Thursday, April 3, 2008

Luke Andrew Mackay!

Well, so much for going past my due date!! Not that I'm complaining or anything... This is just a quick update from two sleepy parents.

Luke Andrew Mackay was born on Sunday, March 30th at 4:47 in the morning, ten days early.

Mommy and Daddy finally decided to go to the hospital at 3:00, so Daddy threw some stuff together and we arrived at the hospital at 3:30 with contractions very close together. After taking about 20 minutes to check in through the ER (silly us, we had mailed our pre-registration the day we went into labour!) someone from labour and delivery finally came to get us. Then, after another 15-20 minutes of checking into labour and delivery (did they really expect me to be able to answer any of those questions?) a midwife checked me and announced that I was already fully dilated and effaced. We were then rushed to a labour and delivery room where basically on arrival it was time to push. Yikes (and ouch)! Luke was here after about 20-30 minutes. It was too neat to have him there on my tummy while I was being stitched up (he was born perhaps a little too fast). We love him!!! He is so beautiful.

He was then visited by all family close enough to do so throughout the day on Sunday. MKhulu and nGogo were on hand to meet him soon after delivery, having just barely been called on the way out the door. All of his uncles and aunts from the American side of the family and most of his cousins came to see him on his first day of life out of the womb. We're super excited to meet Gramma tomorrow night, if all goes as planned.

Luke weighed in at eight pounds, two ounces and had the midwife and the nurses all commenting on how big he was. I couldn't help but tell them that we had been expecting an even bigger baby, so I was happy with his "small" size. He was 20 1/2 inches long and has a lovely head of blondish brown hair... is there, perhaps a hint of red?

He is beautiful and is growing well and eating well. He seems to be sleeping well. The same cannot be said for the new mom and dad, but we're all learning. And more pictures will come later!


The Bruce said...

awww congratulations you two! that's phenomenal! good choice on the name, too:P I'm a fan... though maybe I would have named him after one of the songs from Nickel Creek's second cd instead... anyway, I miss you guys and i'm stoked that you have a baby. peace

Jodi said...

Look at the beautiful family!!! I love you guys and Jtrec, you look great! Sorry I didn't get to come on Sunday, I had to work and also, I guess I don't technically count as "family". Hhmmff. Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Well, now I have a beautiful picture to look at. Thank you. You all look very happy. Luke is very blessed to have such splendid parents.

Love Ya,

Jer said...

Congrats AndyMack (and MrsMack, BabyMack). Thrilled for all of you, though I really only know one of you.


Jerry Bolton

jena said...

So beautiful! I am so excited for you guys! Abraham is very excited too, a boy cousin his age to play with!

samuel said...

Good "jorb" to all of you!Things seem happy and calm at your home from what I gathered today. I enjoyed our brief visit and can't wait to get my hands on that little guy again soon. Love to you...
Gina (even though I am posting under Sam's name)

Jaclyn Bramble said...

Hello, Mackay Family!!
We're very happy for you all...congradulations on your new little boy, Luke! BTW, love the name...
The Brambles

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! Way to go.

Have you taught him how to drink coffee yet? Don't indoctrinate him into thinking Tim Horton's is good or anything.

- Josiah

*HoLLi jO* said...

You are a beautiful family!!!