Monday, November 7, 2011


It's been way longer than I would like since I've blogged, but it's the hectic-ness of our life right now. However, today calls for the time out to record the first steps.


His baby-sitter called to tell me that during therapy our amazing, odds-defying, stubborn, little flirt took steps several times today during therapy. I screamed, cried, laughed, and shared the news! I think I almost feel just as excited today as when he was born, or we were able to hold him for the first time, when he came home from the hospital, rolled over, crawled, pulled up...and now steps!

Beckett is doing so well it is absolutely amazing! He is saying new words every day and becoming quite the daredevil. We are continuing to work on his core strength so he is more stable when standing and therefore will increase his ability to walk. 

LOVE our life with the amazing things we are blessed with. 16 months and this boy is stealing my heart every day. 

Next hurdle...actually walking and getting a clear report on December 7 when we have a CT and appointment with Dr. Moriarty to make sure all is well with the shunt.


The McAfee's said...

YIPPPEEE!!! I was soooooo excited when I saw this on facebook!! :)

Star and Erin said...

I am sooooo happy to hear this news!!! I needed to hear something good today! Way to go, Beckett!!

The Kowalski's said...

Way to go Beckett!

Rich said...

As Anna's dad, I share your excitement. I remember the tears of joy I felt when she took her first few steps.

Simply awesome - made my day!

Chris and Melissa said...

Simply amazing! He really is defying the odds and it's so exciting to witness. God is so good!

The Harrell Family said...

Amazing!! Way to go Beckett!! :)

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness! When did Beckett become such a little boy!
Way to go! Steps!!!! You are amazing!

C. S. Beyer said...

Hi Meghan,

I stumbled upon your blog, and reading few of the entries has given me a very meaningful inside perspective about having a child affected by spina bifida. I am inspired by your courage and touched by the pictures of your family that I had to reach out. My name is Courtney Beyer, and I am the new Study Coordinator at VitaPath Genetics. Earlier this year, we successfully completed the first phase of our landmark study looking at the genetic factors contributing to spina bifida. In conjunction with our academic collaborators at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCSF, we recruited over 1,000 women and their child affected by spina bifida to participate.

Our first phase produced promising results but, we believe that it is appropriate for us to replicate this study in a second, independent group of mothers. We are beginning our second study in early January and are reaching out to more mothers to participate. In order to reach as many women as possible, I would very much appreciate if you could include news about the study in your blog. I also have banners and buttons if you would like to post something on your site. In addition it would be great to connect with you via facebook (search SB Genetics) and twitter @sbgenetics.

I would like to get in contact with you to share more information and answer any questions that you may have. Please email me at and visit This website gives an in depth explanation of the study as well as a link if you are interested in enrolling. Thank you for taking the time to read my note and I am greatly looking forward to being in contact.

Warmest regards and happy holidays,


Lisa @ Heaven Sent said...
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Lisa @ Heaven Sent said...

I realize I am a little late, but news like this never gets old! Congratulations to you, Mama, and to your Rock Star! Hope your appointment earlier this month went well too! I have to say, I can't wait to be able to blog these very same words. I'm sure you've been thoroughly enjoying your early Christmas present!

Jenna said...

Hi Beckett
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. You are a courageous,strong and determined, fighter. U are a brave warrior, smilen champ and an inspiration. U are a super hero super trooper and a tough cookie. You are a precious gift, and a special earthly angel, I was born with a rare life threatening disease.

Tina said...

Hi Meghan,

With your permission, we would like to list Beckett's blog on our blogroll at I couldn't find your email address on the blog. Would you mind emailing me at