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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

I'm sure everyone knows what my Grains of Gratitude are this Sunday! I'm grateful I'm not posting 40 wk pregnancy pictures that's for sure! :) Almost though since he only came a day before his due date!

Here are some pictures of the newest member of our family.









When Kayla first came to see him she saw him in the bassinet and said "oh baby!" When she was sitting on the bed with me and Joe put Lucas on our lap she seemed a little less sure about having him so close! She wanted us to put him back in his "bed."

Then she started to warm up and all she wanted to do was tickle his face. She puts one little finger up to his cheek and says "tickle tickle tickle" and giggles.

A few times when either Joe or I were holding Lucas she had her arms out and said "I have it please" LOL I think she's going to be a good little helper with him!




Eventually I'll get his birth story posted - what a birth story that was! It was a lot harder than when I had Kayla that is for sure!

Hoping we'll be discharged sometime today...thanks for all the congratulatory wishes and for sharing in our joy!

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86 comments:

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Awwww..he is just adorable...love those chubby cheeks.

kayla is going to make a great big sister...you can tell how gentle she is with Lucas.

Congrats again!

Tricia said...

Adorable! And what a GREAT big sister! Her giggles are great!

Brent & Jodie said...

Michelle, he is just so beautiful. Congrats again. I love the look of wonder on Kayla's face. She is going to be such a good helper. I must say, you will really LOVE having a boy. It is so much fun. :)

bizzybees said...

Congratulations, again. What a sweet video. Lucas looks just adorable! Hope you all are doing well and get to go home soon.

PattiB said...

Michelle, Joe & Kayla-
Congrats on the arrival of Lucas..he is adorable..it looks like Kayla is already in love with her little brother! I have enjoyed reading your blog (which I found quite accidentally through another blog I read). Congrats again, and enjoy your little man!!

Barb said...

He's so, so precious, Michelle. And it's as clear as can be, Kayla is going to be an awesome big sister.

Congratulations to all of you.

My word, you look wonderful!

Corey~living and loving said...

awwwwwwww...that video is priceless. You have a beautiful family. I am soooooooooo happy for you all.

Karly said...

Lucas and Kayla are so adorable together. She is a great big sister already. I can't even imagine how over-the-moon you guys must be right now!

StephthefutrRxDr said...

Awwww how adorable he is! And it warmed my heart to see how excited Kayla is about him. So Sweet!

Lianna said...

Oh my! Lucas is very very beautiful! And Kayla is such a GREAT big sister!!! Congratulations to you all. You've got a beautiful family!

Best wishes!!!

Omaha Mama said...

So sweet. Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and video. Kayla made me cry a little, she's so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Oh Michelle.. Kayla is just so adorable!!!!!!!!! Loved her laugh and her saying in a high pitched voice.. cute and then tickles him. and she said, Lucas real clear!! I thought it was funny that she wanted Lucas to be put to bed.. :) I love kayla!! and I love Lucas and can not wait to come out to see him!!! LOve you and Joe too.... :) Love Mom/grandma

~Melissa~ said...

He is beautiful!! Kayla already seems like a great big sister.

Congratulations again!!

Karen said...

He is soooo cute! You all look adorable together, and once again Michelle - you look so glam! That's so good you don't have to stay in so long. I was 5 days in the Maternity Unit with Emma due to an eye infection she had (they wanted to diagnose first) and I was eager to get home to my 2 year old son (who had a stomach bug) and my hubby.

Yay, Yay, so very excited for you all.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!

Lucas is the spitting image of Joe!

What a handsome boy!

Congratulations! He's perfect!

Love,
Rachael & Anna Grace

chelle said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

mum2brady said...

Congratulations Michelle!!! He is gorgeous!!! And, Kayla is too cute with him - I'm sure she is going to be a big help and a wonderful big sister!

Sooo happy for your gratitudes today!!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Oh gosh, he's so beautiful! Kayla is going to be an awesome big sister! Congratulations again!!!

Anonymous said...

He is just so PERFECT. What a cutie pie. He looks a lot like daddy I think.

Hugs, Miss E and Rebecca

PEA said...

What a little darling he is...made me smile when I heard his hiccups! lol Kayla is going to be so good with him unless she wants you to put him in his bed all the time! hehe Too cute! Can't wait to hear the story of his birth...sounds like it was quite interesting. Congratulations once again to all of you. xoxo

Pam said...

I take one day off to be sick and miss the greatest news of the week!

CONGRATULATIONS Joe, Michelle, and Kayla! I am so thrilled for all of you as you welcome little Lucas into your hearts and your family.

He is so cute!

Faithfulmommy said...

He is sooo precious!! Congrats!!I am so happy for you all. I just wish I could hug you- that's how tickled I am!!!!!

rylie's mom said...

What a gorgeous baby! And Kayla is going to be an awesome big sis! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

awwwww he is just such a cutie!! I just loved all the pictures. Kayla is such a good big sister. She is so sweet with him! Congrats again to you all!
love ya,
mimi

~ Teresa ~ said...

Congratulations! God is good. Two beautiful children.....

AZ Chapmen said...

Aww man he looks so cute and looks like kayla

Christine said...

