Sunday, February 26, 2012

Owen's Day Out

So it was stake conference in our stake this past weekend. Gini's dad is the stake president and Gini and I have attended since we started dating. It is pretty sentimental and we often think about the time we were dating whenever we go. I was pretty surprised when Gini said she wanted to go but I was excited because she said we can be late, and leave early so no one mobs Owen.

We went to the Saturday night session and the Sunday morning session. It was fun and Owen looked so good in his white shirt and tie for Sunday. He slept soundly through both session and we were so happy. After Saturday night's session we went to In-N-Out to celebrate.
Here we are on Saturday night. He looks like he is crying but he is just waking up and stretching and yawning. He doesn't cry unless he is absolutely starving.

Here he and I are hanging out on Sunday, he was telling me all about what he learned and his favorite parts.

On a side note this kid is a sleeping machine. On Friday night he slept for 5 straight hours. Gini and I both woke up at 4 AM in a panic because he hadn't made a peep since midnight and we thought something was wrong with him. We love him and couldn't be any happier with him.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Owen Stanley Phillips

So Gini and I dodged a bullet. We almost had a Valentine's baby. Nothing would be worse for a Phillips man than having to be excited about Valentine's day every year. So we went in for a checkup Tuesday morning and they said let's just induce you tonight, no point in pushing it any longer. So we went out for a Valentine's date and were sitting on pins and needles all day waiting for them to call and tell us to come in.

Finally, we get the call and get to the hospital at about 9:30. Gini gets comfy and I get comfy and they give Gini an ambien, and some other drugs to help her labor and then we both go to sleep. I figured since Gini was treated to an ambien I was going to be treated to some Nyquil. So early in the morning Gini's water broke and they gave her her epidural shortly thereafter. She was in an out of sleep for the rest of the day. '

The labor moved at a good pace (it is hard for me to comment on the labor because to me it was a breeze compared to what we had read, but for Gini it was still REALLY hard). So about 2:45 Gini started pushing and then at 3:06 Owen joined us, weight 7 lbs 12 ozs and is 22 inches long. He has been a champ every since he came out, wanting to just eat sleep.

Here are some pictures of him.

This is him in the delivery room shortly after birth.
One of his many visitors holding him.
This was during his bedtime. He didn't want to take a picture but we had to get a family photo.

Owen just relaxing after a long hard day.

Me putting Owen to sleep. He is such an amazing sleeper.

We go home Friday and the fun really begins. Thanks to everyone for the calls, flowers, and visits. We even got a beautiful bouquet from someone who didn't sign the card. So whoever you are, thank you. They make the room smell beautiful.