Saturday, December 11, 2010

over due update again

Merry Christmas time Everyone... Hope you all have a wonder Christmas this year...

Yes We are still over here in Germany.. we have only 11 1/2 mths til we move to our next base. which Lord willing we will find out in April. or by June the latest.. I cant wait to see.. I am really hoping for something closer to our family back in the states. so they all can see the kids more then they do.. any ways.. updates below on everyone here....

Tristan... he is now 6mths old and growing like a weed.. he is 15.8lbs and in 6-9mth clothes.. he rolls over coos makes lots of different sounds.. always smiling and laughing.. he is just doing great

Alyssa... she is doing good she is 2 1/2 yrs old.. still in her terrible 2s but its all good.. she talks so much now it is crazy... can be annoying some times.. but hey.. she is growing.. and a girl so talking is there thing haha.. but she is doing good

Ayme... she will be 4yrs old on Dec 29th... she is excited about her birthday.. and of course about Christmas.. she has been teasing her sisters about he getting more gifts since her birthday is after Christmas.. it is funny at times... but she is doing good.. she is a smart cookie for sure..

Michelle.. she is doing 5 now.. she is doing basically preschool work for schooling since she has her disablities but she is doing great.. each child just has there own ways on learning new things.. and she is slowly getting there.. but she is doing good

Samantha.. she will be 7 in Febuary.. but of course she acts like she will be 17 haha.. the joys of kids growing up and all the teaching us parents have to do to help get them and keep them on track... but she is doing great in school.. and a very big helper at times.. she has lost so far a total of 5 teeth.. and have more to come out soon.. the cute toothless stage hehe any ways.. all in all she is doing good

Matthew... he is doing well.. his birthday is next month.. the girls want to do something special for his birthday but we shall see what all we can do for him... but all in all he is doing alright.. always busy with work... but thankfully he is here to come home at night....

Me.. I am doing alright.. been very busy with life with house.. kids.. schooling.. and life things... but its all good... I know things will be less stressful when we get back to the states... but all in all i'm doing alright.....

any ways.. that is about it for us all... hope you all have a nice Christmas

Friday, September 10, 2010

long over update time

Hello Everyone.. things here have been very busy this year.. with a very rough pregnancy and just busy with appts and my kids.. any ways.. here is an update on everyone and how everyone is doing so sit back grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the long Beckman Family updates

Tristan was born on June 8th, 2010 at 410am he was 3weeks early but he had stopped growing at 35wks so he was 4.9lbs and 19in long.. when he was born he was blue and for a little bit of time only 1 lung was open and working but after a little bit of tubes and air pushed into his little body both were working fine.. since he was so small and all he had to stay in the NICU and had many test done since he couldnt keep his temp.. and had some other things.. he had tubes in his nose for feedings since he couldnt latch on to a bottle to eat but after a couple days he was taking a bottle.. while there in his stay his weight kept going up and down.. and he was having many stools and spitting up some but not to much.. but finally after he was finally off all IVs and his nose tube was out they said we could take him home but of course keep an eye on him.. he came home on Alyssa's 2nd birthday on June 16th.. he was only 4.8lbs when he came home he was doing well but still having plenty of stools.. which on July 9 he was addmitted back to the hospital due to way to many stools and some blood in them.. and just throwing up very badly.. he also lost 1lb in 1 1/2 wks.. so we were back there.. of course I did my research online and figured out.. he is allergic to milk.. so I started him on Soy only the day b4 we got addmitted so by the time all the other stuff was finally out of his body was while we were in the hospital and all.. so after 48hrs there we were sent home since he was doing better and all his color came back since he was very pale from all his stools and throwing up so he had an IV in his head.. but we came home he was at 5.6lbs.. but he has been doing great since his 1st couple mths of hospital stays.. he is now 3mths old.. cooing away.. playing with toys.. and loves to play with his sisters... he is now at 12.4lbs and in 0-3mths and some 3-6mth clothes.. he is a very happy boy

Alyssa... she is now 2years old.. she has the terrible 2s in over drive.. so its been crazy at times with all she gets into.. but she is a good girl... she loves to try and help her self to food and do stuff like her older sisters.. which just makes messes but its all good.. at least she is doing well and growing great...

Ayme.. she is 3 1/2.. and finally fully potty trained.. i'm so glad of it.. it took all of 2 days for it to happen and 1 small pink car.. but she is doing good.. she is a very smart girl.. that likes to play dumb.. just the other day she was writing A's and trying to figure out the rest of her name.. it is cute and so crazy but she is good..

