Monday, March 26, 2012

Six Months to Yuma

Meet our Booger Bear, Deacon.  He was born last year on September 25th.  He just turned six months old and continues to look more and more like his daddy.

Photography by Jenny


Deacon was born a couple of weeks early.  I had been going to see my doctor every week for the last two months of this pregnancy.  She wanted to monitor me closely because of my preeclampsia history.  I went to a regular check-up appointment on a Friday.  Apparently, my preeclampsia tendencies were becoming mild, because my doctor asked me if we could set up a C-section over the weekend to deliver our baby boy.  My response was, "Whaaat? Really? Wow. How fun. Whoa. Yeah, we may need a day to prep... Sunday it is." 

Mae and I left the appointment and I called Tod with a huge grin on my face.  We would be meeting our baby boy soon, who still did not have a name. We're procrastinators in this area.  Immediately my mind was racing and I was mentally going through a list of things that needed to be done before baby boy's entrance. As much as I enjoy planning, I just wanted Sunday morning to come quick.  

Sunday came (very slowly) and we headed to the hospital for our 5:30 a.m. check in and surgery prep.  Deacon Yuma was born at 7:34 a.m, weighing in at 7.5 lbs.  He came out a healthy and happy baby. 

Deacon has been a joy to raise.  It's so funny to see how different he is than Mae too.  He is a pretty mellow baby, but don't let that deceive you.  He's definitely got a loud voice and a good set of lungs; he will let you know if he's hungry or tired.  He's at the cooing and chatting stage, so that is always fun to listen to.  I can't even imagine what he will be like when he starts to crawl, walk and talk.  We are looking forward to that!

Deacon and his daddy's baby picture.


  1. I can't believe how much he looks like his Daddy! I seriously thought I was looking at two pictures of Deacon until I read the caption! Great blog, btw! Hope y'all are doing well!

  2. Very fun post! It's always fun look back! I can't believe he is already 6 months old!

  3. He is soooo stinkin cute!! And looks just like his daddy!! Happy half birthday buddy :)