Our First Family Photo
11 days into Luke's life and I'm finally getting around to blogging about it! The days since he was born have all blurred together, flown, and dragged all at the same time. So much has changed in less than two weeks, it's absolutely unbelievable! So, here's the story of Luke's first day:
After spending Tuesday night in the hospital on cervidil, I woke up Wednesday morning still 2 cm dilated and ready to be induced. At 9:00 they started the Pitocin and contractions started coming on very soon after that. Because I was only 2 cm dilated everyone was anticipating a long labor. We were all shocked when my water broke around 10:00 and contractions became very intense. I was fully dilated very quickly and Luke was on his way! After I started pushing Dr. Davis became very concerned because every time I pushed Luke's heartbeat dropped dramatically. He let me push through a few contractions, but after it consistently dropped he finally decided Luke needed to come out immediately and I was wheeled in for a c-section. Dr. Davis had him out in the same minute he made the incision (Luke threw his arm up in the air as soon as the cut was made to let them know where he was :) ) and the cord was wrapped around his neck, explaining the drop in heart rate. Luckily Dr. Davis had made the right decision when it needed to be made, and he was perfectly fine and cried to let us know he was okay. He was 6 lbs, 12.6 oz and 21" long. He's a miniature Tommy. The resemblance is especially clear when his eyes are open. I think he might have my lips and chin, but from the top of the head to the nose he's his daddy all the way.