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Happy Birthday Lucas!

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Lucas Barrett Dixon

April 22, 2014

10 lbs. 4 oz.

21 1/4 inches

6:16 pm

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Last Tuesday, I went to my scheduled OB appointment and due to several factors Dr. Barker said it was time for Lucas to be born. (I had heard from several sources that Dr. Barker is very conservative when it comes to inducing and C-sections so when he said I didn’t need to wait longer, I fully trusted his judgment.)  He said he would schedule it for Wednesday morning and I asked if we could do it Tuesday instead! There was a bed available at the hospital so I went and picked up Bill from work and we headed to the hospital to have a baby!

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This was my first time for labor to be induced and it was SO different than when the boys were born. They were born so fast after we got to the hospital that it all seemed a bit chaotic. But with Lucas they started the induction at 12:15, I had plenty of time to get an epidural and for it to take effect, and then he was born at 6:16 pm. It was a very calm afternoon – Bill even took a nap! Each of my boys have been delivered by a different doctor and I love how different yet good they have all been.

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After we were moved to our room we had a lot of visitors – eager to meet Lucas!

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Big Brothers were absolutely ecstatic to meet him! The first time Will saw him he said, “Hi Lucas, I’m your big brother.” And Thomas just wanted to hold him and feed him. He kept grabbing at him when everybody else was holding him.

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Nonny, Honey, PawPaw & Papa each had their turn.

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Aunts and cousins!

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And all the greats!

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Our doctors gave us the all clear to leave the hospital at 24 hours and we were all ready to get home! It’s hard to get any rest when they have to check in on you or the baby about every hour around the clock. We put Lucas in his carseat and we quickly realized that a 10 lb. baby does not need the newborn insert! We also had to “squeeze” him into the newborn outfit I had brought to the hospital and lets just say the newborn cap looked like it was made for a mouse compared his head :)

We are all so in love with our new little brother!


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4 Responses to “Happy Birthday Lucas!”

  1. Grandmama says:

    We love this little family! So happy for each of you and the impact each offers. Amber if you need some “girl power” just let me know! Bless your heart. Seriously, what a wonderful family. We’re all truly blessed!

  2. Leah says:

    What a sweet post! Congratulations!

  3. Karen says:

    Welcome Lucas! So many were anticipating your arrival but none expected such a big boy. I, for one, am looking forward to hearing about all your adventures with Will & Thomas. You are a true blessing!

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