Sunday, February 15, 2009

The new baby



The new member of our family is finally here. And we couldn't believe it--a baby girl! We named her Alinya Bryn. Alinya almost arrived on valentines day, just with a 1.5 hour delay. You probably don't want to read blablabla, so we'll make it short. A few facts and a few photos, just a few minutes after the birth:


Date of birth: February 15, 2009


Weight: 3480 grams (approx. 7.6 lbs)


Length: 50cm (19.69 in.)


18 comments:

JoAnn Waldo said...

Heidi and Ralph and boys,

What a wonderful baby girl you have in your house now!! We were celebrating the news with Jim and Dana last night...maybe they will want a girl in their home too!! I love her name....love her dark curly hair too! Love, JoAnn

CabinFever said...

WOW! Where did she get those curls from - they certainly escaped her cousins. She is perfect - I would like to have been at your house when her brothers found out the news. Congratulations, and we will soon be flooding your mailbox with PINK clothes!

Growininwillows said...

She is beautiful!

KJack said...

Congrats! Love the hair and rosy cheeks. Now all your girl gifts won't have to be returned. Much love to your family from ours.

lenaya said...

Wonderful news!! How fun it will be over the years to have a little girl added to your household! Congratulations!!! =)

zstrktgram said...

*****Perfect and Pink*****
We were checking mail every 15 minutes all day long, and then every 10 minutes after the 12:45 news.
we let go with a big whoopee - similar to the one we all had on August 26 - same joy!!!!!
love, from Scotts Valley Road, USA

venomouskittens said...

whoo hoo!! she's finally here! (girls take longer to get ready, you'll learn) so happy for you 5!
hope you won't be toooo busy for updates along the way. xoxo wendy

Gina said...

YEAH!!! A little girl to be spoiled by her big brothers. I am glad your wait is over.
CONGRATS to you and you family.
Gina

r.a.d.e tarves said...

What a beautiful doll! You fianlly get to have pink in your house!:) So happy for you all and we look forward to meeting her this summer!!

Kim said...

Wow....a little girl! That is so exciting! I got to call Monica this a.m. and give her the news. It is fun to be able to share it with someone! She is beautiful!

jessica said...

Congratulations! Lisa was at our place when she got the call that it was a GIRL! How exciting! And to have 3 big brothers...they'll look out for her for sure!

blogmom said...

Fashionably late! I love her beautiful rosy skin. Pretty name too. YAY!

Moe and Jan - Here and There said...

And here we are in far off Russia sharing in the excitement. She looks darling. Congrats to you all...even you, Grandma VDB! Jan and Morrie

Mommabelle said...

Congratulations! How wonderful!

J K L M N O P said...

Aw! Such a very special bundle of joy! And to think she will get the privilege of being totally spoiled by 3 handsome brothers!! Hugs to you all!!

Grant said...

TONS OF AUSSIE CONGRATS!!! A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. 3 BROTHERS TO SPOIL HER.. HOPE SHE GETS TO LIKE GUNS & SWORDS ;).. THAT IS SUCH GREAT NEWS HEIDI & RALPH. HUGS & KISSES FROM US ALL HERE. (PS IM A LITTLE GREEN WITH ENVY ) ;). XXXXXX

Elann said...
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Elann said...

happy birthday to meeeee!
happy birthday tooooo meeeeee!
that 1.5 hours late means nothin'! i was a good 7 hours late but have been a bundle of sweetness all my life (and a picture of humility too)
a beautiful little girl for you all to love...how perfect!
congratulations my friend to you and your cute family.
(hugs)