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Becki I

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Becki is a resident of Hoover, and works full-time as a software product manager. She has been married for eight years to her husband, Garrett. She is Momma to Gabe, a precious 5 year-old who loves music, animals, affection, and making new friends. Becki is a fan of football and gymnastics, enjoys planning trips to The Happiest Place on Earth, and loves spending time with her small group. She has a Springer Spaniel, Rigby, who is more an extra child than a pet. On the rare occasion that Becki has time to herself, she enjoys learning more about Myers Briggs (she's an ESTJ), practicing public speaking, and having deep conversation with friends. When Gabe was born he suffered an extensive brain injury that led to multiple diagnoses, primarily Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. While their journey is not what they expected, Garrett and Becki are grateful and honored to be parents to a son who has exceeded the joy they thought possible. Team Irby loves sharing their story - the good, the bad, and the ugly - to increase awareness and kindness.

How an App Reconnected Me to Friends

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There are so many things that I love about my current phase of life. I love being “Momma” to my son and being ten years into my marriage. I also enjoy having a leadership...

“Baby Mine” :: My Emotional Connection to Dumbo’s Momma

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Anyone who knows me knows that I have three main obsessions: my son Gabe, college football, and all things Walt Disney. From the theme parks to the merchandise to the classic films, I have...

A Dog Lover’s Guide to Bringing Home Baby

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Dogs have always been a love of mine. My earliest memories include our family dog, a Springer Spaniel named Molly. I followed her around constantly and absolutely loved her. In fact, at the age...

Navigating Doctor’s Visits with Children

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My son has extra medical needs, which means we spend a lot of time at medical appointments. He currently has eleven specialists, two therapists, a case worker, and a pediatrician. Did I say we...

How to Engage a Differently Abled Family

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We have all been there. We are in a public place with a child and they observe someone who is different. I have actually been on both sides of this! My son’s disability is...

The Liberation of an Advice-Giver

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Hypothetical Social Media Post: Frustrated Mom: “I am SO SICK of Claire fighting me when I give her medicine! I can’t even tell if she got the full dose!” Well-meaning friend 1: “Have you tried mixing...

Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Becki

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Birmingham Hello! I am Becki, and I spent my childhood in Mobile and Tuscaloosa before moving to Birmingham in 2001 for college. After seventeen years in the Magic City, I have no plans to move....