Michelle.. 5yrs old now she has started kindergarten and having some troubles with it so i'm doing mostly preschool stuff but adding a little bit of K5 work.. but its alright.. she will get there in time.. at least with home schooling I can go at her passe but she is doing great and willing to keep on trying.. she can now write out her 1st name of course she doesnt know what all the letters are but she can write out her name on her own.. so its a start

Samantha. 6 1/2.. she is in the 1st grade.. and so not liking the idea she has 11 subjects to do.. but she is doing great in all her books.. if she keeps it all up.. she may finish up some of the books b4 the 180 days are up.. but its all good.. she is a smart girl.. and is doing well...

Matthew... he is doing pretty good.. he is always busy with work.. but he is very happy to finally have his little boy.. and also happy that we finally got a surbrban so he doesnt got to drive a van anymore since he really doesnt like vans hehe.. but he is doing pretty good

Me.. well i'm doing pretty good.. i'm always busy with now schooling 2 kids.. being a mom of 5 keeps me very busy.. i'm on the go from morning til night and some times even all night if any child is sick.. but its all good.. i'm still kicking and doing my best to keep things from going to crazy.. me and my good friend here have been walking every night it has been really nice.. even with the rain it is still nice to get out and walk... but yep... i'm doing good.. and slowly starting to get more sleep With Tristan now sleeping from 930 10pm til 530 6 am..

well I believe that is everything.. oh yes.. not sure how many months ago now.. but we got a doggy.. his name is rocky and he is just awesome with all the kids.. he is a 5yr old Jack Russel but he is very much a part of our family and a great dog.. he will of course be coming back with us when we leave here Germany in Dec 2011.. we got 8mths til we find out our next base.. which we cant wait.. Germany is just awesome.. but this base really stinks it is poorly ran.. but its all good.. we are making due of it til we leave...

well hope your all doing well... thanks for reading

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Family update :) 2/21/10

Hello everyone.. i'm sry.. I havent updated this in a while... I will try my best to fill everyone in on how things are going over here in Germany..... 1st is updates on each family member :)

Alyssa.. she is now 20mths old.. and growing like a weed..she is in 18/24mth clothes now.. and has almost all her teeth in.. she is working on her eye teeth now.. she already has her 1 yr molars.. So crazy to think she will be 2 in only 4mths... my baby is growing up.. she is my little trouble maker and bully to her sisters. its cute/funny.. but she gets her self in trouble alot.. but we are working on it.. but besides that all she is doing well

Ayme... Miss Ayme is doing well.. she is 3.. and growing fast.. she is in all 4t clothes.. and has been talking alot more and pretty clearly as well. she is a smart cookie.. but does not want to potty training yet.. hopefully It will just click in soon.... but she is doing well

Michelle.. she is doing good... she has her days of wanting to play with her sisters.. and then days where she wants to just be left alone... but she is talking more.. but lazy on how to say the words the right way.. so we just keep on telling her.. no.. you say it this way.. and then she repeats it all fine.. but she is growing tall and very skinny... she is 4 1/2 now.. I cant believe she starts school this fall.. they grow up way to fast

Samantha... she is doing good.. she is now 6yrs old.. and has also lost both of her 2 bottom teeth so crazy.. she is a very bright child.. loving schooling.. and trys to be mommy to much.. but she is learning... and a big helper for me..

Matthew.. he is doing as well as he can be right now... today 2/21/10 has started his long hours at work.. he will be working til Friday the 5th yes even the wknds.. so not fun.. shall be interesting to see how it all works out for him.. I know he is dreading the long long hours and days ahead...

Me.. I'm doing better.. I am now in my 22nd wk of pregnancy.. baby is growing well.. and yes.. we found out what we are having.. and it is finally our baby boy.. Tristan Alexander.. we are so excited to meet him when the time is right... but i'm doing as well as I can be.... I get in pains here and there but i'm doing better then b4 which is a blessing.. i'm still not able to do as much as I normally can.. but I am making due.. its weird to think I only have 3 1/2 mths til he is due.. but yes all in all i'm doing pretty well..

well besides that all.. nothing else really really going on right now... just the normal life stuff going on.. well love and miss you all

Saturday, January 16, 2010

17week OB appt update/plus family update

Hello everyone.. Family and Friends.... I hope that your all doing well.. any ways.. I thought I would do a Family update and tell you all how my pregnancy is going.. any ways.. here we go...

