Monday, May 14, 2007

Our Little Secret...

We have a little secret over here at casa de Phillips....

Miss Evelyn Kathleen has BROWN hair! I don't think we mentioned it in any of our posts on Friday, but we were shocked to see such lovely amounts of brown hair on her head. She also seems to have the same skin tone as Tobe....which means Isaac and I will be slathering on the SPF 80 while Tobe and Evelyn will be applying a mere SPF 15 while the family lounges at the pool.

Many have asked how Isaac has reacted to the baby. Tobe brought Isaac to the hospital around 10am on Saturday morning. Isaac simply laid all curled up on my shoulder for a good ten minutes before even looking at his surroundings. He peeked at the baby, but was more interested in the crushed ice provided by the hospital rather than Evelyn. He returned that afternoon after his nap and again was more interested in the ice than the baby. Both times he left the hospital with a simple "Bye Mommy!" rather than tears---which was nice, but I think a little sadness over the fact that he was leaving without me would have been a boost to this Mommy's ego. He has been running a low-grade fever since Friday evening, which is my personal excuse as to why he was not more heart-broken over leaving me behind.

Yesterday baby and I returned home after waiting forever to be discharged from the hospital (I was discharged at 9am.....Evelyn at 1am when the pediatrician who was on-call for our normal doctor decided to make her way to the hospital and round). Isaac was napping when we got home so he didn't see the baby until later in the afternoon. That was not exactly a joyful brother/sister reunion and there were many tears shed at first over the appearance of Evelyn in the room or anywhere near me. However, he did warm up as the night went on and today he is quite interested in her. He can say her name, which is sweet (and sounds much like his words for Elmo, Elbow, and Elephant but it is still sweet). Right now both of my babies are napping and I am about to join them. Although Miss Evelyn is a champion eater, it appears that her awake time is in the middle of the night. This does not sync up with my idea of "awake time" so I am struggling today!

Here are some more pictures! Enjoy!




Isaac's favorite part of the hospital--the large cup of crushed "Sonic" ice

I love this picture because Tobe is sitting in my hospital bed with a boppy and newborn daughter....They are watching basketball together for the first time!

Waiting (and waiting some more) to go home

Evelyn in her going home outfit

(Isaac wore the same outfit, but the boy version, when we took him home)

Isaac showing Evelyn his barn and all of his "people"
Isaac and Evelyn hanging out with Daddy this morning while Mommy slept

15 comments:

kelly said...

She is SO beautiful and you all look amazing- congrats!!!!

Jennifer said...

Lynley, she is just precious. Don't worry- he will adjust to her I promise!

summer said...

I'm glad you're getting settled in at home! Evelyn is beautiful and so is her Mommy!

Shanta said...

Girl, you look great!! No kidding.. looks like it hardly phased you. Enjoy these first few days getting everyone used to the idea of a "family of 4!"

Blessings,
Shanta and Ken

Jennifer Reinsch said...

she is beautiful! i'm glad tobe has already begun the basketball indoctrination.

jenny biz said...

WOW!! You look GREAT!!! You are radiant! Evelyn is beautiful! Congrats!!

margk said...

She is so gorgeous! Maybe you guys should be like those crazy Arkansas people, the McCreavy's, McClaren's, whatever. Your kids are adorable is what I am trying to say.

Were you waiting on Dr. Shori? I really like her. Kilgus made us wait, too. Nicholas loved to have awake time from 2am-5am for his first 2 months. Hope it will get better! Congrats, again!!!

Amy said...

You'd never guess that you just had a baby if you weren't holding her - you look great:-) And Evelyn is adorable! Kep the pictures coming...

Phillips' Family said...

MargK--we weren't having to wait on Dr. Shori. Their clinic shares on-call with a few other clinics. We were having to wait on some random doctor :(

Kelli said...

She is precious! Congrats to the whole family!

Amber Smith said...

She is beautiful! And...to echo several other comments, YOU look great!!!

Paige said...

Glad you are home!

Shelly said...

Congratulations!! What a BEAUTIFUL baby girl. (and big brother!) And Lynley, you do NOT look like you just had a baby. You'll have to pass on your secrets---our #3 is on the way! :) So happy to see you are all doing well.

Kara Alexander said...

Lynley, What a beautiful girl and a lovely family. I'm so excited for you guys. I love how enthralled Isaac looks with the baby. What happy times. We love you!

The Binkley Family said...

Congrats...she is beautiful just like her mommy!