Monday, August 18, 2008

One week!

I know...it's been a week since little Luke arrived, and I haven't blogged yet! Sorry for the delay, but I feel like I've been in somewhat of survival mode! ;) Things are going good. Luke was born at 5:26pm last Monday, the 11th. We hung around in the hospital til Thursday and then started the adventure of living at home- all four of us! My mom has been staying with us and has been a TREMENDOUS help this last week. Lily is loving her little brother and loves hugging, kissing, and holding him. I'm feeling pretty good- not near are sore as I thought I'd be- and handling the transition pretty well. Those first few days are always so hard, but I think I'm turning the corner. Luke's feeding well and is almost back up to his birth weight! He was 6 lb 11 oz and 18 in long. It's been so sweet seeing Lily love on her little brother, and I can't wait to see them interacting soon. I'll have some more pictures up soon, but here's a sweet one that I think Kristyn took of Josh and Luke in the nursery. Thanks again for all your prayers and sweet notes of encouragement. I'll try and post more when I get a chance.

16 comments:

djandcourtney said...

YAY Natalie! Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys. Happy new baby!! He's adorable!

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Josh looks like a proud daddy!!!

Tigpan said...

Welcome to this world Little Luke! Prepare to be loved, spoiled, prayed over, held, taught, sung to, read to, kissed, and coddled....and that will just be in nursery with me!
You were blessed to be born into a family that loves Jesus! I am already praying that you will love him as much as your mommy and daddy do. That one day 30 years from now, I sit in a ghetto building that was once an Albertsons and listen to you preach things that you will learn from right now until then.
You also have a great big sister. Be nice to her when you are bigger than she is...remember she will always be the princess and she will always be older! It is ok if you forget now and then...rest assured she will remind you.
Blessings on you darling boy! Welcome to the World!

Faith said...

Yay! Love the update...how were the cookies?

Shelly, Phillip, Atley and Avery said...

Congratulations! So glad things are going so well. I love reading and hearing about your new arrival because pretty soon I'll be experiencing the same thing! So happy you are all healthy and home!

Summer said...

so great. I love that picture.

The Lewis' said...

I can not wait to see more pictures!! He is real cute!

Meredith said...

Yea! I'm so glad that everything went well and y'all are recovering okay. Look forward to seeing more pics of your cute little boy!

Bex said...

can you please show one where you just had Luke, but still look like a supermodel???? not.fair.

Jeffie said...

Congrats, Nat! He's beautiful! This next year will literally fly by! Call me if you need anything. Love you!

shawn said...

Greatness! We're so excited for your family...what a blessing!!! And Josh, I don't know who "bex" is, but I respectfully disagree...I don't think you look anything like a supermodel!

Christy said...

that is the cutest picture! i am so glad that you guys are doing well! we will have to meet mr. luke soon! i am sure that it is overwhelming having two at home. thank goodness for moms who can help!

Nat & Annie said...

I love little Luke! So glad to meet him! Good to see everyone! Let's do a get together soon...I'll come your way and bring Annie - you've got to see her she's just a little person now!

Lisa Allen said...

Look at the smile on that Daddy!!! So happy for you guys! Yup you have been so blessed!

kerristarr said...

BABY LUKE! YES!

Andrea "The H family" said...

Hi honey...no pressure sweetie..but it's been 2 weeks. Can't wait to see Baby Luke's sweet face! And..what was the weight? Etc? I've been checking on you. Big hugs...and we are so thrilled for you this way.
Much love,
Andrea