Hello everyone! Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers over the past few days! Today they were answered when we brought our precious baby Luke home. I went into labor late on Friday night, and ended up going to the hospital at about 6:30am on Saturday. He was born at 2:16 that afternoon, and everyone (especially me) was shocked that he was absolutely enormous! He was the longest baby that my doctor and nurse had delivered, and he whole nursing staff was amazed that I had delivered such a large baby naturally and without any drugs. It was a wonderful thing that I went into labor though because the hospital was so busy on Saturday that they had rescheduled all of the inductions for that day (mine would have been at 4:30 that afternoon). We had been scheduled to take him home on Sunday, but some of the nurses noticed he was having some stresssful breathing, and wanted to keep him an extra day. Because I was fine they discharged me, but actually let me stay in what they call a "nesting" room so I wouldn't have to go home without him. That was definitely an answered prayer because of course I wanted to stay with my precious newborn son! So today after his last round of antibiotics we packed up and headed home! Here are some pictures of our beautiful new baby boy and this is the link to the hospital's website where you can see his hospital picture. http://www.mercygilbert.org/Patients_And_Visitors/Online_Nursery/index.htm?&vnMode=details&bId=3733&sDate=2008-10-1&eDate=2008-10-31 Thank you again to all of you! We love you all!
Good news from the doctor's appointment today! They will not let me go a week past my due date, and the doctor said that they would schedule me for the next available time to induce at the hospital. However, when they called to schedule it, the earliest time they have is Saturday, October 11th (one week after my due date). I was hoping for an earlier time, but as it turns out none of this is up to me!
We will keep you updated if anything should happen before Saturday, but since Luke seems to be pretty happy in his cocoon, you might not hear anything else!
Andrew and I want to start by saying thank you to everyone for all of your support and prayers throughout this entire pregnancy! We are just so excited to welcome Luke Robert into our family, and cannot wait to see his little face! I am REALLY ready to see his face, figuring that I am currently two days past my due date. Until we have pictures of Luke to show you, we wanted to start by showing you some pictures of his nursery.
I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow, so we will keep you posted on any updates! Thanks again and we love you all!
loves Andrew, beautiful Luke, my family, my friends, the smell of my baby after his bath, traveling (especially when it takes me to Mexico), great wine, expensive purses, Anthropologie, fresh flowers, clean sheets, holidays, warm weather, Luke's laugh