I thought it was important for me to tell everyone who views this blog that I am only posting this blog to brag about my son, wife and dog. I don't want any comments about how one sided I am. Furthermore, I will not be following anyone, so you don't have to follow me. This blog is basically for my mom. Thank you. Oh yah, 90 percent of what I say on this blog is probably not true. Use your common sense. Do you really think my kid can walk at one day old?

Monday, November 30, 2009

One Week Update and check-up

Lucas had his one week check-up on Monday 11/30. He is doing good. Right on schedule, if not ahead. He poops and pees and is gaining weight. He no longer has any jaundice and his belly button had fallen off the night before, Sunday night.
That night his plastic bell fell off and his circumcision looks good. He is growing so fast. He had to start taking eye drops to clear up a possible eye infection or it may be clogged tear ducts.
All in all he is doing wonderful and so is his momma. His next check-up is December 18th.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Day of Church

Today is the first day of church for Lucas. He will be raised in a house that believes Jesus Christ is our lord and savior and that through him he will be saved. We attend Mountain Alliance Church in Sheridan, Wyoming. It is our old church with a new face, pastor, and meaning. We are still part of the Christian Missionary and Alliance church. We hope to dedicate Lucas Jeffrey Kennedy to the lord sometime in January. We hope to do it the same weekend we have the baby shower for freinds and family. You will be informed of when that is.

As for the service, Lucas was perfect, duh. He was asleep the entire time which made him quiet. What more could you ask for. Our congregation was in love with him and it almost felt like they were part of the whole process. They're prayers and support were a crutch we could lean throught the pregnancy. They have also brought us meals and gifts and have been very helpful. Thank you.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Baby's First Outing

I will post pictures later, but Lucas's first outing was to our local Christmas Stroll the day after Thanksgiving. It is a time when the historic main street is decorated for christmas and the streets are closed off to traffic. The local businesses stay open and the strets are busy with families taking in the holidays. The Fire department hands out free chili, the railroad gives out free hotdogs and numerous businesses offer hot apple cider and hot chocolate. Santa Clause is there to greet the children and begin his list of toys for the nice ones and the coal for the naughty ones. There are trolly rides and sleigh rides free for all to enjoy as well as several groups of carolers singing your favorite christmas songs.
Lucas did good. He saw a lot of people and basically slept the whole time. We were out and about for an hour or so and then it was time to get home for feeding. It was a really good time.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My dog....Schultz

I have promised my dog that because he has behaved so well, I would post a blog about him. He keeps hounding me to get it done and now I have the time.

What a special little wiener. He knew something was going on when we were getting ready to go to the hospital. He was quiet and mopey and not himself. Luckily his grandma Deb took care of him and actually walked him till his paws wore off. He loved it though.

He was happy to see us return and he was very curious about his new brother. Wanting to show him the ropes he instantly licked his face and began his story, but I stopped him short because Lucas was too young and overwhelmed by a talking dog.

Shultz wouldn't let that hurt his feelings and for the past couple of days he has been by my side and Lucas's. Already a loyal dog. We are happy to have him and can't wait for Lucas to take a nap with his dog. One of the 1001 things a child should do before they leave home.

Turkey Day

Well, it is Thanksgiving and that means another day to blog. We have a lot to be thankful for, good jobs, a business that hasn't failed yet, a nice home, good family and friends, a new pastor that has really brought our church around and of course the golden wonder, Lucas. So I hope all of you who read this are having a good day with your families and remembering those who couldn't be with you and think of all that you are thankful for and don't forget to thank God.

That said, here is my boys first Thanksgiving 2009.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Time Alone

Daunee and I took in a movie the other night while our young and talented son stayed with his mema. We thought it would be the last chance for a while. Everything was going good. We got to the movie on time, we loaded up on pop and popcorn and we got seated. Before the movie started, Daunee' got a little sad because she could smell her baby on her sweater. I told her we could go home any time, but she got through it and we enjoyed watching Blind Side. I recommend it to anyone.
It is a strong bond that Daunee' shares with our son. She is going to be a great mom. Loving, passionate, understanding, kind.....etc....etc. I could list a thousand things that she is and will be for Lucas and our other children as our family will hopefully grow in the next couple of years.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Power of God and Prayer

It just dawned on me that I got caught up in my new life as a dad and this blogging business that I didn't thank the one that matters...God.

Without the prayers of those who love us, the people we go to church with and the friends that we have made, we wouldn't have been able to get through such times. With a high possibility of a c-section, God answered the prayers of many people who came together for Daunee', Lucas and I. We are very blessed and grateful. Thank you God and everyone for your prayers.

Lift up your life in every aspect to God and he will be there, always. He never gives us more than we can handle.

I always knew...

I always knew...
That Daunee' was the exact person for me
That she would be the perfect person to live the rest of my life with
And that she would be the best mom I would ever know, next to my mom (wink)

There are many things in our life together that has proved these things to me and recently she made me the proudest husband and father you will ever know.

We were in the hosptial for over 37 hours and she was in labor for 12 of those hours, over three of them in intense labor and she never gave up. She may have been frustrated and tired and wanting to give up, but she never did. When everyone thought she would have a c-section, she never gave up.

You see on t.v. how husbands faint watching the birth and even during lamaze classes it was joked about. To be honest, it is easy to handle. What you don't see on t.v. and what you don't expect is how you feel when you see the one person you love on this earth more than anything, go through a pain that as a man I will never know, and as a husband I had no control over or any ability to help her with. During her final pushing moments, my only job was to count to ten and I almost asked our midwife to take over because I was so choked up from how proud of her I was and how much I hurt not being able to help her and to see her push through the pain and keep going, not wanting to rest. She was determined, and she deliverd, litteraly, a beautiful healthy boy.

Thank you Daunee'. I love you beyond recognition.

First Check-up

Today we went to see our pediatrician for Lucas's first check-up. We are lucky to have a baby that likes his car rides so he was peaceful until we got there. He was remeasured and weighed and is normal for genius children. He had a good poop that my mother-in-law changed for me because Daunee' was doing paperwork. He got pretty fussy when we stripped him and weighed him, but soon his mom showed up and breast fed him. Such a big boy needs a lot of food. Maybe I will get lucky and he will stop eating so much as he gets older, like in high school. I don't want to pay to feed him if he is anything like my mom claimed I was like. But you can't raise the perfect human specimen without a few sacrifices. In all seriousness, God has blessed us with many things and a healthy and happy baby boy is the top by far.

What would we do without Grandmas

Grandma Kennedy, Thank you for coming to see baby Lucas and for all your help and advice. And thanks for all the photo documentation. We love you, the dog, Lucas, Daunee and I.
Grandma Wilson, Thank you for staying with us through our first days as new parents. You are a book of advice and a strong support for Daunee'. We love you, the dog, Lucas, Daunee' and Damion

Monday, November 23, 2009


13.75 inch chest

14.5 inch head

21.75 inches long

9 lbs. 4 oz.

Heading home from the hospital

This is Lucas. He wanted to walk home (already) but I told him that his grandma wanted pictures of him in his carseat. He agreed not to make her mad and decided he would walk another day.