Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cousin Luke

Nicholas, Olivia, Leo and I drove north on November 1st so that I could be at the birth of my sister Stephanie's third baby the next day. I was SO happy to get to be there--to be able to see all the excitement from all the family and friends who gathered that beautiful morning, waiting to hear if there would be a new boy or girl. Stephanie went into surgery around 7:30 AM and by a little after eight, Luke Andrew Bratcher had taken his first breath. When Steph saw him, she said something along the lines of, "He's a fatty!" And that was totally appropriate given that he came eight days early and weighed a whopping 9 lbs 4 ounces!

Here is a picture of Brandon bringing Luke out for the first time. Brandon kind of choked up when he tried to announce that it was a boy. Big brother Craig (9) and big sister Abby (6) were super excited!

Steph says that Luke is a really good baby. As of yesterday, he had gained back to his birth weight, is a great nurser, hardly cries, and is a good sleeper (3-4 hours at night)! And, he's cute, too!

Craig and Abby are really taken with him, and I know are going to be fantastic elder siblings! I love all those kids! And their parents!

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