Monday, November 3, 2008

Luke has arrived!

Luke Michael has finally arrived! I was scheduled to be induced on Sun night the 2nd, but he didn't want to wait! I began having some contractions on Sat. afternoon/evening, but I didn't really know that was what was going on. I went to bed and a few hours later woke up and was having some pains. I waited about 20 minutes and after having them pretty regular, I went and woke up my mom. We tried timing them, but she wasn't very successful. I was having them about every 3-5 minutes...I was ready to go to the hospital. I finally talked everyone into going to the hospital. Since it was right around the time change, I'm not sure exactly when we got the the hospital....it was around 1:30 AM, but I don't know if that was before or after we changed the clocks! Once they got me hooked up and checked I was dilated to a 4. I was in some pain from the contractions, but made it! They brought me my epidural not too long after that and I never felt anymore pain!! By 4:30 AM, I was dilated to a 7, but I never progressed after that. So....the Dr. on call decided a c-section would be a good idea. At that point, I was ready. So....Luke was born by c-section at 9:42 AM. He weighed 6 lbs 6 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. He had a little bit of a problem breathing, so they kept him in the nursery for awhile to monitor him. But...everything is great now!! Mom and Dad think he looks just like I did when I was a baby. They are both very excited to have their newest grandson here!! Here are a few pictures of him....

1 comment:

Ashlee and Carey said...

Mike and Beth look so proud! Congrats Melissa!