Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Jayson under the sunlamps

Oops, here is a picture of Jayson under the sun lamps. Doesn't he look cute with his little "sun-glasses" as Mikaylah calls them. Mikaylah loves to hug and kiss her brother and only occasionally wants me to put him down. If he makes any noise at all she is in his face making sure he is okay. She also wants to bathe in the sink and get her diaper changed on his change table! I guess toilet training will really take a back seat now!

It's a Boy!

Yes, he is here! He was born November 16, 2006 at 11:20 am EST. 3.5 kilos (seven lbs 14 oz)and 20 inches long. An easy birth he was out in ten minutes! We are very blessed. He was a bit jaundiced (biliruben level at 12.4)and was sent home Nov 18 with a bili blanket only to be readmitted to the hospital Nov 19 when his biliruben (spelling?) level went up(to 15.6). I was pretty upset as I was not expecting that result at all! They allowed me to be a "room in" mother so I could continue to nurse him. Thankfully his numbers began to come down under the "sun lamps" so he was allowed to come home Nov 21(at level 8.4). Anyways here are pictures of our sweet boy, called Jayson Scott Phillips... thanks to everyone who contributed to the name search. We put the y in Jayson's name partly because Mikaylah has a y and partly in honor of Jayson Keidel one of the boys from Bethel dorm in Cote d'Ivoire.