I'm lost in baby land.
In love in baby land.
I can't believe he is finally here and that the world outside our home is still functioning and real. I have albums to design, brides to call back, inquiries to reply to, yet I can't bring myself to work at all. Instead I could stare at little feet, little hands, watch his little eyes drift in and out of sleep. I could go on forever. We were going to blog his birth hopefully the same day he was born, but unfortunately Steve and Olive got the flu and I went into baby land hibernation. So here are a few of the details.
In the wee hours of last Monday morning (February 23rd) we welcomed the birth of our son Luke into the world! He was calmly and safely born at home, an experience Steve and I will never forget. It was so comforting to labor and birth at home; no machines, noise, and different hospital staff rushing around. Instead, I could roam around freely, listen to music, eat, drink and try to relax. Our midwife Christy Santoro of Motherland Midwifery was an incredible comfort and support. She caught little Luke, closely followed by Steve exclaiming in utter disbelief "It's a BOY! It's a BOY!" I looked at his little body in shock, a boy? Really?! Both sides of our families total up with 9 grand girls. No one whisked him away, instead we got to dim the lights, crawl into bed and memorize his little face, hands, feet, ears. Something I'm still spending every moment of the day doing.
I'm sure I'll be back into the swing of things in a another couple of weeks. If you haven't heard back from me this week or last, Steve will be following up on inquiries shortly.
Highlights below of Luke's birth & 1st week…
The incredibly useful iContraction application for the iphone.
Before things got really tough…
Daddy has his first hold.
7lbs 9 ounces
He's so pink and pudgy.
We were fascinated by all the wires needed for the hearing screening.
Even though I swear it feels like he's asleep all the time, here are some of his more awake moments.