Thursday, February 12, 2009

100th post and THE most important post so far!
Our baby boy decided he wanted to be born early . . . a WHOLE LOT earlier than we expected!
Sarah went into work yesterday morning. We were supposed to go get our taxes done at 3:00, so we were both planning to get home no later than 2:30. She had been home for about 20 minutes and called me at 2:00 "Are you on your way yet?" "Yeah, almost" "Ok, cause I think my water just broke."
When I got home at 2:25, Sarah was already having contractions. We hadn't packed bags or anything, so we were scrambling around to get out the door . . . well, I did most of the scrambling and Sarah made faces of pain.
We got to the hospital with no freeway traffic and a few congested stop lights.
They got Sarah up to a room quickly and the nurses and and anesthesiologist got to work checking her out, while her contractions were getting worse. Because we told them that her water broke only an hour earlier, they weren't moving too fast, but then when they saw the print out of the contractions, they realized this baby would be here a whole lot sooner. There was about 15 minutes when I wasn't sure they were going to get her an epidural in time . . . and boy would Sarah had been mad!!
I watched the screen and talked sarah through her contractions.
Well she got her epidural and it was all down hill from there.

Sarah's Doctor (Dr. Fine) showed up and said, yeah, I can see the head, he'll be here by 7:00.

After pushing and pushing, our baby boy arrived at 7:27pm. He was 7 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long. So far we think his hair will be blonde.

Here are some pictures.
. . . there were no pictures before the epidural . . (cough, cough)

She couldn't resist responding to a few emails since this was all a surprise.

She closed a few deals before she started pushing . . . just kidding, she was calling family.

Here’s every one just waiting around through her contractions until its time to push.

After pushing like a champ, Sarah got to hold her baby boy.

Getting his first of many diapers.

5.5 hours of labor . . . no sweat.

Proud Daddy with his boy!

Ok, now that I got that out of the way, how do we close this deal? . . . just kidding.

Whoa, my mom is pretty!

We made it!

Lucas Allen Gillespie
7lbs 5 oz
20 in
Arrived 7:27
February 11, 2009

We will call him Luke!!


Kristy Collins said...

Congrats congrats!!! He is beautiful! You make one pretty family :)

Jenna Ruiz said...

Yeah!! I am so excited for you two! He is gorgeous!! :o) I can't wait for a little reunion after we have ours!

Love ya!
Jenna (and Caesar)

Nanna and Gran'Pa said...

What wonderful pictures!!! I can't wait to hold little Luke!! Give mommy and baby hugs and kisses from both of us!We are so proud of all of you and love you so much. I can't tell you how badly we want to be there right now!!!! Tell Donna Congratulations on becoming a Grandmother- It's Wonderful!! =-)

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you guys! He is really beautiful...I mean handsome...and we look forward to getting to know your little Luke over the many years to come. Glad that things went quickly and smooth for you yesterday, even though he came a bit early.

Much Love,
Lindsey and Peter

Bethany said...

So precious! Congratulations you guys! Sarah you look amazing even in a hospital gown! I'm really happy for you guys. He's beautiful!

maxstewart said...

Dr. Fine? What was Dr. Howard and the other Dr. Howard not available?

Congrats guys!


P.s. I would signed Cindy's name too but she would not approve of the first line!

Meagan said...


Tammie's Thoughts said...

Congratulations! He is so precious! Can't wait to see him in person! Maybe one day he and Nigel will meet and get to play together!

Molly said...

Congrats, Allen & Sarah!!! Luke is precious & I can't wait to see him grow up via the blog :). I am so glad to see that he is healthy--many congratulations!
Love, Molly Metzler