Delurking to say congrats to you and your precious family. You look great and Kayla and Lucas are adorable. So happy Joe was there for you and everything went well.

-Christine in Indiana

Kristiem10 said...

Congratulations!!! He is so precious! I love the video of Kayla tickling him.

Catlin Humes said...

I'm so happy for you three. Lucas is such a beautiful baby.

O Mama Mia said...

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!!!! Congratulations, Blueberry Family! He is so handsome! Thank you so much for not keeping us waiting! I'm so excited for you, hun & cannot wait to hear all the details!!
HUGS!!!

amy flege said...

he is beautiful !! CONGRATULATIONS JOE AND MICHELLE AND BIG SISTER KAYLA!

Melody and Doug said...

He is a very handsome little fellow.

Hoping you all are home and getting some rest.

congrats again!

Nisa said...

That was just so cute!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

YEAH! Congratulations. I'm so happy for you!! He is precious.

Monette (aka Jadesmom on 3 Feathered Friends) said...

Welcome to the world Lucas!!! :)
Congratulations to you all on your new addition.
The first looks between brother and sister are priceless <3

Beautiful family you have :)

As We Sail... said...

Congratulations. Lucas Tyler is a great name. I enjoyed the video, thanks for sharing. Looks like Kayla will be a doting big sister.

Mama Mia said...

Lucas is so handsome! I'm so thankful that Kayla's adjusting well. She's going to be a great big sister!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

What a handsome little man Lucas is! Kayla is going to be amazing - it will be thrilling to see the love she has for him grow. Kiss those cheeks for me!

-Andrea

Shelley said...

He's beautiful. I am glad to see that you are looking so good too Michelle. I loved the photo of Joe Kayla and Lucas - Kayla just looks so sweet and big sisterly in it.

Sue said...

Oh he's so precious. I love the video of Kayla with him. It is so sweet. She is so excited to be with him. Just wait until she realizes he's not going anywhere. LOL

Can't wait to hear the whole story. Enjoy them!!!

annie said...

He is beautiful Michelle!
One thing I remember about each time I had another baby was when the sibling visited they automatically looked so much older!

Tracey said...

That was a sweet video,Michelle. He's beautiful, and Kayla was so cute with her high voice and distraction over the bed. Those hospital beds are fun, I tell you!

Take it easy, and congratulations again!

Jennifer said...

Michelle, he is just precious! I really enjoyed watching the video of Kayla. She is going to be such a great big sister. What a blessed & beautiful family you have! I look forward to more pictures, videos & updates. Again, congratulations to you, Joe & Kayla on the birth of precious Lucas.

Jennifer :-)

Anonymous said...

THAT'S MY NEPHEW!!!! ^_^
awe...he's so cute.

-Kel

Jen said...

He is just adorable. So beautiful. And you look great. Kayla is so sweet in the video. When does your mom get there? Is she there already...I hope so. You all look fantastic and God has truly blessed you. I wished I lived close I would cook you dinner. Congrats...

Sandra said...

Awwwwwwww Lucas is adorable!

Kayla is as cute as ever, I love her little voice, makes me want to squeeze her :)

Congratulations again, can't wait to see more pictures of him :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Killlashandra said...

I'll add a few more contratulatory wishes as I just got to check my feeds this morning. He's beautiful. :) I'm so glad everything went ok and he came right on time. I hope you get to go home today or tomorrow. Lots of warm wishes from our household to yours. :)

Chris said...

Congratulations!! He is beautiful, and Kayla is just precious with him. Enjoy this incredible time being a new family of 4.

Tanya said...

Congrats to all of you!!

Robin said...

What a beautiful baby boy! And it looks like Kayla is going to be a very proud big sister! Thank you for sharing a lovely moment your lovely family.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

How beautiful! I have to say Kayla's speech is fantastic! It is so clear! Plus, Gabi still says to this day, "Mommmy can I hold it!" And Preston is 14 months old! I always correct her, but she insists he is an it! What a beautiful baby Lucas is and Kayla sure looks happy being a big sis!

Glo said...

Hey Michelle,Joe and Kayla,
Congratulations!!Oh what a nice surprise to come home to. It the first think I cked when we got home... He is so precous. Love the little chubby cheeks.

Kayla is going to be a great big sister. Just love hearing her giggles.

How did it feel to hold a little boy? Once they are in you arms,it really doesn't matter. Your a great Mom and Joe is a great Dad...It will be no different this time.

Love and God bless,
Glo
Best weekend I could have had,seeing my grand kids and finding out everything went well with you and your family.

Glo said...

Hey Michelle,Joe and Kayla,
Congratulations!!Oh what a nice surprise to come home to. It the first think I cked when we got home... He is so precous. Love the little chubby cheeks.

Kayla is going to be a great big sister. Just love hearing her giggles was so special.

How did it feel to hold a little boy? Once they are in you arms,it really doesn't matter. Your a great Mom and Joe is a great Dad...It will be no different this time.

Love and God bless,
Glo
Best weekend I could have had,seeing my grand kids and finding out everything went well with you and your family.

Mindy said...

Congrats!!! Such a beautiful baby boy! I am so excited for you guys!!

