Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pics of Baby Eli

This is Justin again. Taking a break from the hospital while Elias is getting circumcised. Things are going well. He's a big boy and is almost always hungry. He's feeding well, but we'll probably start supplementing Joni's feedings with some formula from a syringe in order to get him more comfortable until Joni's milk comes in.

He's got both of his grandmothers and aunts doting on him. Both sets of grandparents will be living with us this next week.

Joni is feeling great and I'm so proud of her. I'm an emotional basketcase but she's being really solid, so we have a role reversal. I'm just postpartum and it will be a while before my hormones get back to normal. We both finally got some sleep last night while Eli was in the nursery; they brought him back to us every 3 hours for feedings. That was a big help.

The hospital and staff have been wonderful. Everyone really friendly and providing for all our needs. The food is a full-menu room service so Joni is eating well. The woman who did our birthing classes is the lactation consultant, so things just working out really well.

Here are some pics of him!

With Nana


With Grandma

Him being fussy this morning.


Sleepy/fussy/hungry boy.


His first picture.
Joni after giving birth.

16 comments:

Corrie said...

Yaaayyy! I've been stalking the blog waiting for pictures! He is a good looking boy! I'm so happy for the new Tapp Family of Three! :)

John said...

Elias is wonderful! What a big, strong, handsome boy. I can't wait to hold him.

lucas said...

congrats guys!! we're really happy for you. everyone looks happy and healthy!

shauna c said...

Congratulations. He is perfect. Glad everyone is well!!

Matt McKee said...

Uncle Matt, Patriot, and Azlan can't wait to see him in person. Congratulations Joni and Justin.

Kristy said...

He is just perfect! Absolutely adorable! And Joni looks so good too! Congrats again guys!

Keith Walters said...

YAY Congrats!!! Hello Eli!!!

Jeannie said...

oh, how wonderful! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Joni you look amazing! Elias has your naturally bright red lips. He is so cute.--The Byler's

Shelly said...

yeah! so glad to see pictures of eli:) he is one good looking boy!!

KarenD said...

So exciting! Joni, you do look great. You've got that new mom glow about you!

Andrew's Mommy said...

GOD IS SO GOOD!!!! Praise Him for His mighty works!

Congratulations everyone! I know how proud and excited you must be. Can't wait to meet the little guy!

Mollie said...

Sweet, sweet boy and Joni, you look beautiful!!! No one would guess you'd just given birth!!! Blessings on all of you!

Inka said...

JUstin!!очень красивый мальчик.Мы только что с мамой посматрели фотографии и мы в восторге!!!у мальчика такие красные губки:)красивый очень!!!!Джони привет и наши поздравления!!!ккаак у вас дела?

Nicki W. said...

HANDSOME!!! need more pics!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations you two! We're all grown up & getting older now, aren't we? (Sniff) Blessings, R. Callahan