Friday, January 27, 2012

One Month Old

Aiyana is now one month old.  This past month has flown by and it is hard to believe that she has been with us for this long already.  We are still waiting for her to give us that first "real" smile, but I have a feeling we won't have to wait too much longer.  Ashlyn continues to be a super-star helper big sister.  She's getting the hang of feeding Aiyana with a bottle without letting Aiyana swallow too much air and without squishing Aiyana's nose with the bottle (who knew that feeding a baby was really harder than it looks?).  We are all happy to have Aiyana in our lives.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Celebrating Aiyana's Baptism

After experiencing everything that we went through with Lynnea, especially her baptism in the emergency room when she was seven days old, we decided not to wait very long to have Aiyana baptized. We had a private baptism for her at church on Friday, December 30, when she was three days old.  Last Sunday we celebrated her baptism by having it publicly recognized during the church service, and we named her sponsors at that time. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Welcome, Aiyana Faith Callison

Aiyana at the hospital.

Ashlyn helps feed Aiyana

Already one week old!
Ashlyn's picture of her new sister

Ashlyn gives Aiyana kisses

Ashlyn's picture of Daddy and Aiyana
On Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at 4:38pm we welcomed Aiyana Faith into our family.  She was 6lbs. 14oz. and 19.5in.  Most importantly, so far she seems completely healthy.  She is already 8 days old...this past week has flown by and it seems as though she has always been a part of our family.  I admit that I've practically been holding my breath since she was born in fear that something was wrong with her -- when Lynnea was born we had her at home with us for seven days before it became obvious that she was very, very sick, and the fear that we could be blindsided like that again is still something that lingers on.  But, like I said, so far Aiyana seems to be completely healthy; the only issue we've run into is that she seems to be lactose intolerant, so we've decided to bottle-feed this time around.

Ashlyn was very excited when she heard the news that her little sister had arrived, and has been an amazing big sister.  She loves to help out in any way that she can (throwing away diapers, getting blankets, picking out clothing, feeding, and burping...).  She also enjoys taking lots and lots of pictures of her new baby sister with the camera that she got for Christmas.