Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy Birthday, Riley Aspen!

Hello, everyone!

Well, guess what. We have a baby! Her name is Riley Aspen and I am so very lucky to be her mama.

I don't think I will include very many details here about the birth story. Instead I will post a bunch of pictures! In a nutshell, my water broke while I was in the bathroom (blessings), I had little contractions through the night, got an epidural the following afternoon, and pushed for 30 minutes. Hats off to Jeff and the nurses who made all my hospital-picture dreams come true.

Our baby is an angel. She was born at 3:44 PM Friday, April 10, 2015. She was 6 lbs. 6 oz. and 19 and 3/4 inches long.

Riley was born the day of the Cadaver Ball (an end-of-the-year medical school celebration). Obviously we were occupied with more pressing matters, but we found out that they announced Jeff as medical student of the year! I guess everyone was like, "They're having a baby!!!" Needless to say, I am very proud of Jeff and all his hard work this year. What a day.

So there you go; we produced a human being and Jeff killed it in medical school this year.


Already back in the grind. This is Jeff's preferred way to study now. It's precious.

We love our baby with all our hearts. Welcome, Riley!


  1. So perfect. Congrats and welcome to motherhood!! April 10 is a great day to be born on! (also my birthday:)

  2. Congrats on the baby! I can't imaging having that much time after the water breaking!! That's nuts. You looked incredible (no fair) and Riley is gorgeous. She looks a whole lot like a Falco, but she certainly has her mom's beauty!

  3. She is BEAUTIFUL. :) I love all the pictures and I'm so glad everything went well! I hope things are going well now that you are all home. Thinking of you! :)

  4. seriously though, who looks that good while in labor? you killed it! and baby falco is gorgeous :) congrats!!