Archive for May, 2009

Getting a kick!!


Shane is getting sooo big and is finally sleeping through the entire night!!  He is very eager to start crawling. When I lay him on my belly he grunts as he pushes using the back of the couch, determined to crawl away. He is holding his upper body up and has been kicking 10 fold compared to when he was in Leslie’s belly. We were chuckling the other day because Leslie would touch his left cheek and he would kick his left foot and smile, then she would touch his right cheek and he would kick his right foot. We began saying left, left, left, right left while touching his cheeks and he would march accordingly. When we put him in his baby seat that our friend Jessica got for us, he quite literally will  “peal out”  kicking, swinging and smiling. I am pretty sure he is getting a drum set for his first birthday!! He also loves swimming and he is already winning over the ladies. Leslie and I are so fortunate to have such a strong baby and are predicting that he will be walking by 9 months.  We will keep you posted!!

This tastes funny!!


Shane is growing rather quickly and we all are amazed at how big his feet are. He is a true VanderBeek!! Our friend’s father is a retired dentist and offered to make us some molds and send them of to be cast of silver.  He showed us some of the molds and they are super-cool!!  Another thing that is making us laugh is that Shane has started to stick his tongue and and lick everything. I thing he has been hanging out too much with our dog Romeo. His first nickname is “The Fonz” because everytime he sneezes, he goes AAAOOOWWWW like The Fonz. Super Adorable and Only Getting Cuter.


Our little blessing!!


On April 7, 2009 we were blessed with a baby boy.  Shane Alexander VanderBeek was delivered at 5:41pm, weighed in at 7lbs 10oz, and was 21 inches long.  We were called in at 4 am to start the induction process, around 2:30 pm, Leslie started was dilated past 5 1/2 cm’s. Around 4:45, the nurse said that she was calling our Dr. The  Dr got there, suited up and told Leslie to push…5 pushes and out popped our baby boy. WOW,  she made it look easy!!  24 hrs later we were finally released and on our way home!!!