Introducing Beckham Wells.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Welcome to the world, 
Beckham Wells Newby
Born April 19, 2019 at 2:57am
7 lbs. 9 oz., 20.5" long
Beckham means "homestead by the stream" and Wells means "spring" or "plentiful supply." Wells is also the street in Chicago where Shawn and I first met 12 years ago.

Shawn came to me one morning when I was 33 weeks pregnant and said, "I think I have the name." We'd gone back and forth a thousand times for weeks and never felt completely settled on one, so my heart was in my throat just before he said it: "Beckham." I loved it immediately, and even more when he shared the meaning. And with two L names and now two B's, our family feels complete.

My pregnancy with Beckham was quite an adventure. It started unexpectedly on the heels of a miscarriage. Then somewhere in the middle, I got the flu and all three of our kids were hospitalized with flu complications. At 34 weeks, I was hit in the belly by a violent patient. Thankfully we were both ok, but it hasn't been a smooth ride. 

So the imagery of a homestead by a stream - one that connotes peace, rest - was so welcome. Big brother Brooks' name means "peaceful stream" and to picture that Beckham was made to be home next to our Brooks - that he was always meant to be part of our family - was so meaningful to us. In addition, our prayer is that he would make his home near the springs of Living Water, Jesus. That he would find true peace, comfort, and plentiful supply there and only there. We have big dreams and bold prayers for our littlest man's life. We are so grateful he's here. 

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