Beck said...

Oh my gosh, he's so SWEET! Kayla is going to be such a great big sister.

Much More Than A Mom said...

So so so incredibly gorgeous Michelle! Congrats again!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Congratulations! He's just beautiful. You have a beautiful family. And Kayla sure looks like she's going to be a wonderful big sister.

Courtney said...

Oh how sweet!
I bet Kayla is so proud of her baby brother. I think he looks like daddy. What beautiful babies you have Michelle.
Feel proud!

Lisa & Thomas said...

Dear Michelle,
There is nothing better in life than having a wonderful beautiful family and you did it again! Congratulations! Health and happiness and a easy recovery!

Pam said...

Awwww....I am so happy for you guys!! Kayla is going to be the best big sister ever!!

Congrats, and I can't wait to watch him and Kayla grow up together!! ((HUGS!!))

Pam and Rhett

Tara said...

Adorable!!! Congratulations!

Kathleen Marie said...

How precious and I am sure Kayla will be a good helper. We I had our Joey, Luke who was five at the time started crying. When I asked him what was the matter he said he wanted a brother who could play. He said Joey can't do anything, play ball "he can't even walk". It was hard explaining that Joey had to grow a bit first.

We are so happy for you!! God Bless!

Mayhem And Miracles said...

YAAAAAY Michelle!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The whole time I was watching the video, I kept thinking I'd post "my favorite part was....." but it was ALL SO CUTE - Kayla saying he's cute, her giggling and Lucas sticking out his tongue. He looks like a healthy robust young man. And you sound great, like it was all a breeze, even if it didn't feel like it.

And icing on the cake, you went with my choice of names! :)

Enjoy every second of your precious bundle. He's a doll.

Michelle said...

Oh my stars... he's cute!!!!
Congrats again!
And way to cute with Kayla tickling him! :)

Lori4squaremom said...

Congratulations Michelle! I'm so excited for you~ And I'm sure Kayla will be such a great helper.....can't wait to hear more cute Kayla and baby Lucas stories :)

Praying for a good recovery for you, and for God to bless your family through this new little man!

Blessings,

Sniz said...

Yay! What a beautiful family. I'm so glad Joe got to be with you. He's so pretty! (Is that OK to say?) I'm glad everyone is healthy.

Tammy said...

He is absolutely gorgeous, Michelle!
And what an adorable video of Kayla with Lucas! I can see she is going to be a wonderful big sissy!

It brings back so many memories of when we brought our oldest daughter, then not quite 3, to meet her new baby sister. That was nearly six years ago, but I remember it all so well!

Get lots of rest and enjoy this precious time!
(((HUGS)))

Debbie said...

He is one gorgeous baby!!!

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Awwwwwww...he is such a cutie pie!!!! Congratulations!!! Oh, I just want to head on over several states so I can hold him! Glad you are both well.

Hugs,
eden

Julie said...

What a beautiful baby and family.

Brenda's Friends said...

Congradulations From Brenda's Friends. Welcome to the Bog wide world little guy. Know you have friends with Brenda's Friends

Brenda and Thomas Scholl

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Congratulations to you all!!! He is just adorable!!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

He is absolutely adorable MIchelle!!! Just beautiful. Thanks for posting the video too. I'm sure Kayla will be a big girl helper too! I love his name too!!!

Can't wait to hear and see more. Take care of yourself. Hope you are feeling OK and getting enough rest :)

Conny said...

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!! You're little baby boy is so adorable! That is wonderful news! I enjoyed this little movie! Kayla does so well! Juliana was very jealous the first weeks ... now they are best buddies! :-) Can't wait to see more of Lucas and his proud big sister!

Leslie, Scott & Matthew said...

Lucas is adorable! Congratulations on you newest family member. Kayla looks like she will be a great big sister. Simply wonderful!

Jessie said...

Congratulations!!

Dena said...

what a super beautiful family! Lucas is soo blessed I just know Kayla is going to be the best big sister ever - and I may hate you - you already look sooo good - even in your hospital garb!!!! Fantastic!

Michelle said...

Oh, he's beautiful! Congratulations.

amanda said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy! I visit here several times a week, but I'm not much of a commenter. Your daughter is precious and so is your baby boy!

Thanks for sharing the video of The New Big Sister with her New Baby Brother-that was so sweet and cute-she was so excited she really didn't know what to do with herself:)

joan said...

So happy for you all and the big sister looks like she will be be a big help. Congrats!

Melissa said...

congrats on a healthy baby boy! I read your blog often and enjoy it very much!
melissa

Overwhelmed! said...

Michelle, Lucas is beautiful! I'm so happy for you and your family. I don't think I'll be headed your way this year on business but maybe next year. I'd like to meet him sometime. :)

How are you doing on boy clothes? I could send some your way if you need me to. I saved all of Snuggle Bug's and could part with some of them. :)

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Stacey said...

Awwww! He's so cute. Congratulations. I guess you didn't need your membranes stripped! :-) I hope things are going well. Your kids are both just beautiful.

Cheri said...

Lovely photos!

Cathy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! A lot happens when you are out of blogging for awhile! He is beautiful!