Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Here's our sweet little man.......

August 5th, 8 a.m......the day begins! Our kids so excited and ready to welcome there sweet baby Luke! You never know how things will go. Labor was long...she had actually started having labor pains the day before. Much later in the day (9 p.m.), mom developed a fever and it was decided that Baby Luke would be born Cesarean Section. So off they went...our sweet family and the rest of us waiting patiently (NOT!!!!). There were some complications in the O.R. Megan's blood pressured dropped, but after some very stressful moments for the two of them it was stabilized and sweet Baby Luke made his appearance!! We are so, so, so, so proud of Megan. The day she had was long and hard!! She hung in there and her focus was getting sweet baby Luke born! And our son by her side being such a loving and supportive husband......so amazing to watch the day unfold.
Born at 10:38 p.m. on 8-5, weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces, and 20 inches long with a very healthy cry!! Another scare though..right after the picture on the left was taken Megan's blood pressure shot up to 168....worry, worry, worry...but the doctors and nurses sprung in to action and quickly (have to say it seemed like forever) stabilized her. Daddy and Luke go off to the nursery.....my baby boy becomes a dad right before my eyes .....
...and today, baby Luke, Daddy and grandpa..three generations. and ....yipeeeeeee I'm a grandma!!!! He has stolen all our hearts...the best feeling I could have ever imagined! Some of my photos were blurry and didn't come out.... but not to worry more to follow :-)!!! Life is good and we are very grateful that mom and baby are doing so well and grateful for our new sweet little guy!! Thanks for all your wonderful comments and emails. What support and friendship....amazing! See you later alligators!

49 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooo excited for all of you and he is adorable!! I was freakin out yesterday when I heard NOTHING from you. I'm glad all went well. You lucky granny you.

Mar said...

just blurry though my tears of joy for you and your family. Wishing for continued health for the Megan and Luke. He is a beautiful baby!!

Purple and Paisley said...

congratulations from one grandma to another! luke is precious and isn't it great to see your son turn into a daddy right before your eyes? wishing you much love, happiness and simply adorable times with your sweet new grandson!

Darlene said...

I've been checking and double checking your blog anxiously waiting for news of Master Luke - woohoo!

I'm glad every thing went well even with anxious moments.

He's adorable, Cheryl - congratulations to you and yours.

Candace said...

They are a beautiful family, and I wish them all happiness. Baby Luke is very adorable.

Kim said...

Cheryl.. how exciting.. I am so happy everyone is doing good! Your new baby is beautiful. Being a grandma is so rewarding! Those generation pics are wonderful memories too. :)

Doe said...

Woohoo!!!!! Congrats to the whole family. Glad to hear everything went well. Can't wait to see more picks of the grandkid.

Linda said...

Congratulations to everyone, what a precious little bundle of joy.

jen duncan said...

Such happy news! He looks so beautiful and healthy. Yes, I know how wrapped in love and awe you must feel now...it's just the best! Congratulations to you all. :-)

Lorraine said...

wow....congratulations....it seems as tho we know that little man already...glad to hear all went well.....! Enjoy!!!!!

sarahmurray said...

Congratulations on your sweet grand-baby! He is so adorable, and very smart... I can tell! I know you're enjoying these precious moments. x

Chookyblue...... said...

once upon a time there was this lady called Cherly in blogland.........baby Luke came along and she was never seen again........lol

just joking..........congrats.......hope all is continuing well........

TLC said...

Congratulations!!

Janet said...

I'm so happy for you all and thankful that everyone is doing well. I've been waiting for this post! Lil' Luke is adorable ! If all goes well, I'll be following you to grandmahood tomorrow (or Friday) as my DIL will be induced sometime during the day!

Again - Congratulations to the whole family. I'm sure you are so proud of the new parents!

Melanie said...

Congratulations to Megan and Matt. Well done girl!

What a sweet little lad- so worth the wait. I hope Megan's blood pressure stabilises. How exciting and worrying all rolled into one.

So happy for everyone. My eldest is 15 so I have quite a wait before I feel all those grandmotherly emotions. I'm so glad the wait is over and you can all get to know the little lad.

Jodie said...

Congratulations to you all - what a lucky little baby to be born into such a family.

Leanne said...

Thanks for sharing such a special day with us......give that baby Luke lots of hugs and cuddles.

Morah said...

Lovely! Your post brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations to the entire family and the best of everthing!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh what a cutie!!!! Looks like everyone is healthy and happy. Congratulations!!

