Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More Zack!

Okay, this is my favorite picture taken so far, but I couldn't post it last night. He's about an hour old. I was bouncing between Julie in the recovery room, the spot out by the elevators where I could make phone calls, and the nursery. I came in and it was the first time I'd seen him not crying. Just lying there, checking it alll out. It took several tries because he kept half-closing his little eyes, and on this one I caught him not only opening them but sliding them sideways. Genius!

Here he is meeting Mommy, at about five minutes old. He was pretty pissed off right then.

Here's one of the half-closed eye shots I was talking about. The bonus is he's gripping my finger. It was sooo hard not to just pick him up while he lay there under the heater.

First family portrait!

Zack and grandma. Julie's mom Marjorie was an essential part of the team yesterday. Not only could I leave Julie's room without leaving her alone, but she's also got thirty years of nursing experience. Rock.

Here he is in my lap last night, right before I parked him in his bassinet and posted the last batch of pictures. This was cool for me because I managed to jiggle him to sleep -- almost every time he's started fussing it's been because he wants more boob action, and I'm a little jealous since I got no boobs. He went down and stayed asleep for about three hours straight! He even went right back to sleep after the nurse came in and suctioned out some drool. Atta boy.

And this is him right now. After a fussy morning (you want Daddy to hold you? No, you want boobs), I went back to our house to get Marjorie, and meanwhile he managed some good burps and his first "real" poop. It was a two-diaper affair. Like I said...genius.

Once all that good stuff happened he sacked out hard. He's been asleep for the whole two hours since I got back. And I think his face looks more relaxed than it does when he was asleep in my lap. Already looking less like Winston Churchill. (I always say that all new babies look like Winston Churchill.)

In addition to the genius poop, he passed his hearing test and was tagged as "perfect" after his first pediatrician's exam. We are totally keeping this one.

12 comments:

DCD said...

Oh that last picture is SO amazing! He does look very peaceful. Also like the one of him holding your finger. Oh, sweetie - I'm getting all teary looking at all of these! So happy for you and Julie!!!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Oh dear lord - "genius poop"?!?! Well it sure didn't take you long to become one of them...

Just please promise me you won't start posting pictures of his "creations".

carolyn said...

Dana sent me this link so I'm over here too. He's AWFULLY cute! Congrats again!

Jordan said...

I'm here to redeem my "Cross-promotion" (and "Mullen-promotion" coupons...

I'm pretty speechless, actually. As I said before, other friends have had kids but I've never seen the detailed pictures of the big day. It's wonderful. He's so cute! I love the "Dad...are you sneaking a picture? Really? I mean come on now..." look in that one picture. Genius, as you say.

Anonymous said...

Okay - sorry I started crying hanging up with you - I'm just so feeling what these first precious days are like for you two where it's so fresh for us. So, after we hung up, I immediately went back to the blog and he is seriously gorgeous. Gotta love those c-section babies for their smashing looks on day one! :) You rock for posting all this stuff practically real time and making us all feel so much closer to you three than RI is to LA. Julie looks so great in the photo of her meeting him - give her our love. xoxo, Jules

AC said...

perfect is the word for that child!

I'mnotMarcbutmyboyfriendis said...

i don't think i ever noticed how pissed babies look. he's got this mournful, "i had it made yesterday! it's so freaking cold out here," look on his face.

JPX said...

That's funny, Marc! Baby's do often looked pissed, as if to say, "Do you know what I've just been through, stop thinking everything I do is cute!" Great documentation, Octo!

miko564 said...

Not only is he beautiful, he totally accessorized his blanket with a hat of the same color...now THAT is genius.
I can see it now, the nurse trying to give Zach the same blue hat as every other kid, and he's like "ah, lady, my blanket is white!" He's already very LA.

Adam said...

"Perfect" sounds good to me! Great pictures! Keep posting!

Jeannette said...

Congratulations! What a sweet, sweet baby. I love the picture of his perfect latch. Lips and cheeks just sucking away. At this moment, I think that he looks like Julie, but keep pictures coming so I can study and decide for sure!! Love to all!

kathi said...

He is adorable! Congratulations!