Wednesday, February 27, 2008

He's Here!!

We have welcomed Luke into the world. :)

I am still at the hospital and was just freed from all of my IVs, so I wanted to do a short post. The whole C-Section experience was so surreal. It didn't hurt, but not being able to feel your legs for hours afterwards freaked me out. It's all worth it, though. He is beautiful and I can't imagine my life without him.

Breastfeeding has been a little challenging, but it's getting better. Luke has what they call "tongue tie" which is a frenulum that is attached too far forward under the tongue. It makes it hard to stick out your tongue or nurse very well. They gave me a nipple guard that helps, but we may have to get it clipped. It runs in the family - M had it and one of his brother's kids had it, as well.

M is already such a wonderful father. It has made me fall in love with him all over again. He has been so supportive when I'm trying to feed Luke or when he is being fussy. I feel so lucky that it overwhelms me.

I should be going home tomorrow and I will post a few pics. Thank you all for your support and prayers. It means so much to me.......and to Luke. I'm so glad he's finally here.

26 comments:

Diana said...

Congrats!!!! Welcome baby Luke!!!! Looking forward to the pictures!!!

seussgirl said...

Congratulations!
I don't know if you posted the name before, but I love the name Luke!
Enjoy being together!

Delenn said...

Congratulations! I like the name Luke. Glad you and Luke are doing well!

E said...

Yay!! Congratulations! Can't wait for you to get home, and not just so we can see the pictures!

Courtney said...

Finally! I have been stalking your page like a mad woman. :)

Luke is a wonderful name, and it sounds like motherhood is suiting you well. I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see pictures of your precious son. Eeekkk!!!

Heather.PNR said...

Congratulations!!!

Fertilize Me said...

Congrats on a healthy wonderful baby boy! Luke is a beautiful name!

Oh I am so glad for you

Janna said...

CONGRATULATIONS MOMMA!!! Love the name Luke, btw. I'm glad yu're doing well. Can't wait to see those pictures of the little man!!!

ms. c said...

Congratulations to you and the family! Can`t wait to see the pictures.

What wonderful wonderful news!

Hope said...

Congrats, love the name, can't wait for pics!!! And details.

Enjoy every moment you have worked hard for it.

twithhoney said...

Congratulation!!
Welcome to the world Baby Luke!

TeamWinks said...

Congratulations!

Kate said...

Congratulations, Kate and M. I, too, love the name--it was in our top 5 list for Baby. Can't wait to see the pics.

Both of my boys had a tongue tie. With Child, we never got it clipped because the pediatrician kept telling us it would stretch eventually and only to get it clipped if it causes speech problems. Now at 4 he has no speech problems (and it did stretch some, with time), but my entire breastfeeding experience with him was absolutely miserable. I ended up pretty much exclusively pumping for six months because getting him on the breast was so painful. When Baby was born with the same problem, I wasn't willing to wait and see this time around. We got it clipped--and I can not begin to tell you what a huge difference it made. The first three weeks were just awful, but as soon as we got it clipped, within a week, it improved SO much.

Anyway, I am not necessarily advocating that you get Luke's frenulum clipped right away, but definitely keep an eye on it and talk to a lactation consultant if bf-ing doesn't improve within a week. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions though.

Waiting Amy said...

Congratulations to you both! I'm so happy for you that things went well and wishing you continued success!

FiestyKel said...

Congratulations!

FattyPants said...

Welcome to the world luke! Congratulations.

Artblog said...

All the babies are coming in thick and fast this week :) Congrats Kate, cant wait for the pics!

XXX

ultimatejourney said...

Congratulations!!! Looking forward to some adorable pics!

lifelemons said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad that everything is going well! Can't wait to see the pics!

Caro said...

Congratulations!

Gil said...

Congratulations to you on the birth of baby Luke! Keep us posted on how you are doing and by all means, post pics when/if you can. It'd be lovely to see you both!

Mands said...

Congratulations to both of you!
Enjoy!
I look forward to the pics.

Leah said...

Congratulations! Welcome baby Luke!!

JJ said...

Congrats, Kate!!!! Welcome to the world, Luke--Im partial to that name, since that's my brothers name-love it!
So glad he is here safe and sound=)

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Welcome to the world, Luke, and congratulations Mommy and Daddy!

How big was he? I can't wait to see some pictures!!!

Shelby said...

Congratulations!!! And Welcome Baby Luke!! yeah!!

C-sections are wierd, aren't they?! After my first one I was completely freaked out. Thankfully this time I knew what to expect more. Good luck with your recovery! And with nursing- hopefully getting the tongue tie clipped will really help a lot.