Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Welcome, Sweet Baby

We are proud and happy to announce the birth of our baby, Luke Thomas Eigsti, born February 27, 2009! He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. I started having contractions at about 10:00 a.m., we left for the hospital at 6:15 and he was born 5 hours later (just 36 minutes before his due date)! It went pretty fast - he was ready to meet the world! We did have a bit of drama, though. About 30 minutes before it was time to push, his heart rate was dropping too low and they gave me oxygen. Fortunately, my body kept moving fast and was able to push. While pushing, his heart rate continued to drop rapidly and the doctor did not let me push more than 10 or 15 minutes before using the vacuum to get him out quick. She said she was going to give it 3 tries with the vacuum and if he didn't come out, she would have to do an emergency c-section. Thankfully he came on the third try! Both the cord and his arm were on his neck (like if you were to reach across your neck to scratch your back), and this was cutting off his oxygen. He was a little blue at first, but quickly recovered and is doing great! We could not be more excited! These pics were taken about 1 hour after Luke was born. It's hard to describe all the emotions we felt at that point!
Going home...these pictures crack me up because they were taken about 10 seconds apart. He is generally a pretty content baby and his crying fits don't last long as you can see! :)
Isn't he cute in his little ducky outfit? The jury is still out on who he will look like. Chad thinks he looks like me in this picture, but in person I think he looks more like Chad. Either way, we think he's the cutest baby on the planet, of course!
We just took this picture last night, and the shirt matched the occasion! About a minute after we took this picture, he had 2 poopies in a row (poopie #2 came while we were changing poopie #1), as well as his first fountain pee during the diaper change fiasco! Things were flying everywhere and there was nothing to do except laugh. We decided it was the perfect occasion for his first bath at home. So here he is all clean after his first bath! Recovery time has been a little rough on me, but we are totally in love with this little guy, so it's all worth it.
Look at the beautiful flowers my sweet husband surprised me with yesterday! He's been so good with Luke and has probably changed about 95% of the diapers and has been taking good care of me, too.

10 comments:

jane said...

So excited! You are a mighty woman, Sondra! Praying for you!

Mike Medved said...

Ohhh, we forgot to tell you the 10 minute rule. When they are really little, and you smell poop, wait 10 minutes before changing the diaper... or else you get a poo in your brand new diaper! Great pics.

Sonya said...

He is so beautiful!

Cory Jill Syd and Brenna said...

Congrats guys! He is beautiful! And what a great name!

Cherise said...

Cute little thing! Can't wait to come see you guys. Chad, I can't believe my little brother is a dad. It will take me a while to grasp that one!

Micah & Shanna said...

SOOOOOOOOO SWEET!!!!!!!!!! I'm dying to snuggle my little nephew! Hope you are getting some zzz's during the day if not very much at night.

Natelie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for both of you and Luke is the luckiest little fella in the world to have you two as parents! He is certainly adorable!

dana said...

LOVE the "no instructions included" onesie! Thanks for posting the pics...he's adorable!

aconkling said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!
Love, Jack and Amy

Joni said...

Congratulations Chad and Sondra! I talked to your mom,(Paula) at school and asked all about the new arrival. She told me about the singing and Luke's contributions! How cute! Are you surprised he is already showing musical ability???
I had asked her about pictures....luckily I found your site on Amy Conkling's blog. Enjoy your new addition--he is a gift from God!
Joni and Neal Allsup