Friday, December 16, 2011

Welcome Beckett Gregory!

Welcome Beckett Gregory! We got an early Christmas present this year with the arrival of Beckett Gregory. Beckett Gregory was born on 12/11/11 at 7:03 AM. Despite being 7 weeks early and a meager 4 pounds 5 ounces, 16.5 inches long, he came into this world kicking and screaming! He is absolutely our perfect little miracle. He had apgars of 9 at 1 minute and 9 at 5 minutes and only stayed in the NICU for 3 hours for monitoring. We are so blessed that he didn't require any intervention and was able to come home with us 48 hours later. Unfortunately, since we weren't prepared for his arrival, we had to take his first few photos on my phone and I haven't transferred them over yet. As far as Beckett's birth story, we were at Stone Mountain park that day playing on Snow Mountain. I must admit that at one point we contemplated having me go sledding with Jackson, but decided not to! Thank goodness or I really would have thought I did something wrong to bring Beckett so early. When we got home, my water broke and Greg and I were off to the hospital. We dropped Jackson off at our dear friend Anna's house and prayed for the best. Once it was confirmed that water had indeed broke, Brad and Kiera took over Jackson duty and took him to their house for the night. The initial plan was to try to keep labor off until Beckett reached 34 weeks, but at 2 AM, Beckett had different plans, and I went into labor. They tried Magnesium for 2 hours, but once I dilated to 3 cm, the doctor decided he was coming today!! Greg and I were very worried about little Beckett's health and when he let out his first scream, relief swept over both of us. We are so thankful that our sweet boy came into this world healthy!! Jackson is very excited to be a big brother! When daddy told him Beckett was here he said "Beckett isn't in mommy's belly anymore?" and "Beckett is supposed to come after Christmas" He is very loving and working on being gentle. He really wants to be a helpful brother by feeding him and changing his diaper, but doesn't quite understand that he is just too little right now. Here are some of the first shots of our little angel.

Meeting his big brother for the first time. Jackson loves to hold his hand and see his little feet!! We read him a book called "What baby needs" and at the end it says "Soon your baby will hold your hand, smile at you, sit up and play" Everytime he holds his hand, he says this.

Our first family photo of 4!

Our sweet angel.

Getting ready to head home!

Doing what he does best....sleep! At this point I have to wake him up to feed which I am sure won't last too much longer!!

First car ride home. I just can't get over how small he is in that seat! Since he was so premature, he actually had to do a monitored test in the NICU of him sitting in the carseat for 1 hour. He did great and passed with flying colors!

More pics to come!


Kiera said...

Welcome to the world Baby Beckett! We love you!!

Jana said...

Welcome Baby Beckett!! Can't wait meet this precious baby boy! Congratulations Elizabeth & Greg.

Aunt Glo said...

Now you have two reasons to celebrate! Jackson and Beckett are so sweet, always hold them close and give them a big hug from their great aunt!

Aunt Sarah said...

Hugs and kisses from Indiana! We can't wait to meet the little Iron Man! We love you Beckett!

Karen said...

He is so precious. I am glad mommy and baby are doing good. Love ya! Your family in Texas loves you all... Have a Merry Christmas!