Alyssa... she is now 19mths old.. and doing well.. she is very much in her terrible 2s.. but with help from Ayme... which is the one that opens the doors so she can get into trouble.. so its been fun at times.. but she is doing good.. she is in 18mth clothes.. and she seems she could fit into some 24mths.. kinda crazy to think she was 3wks early and only 5.4lbs and 18inches.. only 19mths ago.. she is just growing way to fast... but i'm happy to see how smart she is and how well she is doing..

Ayme... she is doing well.. she keeps me busy at times.. she just loves the double trouble team she how now with Alyssa.. those 2 are just so close.. they do everything together.. its really cute.. when they arent getting in trouble... but Ayme is doing good.. still cant believe she is 3yrs old.. she is in all 4T clothes now.. and i'm sure she could fit in some 5T its still just crazy.. her and Michelle weigh the same amount to the oz.. 33.4lbs.. but yep.. she is doing great..

Michelle.. she is doing well.. she is getting smarter and smarter every day.. I need to get her to start doing school at least 3days a wk.. to get her ready for school this fall... (which i'm homeschooling) she is finally able to count to 10.. and write the letter A. just the capital A though.. but she is showing more signs on being ready to learn more things... and her emotions are not as bad.. she is getting stronger.. which is good... i'm very proud of her..

Samantha... she is doing well.. she is 1 smart cookie... she is loving her new math book.. which is 1st grade.. she is just in heaven with a little bits of it being harder.. now to just get her to like reading more.. but she is noticing more and more words here and there... I need to see about buying some more books to work on for reading.. and hopefully in time she will be off reading on her own with out any help.. she will be 6yrs old in only 3 wks.. which is so crazy.. and she is is going to be loosing her 1st tooth any day.. I could pull it out if I wanted too.. but i'm just letting it be.. but she is all excited about her big girl teeth coming in... but she is doing awesome time in school.. and doing very well.. and can be a bigger helper for us when she is in the right mood

Matthew.. he is doing good.. he just turned 27 on the 10th of January... which it was funny.. since he didnt relize it was his birthday that day.. til I said.. Happy birthday that morning... it was funny.. I told him he is getting old... and he laughed and just said.. yea I know.. I can feel it... but he is doing good... and He has finally been told.. he is off the list for heading to Afgan this May.. which he would of left in March for 2mths then be back for a couple wks then off to there.. but thankfully now.. he will be here.. but when the next tour comes around.. he will HAVE to go.. so we shall see how this all goes

Now to Me.... I'm doing alright... i'm now in my 17th week of pregnancy... and the baby is growing great.. at my 16 week OB appt I found out I have a heart shaped Uterus.. so My uterus is growing differently and I get into pains daily.. its not as often.. but I still get the bad pains.. but basically the doctors told me at yesterdays appt which (1/15/10) that since the baby is still looking good and moving around and not just laying side ways.. and they cant do anything about my pains.. that I dont need to come back for another 4weeks unless something comes up... but we shall see.. hopefully at my next appt i'll be 21wks then.. I can find out what we are having.. since the baby had its legs closed yesterday so we shall see.. I cant wait to find out.. so I can start shopping and tell all my family and friends that what to get stuff to help out... but i'm doing alright.. and now not on full bed rest.. just part.. so still no walking alot and no long distance travel.. but i can do house work again.. just i need to take alot of breaks.. so Lord willing in times things will just get better...

any ways.. thats about it for us here right now... love and miss you all.. and i'll update again in a month after my next appt....

Friday, January 8, 2010

my 16wk ob appt update

Well... my appt was suppose to been at 830am.. but like always the doctors were behind.. so I didnt get in til 1030am.. yep 2 hours behind so insane... any ways.. I get in.. sit down the doctor walks in says "how you doing today ms beckman" and i just go and say.. in a lot of pain.. since I was having those sharp stabbing pains since i've been sitting for for the past 2 1/2 hours.. and normally my feet are up when i'm home.. to try and keep those pains away.. and then he goes. where are they.. so i pointed them out.. I said 2 spots on the top and 2 spots on the bottom of my uterus and then he goes.. ok.. get up on the table lets do an u/s to see whats going on.. so he gets the u/s up and as soon as he finally finds the baby (which the baby is growing great in the 16th wk.. dont know what we are having since didnt look) he goes.. I got bad news for you... but.. your baby is growing the way way.. your baby is growing from side to side.. head on the left and feet to the right. so the baby has been making my uterus growing in the wront way instead of up and down its side to side.. which is cause the really bad pains.. and the baby was laying this wk 2 1/2 wks ago as well.. which also explains why my belly has gotten smaller and i've gotten wider in my belly.. so now I need to be seen every wk... but to double check on the pains to make sure nothing else is going on.. he sent me down stairs to get my gallbladder liver and kindeys checked.. which gallbladder looked great.. kindey looked great. and liver looked good.. but he did tell me i have to go now every yr to get my liver check on. since there is 4 blood masses in there that shouldnt be.. so we have to keep an eye on it.. but he said every year is fine.. unless i get troubles that would go along with that all... but all in all baby is perfect.. right on track.. my weight is up like 2lbs in the past 3wks.. but its ok. and my bp was 110/70 so that was good.. but any ways.. i'm still on bed rest.. but not as strict as b4.. as long as i watch what I am doing.. but if my pains get worse.. they want me back in ASAP to be checked out.. so yea.. with how its going. they keep telling me.. it looks to be a c-section specialy with how the baby is growing.. but hopefully you can have the baby regular.. but really dont be surprised if you cant.. thankfully this really is our last child.. since i can not go through this all again. its not been fun.. and being only in my 16th wk.. i stil have a long ways to go with these pains and stuff going on

