Friday, May 29, 2009

Flashback Friday

My goal with this blog is to create a virtual scrapbook of our kid's lives, and to turn the blog scrapbook into actual books. Since I just started the blog a month ago when Luke was already 16 months old, I missed many of his baby milestones. So, I've decided to start "Flashback Fridays" where I'll blog about something that happened in Luke's first 15 months of life. Going in chronological order makes the most sense to me, so today I'll start with his birth.

Luke decided he didn't want to show his handsome face to us on his own, so I was induced at 41 weeks on Friday, January 4, 2008. We were living in Auburn at the time and so Luke was born at East Alabama Medical Center.
Christopher Luke Sparks was born at 3:37 pm weighing in at a whopping 9 lbs and was 21 3/4 inches long. We were all shocked at how big he was because that very morning my doctor told me that I was going to have a small baby...I don't know what anyone else may think, but to me 9 lbs is no small baby!
I was speechless the first time I held him, people around me kept telling me to talk to him, but all I could do was stare at him in amazement. I couldn't believe how God had blessed us with such a perfect, healthy baby!
A couple of Luke's features that stuck out to us were his head full of black hair and his very large feet. Ryan has a red birthmark on the back of his neck and some one told me while I was pregnant that they were hereditary, so that was one of the first things I looked for on Luke and sure enough he had one. Dimples tend to run in my family, my grandfather & dad have them and so do I, and we noticed very quickly that Luke was blessed with dimples too. Within minutes of his birth, Ryan and I were able to see that Luke had traits from both of us.

One thing we really regret about those first few days is that we didn't get one picture of the 3 of us at the hospital and we only have a couple of each one of us with Luke. We're going to make sure not to make the same mistake with Aubrey!

We had many family members and friends come to visit Luke in the hospital and in the days & weeks that followed.

Luke with Bigg Daddy, Big Mama, and cousin Parker

Luke with Nana, Papa, and Aunt Kat


John and Brooke said...

very cute idea! i want to turn my blog into a book someday too!

annaclaire0408 said...

I wish I woulda been able to be at the hospital for Luke so you arent allowed to have Aubrey unless I can make it!