Monday, May 18, 2009

Three of a Kind at last...

Beck Farrell Vaughan

May 15, 2009

10 lbs

21 1/2 inches long

Okay I'm going to try to sneak in a little blog post. I haven't been really great at answering texts and phone calls...I know you're all shocked :) But I figured this is the whole purpose of a blog right? Then you only have to tell the story once and everyone can read it. So here goes...

On Thursday night I was up all night with contractions. They were bringing me up out of bed, but I knew what was happening...the same thing that has happened two other times. My body will contract and contract until I'm blue in the face, but dilating is virtually nonexistent. So I just decided I would wait until office hours and go get checked just so I would be prepared for the weekend ahead. So...long story short, I got checked by a nurse practitioner who said I was a three 75% effaced. But she thought where my contractions were so strong and close she should send be to labor and delivery. I ended up getting my water broke at 1:30 and my tiny little guy :) was born at 5:30. Everything went fairly smoothly apart from the epidural wearing off for about an hour.

Everyone watched anxiously when they placed him on the scale. The numbers just kept ticking up until it reached a perfect 10. We all laughed a little and I just smiled and said, "I knew it." The nurses only comment..."Just think what he would have been on Tuesday!"

Bryson said that as soon as he saw how big he was he didn't even have to look to see that Beck was a boy. The only thing I said, is that it just feels right for us to have 3 boys. I've said it all along. I just knew that was how it would all turn out, and I couldn't be happier.

The plus side of having a 10 lb baby is faster weight loss :) My doctor said he pretty much had a bath in amniotic fluid there was so much so he estimated that I lost atleast 20 pounds almost instantly. I still have a long ways to go, but it still felt nice to hear.

So I sent out a text that a lot of you got with one little error. I wrote 22.5 inches long and he was 21.5. I didn't even know I had done it (must have been the drugs talking) until Bryson had my phone and noticed.

How are the big bros doing?? Better than expected. Kesler is totally smitten and begged to take him home that night. When I told him that we couldn't he cried and cried. Brevin wasn't exactly sure. Just kind of watched from a distance. But as soon as we got home from the hospital he came and jumped on my lap and whispered in my ear "Can I hold him?" Maybe the cutest thing thus far was this morning we were getting ready to take Beck to the doctor and Kesler started to cry because he didn't want them to hurt him anymore. He had been awfully concerned with the bellybutton, tally whacker, and band aids all over the poor little fella.

His name has been beyond a long story. Never being able to settle on a boy name we were so extrememly frustrated at the hospital I thought we were going to poke our eyeballs out. We ended up putting Beck on the birth certificate and have since discussed changing it more than once, but for now he's baby Beck.

So how is Beck doing at home? Well, he is a perfect baby all day long. At about midnight, however, he changes his mind and has kept us up until 3:00 and 4:00 the past two mornings. Truthfully I haven't even minded though. I just cannot believe how much I love him. It's so crazy the spirit that comes into a home when a perfect little baby comes home. It's emotional for me to even think about. I just can't quit loving him, and kissing him, and thanking my Heavenly Father for sending him to us. I told Beck this morning how grateful I am that he picked me to be his mom, and promised him that I'll do the best that I possibly can.


M-n-M said...

Oh Ad, He is handsome:)

What a great story, I loved reading it. I think Beck is a great name and him and Brex will be best buds.

I remember how emotionally spent we were that first week because of the incredible spirit that a new baby brings.

When Brex was born I was given this great little story from Marshals mom and it made me bawl it was so so good! So here it is.

"Day Old Child"
My day old child lay in my arms,
With my lips against his ear
I whispered strongly - How I wish
I wish that you could hear.

I've a hundred wonderful things to say
(A tiny, cough, and a nod)
Hurry, hurry, hurry and grow
So I can tell you about God.

My day old baby's mouth was still
And my words only tickled his ear
But a kind of a light passed through his eyes,
And I saw this thought appear:

How I wish I had a voice and words
I've a hundred things to say
Before I forget I'd tell you of God
I left him yesterday.....

