Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Baby Luke

We are beyond thrilled to announce the arrival of our second son, Lucas Brendan Hopf, born on August 27.  He was three weeks early,(almost 4!!), and weighed 7 pounds 2.2 ounces. and was 19.5 inches long.  He was 18 ounces smaller then Alex and only 1 inch shorter.  He did give us a bit of a scare, I wasn't due until September 13, but all is well.  I won't bore everyone with all the details, other then to say I had some minor complications this pregnancy and it came to a head on the 26 when I found out my amniotic fluid level was dropping dramatically.  I walked next door to the hospital and had Luke 16(?) hours later via emergency c section.  I knew down deep that I would not make it all 40 weeks this time and I also knew he would be an August baby versus a September one.  The funny thing about the date, the 27th, is that is the Feast of St. Monica.  Monica is my Maternal Grandmother.  When all of this started a week before his birth, I was looking at the calendar to see if there were any significant dates between the 19th and the 26th.  We buried Eric's Aunt on the 19th, of course we have a huge track record with the 23, my recently deceased Uncle's birthday was the 24, and then Feast of St. Monica on the 27th.  Again, I just knew it would be the 27th...and I was right!  Here are some pics, enjoy!!

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