Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pictures are up!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I finally got all of the birth pictures up. They are at Let us know if you have problems viewing/finding them!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Jeffery O'Neal Phillips is here!!!

Jeffery O'Neal Phillips was born on Saturday, September 27, at 5:47pm local time (11:47am Eastern). He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 21 1/4 inches long.

Labor started at 2am local time, and around 9am we had to have some Pitocin to make my contractions more regular. Things were progressing smoothly until around 3pm, when Jeffery's heart rate started dropping with the contractions, due to the Pitocin. It was turned off and he went back to normal, but unfortunately that meant my contractions were sporadic again. Given that, and the fact that the doctor thought he was going to be a bit big for me to deliver normally, the decision was made to perform a C-section.

The C-section went picture-perfect, and within minutes of starting, we got the news, "It's a boy," and we got to hear his first cries. Neal was able to be with me in the operating room, and got to cut the cord. He also got to be the first to see our little man, who did end up being a big boy. But he let me be the first to kiss him, and held him for me to see. They then followed the nurse to go get him cleaned up. It took what seemed like forever for the doctor to stitch me up and for the anesthesia to wear off so that I could go see my boys, but it was worth it.

We were able to go home Tuesday, and have really enjoyed having some family time. Neal took time off to be with us, and it's been great to have him home. Unfortunately, my recovery is a bit slower given the C-section, but I'm healing nicely, and already up and getting around on my own. Jeffery is a great baby, eats and sleeps well, and is super sweet and cuddly. He has been great at night, usually sleeping at least 3-4 hours at a time, which makes life much easier for us. He had his first check-up on Thursday, and is already gaining weight from when we left the hospital, so he's doing really well. We're taking tons and tons of pictures, and will hopefully get them all posted online within the next few days or so.

Warning: There are tons of pictures posted here, and even more I'll be posting on Shutterfly as soon as possible. I'll put the link here once they're up.

Daddy, after cutting the cord:

8 pounds, 10 ounces:

Daddy's first few moments with his son:

Mommy's first chance to hold her little man:

Sleeping like a champ!

Go vols!

Daddy's quote for this one: "What, UT lost?!?"

"You mean they're keeping Fulmer?!?"

Mama's little Vol:

Jeffery's model look:

Pure sweetness:

All decked out:

Aunt Mikel Lauren's first visit:

Proud Papa:

Just precious:

Checking things out:

Mommy's in love:

The new family:

Daddy holding his little man back at home:

Mommy holding Jeffery at home: