Well, it's Facebook official - I'm an aunt again!
We just found out that hubby's older brother and his wife gave birth to their 2nd son, Lucas, at 4:17 today. He weighs 7lbs, 2 oz and is 20 inches long.
They had to do an emergency C-section (after inducing labor yesturday afternoon), but mommy is doing just fine!
Please keep baby Lucas in your thoughts and prayers though - he had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and then I guess his testicle was wrapped around itself - they had to take him to Peoria from the Quad Cities to get fixed up! It doesn't seem life threatening though, but still - it's a bit scary!
In other baby news, we felt Jay kick for the first time last night (er rather, early this morning, since it was right around 4am)!
Hubby got home from work and was lying in bed, watching TV with me before falling asleep and I started to feel a little "twinge" that felt more like a little kick. I had just noticed Jay "fluttering" around in there over the weekend and wasn't expecting him to start kicking so soon (from what I read it's usually a few weeks after the fluttering starts til they start kicking). I grabbed hubby's hand and placed on my lower abdomen to see if he could actually feel em too or if it was just internal like the fluttering, but nope! We waited a moment or so and there was another little kick!
Hubby said "that feels awesome!" and had a big grin on his face - it was really cute! We sat there for about 10 minutes with his hand on my lower abdomen, playing "follow the kicking" around, as it seemed Jay was moving around in there. He seemed to find a spot and stopped though so we went to sleep, but it was really neat! Hubby said it felt more like a little push than a full fledged kick, but still - it was Jay making his presence known to us!
I felt him kick a few more times as I dozed off, and then a little bit this morning. He's been kicking on and off throughout the day and seemed to enjoy the fruit juice popsicle I ate earlier. Fortunately it's not the painful kicks I've heard about, just smaller ones =)