Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meet Beckett King Smith

We spent last night at the hospital with Mandy and Ty's family, awaiting Beckett's arrival. I've always come up to the hospital after the baby is born. I've never been on the scene at actual time of arrival. As we stood in the hallway, I didn't know what to expect.

Blood curdling screams?


Grunts of pain?

From that description, it sounds like I was expecting an exorcism rather than a child's delivery!

But I didn't hear any of those things. Instead, I heard Mandy giggling. I repeat ... GIGGLING!! My sister-in-law is a champ! She's the person you want to be on the scene with in the maternity wing. She's instilled a little bit of bravery in me even a second-hand witness.

And all of her hard work (that she made look easy) paid off. We met this sweet boy just after 10 p.m. and I love him already.

Beckett weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. That's a big baby! If you've ever met teeny-tiny little Mandy, you think that's a really big baby! I don't know how she found the room for him since there's not much space to give up!

It was a lot of waiting and then we all just sort of stared at him. I think he looks like his sister.

{Big Sister Ruby Belle, Sept. 2009}
Or maybe it's just the cap?


Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

Wow, Mandy is a trooper! Giggling?! That is a cute little baby. =)

Mandy S said...

LOVE it! thanks for giving me lots of credit!! I won't take it all, but thanks to a good doctor, good meds, and a good support system there w/me it all made things go by pretty easily! NOW comes the hard part!!