Saturday, July 31, 2010

Luke Alexander has Arrived! 8 lbs 12 oz of Pure Love!

Hello Everyone!

I am blogging from my hospital bed as my sweet husband snuggles with our newest blessing. LUKE ALEXANDER arrived Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 7:37 AM. He was a whopping 8 lbs. 12.5 oz. and was 20 and 3/4 inches long. He is a bundle of pure love, and big sister and big brother are absolutely enamored. (So are mama and dada!)

Already, I feel 100% better. Not just because I am no longer carrying a baby the size of a watermelon, but because my gestational diabetes is gone! Those last 8 weeks or so were very difficult both physically and emotionally. I didn't have the best sugar control this time around and in hindsight, I probably should have just jumped ship to insulin control. Just really didn't want to go there! I've still been monitoring my sugars and with eating healthy (and surprisingly tasty hospital food), my sugars have returned back to the normal range even with eating carbohydrates or a sweet treat here and there. It is now so clear to me how the effects of uncontrolled diabetes leads to feeling poor both physically and emotionally.

Anyway, I am looking forward to my discharge tomorrow (Sunday) and further updating my blog while visiting so many of you that I have been neglecting. I have yet to acknowlege a couple of awards that sweet bloggers have passed on to me, as well as having failed to repsond to several kind comments/emails checking on my status. Most of all, I look foward to reconnecting with my two little ones who I miss terribly and who miss me as well!

Enjoy the pictures,


  1. Yey Val! Congratulations! I'm glad everything went well for you both. Luke is one of my favorite Bible names.

    You look great, by the way!

  2. Congratulations! He is beautiful, and I'm so glad you are doing well. Take care of yourself when you get home.

  3. He is gorgeous! My son was 8 lbs 7 oz and it was such a shock! I know the feeling of carrying around a watermelon :)

    Enjoy your time with your family! Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations to the WHOLE FAMILY! I have been waiting to hear the news and am so happy that this beautiful little boy arrived healthy and safely for both of you...I bet brother and sis are over the moon with love for their little baby brother! Can't wait to see more pics, I hope they've been letting you get plenty of rest in the hospital!


  5. Yea!

    I've been waiting for this post.
    Checked daily.
    Ken and I are so happy for you the family.He is adorable! Can't wait to meet him.
    Best wishes to you.


  6. Congratulations to You and Your family! I´ve been waiting these last days to hear something about this :-)

    Looking forward to comming blogs :-)
    Take care!

  7. Oh Congratulations Valerie!
    He is a big, beautiful baby boy!
    Sounds like you have your hands full, I'm amazed you can blog at all.

  8. You look so wonderful and so happy in all these pictures. I can not even begin to express how joyful we are for you and this new addition to the family. Congrats!!

  9. He's beautiful, and so are you. Congratulations. Did I ever tell you that I got my Canon EOS Rebel? I got the T1-i. Love it.

  10. Praise God for all gifts -- and he is a wonderful little soul!! welcome to the world, Luke Alexander.

  11. Oh Congratulations Sweetie! I'm so happy to hear that you all are doing well. What a precious, precious blessing!

  12. Oh I hope you are snuggling sweetly tonight!!

  13. Congratulations my dear friend! I am so happy for all of you!!!
    Hugs and Love!

  14. Yay!! Congrats! I am so happy for you and your family. What a sweet blessing. Can't wait to see more pics of your little sweetie pie. I love his name too, Matthew was almost Matthew Alexander but I talked Jim into changing it to a my dad's middle name at last minute =) Sending you all lots of hugs!!

  15. yeah, yeah, yeah!

    Glad to see your little Luke arrived safely and that you are looking terrific!


    God is great!


  16. Congratulations on your beautiful new blessing. So glad yall are doing great. Blessings,


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