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Years update

Hello Family and Friends who read this... its that time again to do updates on everyone and things going on here... things have been pretty crazy lately.. with things that all happen right before Christmas.. 1st... We had the cops show up at our door telling us we have been written up for Child in Dangerment do to someone calling us in.. since they saw Ayme (was 2 at the time) have her window open and sitting in it eating snow (rooms are on 2nd floor) so they called the cops and wrote us in.. instead of telling me that my 2yr old was there.. so now we are still waiting to see what the outcome of that will be.. its just been crazy.. the people here on base.. are horrible.. and we are actually thinking of moving off base maybe.. depending on how things keep on going with things.. any ways... the 2nd thing.. i'll go and throw in my update on me below.. which they both happened on the same day.. any ways.. updates now on everyone

Alyssa: she is doing good.. she has gotten big.. she is now 23lbs.. and in all 18mth clothes.. so she is in the clothes size for her age.. she is a smart little girl.. who loves to get into trouble.. her terrible 2s are shining bright.. she is talking more.. and says funny lines like... "Oh No!" "Oh Wow!" and some other things. its cute...

Ayme: she is doing good.. she my trouble maker.. she just turned 3yrs old on the 29th of Dec.. all she wants is Cars/trucks and other boy like toys.. she is for sure my tomboy.. so its been fun.. Matt has an easy time shopping for her... but she is doing good.. she is getting tall.. she is 33lbs and in size 4T/5T clothes..

Michelle.. she is doing good.. he speech is getting better.. but still alot of work to go.. she is getting big as well.. she is the same weight as Ayme and she is 4yrs old.. she is 33lbs.. but she wears 4/5girls. so Ayme is catching up to her.. but she is doing well.. she can finally count to 10 all on her own.. and she knows her colors... now we are working on the ABCs she has alot of work ahead of her to be ready for Kindergraten come August.. but we are making due.. and with home schooling.. she can take her time in learning this all..

Samantha: she is doing good.. she has gotten so tall.. she is wearing girls 6/7 clothes.. and she is only 5 1/2 yrs old.. she is taller then all the 5yr old girls we have met here so far.. seems like she is taking after me.. since I got tall fast.. but then just stoped growing at the age of 13/14yrs.. so we shall see.. but she is doing well.. she misses school.. since she has been off for 1 1/2 wks now.. she cant wait to start up school again on Monday night.. since we do night school.. so she doesnt have her sisters all running around.. and so she can enjoy going outside if it is a nice day.. so it has been working out well for us...

Matthew... he is doing alright... He has been working 1/2 days for the past 2 wks with the holidays.. so come Monday it is back to normal hours... he is still waiting on finding outif he has gotten out of a TDY that is for in March for 1 1/2 mths... and also waiting to hear on his May TDY so only time will tell on that all..

now to me... well.. i'm in my 15th wk of pregnancy now.. and things havent been going so hot at all with this pregnancy.. I have been put on full bed rest 2wks to having Placenta parveia and also something else is going on.. just not knowing really what it is.. I have been getting really really bad pains in my belly.. and even at times.. I will get Random contractions.. which all that isnt good.. i'm not suppose to be doing anything at all.. but with having 4 kids.. I still have the 2 younger ones.. that need me.. so its been hard.. I still do stuff.. and I have been trying not to over do what i do.. so its not been fun at all.. Lord willing when I see the doctor again on the 8th.. I can get some more answers and maybe some good news.. but only time will tell..... everything is in Gods hands in what all will be happening next in my life here..

any ways.. thats about it right now.. i'll update again on here after my doctors appt on the 8h... take care all and God Bless