Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lucas Daniel

I am not sure how many people read my blog, that don't also have facebook, but to be fair to my poor fourth born, I will do a post about his birth.

Lucas Daniel came to us at 4:40am on 10/11/10 (but in all U.S. time zones, it was still 10/10/10). I was scheduled for a c-section at 9am that morning, and had been admitted the night before, but during the night I went into labor, so Lucas managed to make it out a few hours ahead of schedule.

I'll spare you all the details of delivery, as I can sum it up by saying, we both are alive and healthy, and thankful for God's goodness. Giving birth overseas included a few fears and vocabulary building, but all in all, we are thankful that everything went well.

Lucas weighed 6lbs 8oz and was 19". He seems so tiny! But, everyone keeps commenting that he has really long arms and huge hands. Perhaps he'll take after his Dupda, Andy, and be the tall one in our family.

Now Lucas is 2 weeks old, and a lot more alert and hopefully putting on some ounces.

We were able to smuggle the kids into the hospital room to see their new brother, and they were immediately

Elijah loves his little brother so much. He loves to hold him, talk to him, and read books to him.

Now that we have 4 kids, we keep getting asked, "You DO know how this happens, don't you?" (referring to babies.) But, all I can say is despite endometriosis, a pituitary tumor, and a vasectomy... God clearly wanted little Lucas to be part of our family!


Dana said...

Wow, he looks like a little doll in that last picture! I was wondering how the kiddos got to see him in the hospital...I'd love to hear the whole birth story sometime!

Makenna said...

How exciting!!! Lucas is SO darling! I hope everything is going well. You're in my prayers!