exactly the same time your brothers did, I actually left these photos unedited, so I could remember what those red cheeks really looked like. They don't look awful here, but if you're drooling all over and a hot mess about something, they can be much worse.
-You have really had a hard time sleeping lately  (I guess I blame the teeth) so we are about to try sleep training round 2,  because everyone needs sleep, especially YOU (you're a growing boy).
-You are such a sweet boy and I wish so badly I had a little more time just to devote to you, because when you get quality alone time, you just light up... you love it so much.
-No doggin' on your brother, cause you love him too. Actually you like LOVE HIM! But he has a lot of personality, and he's always trying to overshadow you #2ndkidproblems.
Me and you are actually taking a little trip alone next month, so that will be fun for you to gets lots of attention. You will love it, I'm sure!

All in all, I probably compare you to your brother WAY too much, but you're holding your own, and becoming your own little man. Everyday is more lively than the last with your excited screeches, and book reading, belly laughs, and playtime with daddy. In some ways I know I want you to grow up a bit faster (because it's easier for me), but in another way, I'm glad you're moving slow. Cause you're the baby and we love it!

Not the greatest photo, but it just shows how LONG you are. You were 27 1/2 inches as 5 months. That's about how tall your brother was at 9 months. Woah.
We love you Mister Becks.

Monday, January 20, 2014

I can still post about Christmas right?

I know I'm a month late. But it's only a month.
We took some holiday photos for our Christmas card. Beckham was just 3 months in these photos and almost 5 1/2 months now, so basically time is flying.

But I still wanted to share.
These are great of my boys. The calm
And the crazy (aka real life)

Our Christmas card photo

This one is great for 2 reasons. First off Keaton loves it when we both kiss his cheeks, if we are both around and one of us gives him a kiss (he always asks for two), meaning both of us kiss his cheeks simultanteously. And the second reason it's great it because you can see the marshmallow in his mouth. It was our photo reward, but totally backfired cause you could see it in his mouth in so many photos. HA!

And this one my Beckham boy looks so beautiful. Soon after 4 months his face has been super rashy just like Keaton's was at the exact same time. I partially attribute teething, cause of all the drool, but both his teeth have come through, and I've been eating like the "perfect mommy diet", so I don't know
But here he's just pudgy and perfect, I love it.

And since I'm a Christmas roll. Here's a few more. If you follow me on instagram, you've seen some of these.
Our Christmas Mantle- Our first year to have a mantle, so that's fun.
Present Time!
Speaking of "two" here it is again, on our "fake" Christmas morning. So happy. We drove to IN on actual Christmas day.

Allergen friendly, dye and HFCS free gingerbread house, with accompanied SMASH, by all the cousins.  (Slightly less colorful, without the fake dyes, I might add) :P
Crazy, crazy cousins. And one crying baby.
So, there you have it, now I can move on with stuff from THIS actual year! :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Look Back on 2013

Not to be too cliche or anything, but 2013 was good to me.
So, here is a little photo collage of the bright spots of all that happened last year.
Goodbye 2013. Hello Mid-January.

From left to right around the square.
1. Surprise we're having a baby
2. We visited my happy place. AKA Texas
3. Holy Schmokes Another Boy
4. Bubs First Easter Egg Hunt
5. We've been married 5 years, Oh my! And our (Cupcake Tradition)
6. Holy Baby Bump- About to Pop
7. Wow, I just had a baby and a homebirth.
8. Family of 4, first Christmas
9. 12 hour Christmas drive to Indiapolis, and kids in matching PJ's it was perfect!
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