Monday, June 8, 2009

Welcoming Riley Cameron Christensen


Our little princess arrived on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 6:56 am, weighing in at 7 lbs 6 oz and 19 1/2" 
The other night I mentioned to Tyler that although Riley was only a week old I felt like she had been with us forever (in a good way). I remember feeling the same way with Chase, yet your life is never the same once you bring these sweet spirits into your homes/lives.  I have felt very blessed lately to have two healthy, beautiful little ones in my life, they bring so much joy and happiness.  Although it can be overwhelming at times and I often question if I'm doing all I can to help them reach their full potential, I wouldn't change it for the world.   I love you Riley and Chase, your smiles make it all worth while.

Here are the long awaited pictures of Riley's big arrival and first couple of weeks.



I would also like to thank our good friends Noelle, Ashley and Tamara for helping out with Chase while I was in the hospital.  We are fortunate to have such great friends to step in and help out - THANK YOU!!!!

We were lucky to have my mom and sister's come into town; Cyd and Steph just happen to have a business meeting the week after Riley was born and they were able to convince Lisa to come out with them.  It was great to have them here and although I wasn't able to join them while they shopped, it was great to hang out, eat, laugh and watch TV.    While Cyd and Steph were only here for a couple days it was great to see them.  My mom and Lisa were able to stay a little longer, they were a great help with Chase and Riley.  I'm not sure what I'll do with out an extra part of hands.

Thanks mom for cleaning my house before you left, truly I've never seen my bathroom floor look go good.
Steph, Cyd, Lisa and Riley

11 comments:

Kris and Linda said...

Yay!! I love all the pictures of this cute new baby and Chase. We can't wait to come and meet Riley and see all of you too. Mom

Beth, Cody, Morgan and Pepper said...

Yay! She is such a cutie and Chase looks like a very happy big brother. It is amazing, with all the things that can go wrong, that we have these perfect little people. I'm so glad you had so much help. Two kids does take some getting used to. Thanks for posting the pics!

Melissa C said...

You guys look so great! I am glad to see the great pictures and hear that you are all doing well.

Marci + Dan said...

She's adorable! And Chase's smile in that last photo is fantastic.

chris, jamie, dane, maggie and cooper said...

Congrats you guys. She is beautiful.
Glad you got some help for a little while it always helps.

Mike and Ariane said...

Congrats! She is so cute and you are look great! Nice work! Maybe we can meet her when we are in NYC the first weekend of August! (We are attending the Ward's baby blessing that Sunday!)

Sandy said...

Congratulations you guys. You have such a beautiful family...Riley is so adorable! Glad to hear you're doing well.

Mike Matthews said...

Can't wait to meet her!

noelle regina said...

she is so stinking cute.
(chase too)

a few things...
1) please tell me you spruced up for that post-birth photo - cause it's just not natural to look like that after having a baby!

2) i wonder if we'll ever get the bathroom floors as clean as our mothers- and if not, how filthy the floors will be in a few generations.

3) when you're feeling better the lybberts would like to see you.

The Tetro's said...

She is beautiful - congrats, we love you.

Judd Family said...

Minde, she is beautiful!!! Congratulations to you! I love the name, and she is just precious. I hope you are doing well.