Saturday, July 30, 2011


Beckham loves to help mow the "wawn" with Dad on Saturday mornings.

Liberty had some thrush last week that left us a little sleepless for a few nights, but since recovery she is back to being a sweet baby and chunking up her cheeks.
Beckham turned two last weekend. Seeing as how I was exhausted and sore at two weeks postpartum (from a csection remember...don't judge me too harshly) we celebrated his birthday at Chuck-e-Cheese with family and friends. As you can see he loved "Cheese".

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Brotherly Love

This is all Miss Liberty ever does. She hardly ever cries. I have to wake her up to eat (although thanks to my fat-laden milk she is already 6 ounces over her birth weight and chubbying up her I'll keep eating my desserts). I have my fingers crossed she just keeps being this angel baby forever.

coming home.
Beckham is in love with his baby sister. Every hour he yells "hu" (hug) and runs all the way up the stairs to give Baby Girl a hug. He loves to hold her on his lap, but make sure to be there to catch her. As soon as he gives her a kiss (which he removes his pacifier and hers for), he pushes her off his lap and is off running to play with one of his many new toys.
Although he is totally infatuated with her, there have definitely been changes (for the worse) in his personality since we brought her home. We try really hard to give him extra attention, but the tantrums have really picked up. It could also be due to the fact that his sleep patterns have been all over the place due to our crazy lives lately, and he is turning [terrible] two next week!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


Miss Auburn Liberty Merkley. Born at 6:44 pm on July 4th (woohoo!!) at 20.5 inches and 7 lbs 13 oz.
I tell myself that her perfect birth date was the reward for a not so perfect 48 hours of contractions/labor. After two sleepless, painful nights with hardly any progress in terms of dilation, I opted to go the cesarean route again and it went wonderfully. We think she's a cutie, and all she wants to do is sleep.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Happy Fourth!

I am now three days over my due date, and thrilled that I have made it to July. I have always desperately wanted a 4th of July baby (it's my favorite holiday), and every day I'm getting closer to my wish. Although any day in the first few days of July is good enough for me. So now we wait.

If nothing happens before Tuesday the doctors have scheduled me for a cesarean (induction is not an option because Beckham was an emergency csection).

The good news is we have fun things going on every day, so I don't sit around feeling frustrated about being overdue. And if I don't go into labor before Saturday night we have fourth row tickets to the Stadium of Fire! Kind of hoping she waits to make her arrival until after the concert. I am a huge Brad Paisley fan! :)

Happy Fourth of July to everyone. I love America!!