Friday, July 31, 2009

Phoenix William Andrew

Our precious little boy was born July 8th, 2009 (for those of you that are as nerdy as me his birthday is : 7/8/09...kinda cool right?). He was born exactly on his due date, my Dr. told me that only 7% of babies are born on their actual due date. Contractions started at around 3:30 a.m. I went into my Dr's at around 8:30 a.m. and I was already 7 cm dilated! I had two great fears: 1) I wouldn't be dilated at all and they would send me home to wait in misery until I could be admitted to the hospital (aka what happend with Audrey) or 2) I would be too far dilated to get an epideral. Luckily, I did not have anything to worry about. So I went to the hospital, got the epideral after about 1/2 an hour and then I slept until 3:30 pm when Phoenix was born. Everything went perfectly. Phoenix weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and he was 21 inches long. This is right after Phoenix was born.

His little yawn... (awww!)
Audrey finally got to meet her baby brother! (she LOVES him!)
I was glad that my Mom and Jo were in town to help with Audrey (it was a HUGE help!). Brighton was extremely excited when he came to visit, which of course made Audrey excited. It was very cute to watch.
This is my little fella on his way home.
So far, he has been a perfect baby. He eats a ton, and he sleeps a ton. I swear he already recognizes me when I hold him. He is cuddly (I am crossing my fingers that it will last).
How has Audrey adjusted? Great. She loves to help out, sometimes a little too much. She is always monitering him (she lets me know when he wakes up). She always wants to hold him. When we were in the hospital he stayed in the nursery during the nights and after the first night the nurse wheeled him in and he was sucking on a little pacifier. Audrey has made it her duty to give him his paci whenever it falls out (sometimes she even pushes my hand out of the way so that she can do it by herself).


Tatum said...

He is beautiful! CONGRATULATIONS! I wish I could hold that tiny bebes! Come and visit super soon.

Kristin said...

Congratulations! He is adorable!!! I am glad Audrey loves him too!!!

Wii are the Nelsons said...

yeah congrats! He does have a cool birthdate at least even though it's not a multiple of that the number you liked, right?

Deb said...

Travis & Rachel and Audrey,
What a beautiful little boy! Your family is adorable. And Audrey is such a great big sister:)
Much love,
Aunt Deb and Uncle Rick

Monson Family II said...

He is wonderful! Precious! Congratulations! And I love that Audrey is a big helper and pushes your hand out of the way! That is hilarious!!!

Chad and Amber said...

He's adorable!!! I was wondering if you'd had him or not. I'm so happy for you guys!

Jenny said...

Congratulations! He's adorable. And you look fantastic for just having had a baby :)