March 17, 2018Riley Elise \\ Fresh 48

On March 20, two days before her due date and exactly 25 months after her sister was born, we welcomed Riley Elise into our family! While Addie took her sweet time coming to meet us (two weeks late and almost 36 hours after I was admitted to the hospital), our Riley girl zoomed into our lives only three hours after we arrived. My absolute favorite labor nurse from Addie’s delivery happened to be working while I was laboring with Riley and was the one to coach me through. God’s timing was so good.

My wonderful friend and one of our life-tographers at Aaren Lee Photography came to visit us through a snowstorm and blessed us with the photos below. I can’t wait to return the favor in just a few short months :)

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Our little lady came to meet Riley before Aaren left and my heart about burst with how big she looked and how much I had missed her while in the hospital.

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Everyone’s been asking how Addie’s been doing with the new role of big sister. The answer is: SO WELL. She had a few tough days right when we came home but overall has been so good about sharing (both toys and Mama’s lap) and helping burp/rock/kiss the baby. I’m so proud of her.

To see Aaren’s photos of when we first met Addie, click here!

And you can see our other family sessions here: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

  • Amy Grace Duncan said:

    We love you, baby Riley!!!! And oh my gosh, is Phoebe going to suddenly look like a teenager when i'm holding a brand new baby in my arms??????? wahhhh!