In May, I found out I was going to be an Aunt for the first time. I was very happy and called my sister to tell her. I said “Guess who is going to be an Aunt?” She said “Me?” Whoops!! I said, “No, me!” I’ll be more mindful of these statements in the future. Ryan’s oldest brother, Chris, and his wife, Ana were expecting their son on December 19th.
Ryan and I traveled to Minnesota for the holidays with plans to leave on 12/27. Surely we would see this baby by then. But, No. The baby had other plans. Ben Voss arrived on 12/27 at 7:10am. Ryan and I are staying a few more days here in this frozen state. We met Ben when he was just 11 hours old.
Chris and Ben.
A new family.
A healthy baby boy weighing 6 lbs, 12 oz.
Life is hard when breathing is a new concept.
Ana and Ben.
Aunt Randi (crazy, huh?) with Ben.
This baby has some long toes. I can definitely appreciate it since I’ve heard I was the same in the toe dept.
Grandma Voss, Ben, and Ana.
Ryan and I visited again in the hospital on 12/28, Ben being just 30 hours old. This time, it was daylight so I was spoiled with some natural light.
Ben just opened his eyes, so I took about a million pictures trying to catch it.
Chris’ hand on Ben’s head. Love this photo.
His eyes are opened a bit, and the tongue hanging out.
Happy mom in the background.
Finally, eyes open! Ben’s eyes are blue and he has a TON of hair.
Ben and Ana. I really like the squished face in the photo on the right.
Ben had his eyes open for a long time. I think I took about 90 photos of the eyes open, just enough.
This is one of my favorites of Ben and Chris. Chris telling Ben “remember that one time we went to that park? Remember that one time we went ice fishing? Remember that one time you rode [our dog] Wilma like an elephant?”
I’m so happy to have such a healthy nephew. Congratulations, Chris and Ana!