Friday, October 10, 2008

Finally, a Name - 6 & 7 days old

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?




13 comments:

Becca Brown said...

Welcome to the world, Lucas!! Martha--he really is a beautiful baby. I love being in your home & being able to hold him. He is just so sweet & tender. I can't believe how much he is starting to look like Caden. You have some great photos that you have posted. Good job for taking so many in these first few days. You are a great mom & do such a good job spending time with your kids. They love you & have great relationships with you. Keep up the good work. Call me & let Avery (& Lucas if you can part with him) come to my house so you can take a nap. =)

Fabrizios "Viva Las Vegas"! said...

Martha & Ryan, congrats! He is so darling and just reminds me of a mini Caden. I got on the Watt Farm blog and found yours. Mine is coming along, slowly. I'm so glad to see your new little guy and Lucas is a great name. Hope you're feeling well, you're amazing to update and post pics so diligently. What precious moments, you don't want them to pass by without lots of pictures, for sure. We miss you guys!

Porter Family said...

You guys, he's so handsome! I'm glad he's a good baby. Makes everything else run a little smoother.

Camille said...

he is so cute. love the name too. he is one sweet baby. i love how little they are at first. :)

Savages said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful! He looks so much like Caden and Avery, it's amazing. Good choice on the name, Lucas is cute!

Philip and Melissa said...

Ohhhhhh he's darling!!!!!!! i want to smooch him. Uh oh, baby hunger showing through.

The Flora MOM said...

Congrats on the new baby! He is darling - the name is perfect for him too! I noticed you found my blog :) I love it when people leave comments - then I can get in touch with people I haven't seen in awhile! Josh has a new job in Indianapolis. We will be moving mid November to Avon or Brownsburg -- haven't found a house yet, but we'll stop in Boise for a couple weeks to see Kameron (he gets home from his mission) and spend Thanksgiving. I'd love to see you and your family if you'll be around. Enjoy the new little one -- they grow too fast!!!

erin said...

He is soooooo cute Martha! And I love the name Lucas/Luke. I had thought about the name when we thought Brianna was a boy but it doesn't go as well with Langstraat! He honestly is so adorable! I hope his good temper stays!

Annie said...

oh, martha, he is adorable! congratulations and welcome to the world little lucas

Kristen said...

Wow, what a cutie. And I love the name. Congrats and let me know how it is with 3!

Juliet said...

He really is a beautiful baby. So fun to look at.

Lance and Becky said...

Love the name! He totally looks like a Grace baby...so beautiful! He's bright eyed, and so darling! Congrats again!

MOLLY ZURCHER AND TODD JENSEN said...

congratulations martha i had no idea you were due so close to me. our babies are only like 3 or 4 weeks apart. he is darling!