Monday, February 4, 2008

Lucas Koseki Barrand

The News
The boys now outnumber the girls three to one in the Barrand house! Thanks to our little Lucas, who arrived at 6:33 this morning weighing in at 6 pounds 4 ounces, and measuring 18.5 inches in length.

The Name
We had a pretty hard time coming up with the name, but as I was writing this post we finalized the decision and went with Lucas. It was my grandmother's (dad's side) maiden name. She passed away when I was 14, and I have very fond memories of her. Also we like the good bible names that work in English and Portuguese. (Lucas is Portuguese for Luke) Koseki is Marcia's maiden name, and has great history as well, including samurai lineage.

The Story
We had an appointment to come into the hospital early today to get induced. Since it has been snowing consistently and we live in the sticks, we pulled a slumber party with the Runyans who live much closer to the hospital, and that way we wouldn't have to wake Sam and drive on ice to come to hospital. After a fun night of Heroscape, we went to bed, only to wake up at 1:30 when Marcia thought she had broken her water.
We got to the hospital around 2am, and Marcia had pretty consistent contractions. Things were progressing well, until the baby's heart rate jumped suddenly and all the nurses on staff came in and we had a little bit of a scare as they worked in controlled panic mode trying to help the baby's heart rate slow back down.
By the time the doctor arrived the baby's heart rate calmed down and we felt a lot better, until he told us that the baby's head was cocked and that they should start the preparations for a c section. First he asked Marcia to try pushing to see if that would straighten him out. Thankfully nature did what it does best and little Lucas righted himself and "headed out" after 20 minutes of pushing.
The cord was wrapped around his neck, and he was bright "baby boy" blue when he came out, which only lasted for a few seconds after he got untangled, when he became bright pink.
All in all, after the few minor scares listed here, (and a few more too graphic for this family oriented sector of the internet) today went fabulously. We are very grateful for competent medical professionals and a loving father in heaven.

The Pics
There will be many more to come after this post, because after anyone with a blog has a baby, you can count on consistent posts on how the baby burped and farted for the first time, and how cute it is that they spit up on themselves. Here are just a few to whet your appetite. (by the way, he has much lighter hair than Sam did, I'm sure that you'll be able to see it in pictures to come)










20 comments:

Brad said...

congrats! I like the name Lucas.

Mikidees said...

I am crying I am so excited for little lucas!

John said...

Big congrats to the whole family. Glad all is well.

Courtney Lennberg said...

CONGRATS!!! Ah! I am so excited! And I LOVE the name! What a cute (I believe I'm qualified to say it) baby. No ugly squishy alien likenessess... he's a keeper! Congrats you guys! Now, want some pics????

Britt said...

You guys make cute babies! I'm so glad he's healthy and doing well. If you need any help let me know. (meals, watching Sam, etc.)

I'm so happy for you!

Christine said...

What a beautiful baby boy. Jonathan and Seth liked seeing Sam with his new brother. I'm so glad it all worked out. Good Job Marcia!

Burrows: places of retreat; shelter or refuge. said...

Congrats! We cannot wait to see him! Sam is already such a great brother!
Let us know if we can help out in any way.

Mike & Jackie said...

I am so excited to meet my newest little neighbor, he looks so cute! Great name, I still like Hiro though.
Can't wait to smoke some cigars with ya to celebrate.

Lindz said...

Congratulations! We are so excited and happy for you! We can't wait to meet little Lucas. Sam looks like he will be a great big brother!

luiza e sergio said...

Congrats!omedetoo!parabens!!! we are so happy to have a new nephew!we called you today but you are not at home... we'll try again this week. we are so happy for you!!

Brady White said...

I thought he was suppose to be a female samarai. Congrats Bryce. Its quiet in here, a little too quiet.

Anonymous said...

what a handsome new addition! congrats to the mom and daddy and new big brother.

John-E-Boi said...

Good On Ya!!!

Have fun with him while he's small...and is sleeping. BWahahahhahahahahah

Isa said...

Marcia, Bryce and Sam voces estao de parabens.Espero que tudo continua indo bem.

meg said...

i'm glad everything came out well. he's adorable! hope you're recovering well, marcia.

Smith Family said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and your family. He is very handsome.

Age said...

Congratulations, we're excited for you as well!

Aqualung said...

He is beautiful. He looks like a young Mr. Miagi. I'm so glad everyone is doing well and the name is fantastic.

manleys said...

CONGRATS ON THE BABY!!!! HEY our blog is manleycrew.blogspot.com happy for you guys...we will have our first baby in 2 months! Take care. Mitch & Britt

Melinda Draschil said...

Congratulations! He is a beautiful baby!