November 27, 2010

It's Baby B'dah!

So I'm almost a month late, but here are some photos from Alison's arrival. Alison came so quickly after a long day at the hospital.

Here, B'dah is less than a minute old, she had good lungs and after a quick dry with a towel, she was gorgeous and got to lay on my tummy and chest for about 45 minutes. It took us about an hour and half to name her. Dad was still pulling for "Abigail" and I was still thinking we'd probably name her "Ainsley", but without an actual name picked out we had to discuss and improvise and we both thought Alison (with one L!) was the perfect match. A nice Irish/Scottish name to compliment her sister's name.

Here she is at about 45 minutes old, enjoying the heat from the baby toaster as she gets all her official bracelets.

And here's her first photo with mom and grandma....

And getting to know dad for the first time.

Riley has been calling her "B'dah" or "Abadah" since before she was born, she still loves to point to her and kiss her while bellowing "B'dah!".

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Riley enjoyed using the high chair that my dad built for us when we were little. She did look angelic in it, though she was a bit of a wreck for the long day without a nap.

We enjoyed delicious food and Alison was mellow, as always, for her first Thanksgiving.

November 18, 2010

Sister time

It is pretty much impossible to get a photo of the two girls together. Riley is always smothering her sister or poking her in the fontanel, and a few of the photos we've tried to pose end up with Riley picking up the baby or trying to get out from under her. This is sadly as good as it gets!