Hope you are all doing well. Love you guys.

Now that he has made his arrival I can start his blanket. I can forget about the pink and add the blue to his blanket. I hate when you are right!

Tammy said...

I am mad it ain't a GIRL but he's cute!


Alli E. said...

Man, you're making me teary-eyed!! Congratulations!! He is so handsome!! I love the pictures of the three little boys together. Absolutley adorable!! I love his name, too!! I am so happy for you and your cute family!!!

Bo and Nell said...

That is AWESOME! You did GREAT! I wanted a Girl! But he is too stinkin' cute!
Mikki's birthday was on the 15th, so a GREAT day to have a baby!!!! However, our Mikki turned six! They grow up way to fast, so enjoy every minute!!!
Love ya! He is adorable!!!!

Amanda said...

He's adorable & I love the name! I'm glad all is well. Call me if you need anything.

Monica said...

Yay! He is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so proud of you. I can't imagine pushing out a 10 pounder. You are my hero. He is beautiful and I can't wait to see him.

You are such a great mommy. I am always amazed at your skills and wish I could be more like you. Love you lots!

Jaime And Tyrell said...

Congratulations he is adorable!! Can't believe he weighed ten pounds. Well keep me updatedon the whole three kid thing!!

Stacy said...

I am so glad everything went well for you. What a a perfect family you guys are! He is adorable! I can't believe he weighed 10 pounds. That is crazy! You are one amazing mom!

Cathy said...

What a beautiful healthy boy! Congratulations!

Candis Schow said...

Ad! He's seriously so handsome. Congratulations! It is so amazing the feeling a baby brings. I remember just being completely overwhelmed by the spirit and gratitude. So fun to read you thanked and promised him. I can't help but do that all the time. Let me know if I can help with anything! Only two more until a basketball team, right? :)

aironn said...

He is adorable. I may be biased because my Dad's name is Farrell Vaughn, but I LOVE THE NAME! Beck is a perfect name for a perfect little boy. By the way, congrats on the continuing membership in the mom to all boys club. It's the best! Can't wait to see him.

Bunderson Family said...

Congratulations again!! He is so stinkin' cute! I loved the pictures with his eyes open and staring at the camera! He is so alert already! Oh fun! Hope everything is going well for you. You look great!

Spilletts said...

He is sooo cute! The whole Spillett Fam is excited for you guys! The name fits.

Googs said...

We are so excited for you guys! Congratulations! Can't wait to meet him.

JANEAL said...

Congratulations! I'm glad everthing went well and that you got another boy. What a cutie! He is the same size as my 10 week old.

Kelsie said...

He is absolutely gorgeous!! I am so happy for you Ad. 3 boys in a row is definitely the way to go. I love it!! If you need a nap during the day I would love to come over and hold him while you sleep.

Fishin' Ponds said...

Congrats! He is so beautiful! I know how you feel about having all boys...Maysi has always said she doesn't want a girl, loves all her little boys...and so do we! The pics of all those boys is absolutely adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Vaughan Family!!
Baby boy number three is just as adorable as his two big brothers!

CorLesMarBoPiKo said...

Good Job Mama! He is adorable and I think he looks like Kesler. Let me know if you need anything.

kristib said...

I'm with the last poster- I think he looks a lot like Kesler. He is definitely a Vaughan boy! Congratulations! You guys do good work.

West Family said...

He is gorgeous! I miss you Ad! I was in tears as I read your blog and stared at the pictures. Congratulations!

lowryclan4 said...

He is absolutely amazing. Congrats.

Erica said...

Congrats! He is gorgeous! Kudos to you for pushing out a 10 pounder! You are one strong woman. And I don't think you need to worry about losing weight. You always look beautiful every time I see you. I love the pictures of the big brothers and baby. So precious!

Anonymous said...


He looks like a Vaughan...definitely came to the right family. Great blog post...leaving us all teary! We will miss you at Bunko this month! Take care Mindie

Amy said...

I've been waiting to hear the good news! Congradulations, he looks very healthy...I like how you named him after your Grandpa, that is really neat.