Our second son made his entry into the world Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 4:37pm. Lucas was a healthy 7lbs 14oz and 21 inches long. Karrie was a champ as usual and did a fantastic job. This delivery was significantly easier for her than Brady's, but more painful. No complications for either one of them, which meant that we could all come home today.
Brady stayed with Nana and Papy while Karrie and I were at the hospital. I picked him up from school Friday afternoon and took him to the hospital to meet his baby brother, who he has nicknamed "Luca". Brady was very excited to see Karrie, but as soon as he saw her and said hello he instantly started scanning the room looking for Lucas. His reactions were very positive and Karrie and I are looking forward to watching their bond grow.
We were discharged from the hospital today at around noon, after which we picked up Brady and Tyson from Karrie's parents and headed home. Again Brady was a champ, eager to see his brother and let him know "I'm your big brother" but at the same time being as gentle as he always is; the kid is as sweet as can be.
Tonight we are attending the monthly Shumake family dinner at Karrie's parents where Lucas will be introduced to Karrie's siblings and their families.