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I just wanted to share our good news with all my Maggie’s Milk readers. We welcomed baby Bryson Luke into the world on February 8th.
Here are all the important details:
Name: Bryson Luke
Weight: 8 lbs 13 oz
Height: 22 inches
Time of Birth: 12:47 pm
A few additional facts:
Bryson was my first labor to start on it’s own in the morning. With the others it’s started the night before (or I was induced). He joined the family just after lunchtime.
We only have two pm babies–Bryson and Sydney.
Our 8th child was born on the 8th day of the month!
Let’s see, He is exactly in the middle of the bunch for weight.
Bryson is our first child to have any problems with his heart. After failing his respiratory test when he was a day old, we were referred to the cardiac specialists in at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.
What we Learned
We went in for a follow up scan. He failed again.
So they did an echo and discovered that he has a small hole in his heart. Because of it’s location, the doctor thought it was likely a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO). Those typically close on their own.
But, it’s a bit larger than those usually are. So there’s a chance it’s an Atrial Septal Defect that will remain even as he grows. It’s small enough that the only effects it’ll likely have are disqualifying him from the military and any other jobs that require extreme pressure changes.
Unfortunately, we won’t know for sure until we go back for a repeat echo in a year. But we’re so thankful that it’s not something we need to have surgery to fix, or worry about in the meantime.
Bryson is a Blessing!
Everyone is smitten with our new addition. Simon loves to kiss him and call him his “bwother.”
Brynna pats his head and calls him baby.
The others love picking him up and holding him.
We’re thankful for our new blessing, and loving getting used to life as a family of 10!
Some more pictures to wrap this post up: