Saturday, July 10, 2010

P-Nut is here!

Jonathan Wesley Phillips was born at 12:48pm on Tuesday, June 29th - his due date! He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long!

He is a great baby so far: eats well, sleeps well, and is developing his own little routine, which for the last couple of days includes napping at the same time as his big brother! He's already back up and past his birth weight, so he's doing well.

Mom and Dad are absolutely in love, and big brother dotes on him. He didn't really pay him much attention at first, but now goes to him when he cries, looks for him in the Pack N Play every morning, and kisses him and tries to hold him! He tries to give him back his pacifier when he loses it, and he loves to push Mom and Jonathan in the rocking chair while singing to them. He's going to be an awesome big brother!

The delivery went great! We were able to avoid a C-section this time, and the recovery has been much smoother on both Mom and baby. I was up and moving within hours of the birth, and am about 95% now. Neal goes back to work this coming week, so that's encouraging.

My mom and sisters were here staying with us when he was born, and were able to spend some quality time with him in those first few days, as well as take some of the burden off Neal with caring for a toddler and a newborn while I was down. They were hugely helpful! And Neal's mom is coming in later today for a week to visit and meet the newest little man. We are SO glad that everyone is able to see him almost immediately this time, as everyone waited 3 months to meet Jeffery! This is much better!

Thank you to all those who have sent their congratulations, and we can't wait to introduce Jonathan to each of you eventually! We love you all!

Some pictures: