Friday, December 14, 2007

Flipper Is Home

So, we got home from the hospital with our boy a few hours ago. More later, of course, about the birth experience, and the hospital experience, and the being moms experience. But the short version is that everyone is healthy and happy (and exhausted).

Here are some pictures of Flipper, henceforth known as Jo (following the Lo and Co algorithm; his first name begins with a J). (If you are a name freak like I am and want to know his real name [or if you're just a freak], Email us. Flickr friends, you'll know soon enough because we'll be labelling his photos with his name.)

This is him lying in the same position he was born in, which Midwife Apple called a "nuchal arm":



Here's a close-up of his sleeping face, which is mostly what we've seen of him:



And here is possibly my favorite picture so far, wearing his going-home outfit with his eyes open looking at Mommy (Co; I'm Mama):



He says "eh eh eh eh" a lot, and something that sounds like "lalalalala." He is perfect. He is everything I have ever dreamed of and wanted.

37 comments:

CD & SP said...

I can't believe you're home so quickly!!! Everyone looks amazing. CONGRATS!!

The Fonaholics said...

Oh congratulations guys!! He is absolutely adorable!!! Great to hear you are all doing well, Co looks just great!

BabyBlueprint said...

Congratulations!!!!! I love the photo with the two of you in the hospital, he looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, he's such a cutie! wow, look at all that hair. Congrats on your beautiful family!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!! He's absolutely beautiful.

Anonymous said...

J is adorable. Thanks for keeping us updated...I wondered... Melissa M

Shelli said...

He is perfect, and I can't wait to hear his name!

Mazal Tov you two!

ohchicken said...

tears.

he is beautiful. you're a gorgeous family. i am so proud to e-know you.

xox to little jo and to co and lo. o o o!

Sacha said...

Awesome. I can't wait to see pics. I'm so glad the labor went well. Welcome to parenthood. It's amazing and you'll never ever be the same. I'm so excited for you to finally have your little family.

I think the first four weeks are the hardest, so hang in there and know that it really does get better, even if it never feels like it.

All our love.

marci said...

What a beautiful boy! Congrats! So glad everyone is healthy and happy!!

steinbockfrau said...

YAY!!!!!
Welcome Jo!

The photo of him with Co is SO effing adorable.

Congrats to the Moms- I am just overjoyed for you!

e. said...

he is beautiful! thanks for taking a minute to update us and share pics. now go rest and be with your new family.

FosterMommy said...

Yay! The pictures are great! He barely looks like a newborn; he's so "filled in".
I can't wait to snuggle him! :)

Emory Student Midwife said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful :)

art-sweet said...

Oh those little lips! I just want to smooch him.

Congratulations and much much love!

*G* said...

congratulations, moms! such a beautiful little boy! love the little nose and all that hair!

i second sacha's comment about the first four weeks being the worst. exhaustion is intense and for us, the breastfeeding was especially hard that first week to 10 days. know that you aren't alone and that it does get so much better... thinking of you three and sending lots of positive energy for you both as you welcome little Jo into his new home!

congratulations, again!

Erin said...

Congratulations! Your boy is beautiful.

tbean said...

Congrats! He is beautiful! So happy for you all! :)

Renee and Janice said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning!!! Congratulations!! What a dollbaby!!
So glad everyone is home safe!!

cristin said...

He's beautiful!! congratulations!!!

charlotte said...

i am so effing happy for you guys.

Mo said...

Congratulations on being home! J is beautiful!

Jude said...

What a little cutiepants!!

CCB said...

congratulations! he is beautiful!

hd said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Married Lesbian Mom said...

Delurkig here. Don't know if this is out of place, but I would LOVE to have Flickr access. I have been a reader of you and t entire IVP for a LONG time.

He is beautiful. Congrats and good luck!!

Jen said...

Congratulations and welcome home to little J-o! He's a cutie.

(And FWIW, we didn't even find the first weeks too bad - wishing you a blissful babymoon!)

Sandra said...

That eyes open photo was definitely on the SWOOOOON list. I sat there going "OHHHH, EVA, LOOK!!!!!" for a while!

dolomite2531 said...

de-lurking to say a big congrats to you all! Our boy is almost 3 months and it's a wild trip. Best of luck to you guys!

Chicory said...

He is perfect and beautiful and you both look so wonderfully happy in your flickr pics! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

YAY he's here! Go enjoy every moment! You lucky ducks!M

ajs4ever said...

Congratulations!!! He is a cutie!

Sara said...

Congrats! He couldn't be any more beautiful! ... and look at all that fantastic hair!!

Carey said...

Yeah!! Welcome to the world little one!! Congrats you guys!!

veeandjay said...

Beautiful indeed! Congratulations again! May we have Flickr info, please? We can't recall it, sorry... xxxx

maeby said...

I am so late to the party (as usual). Many, many congratulations to the whole O family. Jo is a beautiful, perfect little guy. Hoorah for y'all being home!

Mermaidgrrrl said...

I'm so pleased for you girls - huge huge huge congratulations on your new family member! And from now on life will never be the same again and you wouldn't want it to be any other way :)