Well, the birth certificate office told us today was the deadline. Ryan went down and filled out the birth certificate so it's official. Lucas Merrill Grace. I think it sounds good, and it's much easier for me to say than the other ones we came up with. I don't know why names are so hard for me. It was nice to have a week with him, getting to know him a bit, and finding a name that really seems to fit and feels good. We still call him baby a lot because that is what he's been for a week now, but Lucas/Luke feels good.
These pictures say it all. He is happy, content, eats well, smiles on occasion and sleeps, sleeps, sleeps. We wake him every 3 hours during the day to feed him. After everything we went through with Avery, I want to make sure he is eating well and gaining weight. Caden we just fed on demand and let him sleep as long as he wanted, but little Luke - we've gotten in the habit of waking him to make sure he eats. He is just so sleepy all the time, falls asleep in feedings, and sleeps for like 2 days straight. He's getting better about having some awake time in the morning and a little in the evening. He's just a delight to have in our home and our kids have really loved him to pieces :)
Lucas is a great baby and we feel so blessed. I already said it, but he's happy, healthy, eats well, sleeps well...and we still have yet to hear him cry!!! He lets out a few little grunts and groans, but his little lungs haven't received a lot of exercise yet. Is he for real?