Thursday, February 12, 2009


There she is! A beautiful baby girl for my brother Thomas and Amy! (Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.) She came ON her due date. February 11th. Only 5% of babies actually do that. So we know one thing about her already - she is prompt and on time!

This moment is so perfect - mama seeing her baby for the first time. That gaze full of awe... there are no words to describe the feeling. Oh, it makes me cry every time I look at it.

And what a great first family portrait.

Look at her eyes so wide open. Thomas said she had her eyes open like this for the first 4 or 5 hours.

And she's already talking. Look at that "cooing" mouth.
Thomas and Amy we are thrilled for you to begin your new life as parents. The kids are also thrilled to have their first Duran cousin. They keep calling her "cousin baby Bella". We wish you guys all the best in these first few months.


Pollock Family said...

Oh that's so exciting! Congratulations to everyone (including the new cousins).

Kelly said...

Yeah, Bella's finally here. I can't wait to see her. How was Amy's labor?

Older and Wisor said...

Oh, the joy (is it all joy??) to be new parents. Congratulations to them!