Nancy

Louise said...

Congratulations Grandma!!! This is the beginning of a new life for you. Enjoy!

Cara said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Glad to hear everyone is doing well! Enjoy!

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm so happy for all of you. Praying for the continued goodhealth of Megan and the little Luke!

May Kristin said...

Congratulations!!! To the parents and to the grandparents!
Poor Megan, she really had a tough day! But little Luke is sooo cute!
Thank you for sharing!

momma said...

omg Im sitting here with tears in my eyes....so glad hes here and everything is fine......how blessed you are!!!!!!!!
and thanks so much for the pattern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kris said...

Congratulations! What a day you had! I'm glad it ended happily. Being a grandmother is quite strange at first, but you quickly get used to it (I know I did!). Hopefully we will see some more photos of Luke soon (hint, hint!), he looks lovely so far!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Congrats! How wonderful. A new addition to the family.

Katie said...

Congratulations. It's just the best thing in the world isn't it!!! :-)

Belvie said...

Congratulations to your whole family!

Mama Koch said...

Babies are so wonderful...congrats!

We expect more pictures!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Grandma! He is adorable. Everyone looks so happy in the pics. My oldest son was born on the 5th of August, also. *s* Happiness to all of you!

Lizzie said...

Congratulations! I became a grandma on June 23rd and it is an amazing feeling. I too was there to be a part of the blessed event. You will love it! I hope the mommy is feeling better. sounds scary.

Lizzie

Knot Garden said...

Luke is a beautiful baby! You must be so happy. Best wishes to Megan and congratulations to the whole family.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Yippee, skippee!! So happy for all of you... you're right; this is the best feeling in the world!! Welcome to the world, Luke!

Perry said...

These pictures are just wonderful! It is so great to see such a happy event with everyone smiling and bursting with pride. Congratulations to the parents and the grandparents and the center of attention, Luke!

Mary said...

Congratulations from me too! I bet nothing but tears of joy....so how can you not have a blurry photo?! LOL Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

God is good....you are blessed. I will pray for Megan's recovery and I thank you for letting us share your joy. I get emotional just reading your letter...can't imagine what it will be like when it is my turn!!!! XXX Annie from San Diego

dottydesigns said...

Congratulations to Megan and Matt, welcome baby Luke. Cheryl I just had to let you know that what a fantastic day Luke was born on because 14 years ago on August 5th my son was born and it is my Mum's birthday too so triple a good day. So big congrats from across the big pond!!

CJ said...

Awwwwwwww, I have tears in my eyes reading this. Congratulations to all of you!!

Julie said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family you have. So lucky. What a blessing in your life. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy....

yellowfarmhouse said...

What a beautiful family and so many wonderful things to look forward to. Congrats to all of you - what an exciting time in your family.

Karen

Vicky said...

Congratulations, Grandma! Give him lots of hugs and kisses for us!

Thimbleanna said...

OHMYGOSH!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! How Exciting! I loved reading your post and I have to say that when I read the line about your little boy becoming a dad right before your eyes I burst into tears. They're rolling down my face -- look what you've done! You must be in seventh heaven!!! Have a wonderful time!!!!

Ginger Patches said...

Woo Hoo!!! So glad he's here and everyone is safe and healthy!!! And oh my goodness is he adorable or what?? Have fun in these first days of "grannyhood". I'm looking forward to more pictures :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

Congratulations, grammie (that is Buddy's favorite new name to call his grandma's and it sounds adorable in his little voice)! So glad it all ended well. I would have been very nervous about that blood pressure. We have been in that sort of situation with my labor when time feels as though it is standing still. It is very uncomfortable. What a nice little family you have there. I am sure you will be just so sweet to help the new parents with a few meals and maybe a bit of rocking so mama can catch a few zzzzz's. I remember how nice the meals folks brought over were.

Caryn said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful family!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Congratulations.

Teresa

~D Spack~ said...

He's so cute! I'm so glad that everything is ok now and that little Luke is here. You will be a great gramma!

Carole said...

I am so happy for you! Congratulations Grandma! What a beautiful occasion! Cheers!

Carol said...

Cheryl we got back last night and I just got to the computer...checked your blog first. Oh I am sooooooo excited for you and that beautiful family. You said it exactly right...there's something about seeing your baby boy with a baby boy of his own...OMG! I told you it was a feeling like no other. Tons of special thoughts for all of you!