Wednesday, January 21, 2009

He's Here

Greg here posting for a resting Alicia. We are happy to announce that Burke was born today at 1143 AM. He weighed in at a whopping 6 lbs 11 ozs. He is 19 inches long and is doing well. He had some initial breathing issues, but worked through them and is now doing fine. Alicia is also doing very well. She is a little tired and sore, but overall, doing well. We want to thank everyone that has been praying for Alicia and Burke. God has blessed us with a beautiful son that is doing very well. Here are some pictures for those of you anxious to see him.

Burke in the OR just after delivery.

Proud Momma with Baby Burke

Baby Burke checking everything out

Burke showing off his "Guns" for the camera

17 comments:

Lori M said...

Burke is absolutely wonderful and perfect!!!!! What a glorious gift from God to two such fabulous parents! Burke is adorable, beautiful, awesome . . . . I could go on and on! I thought April 1 was a good time to visit, but now that Burke is hear, April 1st seems like years away. I just want to meet Burke, hold him and hug his dear Mommy and Daddy!
Lori
Wow - there are no other words - Thank you God!

Carrie Cummings said...

Great news - I've been waiting all day! Thanks for the post, Greg! I'm glad to hear that Burke is doing better with his breathing (both of my C-section with no labor boys had some minor NICU breathing stays before joining me in my room - I think it must have something to do with fluids and mucus not being squeezed out of them!). Alicia looks great!
Love, Carrie

Juliene Wallace said...

Congratulations, Alicia & Greg! He is so beautiful! I 'm so excited for the two of you! WOW! You did it!!!!
Love ya,
Juliene

Heather said...

WOW Alicia...I had not visited your blog since you announced your delivery would be on the 27th...so you can imagine my surprise when your blog opened and I saw a beautiful baby boy. He is just precious...hugs to you and Congrats. I know we have never met in person but the tears are flowing as I know you have longed to be a mother...SO SO happy for you and Greg.

Heather

Andrea Breaux said...

He is just beautiful! Congrats again! I am so happy for you and Greg.

Karin said...

aw, Bdubs! He is sooo handsome.

Journey to Mia Lynn: said...

CONGRATULATIONS! A BIG AMEN COMING FROM ILLINOIS! That third pic is fabulous! He looks so alert & aware, very much not like a newborn! He is perfect. I am so excited for you. The day you have waited for so long has finally come & gone...& NOW it begins. Parenthood & all the joys that will grace your lives. I can't wait to follow along. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow! I know you are doing a lot of that!

Blessings!

Michelle said...

He is beautiful!!! You look great! I can't wait to hear all about him Mama!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Alicia and Greg, Your baby is so beautiful! I don't know you but my mom (Your old neighbor Jean Mann) told me all about your amazing family. I'm so glad everything went well in the delivery and you can finaly enjoy being a parent at long last. Best wishes in your recovery too.
Sincerely, Dawn Taulli :)(Cadiz,Spain)

Michelle said...

I can't sleep so I decided to just come back here and look at that little cutie and just lift the three of you up in prayer, I can only imagine who full your hearts are and how ecstatic you are to finally be Mommy and Daddy! Congrats, it's 4 a.m. wonder if you are awake also...ha!!

Karin said...

Oh Alicia! He is just so beautiful! Baby Burke! So, so exciting! I can't wait to bring you cupcakes and celebrate his birth! I wish I could have come up to the hospital!

He is such a precious gift. I am so very proud of you and all you went through. You are one tough Mama. You really are. Congratulations. He is perfect.
Love Karin

Anonymous said...

AWESOME!!!! You guys are BLESSED with your baby Burke. I'm SO EXCITED, & VERY HAPPY for you both. He will bring SO MUCH JOY in your lives... He's a little cutie, (you baked him just right alicia) I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you. I love ya girl, Greg you're the man, You'll be a wonderful Daddy >> CONGRADS!!!!!
Love, Kandace Aden

amybeth said...

Congrats! Burke is beautiful. I am so happy for y'all. Brett was a c-section baby and had breathing problems too- also in the NICU. He is one big bundle of energy now though. I can't wait until we can see our boys with their sisters!

Carrie Cummings said...

Are ya'll home yet? I hope that everything at home is going well and I know that your mom is helping you out - take advantage of the help! Once she leaves, if Greg has to go for any reason and it's an evening or weekend, give me a call and I'll come help out!
Love, Carrie

Carrie said...

Congratulations!!! He is beautiful, so alert. I am so happy for you guys. You will love being parents, it is the one of the hardest and best things you can ever do.

Stacey said...

He is precious! Looks just like an angel!

Sarah said...

He's sooo perfect and I'm so happy for you!! I can't wait to me Mr. Burke. I thought today was the big day so I'm sorry I'm posting so late.