Saturday, February 25, 2006


Today has been WONDERFUL! Shepherd slept very well last night, allowing mommy and daddy to sort of "recover". Granted, it still wasn't the sleep that we wanted, but it was enough to make a world of a difference. Then, we planned a very short trip to the mall so Mommy could get a nursing bra that fit and some shirts to nurse in, because with family coming to visit, I can't just rip my shirt off every time my son is hungry. Here's a picture of Shepherd in his little "going out" outfit that Nana Upchurch gave him:

And now, for the pictures that you've all been waiting for. Here's Shepherd freshly hatched :)

Forrest and Shepherd an hour after birth. Look at those eyes!!!

Shepherd's first Doctor's Checkup.

Gram, Grandaddy, and Uncle Jussy (my parents and brother)

Forrest, Nana Upchurch, and Papa D (Forrest's Mom and Step-Dad)

Proud new Daddy!!!

Great-Gramps Turpin (my grandfather) and Shepherd take a moment to get aquainted :)

Here's my mom holding Shepherd when she got here last night. We were giddy as can be that she came back... it's so nice to have people to help out.

Anyways, I'd probably better go take a nap now that Shepherd has been fed and put down for his nap. I promise the Birth Story is coming soon...


VHMPrincess said...

he's adorable!! Get some sleep!

Suzanne said...

He is truly beautiful!!!

Rude Cactus said...

Great pictures. And I bet you're just sitting there staring at him the whole day!

Avorie said...

Thanks for sharing! Isn't it just amazing that he's real and really there with you!

He's beautiful!

Cathy said...

Yay!! Congratulations! He is precious! I haven't read your birth story yet, but browsed through the pictures...he looks beautiful!! Thanks for posting the pics ;)