We learned halfway through our pregnancy that our second son would not only have Down Syndrome, but that he would also have a congenital heart defect known as Complete Atrioventricular Canal Defect that will eventually require Open Heart Surgery. This is our journey...
Luke wasn't officially due to arrive until January 9th, 2013, but my c-section was scheduled for a week earlier on January 2nd, 2013. Apparently, he didn't like either of those dates, so he chose his own and made an early appearance the morning of December 22nd, 2012 at 11:44 AM. He weighed in at 6 pounds 8 ounces, was 18 3/4 inches long and had a head circumference of 12 inches.
Our first photo with baby Luke in the operating room
A close up of our brand new little guy
Mommy's first time holding baby Luke - in the NICU following the c-section