SIX MONTHS (plus a few weeks:)!
I swear it was just yesterday when I was standing in my bathroom at 11:50 pm and my water broke! Andrew was rushing me out the door and as stressed as could be when I just wanted to spend my time picking out a really comfortable outfit for the hospital ha. I was fine just taking all of the time in the world and Andrew was not okay with that;)
Let’s talk about some things going on with Beck!
*When he is in his high chair I will give him some toys to play with and he automatically throws them on the ground. When I give him a pack of wipes he will play with that for a solid 10 minutes.
*Beck is already a good sport. Soccer games will be happening when it’s his bedtime but he still shows up ready to cheer on the big kids even though he would rather be asleep. Life of the youngest… always being woken up from naps or taking naps in the car to get the bigger kids around and staying up past his bedtime.
*Pretty sure he gets 500 kisses a day.
*If my nieces are within the same half-mile radius as Beck, they will be holding him. He is a wanted man.
*Within 2 seconds of us putting him down to go to sleep he will roll to his left side. Maybe he got used to me sleeping on my left side throughout pregnancy and that is just the only way he wants to sleep these days.
*Somehow he knows just when the older kids go to bed at night because he then wakes up ready to just hang out with me and Andrew for about an hour before he goes to bed for the night. He sometimes wakes up one time in the middle of the night and we give him his binky and then he will get up at 5ish to eat and then goes back to sleep until about 7:30. BUT about once a week he will decide to wake up like 4 times and then I feel like a zombie. Long story short, we never know what is going to happen ha.
*He is just SO proud of himself to be in a highchair and to have his big bro sitting next to him to eat lunch.
*He rolls like a champ lately.
*Skye is a little unsure of him somedays and then other days she wants to be very involved in every move he makes.
*I think he and Brooke look the most alike.
*It is rare for him to fall asleep anywhere but his carseat or his crib but every now and then he will.
*He has already reached that stage where he is grabbing at everything. I can’t believe how quick he is already at grabbing whatever is within a foot of him. It’s crazy to me how fast they can go from just a chill newborn to a complete wiggle worm.
*Beck is obsessed with watching Beretta run around.
*This is a random breastfeeding one but I can only feed him with his head on my right side and is feet on my left side if that makes sense. It feels so awkward to me to have his body going the other direction when I feed him so when I switch from one breast to the next I just slide him over, I don’t rotate his body!
*More eating talk—> Beck is a very distracted eater these days. If the other kids are in the room when I am feeding him he just wants to be in on whatever they are doing so he’ll eat for a second and then perk up to see what they are doing and then get back to eating for a second. He eats rice cereal once a day, does a bit of avocado or sweet potato and breastfeeds the rest. I’m feeling pretty lazy when it comes to baby food right now because he does so well with breastfeeding but I’ll start introducing more foods soon.
MY FAVORITE bra on the planet that works awesome for breastfeeding too because it unclips in the front. The comfort is unreal… just trust me on this one. If you try it please let me know what you think of it, not sure how I went the last twoish decades without it. I will be buying this bra for the rest of my life ha.
*Something I have to remind myself often is that the other kids need physical touch/cuddling now too. With a baby that seems always attached to me I feel like I forget that the older kids need that too. I definitely missed the mark on that over the last 6 months plenty of times but I’m working on it now.
I’ve had people ask me if we are planning on any more children (I don’t mind that question in the slightest!) and as of right now, Andrew and I are feeling like our family is complete. Who knows, that might change down the road in a few years (once I’ve slept more ha) but as of right now we both feel happy about Beck being our youngest (<— and partially feeling like we couldn’t possibly add to the craziness ha).
If it’s not too personal, I’d love to hear from others (if children have been what you choose!) on how they knew their family was complete or how they decided how many children to have or if it was kind of decided for you due to reasons outside of your control!